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Reason Why AEW Fight Forever Still Doesn’t Have A Release Date Revealed

What is going on with AEW Fight Forever?

All Elite Wrestling announced their first-ever console video game back in November 2020. While fans have been very eager to get their hands on what is now known as AEW Fight Forever, several hurdles and obstacles have delayed the game’s overall development and eventual release date.

AEW Fight Forever was internally expected to be released in September 2022 before the date was shifted to November. Despite Kenny Omega’s hopes for the game to see a release date in 2022, the game eventually was moved into 2023 with a February release window. Unfortunately, February no longer looks to be on the table either.

So what exactly has been happening as of late behind the scenes to cause this game’s release date announcement to be continuously delayed?

Back in November, THQ Nordic and All Elite Wrestling released a new trailer for the video game the weekend of AEW Full Gear, which pegged the game with a Teen rating. The only problem with that is that the game wasn’t officially rated Teen at the time of this announcement.

The ESRB website has yet to list an official rating for AEW Fight Forever; this is due to the fact that previous versions of the game submitted to the ESRB did not get the desired result that All Elite Wrestling and THQ Nordic were hoping for.

A source close to the situation has confirmed that there have been some issues regarding the rating for AEW Fight Forever, which has delayed an announcement of a release date for the game. Other sources have told me in recent weeks the amount of blood and gore in AEW Fight Forever prevented the game from achieving a Teen rating on multiple occasions.

On the bright side, those close to the game are confident with where things are now, as the game has once again been resubmitted to the ESRB recently after multiple back-and-forths on it. As for what the specific issues were with the ESRB, the source didn’t detail what needed to be addressed. Despite that, they did say that everyone is feeling pretty confident that the issues are resolved, but they won’t know for sure until it officially comes back.

With WWE 2K23 now announced for March 17 and Fight Forever likely losing its February release window, it appears the game will fall even further into 2023 than the company originally intended.

If you look at the recent history of planned release date windows for this game, they have all fallen around the time to coincide with one of All Elite Wrestling’s pay-per-view events. A new potential release window that could coincide with Double or Nothing in May is now seemingly on the table.

READ MORE: Watch: New Trailer For AEW Fight Forever

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