Midnight Club stalls again

Rockstar 360, PS3, and PSP racer won't brake for announced September release date, blows straight past into October.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles is stuck in the garage for another month. Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar San Diego's anticipated Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 street racer has been pushed back again, this time to early October. Rockstar London's spin-off for the PSP, Midnight Club: LA Remix, has also slipped a month.

Originally set to launch earlier this year, the game was delayed in March and later given a September 9 release date. Take-Two explained that the postponed launch was "to leverage the retail strength leading to the key holiday-selling season, and in order to provide some distance from the release of Grand Theft Auto IV." No reason was given for today's delay.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles features an open world planned to be nearly three times the size of Midnight Club: Dub Edition and full of actual LA landmarks. Keeping faithful to the series, it will also sport customizable licensed cars and tuner parts including rims, tires, and spoilers.

All three editions of Midnight Club are now expected to arrive in North American stores on October 7, with European launches set for October 10.

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Discussion

97 comments
yaygamesyay
yaygamesyay

i dont really mind about the wait, at the end of the day it means there is more time for them to check everything is right with the game and make some extra tweaks. it just means it's going to be better

Bim-23k
Bim-23k

MAn dis is messed up!! More disappointment..this game better be worth the wait...

La_Rhonda
La_Rhonda

Hell with this many delays this game better be 99% perfect/ error free.

shawnomac
shawnomac

That;s very disappointing but it is only a month. I'm a MASSIVE fan of MC but I don't think these new set of Screens don't look that fantastic. Hope they tie it up before release.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Well nothing's wrong with delaying a game to add those final extra touches. However, from the way the article makes it sound the reason for a 3rd delay was never explained by RockStar. Hmm, strange? Frankly, I'd be pissed if they where just delaying it for the hell of it--especially if the game really would actually be completed by the Sept. timeframe.

babyblue2525
babyblue2525

It's worth the wait if they make it great!!!

tefdesign
tefdesign

cooldude03.. Couldn't agree more.

cooldude03
cooldude03

I'll say it again all developers should take all the time they need in order to release an awesome and complete game. This should be a great racer.

sdkingsht
sdkingsht

DUB edition was one of my two favorite street racers of all time (along with NFS Most Wanted). so being a fan of the last game and being from san diego and living in los angeles i will definitely have to check this one out.

Ad-2cool4u
Ad-2cool4u

I think I'll check this one out :)

headhunter16
headhunter16

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headhunter16

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graffiti_kid
graffiti_kid

the old nid night club wuz wicked i hope des ones better

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

earlthecannibal who still plays consoles anyways? --------------------- Dumbest comment ever made in the history of Gamespot.

CVM_123
CVM_123

probably to make it more awesome

videogameking26
videogameking26

I waited this long so I can wait a little longer, I love the series so will buy it when it releases no matter what.

mixcal
mixcal

These pre-release dates are so unpredictable... I wonder if RE5 will be pushed back as well even though the date for it fits nicely 5-5-09 =P

Raztix
Raztix

@earlthecannibal You know you lying, I am a hardcore PC gamer been doing it since Wolfenstein 3D. PC is just majorly flooded with RPG's and FPS's not that it is a bad thing but console games can do it just as well. earlthecannibal @bobo3682 --You could name any console game and i could name (in the same category)at least 3 better games on the Pc..let me know when you feel like losing....

DaClint91
DaClint91

delays have been worth it so far (see GTA IV).

coold_steam
coold_steam

lol i know this is strange but we have had enough of cars

itwiz90
itwiz90

Good things come to those who wait.

Lexxzilla
Lexxzilla

@earlthecannibal, why did you even bother to comment on this page?

War_Martyr
War_Martyr

Just about the only dev team who can delay a game and I won't be pissed about it. These guys are all about quality, people.

earlthecannibal
earlthecannibal

@bobo3682 --You could name any console game and i could name (in the same category)at least 3 better games on the Pc..let me know when you feel like losing....

1uP_OnYou
1uP_OnYou

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zeeshan810
zeeshan810

Yea.. We want to play better Midnight Club in GGGREAT GRAPHICS** RockstarGames take your time... :D ROCKSTARGAMES RULEZ :D

detroithardcore
detroithardcore

I would rather have them delay it, than release a sub-par Midnight Club.

CVM_123
CVM_123

it really looks awesome but too bad is gonna get another delay.

bobo3682
bobo3682

earlthecannibal - what is there to play on pcs anymore?

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

oh come on another delay. oh well. i know this game is going to be worth the wait.

donsocko
donsocko

im gonna cry now...in fact im gonna kill someone...i love street racing games and this is the best of all...and the only one left...pro street sucks, driving a pagani zonda in a crappy track its a terrible experience...and juiced 2 its pretty dull...so as the other guy said...keep playin 3 and now im gonna take my zonda to a real street race throughout tokyo...

earlthecannibal
earlthecannibal

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CY4N1D3_625
CY4N1D3_625

This game looks like a page out of NFSMW. Not saying that's a bad thing...I like running from cops in a Shelby.

tonicmole
tonicmole

Actually a delay in a game never means we'll make it better. It means it's broken and we'll probably release it half fixed. Delays never result in a good game. It usually results in a partially broken game that will have to be "patched" later. Never by that whole, "if you give us more time we'll make the game better." It's never true. A good developer does not announce a release date until they know it's gonna be done. GTA 4 should have had a lot more content for the amount of time they were given. No car customization, a handful of mini games, and the same repeated mission 200 times does not make a 10.

nspeedrace
nspeedrace

kweebi think its time to upgrade!

kweeni
kweeni

i dont have a ps3 or 360 so hope the psp version wont suck

acsam12304
acsam12304

Well a game delay most of the time means ." working on the game to make it better and funner"

pourya_ahmadian
pourya_ahmadian

ok;maybe that is good for us;more time and more fun; (WE ARE THE BEST AND WILL BE)

Smeeze
Smeeze

They need to keep it longer so they can make very great

siLVURcross
siLVURcross

I'll just play 3 till it gets released.

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

If this get's delayed again. I'd be concerned that it might cancelled.

9th_SolBadguy
9th_SolBadguy

As long as this game sticks to the other MCs before it waiting a month more for this one wont be a problem

peetowser
peetowser

So no downloadable content for GTA4 and they push back Midnight Club?? Are they on summer vacation or what??

Razzi65
Razzi65

last one was too good... coooooooll music there was...

ndrewn
ndrewn

So many good memories with the last one. Hurry Up Rockstar!!