Today, developer Metalhead Software announced that Super Mega Baseball 2 has been delayed out of its previous September 2017 release window to Spring 2018.
According to the Metalhead Software, the team doesn’t quite feel the game is where it needs to be in order to ship next month. And that while the game is mostly already in a good shape, it has “a few areas” that need a little bit of extra time, including the game’s online features. The hold-up in this particular area apparently comes down to the team’s ambitious online features list, and the encountered difficulties and complexities it has come across in trying to get everything right in its first attempt at online play.
As for why the delay is so lengthy if most of the game is already up to snuff: it simply comes down to ideal release windows. As previously experienced with Super Mega Baseball, releasing a baseball game in the middle of winter and rallying a community behind it is difficult. However, in the Spring, baseball excitement is high as the MLB season begins. While releasing a baseball game in the spring is perhaps not as a great of a synergy as September MLB playoffs, again, it’s better than the heart of winter.
The upside of the delay according to Metalhead is now the team will get extra time with the game, and new content and features can be added as a consequence. Further, there will now also be time for a beta, something that wasn’t possible with the orignal September release date, but something the team always really wanted to do. When this beta will be, wasn’t divulged, but expect details in the not so distant future.
Super Mega Baseball 2 is in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you want to know more about the second installment in the arcadey sports series, click here.
Below, you can check out a new video which was also released today that reveals the game’s lineup management feature: