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Take-Two Interactive announced today that the upcoming Marvel strategy game from Firaxis, Marvel's Midnight Suns, has been delayed. The game has been pushed to a release window in the second half of 2022.

This delay isn't a huge one as the game was originally slated to be released in March 2022, but it is is a delay nonetheless. The new date pushes the release anywhere from July 2022 to the end of the year 2022. A press release suggests that the delay was due, in part, to the increased difficulty in making games as technology improves.

"While we don’t take delays lightly, we know that our proven success has been rooted firmly in our 'player-first' approach and unwavering commitment to delivering the highest quality entertainment experiences. We believe it is far better to provide the extra time needed for a product – especially a new IP – to reach its full potential and drive long-term success as a permanent franchise in our industry-leading portfolio."
A similar statement was also issued by the official Midnight Suns Twitter account. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick also provided some additional details about why all studios involved decided to delay the game.

"We think it needs more development time to be everything it can be. What we're known for doing is supplying the time and the resources so that the creative talent that's taken a big chance by coming to work at our company always has not only the ability to pursue their passions but every possible asset in service of allowing them to pursue their passions, and that's what generates the highest-quality titles in the business, for which we're known.

"We couldn't be more excited about the title. We don't love when we have to slip a title. It's not that common for us; it's been very uncommon in past years. This is a situation where we thought it made sense, and therefore we stand behind it."