Massively OP’s 2015 Blooper Awards: Most Predictable MMO Delay

    
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Massively OP’s end-of-the-year awards continue today with our blooper award for Most Predictable MMO Delay. And the winner is…

The Division

The Division was unveiled at E3 in 2013. In January of 2014, an anonymous Ubisoft employee said the planned 2014 launch date of The Division was “laughable,” so the delay to 2015 wasn’t unexpected. In May 2015, the delay to Q1 2016 wasn’t particularly unexpected either. It began prepping for beta in June, and then the beta was moved to December. And now the beta has been moved to 2016 too. Ubi’s clinging to that March 8th, 2016, release date, but be honest: Would you bet your Steam account on it?

Want to nominate another winner? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to check out our serious MMO awards while you’re at it.

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Greaterdivinity These are sad terms for victory, but I’ll take them. :D

syberghost
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syberghost

Ironwu doesn’t count, because they’re pretending the 2.0 patch was “substantial release” now, so the delay was 2014. They’re declaring victory and moving on.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Saiga 
I declare it as an MMO for the contrarian /upvotes.

Rajafa
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Rajafa

Ironwu It was only delayed once, and that was because of scope change, I highly doubt it will delay again because the scope isn’t changing anymore.

Rajafa
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Rajafa

blackcatcrosses It only delayed once, and that was because of scope change, I highly doubt it will delay again because the scope isn’t changing anymore.

BrandywineFred
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BrandywineFred

Landmark has been in a paid “closed beta” with an active cash shop for two years now. Daybreak has talked about an “open beta” phase being planned, but there has never indication of when that (or an eventual “launch”) might happen.
Does it still count as delayed when the company refuses to ever put a date on it?

BryanCo
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BryanCo

shadowblender  I wouldn’t call EQN delayed at this point.  A delay implies that at some point it will actually be released.

Syco_at_Twitch
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Syco_at_Twitch

Saiga MMO= Massively Multiplayer Online

Ironwu
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Ironwu

Star Citizen.  Nothing else even comes close.

blackcatcrosses
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blackcatcrosses

Something something something….Star Citizen!