Prototype pushed to 2009

Radical and Sierra "need more time" to deliver on open-world action game's potential.

Sometimes prototypes don't work quite as well as envisioned. Sometimes they just need a bit more work before they're ready for production.

A representative with Sierra Entertainment today confirmed that to be the case with the company's upcoming open-world action game Prototype. Originally set for release on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC this fall, the game has been bumped to a nonspecific 2009 release date.

"Since its announcement, Prototype has been regarded by many as groundbreaking and taking the open-world genre in new directions, and in the simplest explanation possible, we need more time to deliver the game the team initially set out to create," the representative said.

Developed by Radical Entertainment (the studio behind The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction and Scarface: The World is Yours), Prototype casts players as a genetically altered shape-shifter tearing a path of destruction through New York City. Along the way, gamers try to discover who they are and what's behind their mutations, all while fighting off an assortment of military and mutant adversaries.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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jets78
jets78

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jets78
jets78

WELL EVERY BODY THERES ALWAYS MK VS DC UNIVERSE OR RESISTANCE 2 OR GEARS OF WAR2 OR CALL OF DUTY5 OR IN FEBRUARY 4TH KILLZONE 2 YES!

jets78
jets78

THIS GAME IS COMING OUT IN JUNE OF 09 LOOKS GOOD BUT FROM THE CREATORS OF A HULK GAME OH NO WILL RENT IT FIRST

FearBoo
FearBoo

on GameTrailers it says Q1 2009

gangsterjc
gangsterjc

Leat i have more time to get other block busters then

macmert
macmert

Gamespot doesnt bother to update...

1Slide5
1Slide5

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lachie_d
lachie_d

One of the best looking games around at the moment... More than happy to wait for what looks like one hell of a gameing expirence!

Dark-X-
Dark-X-

we know we have to wait, and itll be better that way, but were just sad that its being pushed back cos it dosent work good.. :'( T_T D:

DarqKiller
DarqKiller

guys, wouldyou rather wait and get a better game or have them rush it out and have a half-finished game? besides, we have alot of other games to play in the mean time.

Jkouw
Jkouw

This game will be amazing. but im a little scared to see what the system requirements will be for this game.

Lexaeus775
Lexaeus775

man that's jakced up that there's a delay, but jst about every game is delayed these days so...i mean, wut can u do but wait?

WarSpartian
WarSpartian

if they thought they would need more time to get the game finished, they could of a least waited a few more months to tell everyone about it!

nunoisbigboss
nunoisbigboss

the longer the wait the better the game, ill be busy wit other games till this comes out

CapoStatus2009
CapoStatus2009

It does suck that t's getting pushed back, but its probably for the better. Look at GTA IV, it got pushed back but when it came out, it was worth the wait. I hope it's the same in this case as well

spencdiamonds
spencdiamonds

That sucks delayed! hopefully early Q1 like Jan-Feb release

cthulhu_666
cthulhu_666

i was really looking forward to it this fall, but I guess I can wait a few more months. Once I'm in scholl I'll most likely forget about it for several months

aBathingApe_
aBathingApe_

Perhaps they'll add back in the online that they took out of the game now that it's been delayed almost a year. Probably not though, it is Sierra after all.

graavigala
graavigala

Its actualy good that they did this. Ofcourse i would have wanted to play this game sooner but if it isnt finished then they need to just make it as long as it needs. i raise my hat to them for the right thing!

skywalkerforce
skywalkerforce

That does suck that the game is getting pushed back but it is for the best. I agree with Avals about not rushing so the game can be what everyone is hoping for because im tired of being disappointed in games that people put too much hype into. So all-in-all good move on Radical Entertainment.

Avals
Avals

Better than rush it to a crap game..

Alpha_Wolf_86
Alpha_Wolf_86

Great move by the makers to extend the production of the game. I don't need another Spider-Man 3 experience (movie and game) where it was rushed for the release date. TAKE ALL THE TIME YOU NEED.

heeelllooo
heeelllooo

YOU **** SUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And maybe if they push it back they know how popular it is going to be so they might put a demo out and they damn well better

WJCJ
WJCJ

This sucks

isbul_toxic
isbul_toxic

So,When thiz game will be release?? Huh! i hope Sierra will be finishing 4 this game quickly,cuz I can't wait for a long time.. thax b4 sierra

stinkyfriend
stinkyfriend

well im sure itll be worth the wait who knows what eles they can wiggle in to it and more creatures and stuff this game is gonna rule all others i heard its some crazy stuff in this game cant wait for 09

RonTorque
RonTorque

Hope when it comes out to be optimized well.

PhoenixVenom
PhoenixVenom

if the delay makes it better then all the better, but if they arent using the times to make it better than whats the point

Avals
Avals

Yea..make it better than rush it out..

Patous
Patous

I agree with Dryker. Though it pains me to have to wait longer for this seemingly awesome game (just as we all had to have GTA 4 delayed over and over again, but with great results) they may have seen areas of improvement and hey...better for us, right?

GrimLesh
GrimLesh

Wow this is lame. Hopefully its worth it.

Dryker
Dryker

After seeing what GTA brought to the table, I'm sure they saw alot of improvements they could implement. I find this news encouraging. There are already a slew of must-buys coming this year and I'll be playing GTA's open world for months to come.

Filaki
Filaki

when was the last time a game came out on time?

demi_veritaz
demi_veritaz

This sh!t sucks, I've been looking forward to this game being there for those hard winter months stuck inside for hours on end. Oh well, it's better than them half assing the game for the holiday rush, it shows they care more about quality than pumping out a game designed only to make money.

Gloveman08
Gloveman08

that is really, really not tight.

alex13echo
alex13echo

If it needs more time, then they can take all the time they need to finish it. Perfection is a long process.

-Gray_Fox-
-Gray_Fox-

it's not about getting a buggy game or not , it's about getting a better and bigger game! I'd rather wait for it to be better and bigger than being cut!

dual_barrel
dual_barrel

it's simple, they're scared of GTA IV's success, both being sand box and want their game to stand out, which is why the delay!

stinkyfriend
stinkyfriend

man oh well hopefully itll come out begining of 09

cdo1536
cdo1536

alberto2045 "omg that game looked so not worth playing" Are you on crack!? This game looks awsome. The only bad thing I could think of from what I have seen would be the smash the head into the body kill animation for the claw hands (come on they are claws not muscle hands, dumb idea on that kill animation). I read about ppl saying stuff like "I would rather they push it back than get a buggy game"... Almost all the games I play have some bugs in them, and they don't really ruin the game. So no, I would rather play a playable version of the game with a little hitch every now and then! >.

Nshadow23
Nshadow23

This sucks, I wanted to get it this year.

Sunrie
Sunrie

They say when they expect it, not when it will be for sure. I'd rather them push things back and get a better experience

ACC_Kokain
ACC_Kokain

god damnit..id rather developers not say when a game is going to be released than set up a time and keep delaying it. ahh well..now we wait.

ctg867
ctg867

*Frowney face* Realizes that IMO, better looking inFamous is still on track for this year. Wootness. Still happy.