Grand strategy title Total War: Three Kingdoms has been delayed until May 23. Developer Creative Assembly made the announcement today, saying that although the game "is looking really good" it wants "to make sure it’s great".
"With Three Kingdoms, we set out to create a new level of complexity. As such, we need a little more time to make sure these systems deliver as intended and give you the Total War experience you’ve waited so patiently for. ", the post continues.
The extra time will also go into squashing some bugs that might be a bit harder to notice, work on the localisation and general polish.
Existing Total War: Three Kingdoms pre-orders shouldn't be affected in any way, aside from the belated release date. Similarly, the upcoming Total War: Warhammer II DLC won't suffer because of this delay, but we do know that it will now launch before Three Kingdoms.
For our (early) thoughts on Total War's first foray into Ancient China, give our Total War: Three Kingdoms preview a read.