Wolfenstein: The New Order delayed

Bethesda pushes MachineGames' upcoming shooter into 2014 due to a need for polish.

Wolfenstein: The New Order has been delayed into 2014, Bethesda Softworks vice president of PR and marketing Pete Hines told Polygon today. The game was previously scheduled to launch this fall on current- and next-generation platforms.

Hines said several factors led Bethesda to delay MachineGames' new shooter, but ultimately the game just needed more polish.

"Working on next-gen and current gen definitely has an impact, you're developing for two different things," Hines said. "The fact that the next-gen stuff is still moving is also definitely a factor. But the most important thing was definitely just looking where it was at, what they needed to polish."

Hines said Wolfenstein: The New Order is not trying to be a shooter alone, but also a game that features driving sequences, story elements, and stealth sections. Bethesda was not willing to release the game before all components were ready to go, he said.

"Each one of those has to be excellent," Hines said. "It's not just like we're making a shooter, where if the shooting is good, then all 16 hours of the game will be good because it's all we're doing."

Overall, Hines said The New Order "needs to be the best Wolfenstein game ever made," and to do that, the publisher is not willing to cut any corners and sacrifice quality.

"It can't have the same historical impact of Wolfenstein 3D, but it can be a better game," he said.

For more on Wolfenstein: The New Order, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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149 comments
clr84651
clr84651

They definitely have a unique game play style with the way they make and use the weapons, along with the stories they come up with associated with the Nazis. Very-very enjoyable games to play. 

quakke
quakke

It was delayed because it started to be too CoD, just like DooM4.

What i can say is that Wolfenstein: The New Order will probably be a really good Old-School style FPS because Machine Games (Starbreeze guys) have the experience and DooM4 wont be coming atleast from id Software since they only kept making DooM4 a calladoodie style magical lame healing aim down sights crap. The good ol id Soft are dead, ladies and gents..

darthblazit
darthblazit

I will definitely buy this game for the PC... when it's on sale for $9.99!

tionmedon
tionmedon

it`s just getting polished.........

spindie
spindie

wolfenstein the delayed order

drgribb
drgribb

I have high hopes for this game

BLaverock
BLaverock

There's so many awesome games coming out, it's fine if this one is delayed. I love the Wolfenstein series. I used to sit on my dad's knee and press shoot while he navigated in the old Wolfenstein. CLASSIC. As long as it's polished, it's all good. Bethesda doesn't delay for no good reason, so expect something bright and shiny :D

slainta
slainta

Sure it has been delayed. Carmack is still trying to figure out how to get the juice out of the other "very similar console". 

Problems using efficiently the eSRAM, John?

duuuuuuude1
duuuuuuude1

I can't wait to wait for this to hit the bargain bin.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

2014? just by the time Germany will take over the rest of Europe in real life.
(Disclaimer: No offense intended. I'm European so I can do this joke :P )

benleslie5
benleslie5

Hopefully the wait would be worth it

Hurvl
Hurvl

Will the game be released within 9 months? Frau Engel answers: Nein/Nine!

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Hey if the delay is about making the game better I am all for it.

Kyere
Kyere

If it makes the game even better, I'm fine with it.

diabolik_023
diabolik_023

yes , if this will make the game better than YES , delay it as much as you need to.

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

why are the rain drops traveling up on the windshield of the car?

m-miky
m-miky

only game am having eye's on is The Division.......for now

quakke
quakke

GS better not have any censorship on reasonable comments or it's gonna lose it credibility totally.


Call of Duty is nothing more than a totally watered down "game" that has made a monopoly dictatorship in game industry.

DARKKNIGHTPRABZ
DARKKNIGHTPRABZ

i think they spoke to their analyst. 

GTA

BF4

COD 

next gen games. 


very tough time to bring out a game like this. 

Shame because i was looking foward to it.

B-boy
B-boy

i hope add mutiplayer

KeenoControl
KeenoControl

GREAT, time for another Prey 2 situation. Handle it properly Bethesda/MachineGames

Shakezulah
Shakezulah

As long as it's awesome, then that's fine.I'm actually glad it's delayed. I'm very much interested in playing it, but there is more than enough for the rest of the year to keep me occupied. There are already at least 4 new console launch titles I'm interested in.

KumaTenshi29
KumaTenshi29

Bethesda - Unable to do anything properly since forever

hadlee73
hadlee73

It'll take a bit of work to get this franchise back on its feet.

msdos622wasfun
msdos622wasfun

For the love of all that is holy, please let this game be good.  WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!?!?!

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

This looks like one of the best shooters to come out the last 5 years.  Reminds me of timesplitters or red faction.  And those were very good shooters.

AlecBerg
AlecBerg

I really can't stand Tweet Hines... Also Bethesda as a developer need to practice what Tweet is preaching here about polish.

Zero-954
Zero-954

I was hoping this game would come with a multiplayer

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Release the PC version, already! 8-\

CincoToes
CincoToes

Good news, I always like more polish sausage.

clr84651
clr84651

@spindie 

They make great games. If they need more time, it's for the best. 

drgribb
drgribb

@BLaverock Loved reading about your memories playing wolf 3d. :)  I too have very fond memories of playing wolf 3d as a child.

snow_bg
snow_bg

@kalpesh_78 who cares about the rain drops, you see these details only on videos like this one. I imagine that when i am driving away from a hord of mad robots that will be the first thig i notice :)

tony93666
tony93666

@kalpesh_78  because that's what happens when the wind rushes across the hood and up the windshield as you're driving, pushing the light water droplets up...

roman4545
roman4545

@B-boy screw multiplayer !!!!


want multiplayer so bad go play other games.

roman4545
roman4545

@tionmedonyour talking to the wrong studio...

jeez man... get over it and dont start with your whiny puppy dog face.. your just embarrassing yourself kiddo

Quandry
Quandry

@Upat3am I'm looking in the used bin right now at Walmart.

GOGOGOGURT
GOGOGOGURT

@Zero-954 No, just have bots.  With splitscreen, it's way more fun.  All you new kids don't know the joys of splitscreen.

tionmedon
tionmedon

@roman4545 not a kid, or a consolite  I`m a gamer with a extreme  PC gaming machine that wants a game that don`t take 9 yrs to make .

roman4545
roman4545

@tionmedon so we suppose to care that your a extreme PC gamer ?.. and because of that Id studio suppose to listen to you ? cmon... are you listening to yourself ?

See how Duke Nukem got back for how many years ? yeah why dont you think a little bit...