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Am I the only weirdo that feels genuinely happy when a game gets delayed? (Shigeru Miyamoto fans, Get In The Thread!)

MiyazakiHatesKojima

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I've been following the news around Cyberpunk 2077 and I couldn't help but feel so happy that the release date was extended another few months to make sure the game comes out in the best possible version (polished, etc).

For some reason, I actually kind of hope that games on the scale of Cyberpunk 2077 get delayed a few times before release because I know how important those delays are when it comes to the quality of the end product.

But at the same time, I still feel like I'm the only one who genuinely gets happy with a game's delay despite my reasons making sense somehow, atleast to me.

So GAF, do you also feel happy to hear when high profile games get delayed for quality assurance purposes?
 

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Yeah, I actually do like to see a game get delayed for QA, especially if it's in the name of polish and bug squashing.

Games that were struggling are probably going to be crappy no matter how long the delay is. The absolute worst is when a game ends up being on an entirely different platform than intended, or worse, moneyhatted into some nebulous exclusivity after crowdfunding or something (EGS).
 
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Well I prefer it when they delay a game to give it a final polish compared to releasing a mess like Anthem or Fallout 76 or <insert any other rushed game to make stock holder happy>.
But the "naive" side in me would love for games to be in great quality without delays so the devs can work on the next project.


Perfect for me would be : Game is being announced 3 months before release when they are 100% certain it is good enough to be released to the public and then they release it without any delay.
Worst is : Game being shown 7 years before release, takes many years and gets delayed multiple times.
Hyperworst : Show Deep Down and Project Awakening. Make my mouth water and then nothing.


In the end I think everyone agrees that a delay for good reasons (like making sure the quality is right and player enjoyment isn't impacted by bugs and glitches) is okay. Some people get emotional about it and a part of me can understand it. I believe those people still want the game to be the best it can be, but they voice their disappointment through emotional ... words.
 

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I was happy about Cyberpunk too. I know a lot of people weren't, and I don't mean to make light of that, but:

-I get to play it on next-gen Day 1 now
-As you mentioned, the game will be more polished, more everything it can be
-After Destiny, Anthem, and high-profile game after high-profile game just completely letting everyone down, I'm almost relieved to see any evidence that a developer clearly isn't rushing a game out
 
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Depends on the game and the developer. If Nintendo delays a game I know it will be better for it. Other times if a game is delayed it might be because it did not turn out to be a feasible idea or is in development hell-this can lead to a disappointing final release (see Crackdown 3). Sometimes it is better to scrap and revisit at a later date. Sunk cost fallacy is very real for developers without a good publisher relationship.
 
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Not really, it's usually a month or two, and they would have patched any bugs found on day 1 anyway. I'm sure a good percentage of delays are strategic then quality related.
 
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Happy? No, but neither am I angry about it. I'll be sad if a hype game gets cancelled, though. Perhaps the whole Half Life saga has desensitised me to delays?

I do prefer a delay to a buggy mess on release.
 
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Happy? No, but neither am I angry about it. I'll be sad if a hype game gets cancelled, though. Perhaps the whole Half Life saga has desensitised me to delays?

I do prefer a delay to a buggy mess on release.
I'll be angry if it's a game I was really looking forward to and had time off work approved...
 
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MiyazakiHatesKojima MiyazakiHatesKojima i hope this thread helps you understand that you have weird fetishes, who the hell likes to suffer.
I wish this game come to ps5... As a mix of Monster Hunter and Dragon Dogma.

Damn I wish a Crossover of Monster Hunter and Dragon Dogma
I think i read they renewed the tradmark or something like that maybe a reboot for the ps5 (i hope so)
 

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Agreed tho for me it's as much about my massive backlog as anything else. I'm simply not caught up in the release date hype cycle at all, and haven't really ever been. I'd much rather a game be finished at release and, really, at this point don't buy 90%+ games until they are $20 or less anyway. Cyberpunk 2077 is a rare exception that I'm buying at launch (CEs for Xbox and PS4) to support CDPR. But otherwise I'm in no rush to own the vast majority of games and actually prefer picking them up 6-12 months after release to get em patched up and much cheaper.
 

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Perfect for me would be : Game is being announced 3 months before release when they are 100% certain it is good enough to be released to the public and then they release it without any delay.
Nintendo is great for this. The recent Paper Mario announcement was particularly insane -- two months before release.

It's so much better than having to follow the game for multiple years, trying to keep the hype alive, and not feel tortured.

Which, conversely, is what's going on with Metroid Prime 4, lol.
 

