Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the anticipated sequel to 2014’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, has been delayed until October. This new game, from developer Monolith, was originally supposed to launch on 22nd August but will now see the light of day on 10th October. Andy Salisbury, the community manager at Monolith, had this to say about the delay –
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.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 10th October