If you want to read reviews of Dishonored 2 and Skyrim: Special Edition before buying the games, you may have to wait a little longer than release day, as Bethesda announced today that they will continue with the policy of sending their games to media the day before launch.
“At Bethesda, we value media reviews.
We read them. We watch them. We try to learn from them when they offer critique. And we understand their value to our players.
Earlier this year we released DOOM. We sent review copies to arrive the day before launch, which led to speculation about the quality of the game. Since then DOOM has emerged as a critical and commercial hit, and is now one of the highest-rated shooters of the past few years.
With the upcoming launches of Skyrim Special Edition and Dishonored 2, we will continue our policy of sending media review copies one day before release. While we will continue to work with media, streamers, and YouTubers to support their coverage – both before and after release – we want everyone, including those in the media, to experience our games at the same time.
We also understand that some of you want to read reviews before you make your decision, and if that’s the case we encourage you to wait for your favorite reviewers to share their thoughts.”
If you have followed DualShockers for a while, you probably know that we don’t rush reviews to get there on day one. You can expect us to take our time as usual, in order to give you the most complete view on the games that we can, and also to honor all the work that the development teams put into each title.
They worked on them for years, the least we can do is to take a few days to review their labor of love.