Bioshock 2 delayed till 2010, other Take-Two titles follow
Today has been all about games delaying till next year it seems with Take-Two announcing several titles joining the new trend. Originally scheduled for a release in November of this year, Bioshock 2 has now been granted by Take-Two a new release window of January-June 2010.
Other titles also delayed till 2010 are Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3 which will be sadly missed from the shelves later this year.
And in a mirror to Heavy Rain, Take-Two CEO Ben Feder said at the company’s conference that the delay will affect all supported formats and it will help them financially by releasing outside of the competitive Christmas season. Ben explains further on the delay:
The decision to shift a release date is never an easy one, especially with a product as highly anticipated as BioShock 2. We felt that it was essential to invest the additional time to ensure that this title will deliver what its fans expect and deserve.
It’s worth noting that these titles are scheduled for their new fiscal year which starts in November of this year, although it is unlikely the games will still release before the end of the calendar year.
Could we be seeing more games going the same way? Is this the start of a big change in the game industry and will it go about something similar to the way the movie industry is now? In a way we hope so as it gives us all more time to enjoy every game and also as writers it makes the holiday season a little easier with less game reviews and news to cover all at once.