Creative Assembly have delayed the release of their new epic Total War game to the 23rd May 2019, it was previously scheduled to be released early March just four weeks away. The presents a brave decision by the developer to acknowledge that the game just is not up to scratch right now and that there is a lot of work to do. Upon watching some playthroughs the game in its mechanics looks great, but there are still some further tweaks and graphical adjustments to make which CA will undoubtedly work on. The good thing is that Creative Assembly aren't exactly pushed at this time to get a major release out in terms of financials and it seems as though they are learning from other developers in terms of not releasing a game before it is ready, including learning from themselves, take Rome 2 for example.
Rob Bartholomew, Studio Brand Director at Creative Assembly said of the delay:
"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 important that we give you a game that you can enjoy to the fullest, and we’re excited for you to see what we have in store."
At heart I am a massive Creative Assembly and Total War fan, and whilst I'm upset as I really wanted to get my hands on Three Kingdoms I am also really happy that they made the announcement now and acknowledge that the game is not where they want it to be and it is not where the fans will want it to be at the time of release. I think this is a bold move and an excellent one, this is going to prove to be the Total War game that could define an entire generation of gamers like the original Rome did, so take your time CA - we're behind you!