AEW Fight Forever Update – “We’re Taking Our Time”
The publisher of AEW’s Fight Forever video game has given an insight into why the game has not yet been released and says it’s not finished until it’s released.
Recent chatter about AEW’s highly anticipated debut video game came in the form of Dave Meltzer writing in his Wrestling Observer Newsletter that “The game is basically ready, and it’s just now up to the business people to build to the release date.” But things might not be that simple.
THQ Nordic’s Global Senior Community Manager, Zyddies spoke at length about the situation on his Twitch channel and said that the length of time taken for the game is par for the course in the industry:
“For a publisher, the game is not really it’s not finished until it’s released, basically. A lot of people are having a massive problem understanding that which is kind of sad because it kind of creates this thing that everybody now suddenly believes, ‘Oh my god, these guys lied.’ No, they didn’t. So hopefully, it’ll get sorted out soon.
“The game is in a good state. As soon as we do launch it, I think people will be happy. Then everybody will just forget about all the other stuff, and everybody will be happy and enjoy it.”
“That’s what I’ve been trying to explain to people. Development can already be sorted and stuff, but that doesn’t mean the game is done. There’s still QA. There’s still all these different things that they have to do. I just don’t see how people misunderstand it because — but that might be because I’m part of the industry. So for me, it’s common when people check in with me, ‘Hey, is this ready?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, no, it’s early in publishing stages.'”
“Again, I’m part of the industry so, for me, that’s normal that I don’t expect everything to be instantly done. That is why it annoys me so much when we’re now taking our time. All three houses, Yuke’s, THQ Nordic, and AEW, we’re taking our time. We want to do this the best we can. We make sure it goes through a long QA process and a long submission process.”
“All these things and people are instantly like, ‘Oh, but we want the game now.’ Yeah, but you can’t have both. You can’t have a game that’s out right away and then have a good game. There’s only one of those things that actually matter that works and that matters.”
For AEW fans and video game fans alike, the wait goes on.