Friday, August 5, 2011

Releases being pushed back...

It's always disappointing to hear that games are being pushed back. It's even more disappointing to hear it during the Summer, when no games are coming out, and the only games to look forward to could possibly be pushed back. I'm in between on whether or not I like games to be pushed to a later date. On one hand, it will ensure that the game is the best it can possibly be. On the other hand, it may influence if I purchase the game or not. Fortunately, this year is so full of releases that one or two games being pushed isn't the end of the world, and can even be welcomed.

So, the first big push back of the fall is probably not the biggest surprise. The Playstation Vita, at least in the United States, won't be out until early 2012. This doesn't come as a surprise since the date hadn't been confirmed yet anyway, and it needed to be dated early on if it were to release this year. The only problematic issue with pushing the PSV back to 2012 is that Nintendo is going to sweep the market this fall and holiday season in the handheld department. The 3DS recently took a big price drop, making it much more affordable for parents for the holiday season. If they had the choice of another still alive handheld system, at least there would be some competition. Sony is missing on the capitalization of the holidays, and is now under-priced by it's competitor. Hopefully things work out for the amazing piece of hardware though.

The other release being pushed back is Twisted Metal. David Jaffe promises the best game possible, and apparently, they just weren't happy with what they had at this point. With the game originally scheduled to release in two months, its quite upsetting considering how far along they seemed to be on the game. Its not the worst game to be pushed back, since it doesn't have the largest following, but it would have been nice to start the month off with a big title. Now, it seems as if it goes from the God of War Origins Collection, or for the more devoted, the Shadow of the Colossus and Ico collection, straight to Ratchet and Clank All 4 One and Batman Arkham City. That's a pretty big time gap between the two, which will at least let you save money, but still seems kind of void.

See you in 2012...


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