The turbulent development of AFL Evolution 2 has extended to yet another delay, finally pushing it beyond the 2019 season; yet bizarrely, developer Wicked Witch insists it will still be released this year, rather than aligning itself with the 2020 AFL season.
AFL Evolution 2 will now launch “likely” launch in November or December 2019, well after the 2019 Grand Final on the last weekend in September, but long before Round 1 2020, leaving it stuck in no man’s land.
The game has already suffered several delays, the last owing to its sudden switch to Unreal Engine 4 around halfway through the season, at which point it looked long odds to make the 2019 finals.
Seeing how it will launch between seasons, when cricket and tennis rule the airwaves, anyone who purchases the game between its pre-Christmas launch and early into the 2020 season will receive an update with the 2020 AFL fixture and squads for no additional cost.
Considering its history of delays, and current inopportune release window, we wouldn’t rule out another delay until March 2020. Unless there is a contractual obligation to release it this year, the only thing we can see holding that back is “coming 2019” consistently anchoring its marketing to date.
AFL Evolution 2 is heading to PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC in late 2019, probably.