What are you doing The Evil Within? Don’t you know that the trend in gaming is to delay you game into the following year? Not move it forward so people can play it sooner, you big silly!
Bethesda Boss Pete Hines confirmed at QuakeCon this week that Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks psychological horror game The Evil Within would be released a week earlier than originally scheduled, moving it up to Oct. 14.
Why the move? Well, October is already a very crowded month, and its original date of Oct. 21 put it in direct contention with highly anticipated shooters Battlefield: Hardline and Evolve. Now, it only has to worry about tangling with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Still a rough match-up, but not quite as hopeless.
This doesn’t erase the fact that The Evil Within was already delayed once from its original August release date. Still, it’s nice to see some publishers moving their games forward and not back into 2015.
The Evil Within will be released on Oct. 14 for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. Between it and Alien: Isolation due for release on Oct. 7h, it’s going to be a pair of very scary weeks starting off this October.