It’s been happening a lot recently in the gaming industry, but it’s a very welcome thing notion; announcing release date changes for games originally coming out in October. While it turned out that Dragon Age: Inquisition and Battlefield Hardline release dates were pushed back, Warner Bros. has announced that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be coming out a week earlier on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. It will now be released on September 30th, according to CVG.
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Previously, the October 7th release date meant that the game would be put up against a plethora of titles, including Alien: Isolation, Driveclub, NBA 2K15 and Project Spark. Releasing a week earlier means that it won’t be as easy to tie-in interest with the third Hobbit movie towards the game, but it will now only release up against Forza Horizon 2 and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The field is a lot more shallow and a lot more niche than it would be if Shadow of Mordor were up against the cluster of October games.
Give us your input, GameSiders. Do you think that Shadow of Mordor releasing early was a smart move, or should it have been delayed in order to improve upon the game’s production? Let us know in the comments below.
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