Middle Earth: Shadow of War, the follow-up to Shadow of Mordor has been delayed. Instead of the the August date that was initially announced, the game has been pushed back to October 10th, 2017 according to a post on the developer’s website.
A note to fans reads:
“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.”
So far, Shadow of War has looked pretty great in its most recent showings, building off of the solid base that was put in place in Shadow of Mordor. Eventhough this was just announced, rumors are already rumbling that the game may have been delayed to fall in line with the release of the Xbox Scorpio. Whether that is the case or not remains to be seen.
Regardless, Lord of the Rings fans will need to wait a couple of extra months to get their hands on Shadow of War on any platform.