Microsoft & Game Science confirm Black Myth: Wukong's release delay on Xbox Series X|S

The game was supposed to release on August 20

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Microsoft and Game Science confirm Black Myth Wukong's release delay on Xbox Series XS

If you are a fan of Black Myth: Wukong, Microsoft has an update for you. On Friday, June 21st, the Redmond giant issued a brief statement about the delay of Black Myth: Wukong where it mentioned the game title’s delay on the Xbox Series X/S. 

Black Myth: Wukong will face release delay on Xbox Series X|S, game developer confirms

According to a recent report from Windows Central and IGN, here’s what Microsoft’s spokesperson said in a statement regarding the Black Myth: Wukong’s delay:

We’re excited for the launch of Black Myth Wukong on Xbox Series X|S and are working with Game Science to bring the game to our platforms. We can’t comment on the deals made by our partners with other platform holders, but we remain focused on making Xbox the best platform for gamers, and great games are at the center of that.

The developer of the game, Game Science, earlier announced that the Black Myth: Wukong will be out on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on August 20, 2024. Not to forget, Game Science announced the release date at the recently held Games Awards 2024.

While that is true, the game developer skipped mentioning an Xbox Series X|S version when it launched the trailer at the Summer Game Fest. Game Science, however, confirmed the delay in Black Myth: Wukong’s release on Xbox Series X/S citing optimization as the primary reason. It mentions:

PC and PS5 users can enjoy the full game starting August 20, 2024. We are currently optimizing the Xbox Series X|S version to meet our quality standards, so it won’t release simultaneously with the other platforms. We apologize for the delay and aim to minimize the wait for Xbox users. We will announce the release date as soon as it meets our quality standards.

Not to forget, we have been hearing rumors about Game Science’s exclusive deal with Sony. And, Microsoft’s vague response about the late release of Black Myth: Wukong on Xbox X|S indirectly points towards it. That said, IGN also reports that it hasn’t received any comment from Sony on this matter. 

Worth mentioning that based on a hands-on review, the Black Myth: Wukong offers an impressive gameplay experience. According to IGN’s Mitchell Saltzman, the game is:

Stunningly gorgeous, the animations are incredibly fluid, it’s steeped in rich Chinese culture, and there’s just something immensely satisfying about playing as a Monkey King and beating up all sorts of mythical creatures with a giant extendable staff. 

Are you excited about the release of Black Myth: Wukong on Xbox X|S? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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