Lair grounded until September 4

Quality assurance issues delay Factor 5's aerial dragon battler until early next month.

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Well, that didn't take long. Last week, associate producer Ryan Hamlyn updated Sony's PlayStation.blog with news that Factor 5's dragon-dueling action game Lair was on track to meet its projected August 14 release date, going so far as to say the game was a done deal and had been shipped to manufacturers.

Today, Hamlyn returned to PlayStation.blog with slightly less enthused news. It turns out all systems are in fact not go on Lair, and the game's release has been bumped back three weeks to September 4. As cause for Lair's flight being grounded, Hayden fingered an "extra step in QA testing to enhance the community features in the game." Apparently, unforeseen challenges arose while finalizing the offline game to include online features such as leaderboards and medal systems.

Available exclusively for the PlayStation 3, Lair is rated T for Teen. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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