The team at Monolith needs some additional time to offer the best possible orc befriending/beheading simulator.
There’s a small problem with early release date reveals. Delays happen and with game development they happen quite often for various reasons. It could have been surprising that with the announcement of the new Middle-Earth game we received a specific release date set for August, but that’s no longer the case.
Monolith aims to deliver “highest quality experience” and because of that the expected release date was moved to October 10th. The game will support Project Scorpio so this might be a hint of when to expect Microsoft’s new console.