Have you been looking forward to 7th March and the release of Total War: Three Kingdoms? Well I’ve got some bad news for you: it’s been delayed again. The new release date for the game, allowing Creative Assembly more time to polish the game, is 23rd May. It’s still 2019, though.
Writing on Steam, the studio explained:
It’s been an incredibly busy and exciting time for us in the studio. We’ve been able to show you more of Three Kingdoms than ever before and taking the time to evaluate it thoroughly.
There are some revolutionary features going in and it’s looking really good. But we want to make sure it’s great. So we’re moving the release date to 23 May, 2019.
With Three Kingdoms, we set out to create a new level of complexity. As such, we need a little more time to make sure these systems deliver as intended and give you the Total War experience you’ve waited so patiently for.
Of course, the extra time won’t hurt when it comes to fixing those bugs that have been hard to nail down, getting the localisation just right, and adding additional polish to help it shine. We all know those little details make a big difference.
We’re lucky to be in a position to do the right thing for our games, and in this case it means taking the time to get everything ready for you. It’s more important to give you a game that you can enjoy to the fullest, rather than stick to a release date just because.
We know not everyone’s going to be happy about this, but ultimately, we believe this the best thing for the game and our players.
So, I guess conquering a divided Ancient China will have to wait just a little bit longer…