Games announced, planned but you will have to wait a little longer to play. See a list of all postponed games from 2021
- List of postponed games from 2021
- New God of War
- Far Cry 6
- King of Fighters XV
- Axiom Verge 2
- Skull and Bones
- Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Gran Turismo 7
- Riders republic
- Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Hogwarts legacy
- Gotham Knights
- Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
- Dying Light 2
- Guilty gear strive
- Back 4 Blood
- Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
- No new postponement yet
We have not been living in a normal situation since mid-2019 and, for some extra factors, for us Brazilians the situation seems even more complicated. Playing video games has been many people's refuge to keep their sanity and patience in the midst of this problem and the announcement of a particular game seems to come as a beam of light that will dissipate the darkness and…suddenly it gets postponed.
Whether because of the company's schedule, stock-close calendar issues or shareholder decisions or development issues, the games on this list had concrete release dates, or a release window, so some games were announced for 2022, like Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 are not included. Follow, with regret, the list of postponed games from 2021.
List of postponed games from 2021
All of the 2021 postponed Games are here for you to remember them and, on the bright side, take the opportunity to save a little for when they finally come out.
New God of War
The 2018 sequel to God of War, which may or may not be called “God of War: Ragnarok”, was originally announced to be released sometime this year 2021. However, Sony's Santa Monica Studio chose to delay the game by 2022 to ensure it meets the series' high quality standards.
The head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios Herman Hulst said the project started "a little later" than some others, which may have contributed to the delay. Certainly one of the 2021 postponed games most awaited by PlayStation owners. The good news is that it will come out for Ps5 and Ps4.
Far Cry 6
Last year, Far Cry 6 was officially unveiled and had a planned release date of February 18, 2021. However, just a few months later, this changed to sometime before September 2021. That didn't turn out, either, with Ubisoft announcing a new release date for October 7, 2021, just before E3 2021.
While the wait for Far Cry 6 doesn't take long, it's relatively uncommon for Ubisoft to delay one of the games, let alone for eight months (Assassin's Creed Uinity would have benefited from some delays, for example). Far Cry 5 was delayed, but only for a month.
King of Fighters XV
King of Fighters XV suffered a delay from a “vague date” to a “slightly less vague date”, moving from somewhere in 2021 to the first quarter of 2022. SNK made the announcement just before E3 2021, saying that increasing cases of COVID-19 in Japan were affecting development. It will be the first new game in the series since 2016, with the return of famous characters from Fatal Fury, Ikari Warriors and Art of Fighting also appearing in the 2021 postponed games list.
Axiom Verge 2
The highly anticipated sequel to Tom Happ's excellent metroidvania, Axiom Verge 2 was previously scheduled for release earlier this year, but has now been pushed back to the third quarter of 2021. Speaking to IGN, Happ said the delay will allow the game to improve and this will help avoid the need for a crunch in-game – which often happens to them when they're late.
For now, the game features in games postponed from 2021, but when it is released, it will be available on the Nintendo Switch as well as the Epic Games Store. The first game is available on PS4, PC, Vita, Wii U, Xbox One and Switch.
Skull and Bones
It's easy to forget that Ubisoft's open world online pirate game is still in development, but it is! And the company reminded investors during a May 2020 earnings announcement meeting. The game has been pushed back beyond the current fiscal year, meaning it won't arrive until April 2022 at the earliest.
The game was first announced in 2017 and has gone through several development changes, including the hiring of a new creative director. The studio's managing director, Hugues Ricour, also stepped down in late 2020 over accusations of harassment and intimidation.
Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach
The long-awaited upcoming Five Nights at Freddy's game, Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach, looks like it will be a big next step in the indie horror series, but creator Scott Cawthon needs more time to fully realize his vision. As such, the game was delayed until the end of 2021, but Cawthon also released a free game called Security Breach: Fury's Rage as a consolation prize for fans. The game is heavily inspired by the Streets of Rage series, but with the series' bizarre animatronics.
Arkane Lyon's Deathloop was set to be released in May, having already been pulled from a late 2020 launch window, but it won't meet that date either. The Dishonored-style action game is hitting stores on Sept. 14, and the developer said he wanted to make sure he can create a “fun, elegant and mind-blowing experience for the player” while keeping his employees healthy and insurance.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Originally planned for release in spring 2021, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been pushed back to a future date as uncertain as the Force's mysteries. team more time to deliver “the biggest and best Lego game ever”, and said it would release new release information as soon as possible.
We must wait a little longer, as Master Yoda would say.
Gran Turismo 7
Sony confirmed in February that Gran Turismo 7 was pushed back to sometime in 2022. The decision came when “critical” parts of the development process were affected by the pandemic and, due to the changing nature of the global situation, a definitive date has not been set. .
The game is on our list of deferred games from 2021, for now, but as we get closer to the year 2022, that will likely change.
Originally slated for release in February, Ubisoft delayed its extreme sports game Riders Republic about a month before release. It's now arriving at an unspecified future date of 2021, and Ubisoft has made a vague statement about their desire to “deliver the best and most fun experience” by announcing the delay and so it's on the 2021 postponed game list.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum
We won't be able to get our “hands” on Lord of the Rings: Gollum until 2022. The game's planned release for 2021 was pushed back earlier this year, with companies Daedalic Entertainment and Nacon partnering on the project going forward.
