By: Dustin Granberry
Mighty No. 9, the anticipated Kickstarter game from Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, has been delayed for a third time.
Originally set to release in April of last year, the game was then delayed to September, which was then delayed to the most recent date of February 9th. Inafune is understandably wary of giving a date this time, stating only that he expects it to “realistically be in Spring 2016.” That means the game could potentially be delayed an entire year from its original date.
Inafune wrote a letter on the Kickstarter page stating the following: “Unfortunately, we have an announcement that will be very disappointing to all of you. In preparation for the February release of Mighty No. 9 we have been working hard with our partners to resolve any network issues and porting work necessary to publish Mighty No. 9 on the various platforms. However, the issues relating to the network modes were more critical than expected, and it has become apparent that we will need to delay the game from its February 9th release date. We have been working up until the very last moment to resolve these issues in order to make the February release, but it has become clear that we no longer have enough time to fix the issues and have everything prepared for release.”
He then goes on talk about how the issues are rooted specifically in the matchmaking, and because the game’s engine, Unreal Engine 3, is no longer receiving updates. That means that “adjustments for matchmaking and online code are being made manually” by the development team.
If you would like to read the full letter, visit the Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter here.