Those looking to dive deep into their nostalgia and take control of the cult classic crime fighter will have to hold their breath as it’s looking like RoboCop: Rogue City will be pushed further into the year. According to a financial update from the publisher, Nacon (via Xfire), RoboCop: Rogue City is listed as having a release date of November 9th, 2023. There has yet to be any announcement from the developer, Teyon Games, but they have announced (via @FutureGamesShow) they are releasing another trailer for the game during the seasonal GamesRadar showcase, Future Games Show, on August 23rd, 2023. This is when they will most likely officially announce the new release date.
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Like RoboCop, Rogue City Will Be Back on the Draw
The likely reason RoboCop: Rogue City is being delayed is the closed beta they hosted back in July. The results of this beta probably convinced the developer and publisher that the game needed extra time. This could become beneficial in hindsight, depending on the state of the game when they released. However, this move will give Rogue City some tough competition as Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will release a day later on November 10th. I would not be surprised if Rogue City is delayed a few weeks further to get away from such a blockbuster competitor. Although gaming fans never want to see delays, they can be extremely beneficial to developers and help games avoid disastrous releases.
RoboCop: Rogue City is expected to be around 20-30 hours in length and feature some interesting mechanics to spice up the gameplay. One of the mechanics that piques my interest is the emphasis on investigation. RoboCop is a cop, after all, and solving unique criminal cases as a robotic juggernaut is never a bad thing in my book. RoboCop will also have an upgrade system that will allow you to choose from various skills and armor types. The story takes an interesting turn as it is set in between the second and third RoboCop movies. It will contain the usual elements like missions and side quests, but to personalize your RoboCop experience, it will also have dialogue trees and multiple endings.
A big draw for fans of the movie franchise is that Peter Weller will be returning to reprise his role as RoboCop both in voice and likeness. But, RoboCop: Rogue City isn’t aiming to only please longtime fans of the franchise, this game has plenty about it that can appeal to those who are just discovering RoboCop for the first time. Check out this hands-on preview that gives ten minutes of RoboCop: Rogue City gameplay.
RoboCop: Rogue City is due to release in 2023 on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox X/S.