Games getting delayed past announced launch dates isn’t exactly a rare occurrence by any stretch of the imagination, but you don’t often see a game getting delayed mere hours before release. Playwing’s free-to-play multiplayer dragon battle game Century: Age of Ashes was due to launch for PlayStation consoles on July 19, which is today, but hours before launch, the developer took to Twitter to announce a delay.
The game will now launch for PS5 and PS4 sometime this Summer. Playwing says it’s made the decision to delay the game’s PlayStation version in order to make sure it’s up to expectations, but assures that it won’t be long before it’s out, and that a specific release date will be announced soon.
“Passing certification on PlayStation—what we call “going gold”—right off the back of the Xbox One release and the launch of the debut season, “A Shadow Over Skeld” is a tough challenge,” the developer wrote. “Therefore, we are going to need a little more time to ensure we meet the quality standards to ship on these two platforms.
“We know not sharing an exact release date may raise some concerns, but rest assured, bringing Century: Age of Ashes is our next big release. Our team are currently hard at work debugging the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions, while also polishing up the recently released Xbox One version. Season 1 is also being worked on for its balancing issues and prepping for future content. This is now the last stretch before Century takes flight on PlayStation, which means it’s just a matter of days before we share a release date with you all.”
Century: Age of Ashes originally launched for PC back in December, followed by a launch on Xbox Series X/S earlier this year, then Xbox One earlier this month. Read our review of the game through here.
Today, we’ve decided to push back the release date of Century: Age of Ashes on PS4 and PS5 to Summer 2022.
More details here: pic.twitter.com/iGakoqyylr
— Century: Age of Ashes (@PlayCentury) July 18, 2022