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What if I told you Gravity Rush 3 was in no "Rush" for development at Japan Studios? ;)
Gravity Rush 3 for PS5...

Im gonna cry Literally and take a free day of work because I will so happy that happend 🙂☺
I'm sure Gravity Rush is in the work (with that SSD) it's gonna be good, but i rather wait for this one to be precisely crafted for ps5 ssd, not on an early dev kit that wont give the game it's shine.
 
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As long as the reason is genuine like fixing bugs or polish and not some marketing ploy etc, then i just get a little disappointed i can't play it sooner, but i don't complain about it or rage.
 
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Could be those games are the best they can be, and that if they were released earlier they would've been even worse.
Sometimes, sometimes not. Some games go to trash because there are too many changes / shifts in direction during development. I saw this a lot during the PS3/360 gen when a game or franchise got switched to a hot new genre for a quick cash-in.
 

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Yeah i'm usually okay when a game get postponed, even happy when we talk about games that i really like because it serve the purpose of having the best possible version.


Of course there is some exception like the travesty that is the new metroid prime, that shit made me mad for some reason...
 
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I'll be angry if it's a game I was really looking forward to and had time off work approved...
Right, but given enough notice then you potentially have the chance to change those days off, no?
If the alternative is a buggy mess that keeps to schedule but wastes those days off, are you going to be any happier about that? I'd have thought it would be worse, personally.
 

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Right, but given enough notice then you potentially have the chance to change those days off, no?
If the alternative is a buggy mess that keeps to schedule but wastes those days off, are you going to be any happier about that? I'd have thought it would be worse, personally.
Mods, he's attacking me!
 
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I've been following the news around Cyberpunk 2077 and I couldn't help but feel so happy that the release date was extended another few months to make sure the game comes out in the best possible version (polished, etc).

For some reason, I actually kind of hope that games on the scale of Cyberpunk 2077 get delayed a few times before release because I know how important those delays are when it comes to the quality of the end product.

But at the same time, I still feel like I'm the only one who genuinely gets happy with a game's delay despite my reasons making sense somehow, atleast to me.

So GAF, do you also feel happy to hear when high profile games get delayed for quality assurance purposes?
Nothing weird about being happy over a game delay. I personally like what both Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo have in development and up for pre-order. Sometimes a delay gives devs time to go back last minute and add mods and such. Years ago I was pissed off with how many delays Zelda: Twilight Princess had and by the time they finally released...I didn't buy (not for 6-years at least).
 
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I've been following Heart Forth, Alicia. I saw an article about it somewhere yeeears ago as a one-man passion project that needed help to be realized to completion. It's a pretty good-looking Metroidvania, like a brighter fantasy Hollow Knight. It went to a Kickstarter circa 2015 and it's been getting regular updates...as well as massive flack for how long it's been taking to come out of the cooker. You can even see the stretch goals have Vita and Wii U listed as release platforms. Yikes.

I'm pretty sure it has enough development to see an actual release, just the timeline is very "whoa." I hope it happens this year.
 
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game companies should stop giving release dates when they're not 100% sure they can deliver the game at that date.

Nintendo usually does this. games like Mario Odyssey are usually finished months before release and polished to up for the rest of the time they have.

but even Nintendo sometimes fucks this up, it's way more rare but it happens.

other developers often don't have the game completely done when the damn gold masters go out, but instead they release unfinished games that basically need the day 1 patch to function properly, and let's be honest... most games these days are a buggy mess even after that.

so I don't feel happy when a game gets delayed, I feel annoyed at how game companies announce games and their release dates.
 
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Not delay in particular, but generally I'm a fan of the "it'll be ready when it's ready" approach. Anyway, I'm never not in favor of a game getting delayed.
 
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but how can you identify that?

Metroid Prime 4
Kingdom Hearts 3
Final Fantasy 7R
Final Fantasy XV
Mighty Number 9

whos is who?
Development hell says it, hell. Means the product is stuck in uncertainty and isn't advancing for a prolonged period of time. With a delay, things are still moving as expected but at a slower pace or new development forces them to delay the expected date.
 
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I fully appreciate Miyamoto-San's sentiment. But damn if it doesn't feel like a kick in the nuts when you first read about a delay. I get it, I appreciate the intention.... but I also hate waiting. Then once the game comes out, I enjoy it and forget the delay ever happened.
 
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Delays usually just slowly kills my hype for things. I will still look forward to whatever it is but my hype would be pretty dead. Kinda feel that way about mulan and wonder woman right now.
 
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