Given an August 2017 release date when it was first announced earlier this year, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now launching worldwide on October 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, developer Monolith revealed today.
In their statement, Monolith explained that the extra time will help them deliver the highest quality experience:
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.
Monolith adds that the release date in some territories, such as Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, will be “different.”
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[Source: WB Games]