If you’ve been looking forward to the March 7th release of Total War: Three Kingdoms then I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. The developer today announced that the release date will be delayed until May 23rd. You can read the full update on the official Total War blog.
The reason behind the delay is the sheer complexity of Total War: Three Kingdoms and Creative Assembly state they need more time to ensure the game is released as intended. They have provided a full FAQ on the subject. Whilst it’s always a shame when a game you’re looking forward to gets delayed, I’d much rather play a finished polished product than a rushed release.
You can read the full statement below:
“It’s been an incredibly busy and exciting time for us in the studio. We’ve been able to show you more of Three Kingdoms than ever before and taking the time to evaluate it thoroughly.
There are some revolutionary features going in and it’s looking really good. But we want to make sure it’s great. So we’re moving the release date to 23 May, 2019.
With Three Kingdoms, we set out to create a new level of complexity. As such, we need a little more time to make sure these systems deliver as intended and give you the Total War experience you’ve waited so patiently for.
Of course, the extra time won’t hurt when it comes to fixing those bugs that have been hard to nail down, getting the localisation just right, and adding additional polish to help it shine. We all know those little details make a big difference.
We’re lucky to be in a position to do the right thing for our games, and in this case it means taking the time to get everything ready for you. It’s more important to give you a game that you can enjoy to the fullest, rather than stick to a release date just because.
We know not everyone’s going to be happy about this, but ultimately, we believe this the best thing for the game and our players.