Mighty No 9 rumors of a delay until 2016 are real

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Mighty No 9 is being subjected to rumours of a delay until 2016. Apparently #GameStop details have been #revealed that a delay is real, and mentioned in a recent Game Informer post.

This news does not mean the game is completely delayed, this could likely mean the physical versions have been held back, due to production issues, while the digital edition is set for September 15. However both publisher Deep Silver and Comcept have not issued comments on the matter, so it is difficult to say.

Seeing Mighty No. 9 was announced for most every platform, but out of the game the 3DS and Vita versions were delayed. Which might have raised a red flag back then.

Comcept was quiet about the first delay, initially set for a mid-2015 release, then Deep Silver was announced as a publisher and the release was pushed to mid-September. Comcept should be upfront and confirm or deny these rumors. Red Ash failed on Kickstater, a project that should have been tossed aside entirely and relaunched later as “extra content” in a crowdfunding campaign. Allowing the team to focus on a better strategy, either on Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

Comcept issued this update on Kickstarter recently:

“Of course, it is important to explain why exactly the game is being delayed. As we have communicated in the updates to our backers, all of the core content for the game is developed and in a complete state. However, there are still bugs and issues pertaining to the online features that are included in the game. These bugs and issues have a direct affect on enjoyment of the game, so a decision was made to work these issues out before release.

Currently, comcept and their partners are working at full capacity to resolve these issues and fix any remaining bugs. In addition, we have received quite a few requests for additional information regarding the various platforms that are part of the platform survey we have sent out. We have also only managed to receive around half of the total responses needed for the survey.”

Emotions are high with backers. While many people do not understand how game development works, Kickstarter projects are a completely different entity, and backers depend on updates. So when a developer is looking to delay their game a couple of times without keeping backers up to speed, but announces other projects that have nothing to do with the Kickstarter, this can put people on edge and cause concerns.

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