It's been a little while now since we heard anything about the status of AEW: Fight Forever, despite suggestions throughout 2022 that the game was likely going to release at some point during that year.
It's since been officially delayed to 2023, but has still been getting a bit of attention lately because of multiple AEW representatives advising that it was basically finished and ready to go. However, THQ Nordic community manager "Zyddie" has stepped in to clarify a few things - including that it's not quite ready just yet.
“The game is in a good state. And as soon as we do launch it, I think people will be happy. Then everybody will just forget about all the other stuff, and everybody will be happy and enjoy it. And that’s what I’ve been trying to explain to people - development can already be sorted and stuff, but that doesn’t mean the game is done."
"All three houses, Yuke’s, THQ Nordic, and AEW, we’re taking our time; we want to do this the best we can. We make sure it goes through a long QA process, a long submission process."
"All these things and people are instantly like, oh, but we want the game now. It’s like, yeah, but you can’t have both. You can’t have a game that’s out right away and then have a good game. There’s only one of those things that actually matter that works and that matters. And for me, it’s a good game. I would always rather have a game that takes its time, and it’s good."
The finish line hasn't been crossed just yet, then, but it sounds like we're getting there. There are even still rumours that the game might launch as part of Xbox Game Pass, despite AEW suggesting otherwise back in November of 2022.
We'll let you know when we get more details on this one, but in the meantime here are some recent clips: