Games get delayed all the time, but this year had more than its fair share of companies posting wall-of-text screenshots telling fans they’ll have to wait a little bit longer to play their most anticipated release or review bomb it on Steam. 2022 was supposed to be the year we got Starfield, Breath of the Wild 2 and a ton of other stuff. It was going to be a truly stacked year. Now February and March of 2023 are a nightmare.
The reasons run the gamut: the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, a general need for more “polish.” A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever blah blah blah. Hopefully none of the following games appear on 2023’s list. Here are the 16 biggest game delays of 2022: