November is shaping up to be an interesting month for game releases. Don’t Nod’s Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden, originally scheduled for release in November, has been delayed until February 13th, 2024. The decision to delay was made to steer clear of the hectic release season.
On the other hand, The Talos Principle 2 is not following suit. The popular philosophical puzzler is all set to launch on November 2nd.
Don’t Nod explained their decision to delay Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden in a tweet, stating, “With so many unforgettable games in 2023, it’s important that each of them shines brightly. Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden is no exception.” They want to give Red and Antea’s story the spotlight it deserves, and they believe February 13th is the perfect date for the release, as it suits the epic love story the game portrays.
Meanwhile, The Talos Principle 2 celebrated its release date announcement with a brand new trailer featuring lasers, portals, and robots. However, there were no jokes included in the trailer.
It’s understandable why game developers would want to avoid releasing their games during the busiest and most competitive time of the year. By choosing a different release date, they have a better chance of standing out and attracting more attention. This strategy is particularly relevant for games that are not part of an established series. On the other hand, sequels like Talos Principle 2 may feel confident in their ability to hold their own against other releases, regardless of the timing. Overall, it’s interesting to see these announcements and their contrasting approaches.