Developer ACE Team and publisher Modus Games have announced that their title Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break will be delayed by seven weeks until July 21, 2020.
Rock of Ages 3 is a "incomparable blend of tower-defense style base designing and swift, arcade-paced demolition via guidable boulder." Sounds incredibly weird, eh? Well, it is, with a focus on the type of humor that made Monty Python so popular decades ago in a campaign that features Caesar, Moctezuma, Krampus, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Players will be able to design worlds in a level editor and share them all over the world. There will also be 2-player split-screen multiplayer or 4-player online multiplayer with different modes to annoy or otherwise destroy your opponents' hopes and dreams.
“Due to current events, Rock of Ages 3 will be launching seven weeks later than originally announced,” said Shane Bierwith,” EVP of Modus Games. “We regret having to make fans wait, but we want to make sure the final release meets the expectations of our players.”
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break will release on July 21, 2020 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4, and Stadia.
To be expected, really. If nothing else, COVID-19 offers developers a get out of jail free card to delay the games and make them better. For some publishers, they need to release their games as soon as possible to recoup their income, but with COVID-19 a developer can say "hey, I need more time or the game is going to turn out bad", and if the publisher says no the developer can say that it's not their fault that work has slowed down due to an Act of God (the virus). That isn't to say that this specific scenario occurred with this title, but I wouldn't be surprised if has (or will occur) elsewhere.
What do you think of this news? Are you disappointed that you'll have to wait an additional seven weeks? Have you played any of the Rock of Ages titles before? Let us know in the comments!