Marvel’s Midnight Suns has been delayed to the second half of 2022.
The game, developed by Firaxis Games, was originally set to release in March 2022 but publisher Take-Two Interactive announced that the strategy game has now been delayed to later in 2022.
The delay was corroborated by a statement released on the official Marvel’s Midnight Suns Twitter account where the game’s Creative Director Jake Solomon and Senior Franchise Producer Garth DeAngelis confirmed that the developers need more time to make the title “the best game possible”.
Firaxis Games’ statement reads: “Thank you for sharing just how excited you are for Marvel’s Midnight Suns. We’ve been thrilled to see your reaction to everything from our announcement of the game to the reveal of our card-based tactical combat.
“Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a true dream project for the team and we can’t express what an honour it is to create something new in the Marvel Universe.”
It continues: “We decided to share that we’ve made the very tough decision to move our launch window to the second half of 2022. We know many fans were looking forward to playing the game originally next spring, and this decision did not come lightly. We decided to push our launch because we need more time to make this the best game possible.
“We believe in our creative vision for Marvel’s Midnight Suns and want to do justice in delivering an unforgettable adventure set in the supernatural side of Marvel. These extra months will be used to add more story, cinematics and overall polish and will be essential in helping us make our vision a reality.”
Solomon and DeAngelis ended the statement by thanking fans and noting that they’re “the best fans in the world”.
The strategy role-playing game was announced back in August and features a range of Marvel Comics characters, including the Avengers, the X-Men, the Midnight Sons, and more.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns will release for PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles. You can watch the trailer below: