Marvel’s Midnight Suns delay prioritizes PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S

Marvel's Midnight Suns delay

The game is aiming for this fiscal year, with Switch, PS4, and Xbox One versions coming later

With a second delay in effect, Marvel’s Midnight Suns won’t be showing up in October 2022 as previously planned, and even then, it’ll have a scaled-back launch when it does arrive.

As it stands, 2K expects the tactical superhero game to land before the end of March 2023 — but that only goes for the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S versions. The other console versions, which are still on the way, don’t have a release window yet. So if you’ve been keeping tabs on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, or Xbox One editions of Midnight Suns, they’re even further out. I hope they aren’t ultimately canceled as we get closer.

The development team spoke about the game’s delay on Twitter.

“After discussion with the team, we’ve made the decision to move back the launch timing of Marvel’s Midnight Suns to ensure we are delivering the best possible experience for our fans,” said Firaxis Games. “We will launch later this fiscal year on Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5, with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch versions following at a later date.”

“We know fans are looking forward to playing Marvel’s Midnight Suns and we will use this extra time to make sure we are delivering the best possible experience for everyone. Marvel’s Midnight Suns is easily the biggest game we’ve ever made and we’re incredibly appreciative of all the support players have shared with us throughout the years.”

If it’s been a minute, I’d suggest flipping through the game’s YouTube channel — the hero-centric breakdowns have piled up in a meaningful way. Here’s the latest, Captain Marvel.

October is shaping up to be a busy month for gaming after a relatively quiet summer. And with numerous 2022 games slipping to (or otherwise arriving in) 2023, next year is looking pretty packed from where I’m sitting. I wouldn’t have expected Marvel’s Midnight Suns to take a step back so close to launch, but if a delay is necessary, that’s how it has to be.

As fatigued as I am with Marvel in general, and as much as cards can be a turnoff (well-justified or not), Firaxis makes compelling games. And, come on — Blade is in it!

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.