A game developer dropped a development update on Twitter today, so you know what that means. Earlier today, XCOM developer Firaxis Games announced that Marvel’s Midnight Suns has been delayed until the “second half of 2022.” The action strategy game was only announced back in August, and at that time was scheduled for a launch in March next year. Today’s delay pushes it into the June to December window.
Jake Solomon and Garth DeAngelis of Firaxis revealed the news via Twitter. In a message, they write that the team has been “thrilled” over fan reactions following the game’s announcement. As such, Firaxis has delayed Midnight Suns to take more time to make it “the best game possible.” The additional development going toward the game will be used to polish it up, as well as expand on the story and cinematics.
“We know many fans were looking forward to playing the game originally next spring, and this decision did not come lightly,” the message read. “We decided to push our launch because we need more time to make this the best game possible. We believe in our creative vision for Marvel’s Midnight Suns and want to do justice in delivering an unforgettable adventure set in the supernatural side of Marvel.”
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— Marvel’s Midnight Suns (@midnightsuns) November 3, 2021
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Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a tactical RPG coming from the XCOM team. It uses an expansive card-battle system, utilizing the abilities and powers of Marvel heroes such as Wolverine, Blade, and Iron Man. For example, Wolverine can use his claws for a Power Slash move that causes Knockback. The developer dove into some of the combat in a trailer released back in September.
The game has been one of many to get delayed over the course of the year. Earlier today, we received news that PlatinumGames’ Sol Cresta got delayed to an unknown date.