AEW’s announcement about its venture into the video game industry definitely took the pro wrestling world by storm. The upcoming game ‘AEW: Fight Forever’ game features some of the biggest names from the AEW roster, such as Kenny Omega, and Jon Moxley, among others. Fans have been waiting patiently for any updates regarding the game and a possible release date.

With no confirmed release date in sight, ‘AEW: Fight Forever’ has been hit with a number of delays since its announcement in November 2020. This has made fans believe the game is legitimately cursed.

A report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that the game was “basically ready,” and it only came down to sorting out the release date and promotional material for the release date.

The game is basically ready, and it’s just now up to the business people to build to the release date.


THQ Nordic’s Global Senior Community Manager Zyddies on his Twitter account and dismissed the Wrestling Observer’s report, stating that while the game is in a good state, it is still not ready for a release. He also further elaborated on his Twitch stream.

For a publisher, the game is not really it’s not finished until it’s released, basically. A lot of people are having a massive problem understanding that, which is kind of sad because it kind of creates this thing that everybody now suddenly believes, ‘Oh my god, these guys lied.’ No, they didn’t. So hopefully, it’ll get sorted out soon. The game is in a good state. As soon as we do launch it, I think people will be happy. Then everybody will just forget about all the other stuff, and everybody will be happy and enjoy it.

That’s what I’ve been trying to explain to people. Development can already be sorted and stuff, but that doesn’t mean the game is done. There’s still QA. There’s still all these different things that they have to do. I just don’t see how people misunderstand it because — but that might be because I’m part of the industry. So for me, it’s common when people check in with me, ‘Hey, is this ready?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, no, it’s early in publishing stages.

Again, I’m part of the industry. So, for me, that’s normal that I don’t expect everything to be instantly done. That is why it annoys me so much when we’re now taking our time. All three houses, Yuke’s, THQ Nordic, and AEW, we’re taking our time. We want to do this the best we can. We make sure it goes through a long QA process and a long submission process. All these things and people are instantly like, ‘Oh, but we want the game now.’ Yeah, but you can’t have both. You can’t have a game that’s out right away and then have a good game. There’s only one of those things that actually matter that works and that matters.”

The game has already been officially rated as T for Teen, due to which the game had to be considerably toned down. Regardless, only time will tell whether the game will release this year.

What’s your take on the game’s delay? Do you think this is a bad sign for AEW’s first-ever game? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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