This game, which is on our list of postponed games from 2021, will allow you to control the strange Gollum through Middle-earth, directly involved in the events of the books, being able to change things for good or for bad, it is still planned the launch on several different systems, including Xbox Series X, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Kena: Bridge of Spirits was delayed in early 2021, shortly after it was featured at the official PS5 reveal event. However, this window was not maintained either. In late February, it was pushed back, this time getting a firm date of August 24th for the PS4 and PS5 versions. It can't be said that it won't be pushed back again, but the new concrete date that has been announced inspires a little more confidence that it will actually be released.
PPrince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Originally planned for release in March, the remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has been pushed back to an uncertain future date in February. Ubisoft cited the desire to make a remake that still looks fresh and at the same time true to the spirit of the original version, but did not specify how long the delay would be or if it is still planned for release in 2021.
The series has been in the fridge for a long time since Assassin's Creed exploded in popularity more than a decade ago. Now, that same popularity was responsible for bringing back the prince who started in 1989 on the Apple II and IBM-PC.
By the way, did you know that the first Prince of Persia was based on footage taken by creator Jordan Mechner of younger brother David climbing walls, jumping and fighting? See a making of these footage.
Hogwarts Legacy, the century game based on the Harry Potter series, was slated for release later this year, but has been pushed back to 2022. The delay came amid controversy surrounding author JK Rowling over her views on trans people, who is not directly involved with the project, but is still on the 2021 postponed games list.
The developer is the studio Avalanche Software, which previously worked on the Disney Infinity series, and is separate from the studio Avalanche Studios, on the Just Cause series. By the way, do you know any other Harry Potter games to play while Legacy isn't coming? Read here and see everything there is in the magical world for you to enjoy.
Gotham Knights, a spin-off from the Batman Arkham series – and not canonical – was slated to arrive before the end of 2021, before being played for next year. Warner Bros. gave a very vague statement about wanting to “offer the best possible experience for players”, but did not specify the exact reason for the delay. The co-op action game is directed by Patrick Redding, who previously worked on Splinter Cell and Far Cry.
It's just more of a DC game than Warner Bros. has “cooked” along with a Suicide Squad game, which is also coming up in 2022. However, we wouldn't be surprised to hear that it's been postponed as well. By the way, Warner, take advantage of the postponement and make a good version for PC too, not to repeat the fiasco that was the release of Batman Arkhan: Knight.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
A game fraught with controversy and production issues, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was pushed back last year to an undefined date of 2021, and since then publisher Paradox has opted to delay the game again, this time definitely for after 2021. Also, a new developer is working on the project, replacing Hardsuit Labs, which was later forced into layoffs.
While not one of the excuses for the postponement, this is one of the few projects that involved writer Chris Avellone, before the sexual harassment allegations surfaced, and was already causing problems and so is on the 2021 postponed games list.
Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 has been pushed back a few times and was originally slated for release about a year ago. A delay announced in January was indefinite, although it has yet to be confirmed for 2021, and the game was later confirmed for a December release. This came after Techland was accused of a toxic work environment and weak leadership.
Writer Chris Avellone also worked on Dying Light 2 and left the project amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Its delays come when Dead Island 2 — a sequel to a game Techland also created — has been in development hell for several years and is now in its third developer.
Guilty gear strive
Arc System Works' latest 2D fighting game, Guilty Gear Strive, was delayed for about two months, running from April to June 11, 2021. The delay came after the game's open beta, during which the studio requested community feedback and determined that they wanted to spend more time polishing it before release. This includes server stability improvements as well as online lobbies, which are sometimes problematic in the company's other online fighting games.
The Humankind strategy game, which allows you to rewrite human history as you see fit, has been pushed back from April to August as developer Amplitude Studios seeks to respond to feedback received during a beta test period. The elements the studio is looking to improve are the tools of rhythm, balance and diplomacy. The user interface will also be improved ahead of its new release date, set for August 17th.
Back 4 Blood
Back 4 Blood, a Turtle Rock co-op horror shooter that looks like a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, has been pushed back from June 22nd to October 12th. The studio didn't give any concrete information about the reason for the delay, as well as wanting to improve the game, but said there would be an open beta during the US summer (between June and August) for eager gamers to try out. A separate alpha test was performed on the PC last year.
Capcom's Pragmata was shown in 2020 as a showcase for the PS5, but the game was already late. And it won't be out until 2023, which means it will probably be a long time before we hear anything more about the game. It had a Death Stranding vibe when it first appeared, but now, what it will look like when it's shown again, we don't know.
Pragmata is one of the postponed games from 2021, but is scheduled for release on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S.
Amazon's MMO New World has been delayed more times than we can count. Apparently one of the only games that Amazon hasn't completely canceled, New World has been moved from a vague release window in the spring of 2021 to the date of August 31, 2021, so far.
The development team is working to improve the final features of the game before release, as well as add some polish to the game in general. It's just an MMO that Amazon is working on alongside an ongoing Lord of the Rings project.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
Scheduled for release in November, Destiny 2's expansion, Destiny 2:: The Witch Queen, has been pushed back to 2022. The scope and complexity of the expansion and its narrative ties to other content was one reason for the delay, and so was the studio. wanted to avoid putting extra pressure on the development team during the pandemic. However, game content, including the Vault of Glass invasion, will continue through 2021.
No new postponement yet
For now, these are the games that have been postponed and, with the progress of vaccination campaigns, economic recovery and improvement in the overall picture, it is possible that there will be more changes in releases, whether for better or worse. In any case, let's take advantage of what we have to play now in June and wait for news.
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