Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Marvel’s midnight sun was delayed in late 2022

As part of today’s second-quarter earnings announcement, Take-Two Interactive has announced that Firaxis’ next Marvel strategy game, Marvel’s Midnight Sons, will be postponed to the second half of next year.

This is not a big bump, as Midnight Sons was previously planned for March 2022. I’m currently looking somewhere between July and December of the year. In a press release, the company suggested that as technology advances, delays are at least partially related to increasing difficulty in creating games.

As it becomes possible to make bigger, more technically interesting games, those games will also become tougher and take longer to make.

Marvel’s Midnight Sands-Gameplay Screenshot

“We’re not a little late, but we know that our proven success is firmly rooted in our” player-first “approach and our unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality entertainment experience. I read the press release. “It’s much better to provide the extra time needed for a product, especially a new IP, to maximize its potential and promote long-term success as a lasting franchise of an industry-leading portfolio. I’m sure it is. “

Firaxis’ Twitter account provided a similar statement a while back.

In a conversation with IGN, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick explained in a little more detail why Take-Two, 2K, and Firaxis chose delay.

“I think we need more development time for that to be all possible,” he said. “What we know is to provide time and resources. In doing so, the creative talents who have had great opportunities to get a job at the company are always passionate. You can get all the possible assets to allow, not just the ability to pursue. They are to pursue their passion, and it is the highest quality in the business we are known for. It creates a title.

“I couldn’t get any more excited about the title. I don’t like it when I have to slide the title. It’s not that common to us. It’s been very rare in the last few years. This is us. Is a situation that I thought made sense, so we are standing behind it. “

In particular, despite Midnight Suns moving from Take-Two’s current fiscal year to the next fiscal year, the company actually forecasts this year from $ 3.2 billion to $ 3.3 billion in net bookings to $ 3.3 billion. Raised to $ 3.4 billion. Net bookings for the second quarter were $ 985 million, well above expectations.

Marvel’s Midnight Sons was unveiled in August, playing the strengths of Firaxis’ strategy game like tactical XCOM, with a number of customizable protagonists alongside super-powerful heroes such as Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Wolverine. I’m fighting against my enemies. It includes a destructible environment, but does not include a permadeath like the XCOM series.

Rebekah Valentine is an IGN news reporter. You can find her on twitter @duckvalentine..