With only 41 days to go, Company of Heroes iPad is still due to launch “this year”20 Nov 2019 0
I’ll be honest, it’s a bit of a slow week here at PT towers, so I’m in one of my ‘let’s just throw stuff out there and see what happens’ moods. Feral Interactive just put out another tweet regarding Company of Heroes’ iPad port, reiterating that the game will still be releasing this year:
In Company of Heroes for iPad, the Tactical Map has been enhanced with additional detail: munitions, fuel and manpower stats. Tapping any unit displays their type, health, and squad numbers.— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) November 20, 2019
Company of Heroes deploys to iPad this year. pic.twitter.com/FDqSSCPhYu
As you’ll note, the tweet was actually about how the tactical map has been enhanced, but we’re more concerned about their release promises. Let’s break it down, because we can:
- There are 41 days in total between now and December 31st.
- Only 27 of them are actually ‘working’ days, minus a few more to account for Christmas etc.
- Games tend to release on a Thursday - there are only six left including tomorrow.
What this tells us is that it’s unreasonably close to Christmas and I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet. Also, that we can probably expect Company of Heroes iPad to launch within the next couple of weeks, assuming they plan to stick to their promise.
Mobile gaming is in a bit of a weird place right now so there is a sense that you can throw the rulebook out the window, but generally game companies want to avoid releasing games too close to Christmas, or at least over Christmas. That didn't stop Aspyr dropping Civilization 6 on iPad very late in the year, mind. We had to review after we came back in January. It really depends how much one cares about being featured on 'Best of 2019' lists etc.
Crap, that reminds me. I’ve got to start working on that as well. What’s come out this year, again?