Prototype 2 for PC delayed to July 24

Windows version of open-world action game will debut three months after Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 iterations.

Protoype 2 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will ship on April 24, but gamers eager for the PC version will have to wait three months longer to play the shape-shifting open-world action title.

Prototype 2's PC release date has shape-shifted from April to July.

A post on the game's official Facebook page from developer Radical Entertainment revealed the news but offered little other information. The company did not provide a reason as to why the game was delayed but noted that more details will be shared with the community "soon."

Prototype 2 is the sequel to 2009's well-received open-world action adventure title from Radical Entertainment. It is set in the fictional world of New York Zero and casts players as Sgt. James Heller, an ex-soldier tasked with taking down the protagonist of the original game, Alex Mercer.

For more on the title, check out GameSpot's latest preview of Prototype 2.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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37 comments
zalb213
zalb213

seven days left, i can`t wait

protopaw
protopaw

damn man why do they always do this to us pc gamers???

flashn00b
flashn00b

One would have to admit that Prototype 1 wasn't exactly the most polished ports. Substandard, albeit playable framerates on a system that can play a several multiplats on a smooth 60fps, along with unreasonably quiet audio. I am honestly hoping that the delay is to polish the PC version, though more likely than not, it's probably a bad attempt to stop piracy by trying to make the pirates buy the console versions, but piracy still exists on consoles.

RanY2J
RanY2J

I will not care or support them if they don't want to care or support us.

FuBi2k
FuBi2k

I saw this coming. Just seriously, do not buy Activision games for PC. I guarantee when it comes out in months, it will be badly optimized and full of holes. It's what they always do to their PC titles anymore.

Manji14
Manji14

Oh dear, I guess I'll have to keep digging old games.

BigGreenFruit
BigGreenFruit

This is what happens when you're looking forward to a game made by a big publisher... FFFUUU Activision from now on I'm playing just indie games

KAM10000
KAM10000

@Coldfire Trilogy I mean They said that xbox 2 is Coming. So, Will this Game come to the Latest XBOX 2 ?

amin7224
amin7224

BaD. Ahhhhhhhh... F U Activision .

Arch-Stanton
Arch-Stanton

@s4dn3s5 I didn,t have any bugs or hyper-threading problems on my PC with the original Prototype but this bonus 55 dlc comes accross as lousy corporate scam which dampens my enthuasian for it . (I,ll buy it when it,s in the bargain bin)

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

They already know that it will flop on PC, the first game had a sh1tload of bugs and didn't even support hyperthreading (read: is unplayable and crashes if you try to run it with an hyperthreading cpu), so they really can't count on a solid brand name. Also, coming 2 months later? Then don't even try to sell us a 2 months old game with a 50$ price tag.

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

it's actually relieving. daggerfall and skyrim are too large for anything else in any single day.

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

I'm tired of seeing people justifying EVERYTHING with anti-piracy theories. Maybe the game was delayed because the PC version is harder to polish. After all it has a lot of configurations to play with, PC isn't your usual playbox with a fixed hardware configuration, it could vary a lot. Please, stop with the piracy subject already, before even the world hunger and natural changes becomes consequence of piracy too.

Jane_22
Jane_22

omg how am i gonna sleep at nights... big f deal i will get it for pc anyway so you can delay it as much as you want, ill just play other games! isnt that simple.

makryu
makryu

who the hell plays games at launch anyway? Most often than not they're quite buggy, not to mention that nowadays for every good title delayed there another waiting for your money.

ColdExistence
ColdExistence

@Lord_Straffan If they expect pirates to buy it on a console instead of pirating it for PC, they're sadly mistaken. They'll either wait for the PC version to come out, or pirate it for the 360.

XanderZane
XanderZane

I'll be getting the XBox 360 version. Probably after the PC version is released. No big deal for me. I'm surprised they are even making a PC version. How well did the first one sell on the PC?

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

@KAM10000 Xbox 2 IS the Xbox360 ....? It already exists...

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

@dragon_rule87 PC users typically just lose interest when they pull crap like this. Then 7 months later its on sale for 5$ anyway lol.

DeadrisingX1
DeadrisingX1

I'm good with Prototype for now... so it's not too much of a problem for me.

dragon_rule87
dragon_rule87

Wow that sucks for PC games. Good thing im getting it on PS3. So i dont have to wait for another 3 months.

supertom221
supertom221

F*** you Activision. F***. YOU. F***.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

This could be good for the game and if anyone is waiting for this game on the PC and it will be a bit more polished for you guys as well.

kos_maverik
kos_maverik

I thought it was December 20.. well thats OK :)

megakick
megakick

Cosole trash? Most games are made for the console in mind except for RTS and MMORPG.

Alpr1010
Alpr1010

nooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Well maybe that's a good thing, depending on if these other games coming out in the next few months turn out good.

moonlightwolf01
moonlightwolf01

well if if the PC version comes with DX11 support and better graphics all round then I guess the delay might be justified, if not then I doubt I'll get it on release.

Lord_Straffan
Lord_Straffan

I can provide a reason to why they delayed it for PC release. PC piracy is far worse than console piracy so they decided to wait to cash in on that market.

billlabowski
billlabowski

Meh. Consolized trash anyways. Not looking forward to it, didn't even know it was coming out. The first one sucked and I'm sure this one will be no different. Plus if a console developer has to wait 3 extra months to port it to PC then you know it's going to launch with issues. Why bother, better PC games coming out anyways.

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

im glad im not a pc gamer, because that would have made me really that it has this big delayed

KAM10000
KAM10000

Awesome. Can't Wait. But, Is it Releasing on the new Consoles XBOX 2 & PS4 ???

guildclaws
guildclaws

July 24??? damn, looks like i'm gonna get the 360 version oh and First!