Total War: Three Kingdoms Delayed To May For Extra Polish

Sega Creative Assembly broke the news today that the next installment in the popular RTS won't make it's planned 7th March release but will now hit stores 23rd of May.

This comes from a development update by Rob Bartholomew who is the studio's brand director. He said:

"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.

Three Kingdoms
Three Kingdoms

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."

While it's a shame to see the game slip further into the future it is looking like a really special entry into the series and doubly exciting for covering a whole new part of history for Total War. Also that dual wielding axe lady is everything I want out of life.

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