Wolfenstein: The New Order Delayed until 2014
The team at MachineGames needs more time to complete Wolfenstein: The New Order.
When speaking with Polygon, Pete Hines – Bethesda Softworks VP of PR and Marketing – explained that MachineGames' Wolfenstein: The New Order will no longer arrive this year.
Hines cited the transition into the next generation as one of the reasons for Wolfenstein's delay. "The fact that the next-gen stuff is still moving is also definitely a factor."
More importantly, Hines wants to release Wolfenstein when the game reaches completion, even if that means pushing the release into 2014. With an emphasis on other things like story, the studio needs to work harder when trying to deliver something more than just a linear shooter. "But the most important thing was definitely just looking where it was at, what they needed to polish. Because it's just not trying to be a shooter, because it's trying to be a shooter that also has driving elements, story elements, narrative, stealth sections — each one of those has to be excellent."
With development in session for quite a while now, Hines doesn't want to see MachineGames' work go to waste. The delay should help the studio finish anything that still needs more work and the additional months "could make all of the difference in the world."
With the delay into 2014, Hines did not specify a new release date for Wolfenstein: The New Order.