Q1 games to slip further into 2010 - Ubisoft CEO
Yves Guillemot says "some publishers" will likely move releases out of "crazy" first quarter, does not name names.
The past few months have seen 2009's once-dense game herd drastically thinned by the delays of MAG, Starcraft II, Singularity, BioShock 2, Mafia II, Red Dead Redemption, Bayonetta, Dead to Rights: Retribution, Dark Void, and now Super Mario Galaxy 2 into next year. Now, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot is saying 2010 itself is becoming overcrowded.
"Well, we now have a situation where there are a lot of good games due for release in the first half of next year, but I think some publishers will move again," Guillemot told British Magazine MCV. "The first quarter of 2010 is looking pretty crazy. So I expect some movement from the other players--some of those delayed games will be moved again.”
Guillemot knows a thing or two about high-profile delays. Four of his company's top 2009 releases--Red Steel 2, I Am Alive, Splinter Cell: Conviction, and the next Ghost Recon--were moved into 2010. And although he didn't address the prospect of his own company's games being pushed back further, he did explain why one--the long-awaited Conviction--didn't make this year's cut.
"The game itself still would have been good, even a great game. But we want it to be an excellent game, because the other games coming out are getting better all the time," explained the executive. "So we said: why not? If we can delay it and benefit then that's a good thing. Plus there are loads of great games coming out this side of Christmas. … But the truth is, Splinter Cell wasn't at the point we wanted."
Resident Evil 2 Getting Free DLC Mode - GS News Update Resident Evil 2 - Claire Redfield 2nd Run Opening 10 Minutes Mortal Kombat 11's Kosmetics Look Incredible - All Intros, Victories, And Skins So Far. Fortnite Update Adds Sneaky Snowman And More - GS News Update 10 Reasons to Be Excited for Metro Exodus 7 Winter 2019 Anime You Should Be Watching True Detective Season 3 Episode 3 Breakdown "The Big Never" 2019 Oscar Nominees: Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma Up For Awards - GameSpot Universe News Update Dead or Alive 6 - Brand New Gameplay Of Christie, Helena, And So Much More Ghostbusters' Leslie Jones Is Very Unhappy About The Upcoming Sequel - GameSpot Universe News Update Promare - Official Japanese Trailer | Studio Trigger Cuphead Dev Has "Epic" Ideas For Next Game - GS News Update
Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org