Last month, THQ Nordic and Rainbow Studios opened pre-orders for MX vs. ATV Legends. At that time, the newest game in the MX vs. ATV series was planned for release on May 24th. However, the release date has changed. The game will now release on June 28th, 2022. Rainbow Studios made the announcement on the official MX vs. ATV Legends Twitter account. CEO Lenore Gilbert also explained the decision in the game’s latest development diary.
Physics tuning, server stability, and a new June 28th launch date. @RainbowStudios CEO Lenore Gilbert talks about game delays in our April Update of The Legends Path dev diary.
— MX vs ATV Legends (@MXvsATV) April 25, 2022
Why was the MX vs. ATV Legends Release Date Changed?
Most gamers have experienced the pain of a delayed game at least once in their lifetime. Waiting months, or even years for a title, only to have the release date moved at the last second can feel like a slap in the face. However, many gamers also know the disappointment that comes from playing a rushed and unfinished game. Neither situation is ideal, but Gilbert says Rainbow Studios made the right decision by delaying MX vs. ATV Legends.
“Game delays are never fun for the developers, or players. In our case we needed to choose between speed or quality, and the decision was simple. We want to make sure that when MX vs ATV Legends comes out, it is the highest level of quality that Rainbow Studios can offer.”
Rainbow Studios has been developing the MX vs. ATV games since 2005. With more than 15 years preceding this new entry, it’s understandable that the developers want MX vs. ATV Legends to live up to its name. Today, Gilbert assured readers that a lot is happening behind the scenes to make the game the best it can be.
“Our art team making sure that frame rate is high and stable by making tons of passes in all of the environments. Releasing trailers, then listening to feedback so that we can make sure the physics are tuned just right. Design working across all departments to make sure that what we offer is a gaming experience you will be excited about every time you turn your console on. Engineers testing our new dedicated servers for stability so that the online experience is seamless for everyone. And of course, QA is working out all the bugs.”
MX vs. ATV Legends launches on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC on its new release date, June 28th, 2022.