Mighty No 9 on PS4 Might Sell Even Less than Expected

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Mighty No 9 is the perfect example of how crowdfunding can go horribly wrong. The game for PS4, Xbox One, and other platforms is delayed until Spring 2016.

Mighty No 9 on PS4 Might Sell Even Less than Expected Clapway

Mighty No 9 Realistic Launch Date Delayed to Spring of 2016

This is the third time the game is delayed. Mighty No 9, developed by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, started out as a campaign on Kickstarter in 2013. Almost three years later, the game is still having major setbacks. The game was supposed to launch in April 2015, but it looks like it was too ambitious of a goal.

The game is supposed to be a successor to Mega Man and raised $3,845,710 on the crowdfunding platform. The developer claims that the main reason for the delay is the game’s multiplayer mode, which has been giving the team a lot of grief. Inafune noted that it happened as a result of a miscalculation on their part. The game’s latest release date was just a few weeks from today, but it looks like the issues were too big to fix in time.

Kickstarter is the Main Platform for Video Game Crowdfunding

This kind of misfortune brings a lot of negative rap to video games and other media crowdfunded. This project wasn’t started by just anyone, and if they can’t deliver, it gives other teams a bad name. Will sales of this game be affected once it hits the market? Possibly. The fact that Inafune attached absolutely no justification other than ‘miscalculations’, the issues could be a lot bigger than expected.

Mighty No 9 Will Be Available for PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

The people who helped fund this project have been waiting for this game to come out for more than eight months. They could be disenchanted with this experience to the point that they might not help fund another video game in the future. There’s been no word about additional perks, but it’s possible that Inafune and his team are adding some goodies to the game as an apology and a thank you to the passionate fans of the game and Mega Man. Hopefully this is the last delay they will have to announce, and the public can get their hands on the game in the Spring of 2016.