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Mighty No. 9 Delay Announcement

August 5, 2015 / 12:20 PM

By: Matthew Williams


The Kickstarter behind Mighty No. 9 just announced a major delay to the game’s initial launch. The delay, which has sparked mixed reception among fans, is due to ‘bugs and issues pertaining to the online features’. While a new release date has yet to be announced, the team has tentatively targeted Q1 2016 to launch.

Mighty No. 9 is considered by many to be the spiritual successor of Mega Man, as the game is being spearheaded by the series’ producer and ex-Capcom employee, Keiji Inafune. From one perspective, fans have every right to be infuriated about this ill-timed announcement, as the game was originally set to launch in North America on September 15th, 2015. If the development studio, comcept Inc., had announced this a few months ago instead, fans might have reacted differently. On the other hand, comcept Inc.’s transparency in admitting that bugs still need to be fixed could be seen as a testimony to their high regard for developing a quality game, a common trait that many studios sacrifice for a timely launch.

In any major game delay announcement like this, the best solution should be about compromise. Perhaps delivering the game a quarter or two early prior to Q1 2016 would appease everyone.

The entire contents of comcept Inc.’s announcement can be found here.

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Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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