Singularity wormholes its way to 2010
Quoting the behemoth that is Modern Warfare 2 as the culprit, Activision have decided to give the new time-bending IP some breathing space in fear of it being completely ignored this holiday season.
The period towards the end of the year is known for being a cutthroat and hectic time to release any game in. Vying for people’s attention and money, many games fall victim to launching during the crazy season and end up being categorically brushed aside. An Activision spokesperson explains:
“The level of excitement for Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 coming out of E3 well exceeded our expectations and therefore we have decided to move Raven’s upcoming sci-fi first person action title, Singularity, from 2009 to Q1 2010. We believe that the March quarter will provide a better opportunity to establish the new cutting-edge action IP as a “must-have” title and clears the way for Modern Warfare 2 to dominate this holiday season.”
We might be a bunch of skeptics and cynics, and we’re not saying games don’t get bumped to a different release window due to other similar titles potentially stealing their thunder, but surely if the game is of a high quality and is ready it could battle it out with the big boys this Christmas?
Hopefully the extra time is something Raven Software can put to good use. IfÂ X-Men Origins: Wolverine is anything to go by we’re looking forward to seeing what they can produce with their own IP.