Friday, May 18, 2007

Major game titles delayed, bad news for Sony, slightly bad for Microsoft

Tying in nicely to the concerns I raised earlier about Sony potentially not meeting hardward forecasts and how the downward spiral may be accelerated by game developers not jumping to the pump is this news item about delays affecting the two most awaited PS3 and XOBX360 titles.

Yahoo!: Summer will be 'painfully slow' for gamers

Blockbuster summer films are hitting the big screen, but the two most anticipated video games, Grand Theft Auto IV and Halo 3, aren't due until fall, and many other top-tier titles won't arrive before the holiday shopping season.

I imagine that hardcore gamers who haven't already bought a PS3 still won't feel compelled to run out and get one until they can also buy GTA4.

*UPDATED* edited because one of my astute, hardcore gamer readers pointed out to me that Halo3 will be exclusive to the XBOX360. Ooops!

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1 comment:

Flatland Pastor said...

Exactly how many more ways to shoot, blow up, crash, wreck or annihilate something are left for the game designers to explore?

Maybe things will be slow this summer because the sections of the creativity river in the gaming world are shrinking to a trickle.