The latest Tactical RPG from Firaxis is taking a break from the XCOM IP and instead focuses on the Midnight Suns from Marvel comics. Unfortunately it hasn’t had the best of luck recently, and the developers recently decided to delay it once again to an unknown date. Plus, last-gen console owners will now have to wait even longer.
According to the developers, Marvel's Midnight Suns will now be released later in this current fiscal year, which could mean up to March 2023 (it was originally meant to come out March this year, but was then delayed to October 7th 2022). However, the good news at least is that this will help them focus on PC and current-gen console versions more.
“We have an important update to share regarding our launch date for Marvel's Midnight Suns,” the developers said. “After discussion with the team, we've made the decision to move back the launch timing of Marvel's Midnight Suns to ensure we are delivering the best possible experience for our fans.”
“We will launch later this fiscal year on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5, with Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions following at a later date.”
“We know fans are looking forward to playing Marvel's Midnight Suns and we will use this extra time to make sure we are delivering the best possible experience for everyone. Marvel's Midnight Suns is easily the biggest game we've ever made and we're incredibly appreciative of all the support players have shared with us throughout the years. Thank you.”
It’s not exactly clear why the delay is happening, but with the developers focusing on PC and current-gen console versions first, it sounds like last-gen console development is holding them back. Sounds a lot like Cyberpunk 2077’s troubled launch, but at least the devs seem to be learning from that event.
What do you think? Are you excited for Marvel’s Midnight Suns? When do you think it will launch now? And do you think it was delayed just because of the current-gen console versions? Or could they also be addressing fan criticism? Let us know your thoughts!