THQ Nordic’s Global Senior Community Manager provides an update on AEW Fight Forever from a publisher's perspective.
Recent updates on the upcoming AEW console video game suggest that the game is close to being released.
Most recently, a report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter stated that the game was "basically ready," and it was a matter of sorting out the release date and promotional material for said release date.
"The game is basically ready, and it’s just now up to the business people to build to the release date," read the report.
THQ Nordic’s Global Senior Community Manager, Zyddies, refuted this on his Twitter account and further elaborated on where the game is in relation to its release from the perspective of someone who works for the publishing company.
"For a publisher, the game is not really it's not finished until it's released, basically. A lot of people are having a massive problem understanding that, which is kind of sad because it kind of creates this thing that everybody now suddenly believes, 'Oh my god, these guys lied.' No, they didn't. So hopefully, it'll get sorted out soon. The game is in a good state. As soon as we do launch it, I think people will be happy. Then everybody will just forget about all the other stuff, and everybody will be happy and enjoy it," he said on his Twitch stream. "That's what I've been trying to explain to people. Development can already be sorted and stuff, but that doesn't mean the game is done. There’s still QA. There’s still all these different things that they have to do. I just don’t see how people misunderstand it because — but that might be because I’m part of the industry. So for me, it’s common when people check in with me, 'Hey, is this ready?' I’m like, 'Oh, no, it’s early in publishing stages.'
"Again, I’m part of the industry," he continued. "So, for me, that’s normal that I don’t expect everything to be instantly done. That is why it annoys me so much when we’re now taking our time. All three houses, Yuke’s, THQ Nordic, and AEW, we’re taking our time. We want to do this the best we can. We make sure it goes through a long QA process and a long submission process. All these things and people are instantly like, 'Oh, but we want the game now.' Yeah, but you can’t have both. You can’t have a game that’s out right away and then have a good game. There’s only one of those things that actually matter that works and that matters."
Kenny Omega was recently quoted as saying the game was scaled back to a degree after finally receiving its ESRB rating (T for Teen). Best Buy had previously listed the game as being available on March 31, but that day has come and gone.
We will continue to provide more updates on this game as more updates are known.
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