Posted Mon Jan 25, 2016 at 07:40 AM PST by Sophia Edwards
Won't be hitting February as planned.
'Mighty No. 9', Keiji Inafune's kickstarted spiritual successor to the 'Mega Man' franchise, previously set for a February 9th release date, has been delayed once more, the game will now be heading for a Spring 2016 window.
Though Kickstarted games often miss their release windows, Comcept had previously promised that the delay to February would be their last, so it's definitely a bit of a shame that this is happening. Keiji Inafune explains that the issue as such:
"The reason for the delay is rooted in bugs inside the network modes, and specifically problems with matchmaking. There are two large reasons for this problem, one of them being the large number of platforms supported (the solution for each platform is slightly different) and the other stems from the fact that the engine we are using is no longer being updated which means adjustments for matchmaking and online code are being made manually (actually reprogramming parts of the engine by the dev team themselves). Unfortunately, this is all a result of miscalculations on the part of us, the development staff. As a result, our fans who have been looking forward to Mighty No. 9 have been forced to wait for over half a year longer than expected, and for that we are sincerely sorry. I want to take this chance to apologize personally, and on the behalf of the development staff."
It's worth nothing that the game was initially set for a December 2013 window, so here's hoping this truly is the last delay we see for this one.
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