According to Gametab, some of the most anticipated titles for the 360 are getting delayed: Mass Effect, Bioshock, Eternal Sonata, and Blue Dragon have all had their release dates pushed back to late summer/early fall.
and 3 multiplatforms like shadowrun and darkness/spiderman3? or i forgot something?
ah, Colin McRae Dirt , 2nd racing game.. =)
nice list... not much new games for first half year of 2007:
LP(multi), Crackdown, GRAW2(multi), forza2, C&C(multi), shadowrun(multi), darkness(multi), spiderman3(multi), Colin McRae Dirt(multi).
Wouldn't delaying Forza2 cause it to end up competing against Project Gotham 4? It's probably not in MSs best interest to do that. Obviously they play differently but for me a racing game is a racing game and if they're both out on the market at the same time, I'll probably buy one and wait for the other to come down in price before picking it up.
PC does not compete against consoles the only thing they have in common is that MS is allowing fans on both their formats to play with eachother. Its not like you're not waiting. lol
I'm sure theres hundreds of games i'v never heard of on the PC. Seems like 360 fans will be waiting in style vs what ever you're putting in your PS3.
Not exactly proven wrong. They're just stating that since there's been no set date, there is no delay. The game is still coming out in September, which sucks.
Is gonna try to do what Sony is doing, push their good titles to the fall so there will be more momentum after E3 and TGS.
You may be right.
However, four delayed games from a 360 owner's perspective:
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MS is always trying to do what sony does.
there must be some type of strategy or conspiracy involved...When am I going to have time to play all those games come winter time? Oh you bet a Halo 3 delay will be in there too, I just can't see all of them games coming out around the same dates.
Well back to Zelda Wiiiiiii...
I believe it's a strategy. If I'm the gaming company, i would want my Products to be launch near holiday season, you get extra holiday sales boost. I dont see anything wrong with that, it just mean it's going to be a good 07 holiday :D.
I think MS is doing this as a sales tactic, releasing their "hit" part of this years line up through the fall & winter. An excellent tactic, as the PS3 has no real historical "console selling game" (see God of War, MGS4, Tekken, Twisted Metal type) in the first half of this year, so MS doesn't have to come up with heavy hitters in 1/2 of the year, although it will be curious to see both Lair's (July) then Heavenly Sword (Sept) effect on PS3 console sales, particularly HS, as it could be a huge hit in Asia, especialy & more importantly Japan going into the holiday season.
I also think there is another reason why they might be perfectly willing to stock up on the 2nd half of the year, to allow the dev's more time to polish up their games before some of the bigger Sony titles come out, like MGS4, Killzone 2, Tekken 6.
All in all a smart move by MS! We will have to wait and see what Sony or for that matter Nintendo does!
If its true, I can't really complain--more time to optimize good games the better. Plenty of 'rentals' coming out this summer for me, not to mention a few buys (The Darkness especially and more than likely Overlord and Two Worlds--not to mention I have to buy Spider-man 3 this May as I spent more time on #2 than most other xbox games) even if these are delayed.
Perhaps the loss of 'summer exclusives' might affect some people but I'm still more than likely going to be having a blast with multi-platform as well as console-exclusives.
Too many games,not much money.I hope at least one of this games lunch in the summer.
Forza 2 will hold me over :)
Two Worlds - BIG MAYBE. It is interesting enough to be on my radar, but I expect it will pull a Molyneux (over-reach and under-perform).
to make these pushed back?
i can play gears of war or guitar hero till their dates
I'M KIDDING, I'M KIDDING. I take it back, we have to have a sense of humour once in a while. Its funny cos its NOT true. Anyway.....
I hope they're not deliberately pushing them back just cos they know its slow in the middle of the year. That could backfire on them when there's so many games later it might hurt their sales. I mean, they wouldn't want to come out when GTA4 and Halo 3 come out. Could be a bad move. If they are simply delaying them for more polish then I say go for it. I'd rather play a good game later than a rushed one now.
Might have to sell a kidney close to Christmas.
Every PC game from Xbox straight sucks.
99% of Xbox 360 games require major patching. Things like the Text Issue in Dead Rising will never be fixed. Madden fatigue issue...
lol... Some easy to code for console.
I was just having a piss weak little joke, so there's no need to flame. And if you really have to, don't stand near me, I'm allergic to fire.
Damn and i was really hoping for a real kick ass summer of good ole 360 gaming, ohh well.
LAME!!! Atleast gimme Bioshock!
Hundreds of rumors are not exactly proven wrong but when the rumor is claimed false its a no brainer. Point being they never said anything; Mass Effect could release a year and a half from now or by June we don't know.
If these games come out with in 3 months of each other $60 a game then if your gonna get that $120 helmet halo.
Game play i wanted Mass Effect to come out within the next to months so i could be done or almost done by the time Halo 3 comes out now if they are close then Sh**t wut do i play so little time.
(Also any Ps3 game that will be out Lair/Heavenly Sword) why cant i get paid to do this already.??/
I want to shove "This Is Waiting" down his throat ha ha.
This is actually good news for me, ill be getting my xbox around then so ill have some games to play on it :)
supposed to ship late summer/early fall? Mass Effect is the only one that sounds like it slipped. I wasn't keeping up with Eternal so I can't say if that slipped as well.
no what ms does is limit halo's competition. why do you think Gears dosen't have hardly any of the online bells and whistle's as halo 2
...MS is dumping everything together, a pile-up of titles to face PS3 near the fall, I think their entire hopes are attached only with North America...which, btw, will be owned by PS3 come the launch of HOME in October and not to mention Little Big Plnet around the same time !
who the puck would buy a ps3 for "HOME". I didnt buy my 360 for live i bought it for the GAMES.
Home is a lot like Sims Online... and we all know how that did.
I was getting alot of flack from the wife for all the money I was planning to spend in the next 2 - 3 months on games. Close to $400.00. If they push this stuff back a few weeks it will help me work this over with my KITTY CHI.
My wife is getting annoyed by my game spending as well... it's funny how I get more use out of a $60 game than she does a pair of $120 shoes.
Its OK there are still way more great titles for the 360 then the PS3 Iwould rather have a delay then a bad GAME.
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