Bandai Namco announced Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2 has been delayed to 2023 for PC via Steam. The PC version was originally planned to release by the end of 2022.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2 was delayed due to the development team fixing lingering issues following the first network test on PC. Another network test will be held on Steam in early 2023.
Here’s the statement released by Bandai Namco:
This is the Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 Steam Operation Team.
We sincerely apologize that we were unable to conduct the network test on the scheduled date in April due to the high server load caused by the heavy access, which made it difficult to connect to the game and prevented the game from being saved properly.
Since then, we have investigated the cause of the problem and taken corrective measures,
and now that we are on schedule to resume the network test, we are preparing to conduct the network test again in early 2023. We apologize again for the long wait, and we will continue to improve the quality of the service based on the feedback we have received from users during this test. We will release more details on the network test schedule and content as they become available.
In addition, the official service start date for the Steam version of Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 will be changed as follows:
- [Before change] Service start date: 2022
- [After change] Service start date: 2023 [planned].
- As soon as an official date is determined, we will announce it again in Steam news.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to those who have been waiting. Our members will make every effort for the official service launch, and we hope that everyone will continue to wait for further news.
Lastly, Mobile Suit Gundam Battle Operation 2 is available now for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.