The delay of shooter game Insurgency: Sandstorm was announced just a couple of days before its official release, a seemingly last-minute decision based on community feedback that wasn't all positive. Despite the delay, I can't help feel that some of the damage may have already been done. Here's why.
Insurgency has always been somewhat of an outlier in the over-saturated shooter market. Its focus on tactical gameplay over the generic, perhaps more simplistic, shooter gameplay mechanics meant that it alienated those who strongly preferred the latter.