The developers of Black Myth: Wukong have reportedly run into trouble

According to an insider, Game Science is far from ready to release the game by next year.


We're at a point where even a single individual can make games that can look just as good as the ones made by big-time studios. So, when Game Science came forward and announced Black Myth: Wukong, most didn't doubt them any bit. After all, it wouldn't be the first time that a relatively unknown studio wowed audiences with an awesome gameplay trailer and delivered. But, as it turns out, work on Black Myth: Wukong is far from smooth sailing.

Black Myth: Wukong could encourage other smaller developers to be as ambitious as can be, but that's only if it ever comes out.

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u/RealRanton claims to have gotten his hands on insider info about the progress of Wukong's development. He claims that his sources have told him that Game Science barely has anything else to show for the game other than the trailers. The YouTuber explains that all Game Science has right now is one area worthy of coming out and everything else is not ready.

This isn't something that anyone would want to hear from a game expected to come out by May 2023.

According to the Nvidia GeForce Now leak, Black Myth: Wukong will hit store shelves on May 30, 2023. Although that's still almost a year away, an Unreal Engine 5 game that looks better than God of War: Ragnarok should be in the testing phase by now if not close to it. What we have just heard suggests that Black Myth: Wukong won't be coming out in 2023. To make matters worse, some are speculating that Game Science might have bitten off more than it can chew and is struggling to move forward.

The prevalent theory is that Game Science used the initial trailers to secure funding even if they have little clue on how to proceed with the rest of the development.

Upon further digging, we found out that Game Science does not have any experience with making AAA games for multiple platforms. Previously, the company had developed two mobile games that did not see much success outside of China. So, it might be foolish to expect Game Science to have a game like Black Myth: Wukong in 3-4 years.

To put that into context, Santa Monica Studio, a veteran-led studio owned and backed by Sony, spent five years making God of War.

Another source suggests that we'll get a new trailer for Black Myth: Wukong by August 20.

For what it's worth, Black Myth: Wukong looked awesome in its latest trailer from last year where Game Science announced that the game will be using Unreal Engine 5. As one of the first games confirmed to use Unreal Engine 5, we are rooting for Black Myth's success. Hopefully, if the reports are true, Game Science can sort its development timeline out and give audiences a more realistic release window even if it has to delay the game by several months if not years.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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