Miyamoto once said “a delayed game is eventually good, but a bad game is bad forever”, so when a game is delayed, I try to look at it in a positive manner. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been hit with the delay bug, moving from August to October 10. Monolith Productions released a statement explaining as to why the game needs a little extra time in the development oven.

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.

Bummer? Sure! But it’s only a couple months!! Look at The Last Guardian.. it was delayed.. for years! So consider yourself lucky, Middle-Earth fans!!