Tears of the Kingdom received a year long delay just to focus on polish

It seems that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been completed for a couple of 12 months, with the remainder of that point being spent on simply polish alone.

Again in March of 2022, Nintendo made the choice to delay Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom out of its 2022 launch window into spring 2023, the place it is clearly now out within the wild (pun not supposed). It had at all times been made clear that 2022 was the goal launch 12 months for the sport, however wasn’t a assure, so the delay wasn’t stunning. Now, in accordance with The Washington Put up’s Gene Park, the rationale for that delay wasn’t as a result of the sport wasn’t technically prepared; it was to shine it up.

Park lately spoke with Zelda collection producer Eiji Aonuma as a part of an interview with The Washington Post, however shared an anecdote that did not make it into the ultimate piece. “Eiji Aonuma mentioned when he introduced in March 2022 a delay for Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, the sport was just about full,” Park shared in a tweet. “The final 12 months was spent on polish, ensuring the wild physics of the sport simply work.”

Fairly often sport delays happen just because they only aren’t able to exit, with launch dates extra being set to please executives than anybody else. They’re additionally turning into an increasing number of widespread as video games get greater and greater, however clearly it was value it for Nintendo to delay the sport by such a protracted time period; it’s the highest rated game of all time on OpenCritic in spite of everything.

Tears of the Kingdom has also sold incredibly well, amassing greater than 10 million copies in simply three days, beating out final 12 months’s huge hit Elden Ring, and placing it on par with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, a collection which at all times sells exceptionally effectively.


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