Haze release date gets fuzzy

Ubisoft confirms that Free Radical's next first-person shooter has been pushed back past March.

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While one might think a new first-person shooter from a development team with TimeSplitters and the Nintendo 64 GoldenEye 007 would have high visibility, there's an appropriately impenetrable fog surrounding the development of Free Radical's Haze. Little has been heard of the Ubisoft-published shooter after it was introduced at last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo with an early 2007 expected release date.

Ubisoft today gave an update on the game in its quarterly financial filing, but the news won't be welcome to those who had been eagerly anticipating Haze. The publisher announced that the shooter has slipped out of the original release window and into its next fiscal year (April 1, 2007-March 31, 2008).

Set in the not-too-distant future, the game puts players in the boots of a soldier in a well-funded privatized army run by the Mantel Corporation. Haze opens with players sent to put down a rebel faction in a South American country, but Ubisoft says "things quickly begin to look a little strange."

Discussion

89 comments
seanbrandowen
seanbrandowen

Halo eat your heart out, haze is almost here

bobthegoat2001
bobthegoat2001

The're probably having trouble getting it to work on the PS3 correctly. Or maybe they're hesitating on even releasing it on the PS3 exclusively, since they won't get any money out of it. I don't blame them, why put a game out on the system with about half the global sales of the 360.

Kobe720
Kobe720

hopefully its a damn near great game with all this time they've been given

21121
21121

only just spotted this game, and its looking awesome ^^ shame we're gonna have to wait a while though i guess :(

donlphi
donlphi

I imagine they are pushing it back because it sucks compared to the current first person shooters and they are redoing some things. It's going to be tough for them to even come close to COD4 as far as playability and intuitive controls. If it were just "bugs" they were concerned about they would have released it last year. Whenever you get a release date pushed back it means there is some quality control happening.

god_killer65
god_killer65

y dont they just release now!!! everyone's beggin for it!

ss3zolo
ss3zolo

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS_sony-4-life
PS_sony-4-life

ShaoFly is ****** RIGHT! I need HAZE To! Ubisoft,no offense, Gimme My CRACK B1TCHES!!!!

usmannaseer
usmannaseer

another game delayed......i hav no new games to play on both Ps3 or 360...this sucks..........

ShaoFly
ShaoFly

i hope turok is good

ShaoFly
ShaoFly

**** A......................such **** **** **** delete my acount if you want for swearing but i dont care, this is ****......i need haze. **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** **** ****

mad_tyger
mad_tyger

This was posted Jan 23, 2007, a full year ago . . .

viperhellfire
viperhellfire

D*** now i don't have anything to play till SSBB comes out.

jrco666
jrco666

Man every time the release date gets near they push the game back!! Sick and tired of the delay. Though honestly if its being delayed to remove the bug that causes the unexplained freezing in recent Ubisoft games then I can understand. Assassin's Creed wasn't the only game of Ubisoft's to freeze for no reason this year.

LatusItani
LatusItani

Grr, Im only a little pissed at this, I want my Haze! I suppose they pushed it back for a good reason, yeah, but everyone who had this on thieir wish list is gonna be downtrodden.

TheGecKOo
TheGecKOo

Muther F#$! MGS4 will be out before we get to even see this game hell maybe even HoMe You just gotta love videogames!!!!

grandterra
grandterra

ahh at least it not as bad as square-enix have been in the past. only 1 year delay FF12 was delayed for god knows how long i can wait for what looks to be an brilliant game.

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

So this will push GT5 back to the 2011-2012 timeframe :lol: If it were not for the delays we would have no GAME news to talk about. After a few more delays the storyline will go from being "set in the not too distant furture" to being set in the "present"

learyan21
learyan21

hahah that sucks! delayed!!! im not getting the game anymore T_T might just release it to 360 and PC because killzone will be on 2008 too ! i cant play both games online bhee!!!!! 60$................................

skazzbag
skazzbag

Is it canceled on PC, because they said it was.

oumir
oumir

the nectar feature looks and sounds really cool! hint: don't overdose.

Omega_Thirteen
Omega_Thirteen

Looks great, love the trailer. Nails the feel-good company propoganda advert for Mantel. Still not sure whats going to happen, but despite this i know i wants to play it. Free Radical have never dissappointed me in the past. Bring it on!! :D

ancoulon
ancoulon

cant wait till it comes out

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

Sydwynder "Is this game going to have that bad cartoon look to it like all the Timesplitters games? Pass." Looking at the game screenshots I'd wager not.

09n
09n

Timesplitters was the most fun i had with a video game for some years, looking forwards to this. Shame its going to be late but I have enough to occupy myself untill then. Like work, dratted work....

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

Is this game going to have that bad cartoon look to it like all the Timesplitters games? Pass

ashitaka_hamana
ashitaka_hamana

Some of you do not seem to understand...that fiscal comment was just stating that the game is under development still since it is already being filed for the next fiscal year...so we may even see the game by early summer, there is just no data, and we just know that the game is being worked on still... ...Reading up on developer interviews, the team seemed to have trouble deciding the story and the cool little gimmicks for the game design, so I think that is why we get the HUSH HUSH attitude...

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

As long as they will release it some day, it's all good.

Irve
Irve

hopefully a step up from Future perfect

PositiveFlow
PositiveFlow

e1337prodigy "They must be to busy working on GRAW 2 and all those pointless Tom Clancy releases every 6 months. Or they don't want to release it until all the Crysis hype has dissappeared and see how crysis does in the charts." Ubisoft isn't developing Ghost Recon....Red Storm is. Ubisoft is just publishing it. And calling Tom Clancy games pointless, have you played Rainbow Six Vegas? Finally, Crysis is only on PC, so that wouldn't affect console sales whatsoever.My guess is that Free Radical just doesn't want to rush it until the game is where they want it to be. The trailer for it was pretty impressive, so I'm all for them releasing it when it's finished.

e1337prodigy
e1337prodigy

They must be to busy working on GRAW 2 :( and all those pointless Tom Clancy releases every 6 months. Or they don't want to release it until all the Crysis hype has dissappeared and see how crysis does in the charts.

insane_metalist
insane_metalist

damn 2008 this sux i was really looking forward to buy this game as soon as it comes out.

Glordit
Glordit

O-M-W! !! Why!? Wait a sec... yea! this could work! okay! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Im gonna die! I want haze! \ But! This gives me moretime to finnish other games :P

ElectrolightSH
ElectrolightSH

I am really looking forward to playing this game and I'm sure the wait will be worth it.

PowerCharged
PowerCharged

wow ubisoft. i can already see it. haze the next duke nukem/ stalker.

aRE-you-AFraid
aRE-you-AFraid

NOOOOOO, I was so excited to try this out, especially because I love the Timesplitters series.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

This game seems cool and bunny killing business is back!

DarqFlare
DarqFlare

I'd rather it be pushed back then released buggy...

dreamer77dd
dreamer77dd

i don't mined if they take there time then them rushing and making a piece of crap for us to buy and be disapointed in it. Maybe they will add multi core functionality and direct 10 capabilities. Maybe they are will to throw more oney at this seeing as it could be a great idea. who knows whats going on in there heads.

terdoo
terdoo

NOOOO!!! I...please release a demo before it comes out at least!!

gamenux
gamenux

I would give them a little more time but plz not forever. At least before end of 2007.

daniel8501
daniel8501

That sucks. I was looking forward to Haze.

shasam712
shasam712

Ahhh man. Being a huge TS2 neeeerrrrd, I really want this to come sooner rather than later. At the same time, I know what it's like. Take you time, get the best out of it.