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Microsoft exclusive delayed

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Exclusives help sell specific consoles. Some help more than others – I’m convinced that Bloodborne will be great for PS4 and when the next Halo releases it will be god’s gift to Xbox One owners. There are a few other exclusives in the works, but one has just been delayed out of the Holiday launch window, into 2015.

Ori and the Blind Forest is promising to be a gorgeous and yet difficult experience. Built to be like gaming of old, it won’t just be a pretty face – it’s got some hardcore gaming as well. However, it isn’t quite as ready as everyone thought it would be.

While we’re extremely excited for all of you to get your hands on Ori and the Blind Forest as soon as possible, we made the decision together with our partners at Microsoft Studios that we’ll need just a little more time in order to add a final layer of polish to – what we hope – will be an unforgettable gaming experience.

The game will now be released on Xbox One and PC in early 2015. At least it’s coming to more than just Xbox One, so the PC master race can also enjoy the tear-jerking story and platforming that also might make you cry tears of broken pride. I am keen to see how the story of Ori and the Blind Forest plays out – much like Ubisoft’s Child of Light or Valiant Hearts, it looks like a more indie-esque style game to expand what’s currently on offer for Xbox One fans. Here’s hoping that the delay gives them the time that they need to make it truly fantastic.

Last Updated: November 24, 2014


  1. GooseZA

    November 24, 2014 at 22:58

    I’m sad but also a bit relieved. Really looking forward to this game and now have a little more time to finish Dragon Age Inquisition.


  2. InF3rN0

    November 25, 2014 at 04:07

    Better that than an unfinished game (as the trend with all “next-gen” ones). If I’m becoming a beta tester, I don’t want to pay.


  3. Mark Treloar

    November 25, 2014 at 06:40

    Wax on, Wax off!!


  4. Sir Rants A Lot is a DADDY

    November 25, 2014 at 06:48

    Oh the irony of the header and the ad:


  5. Andre116

    November 25, 2014 at 07:24

    Anyway…XBONE for R5399 while stocks last at Takealot…if anybody is interested. http://www.takealot.com/savealot-daily-deals


    • WitWolfy

      November 25, 2014 at 07:47

      Meh… When it drops to R4000 I might consider it.


      • Andre116

        November 25, 2014 at 07:56

        Yeah…wouldn’t say no to one, but won’t exactly be spending cash on one right now either.


  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 25, 2014 at 07:31

    Tears? Please! Sometimes our concentrated awesomeness just can’t be contained, the fact that it happens during a so-called emotional moment in a game is pure coincidence.


  7. Hammersteyn

    November 25, 2014 at 07:44

    Does it have MP, if it does then I can understand the delays


  8. hairyknees

    November 25, 2014 at 11:11



  9. L337J1MB0B

    November 25, 2014 at 11:21

    From this day forward this game shall be dubbed Ori and the Delayed Forest. I know, you can all thank me now.


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