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."