Making video games is a long, difficult, and costly process, especially at the highest tier of big-budget, “AAA” development. As such, gaming enthusiasts have long been accustomed to having to wait significant periods of time for their favorite games to reach store shelves, to the point where delays have become something that you just kind of have to put up with.
There are many reasons for why games get delayed, but it primarily has to do with the fact that it is nearly impossible for developers to accurately gauge how long it will take to finish a game, especially in the early stages of development. However, even though unforseen obstacles get in the way and a sigficant number get hit with delays, most games take 2-5 years to complete.
Unfortunately, even half a decade isn’t enough sometimes. Here 15 games that were hit with delays so long, we’re still surprised they actually managed to come out at all!