Bethesda’s head of PR, Pete Hines, announced today that the first game from Machinegames, Wolfenstein: The New Order has been delayed into 2014. The delay was caused due to the development challenges of making a game for current and next-gen systems. Hines, speaking to Polygon. Hines further explained their reasoning for the delay,
“Working on next-gen and current gen definitely has an impact, you’re developing for two different things,” Hines said. “The fact that the next-gen stuff is still moving is also definitely a factor. But the most important thing was definitely just looking where it was at, what they needed to polish. Because it’s just not trying to be a shooter, because it’s trying to be a shooter that also has driving elements, story elements, narrative, stealth sections — each one of those has to be excellent.
“It’s not just like we’re making a shooter, where if the shooting is good, then all 16 hours of the game will be good because it’s all we’re doing.”
“The polish time you spend on the shooting stuff has no impact on what it feels like in the stealth part,” he added. “MachineGames has been working on this game for a while. You don’t want to waste all that time and effort for the sake of a couple of months, if a couple of months could make all of the difference in the world. This needs to be the best Wolfenstein game ever made, and you can’t shortcut that.”
Wolfenstein: The New Order will release on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS4 and Xbox One sometime in 2014. Stay tuned to OnlySP for more updates on The New Order as they come in.