Marvel's Midnight Suns delays launch window to second half of 2022

2K Games and XCOM developer Firaxis Games have delayed Marvel's Midnight Suns until the second half of 2022. Initially scheduled for March of 2022, Firaxis says it will "need more time to make this the best game possible." 

"We decided to share that we've made the very tough decision to move our launch window to the second half of 2022," said creative director Jake Solomon and senior franchise producer Garth DeAngelis via Twitter. "We believe in our creative vision for Marvel's Midnight Suns and want to do justice in delivering an unforgettable adventure set in the supernatural side of Marvel. These extra months will be used to add more story, cinematics and overall polish and will be essential in helping us make our vision a reality."

The tactical RPG was revealed back in August and has since shown off additional looks at its card-based gameplay. 2K, Firaxis, and Marvel Entertainment noted you'll be to adventure with iconic heroes from The Avengers, X-Men, Runaways, and others. And while it's from the XCOM studio, it's not shaping up to be a copy of an experience you're already familiar with. 

Midnight Suns will place you in the role of the Hunter, a customizable hero that can be adjusted to your individual playstyle. Firaxis has also described the game as an experience focused on building your relationships and bonds with Marvel heroes. You'll give gifts to, hang out with, and get to know the likes of Wolverine, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, and others. 

It's a bummer Midnight Suns won't meet its goal, but the team behind it joins other developers working to meet and accommodate challenges all likely shared due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The project is part of a growing list of further release date delays for 2022, including Techland's Dying Light 2 and Lost Ark—which were both originally set for this year.