By Bryan Smith on June 14, 2016 at 8:23pm
Speaking with Destructoid, Square Enix revealed that they are delaying "Nier Automata" into 2017.
In this day of age, delays are usually associated with trying to smooth out the game as much as possible. One of the major concerns this time around comes about because of the release window, though quality assurance is also another reason and plan for the delay. "Nier Automata" was set to release in November 2016. However, November is usually a crowded with games with companies that want to sell them during the holiday season.
Yosuke Saito told Destructoid writer Kyle MacGregor that while the team wanted to release the game as originally scheduled, they also wanted to ensure that the release window would allow for "financial success," which they think a Winter/Spring release date would be a better help. Speculating on that, Square Enix may be looking at "Rise of the Tomb Raider" and how its November release date probably suffered due to fierce competition (among other business related things), but again, that is speculation. "Nier Automata" may also not be a big game that something like "Final Fantasy," "Hitman," and "Tomb Raider" can be,.
A new release date wasn't given, though expect "NIer Automata" to release either this Winter 2016 or Spring 2017.
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