Developer Creative Assembly has announced that it will delay the release of Total War: Three Kingdoms until 23 May 2019.
Total War: Three Kingdoms was originally due to be released on 7 March. Rob Bartholomew, Studio Brand Director at Creative Assembly, explained 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.”
In a blogpost on the Total War: Three Kingdoms website Bartholomew offered a more detailed explanation of the move, ahead of a handy FAQ: “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 know not everyone’s going to be happy about this, but ultimately, we believe this the best thing for the game and our players.”
The best source of further information about Total War: Three Kingdoms is the game’s website.