Games That Will Definitely Get Delayed in 2019
Fortnite: Save the World
While the rest of the games on this list simply cannot be played yet, Fortnite: Save the World is out already, technically. We say technically because it’s out now in paid early access, with a free-to-play release coming at some point in the future.
For most, Fortnite is associated with Battle Royale, the PvP worldwide phenomenon. Save the World came first, though, as a PvE experience that had players working together to build fortresses and fight off waves of zombies.
Despite releasing in paid early access in mid-2017 and having had a number of free-to-play release windows announced by Epic, fans are still waiting to download the game free of charge.
The most recent delay of Save the World’s free-to-play release date, taking it out of 2018 and into this year, was blamed on “features, reworks, and backend system scaling.” This suggests there’s still a fair amount of work Epic has to do before it’s happy with the finished product.
So why are we so doubtful? Well, for a start, the development team is constantly working on fresh content to drop as part of the weekly updates that hit both Save the World and Battle Royale on Tuesday. That’s sure to slow the development process down a little.
However, it’d be silly to ignore the elephant in the room. Battle Royale is still huge right now, and releasing Save the World in its free-to-play format is sure to drag some BR fans away to at least check it out.
Rather than splitting its player-base between the two modes, it may be that Epic Games is giving Save the World as much spit and polish as it can before the Battle Royale hype dies down, so it’s ready to kick the hype off all over again when… or if, that does ever happen.