Let’s be honest: Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been looking rough. The game – which was originally due out at the end of August – is being put back in the oven for a good couple of months, with developer Monolith confirming that the title will now deploy on 10th October worldwide.
Here’s what the studio had to say:
Middle-earth: Shadow of War expands gameplay in every dimension, including the massive open world, the story, the RPG systems, and personal player stories of the Nemesis System. As with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith is committed to delivering the highest quality experience. In order to do this, we have made the difficult decision to move our launch date to ensure that Middle-earth: Shadow of War will deliver on that promise.
We understand that it might be disappointing to have to wait a little longer for the release and are sorry for the delay, but we are working hard to make an amazing game. We’re excited to show more at E3.
While it is disappointing news, a little extra spit and polish is never a bad thing, and we’re sure publisher Warner Bros is happy to get out of the way of Destiny 2.