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Skyrim, Saints Row could be delayed - Analyst

Pair most likely to suffer in packed November, reckons Pachter (PC, PS3, Saints Row: The Third, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

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THC CELL  +   1685d ago
may be a good idea too.
ATiElite  +   1685d ago
Once Battlefield 3 hits in October it's game over. then on top of that you got Uncharted 3.

But it's no reason to push Skyrim back cause Skyrim can hold it's own, only push it back if it's not finished with quality as we don't need a rush job.

SR3 if it is any where near GTA4 quality it will have great sales over a long period of time so pushing it back won't change anything.
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tablav  +   1685d ago
I don't agree.

Battlefield: Shooter
Uncharted: Action
Skyrim: RPG
Saints Row: Sandbox

I don't think they'll stop each other from selling. Let's also not forget that people will pick these games up themselves, but the whole point of releasing in November is to encourage people to buy as Xmas gifts.

Besides, Pachter has rarely predicted anything with any great accuracy, so I'll stay optimistic.
Saladfax  +   1684d ago

While the genres are very different, and they won't be competing upon any large scale, there will be many individuals who will be making the hard choice of what to wait on.

Plus I kind of like the sound of Skyrim being given more time for bug fixing. I bloody-well want that game but find myself saddened each time a Bethesda game is released with the usual level of bugs out the ass.

Heck, the Unofficial Oblivion Patch, made by the community, managed to fix another 1800 bugs left behind after Bethesda stopped patching it.
Merivigian  +   1684d ago
I guess you forgot about Skyrim and Arkham City. To be honest I'm not buying either Battlefield 3 or Uncharted 3, they just don't appeal to me.
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1684d ago
I will be soooooooooo pissed if skyrim gets delayed. It is hands down my most anticipated game ever.
Tr10wn  +   1677d ago
I want Skyrim this year the competition is pretty awesome for GOTY GoW3, Uncharted, BF3, L.A. Noire Batman:AC, AC:Revelation and Skyrim.
ShoryukenII  +   1685d ago
But everyone knows that Assassin's Creed and CoD come out every November. Bethesda knew about Uncharted as well. Battlefield and Halo may have been surprises but they're FPS. Skyrim will not move!
Bleucrunch  +   1684d ago
People who are having to make the difficult choice would logically choose skyrim or Saints Row because of the fact that it has a loooong shelf life in game play. These aren't games that you will beat in 6 hours no no nooooo these games will take time and with Skyrim WILL consume My LIFE! LOL
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Prcko  +   1685d ago
gonna buy uncharted anyway,so delayed or not i don't care,gonna rent skyrim
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thekiddfran  +   1685d ago
Rent skyrim? You are going to need alot of money to rent it so.
Oldsnake007  +   1685d ago
lol renting Skyrim. sry but that is the most retarted statement I have read on this site.
Jack-Dangerously  +   1684d ago
It's "RETARDED" bub. It took around 20 hours to beat the main quest in Obvlivion. He didn't say "I'm gonna rent it and platinum it!"

I'm so sick of all of the jerks on here. If you can't speak respectfully and maturely then you should not be on this site.
ViserysTargaryen  +   1684d ago
You can Gamefly it and keep it for the entire month.
kaveti6616  +   1684d ago
Jack, do you think you're being any more respectful?

Maybe if you thought about it, you'd come to the conclusion that renting Skyrim is really a bad idea. The main quest may take 20 hours to beat, but Bethesda's RPGs are not just about completing the main quest. With any good RPG, the strength of the game lies in branching sidequests.

If someone says they don't like Bethesda's RPGs and then says that they'll just rent the game, you have to wonder why they don't like it. Maybe if they invested a little more time in exploring the world they'd understand the point of the RPG. The main quest is like a red herring. It's important in getting the player to move forward, but the world and all the quests within it take a lot longer to develop than the main quest. Bethesda wants the players to explore that world.

Renting an RPG as vast and deep as Bethesda's games is truly a retarded idea. And no one has to pay any respect to the moron that says he's going to rent Skyrim.
ZombieAssassin  +   1685d ago
Yea I gotta agree with these guys renting skyrim is not the best move unless you have a Gamepass or something like that to where you can have it out for as long as you want for a flat fee...even then you'd prolly be better off buying it.
Gazman  +   1685d ago
you may as well buy skyrim because after renting it untill you finish it you will of most likely spent enough money to buy it
Merivigian  +   1684d ago
Yea, a reported 300 hours. Even if you played nonstop without sleeping, eating, stopping, etc. You would spend 12.5 days on it. There's no way a person could rent a game like Skyrim.
Jocosta  +   1685d ago
Your going to buy UC3 but rent Skyrim? Ok then.
nycredude  +   1685d ago
Have you guys never heard of gamefly? You rent a game, keep it for as long as you want. If you want to keep it just tell them and they send you the box and manual.
Bleucrunch  +   1684d ago
Of course we heard of it but its senseless to rent a game that have hundreds of hours of content with DLC coming to it in the future. I have gamefly but I would never consider renting Skyrim...Renting Uncharted would seem the more logical approach but I am buying that game as well...a game to rent would be something like COD since it comes out every single year with its regurgitations.
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1684d ago
@streeks...Bro, you can gamefly it and then buy it from them for $10 bucks less than retail. You get the case and the booklet. Gamefly is the way to go.
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EliteDave93  +   1685d ago
I doubt Saints row 3 will be delayed since THQ is in a financial crisis and Saints row is their best money maker.
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YodaCracker  +   1685d ago
That's sad if Saints Row is your best money-maker. Doesn't make you look good as a company, LOL.
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kevnb  +   1685d ago
Saints row is a big seller.
WANNAGETHIGH  +   1685d ago
@YodaCracker...At lest saint row 2 had more fun factor than gta4.
tablav  +   1685d ago
Saints Row is a highly respected game as it gives GTA fans what GTA took away...the fun factor. I love GTA 4, but SR2 was still a great game. Also, lots of people who want GTA 5 will likely pick this up as there's still no official announcement from Rockstar yet.
Anthonucoty   1685d ago | Spam
ZeroChaos  +   1685d ago
Push them forward instead :P
MAJ0R  +   1685d ago
and the world could end in 2012 - Analyst

really tho it's a prediction based on nothing
Wizziokid  +   1685d ago
I don't mind, it will give my wallet time to heal after all the damn games coming out, if it does get delayed, I will likely have no other games to play when it comes out which means more skyrim time!
ExitToExisT  +   1685d ago
skyrim will get to release at its date but saints row will definitely be delayed to q1 2012.
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chak_  +   1685d ago
don't care, got BF3, all I need.
Balflear87  +   1685d ago
Bullshit, analist know about this as much as the Pope science.
Bethesda never misses its dates for its rpgs
lastdual  +   1685d ago
I agree that they will most likely not delay Skyrim, but as for Bethesda never missing its dates, your facts are a little off.

Oblivion received almost a year's worth of delays and Fallout 3 was pushed back about a month. Bethesda is actually kind of infamous for delays...

Also the last several Popes have been very well versed in science (vocal supporters of evolution, etc.) :)
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VampiricDragon  +   1685d ago
wheres the games right now?

honestly this holiday season is so boring I cant stand it.

Another halo, another assasins creed, another call of duty, another elder scrolls ( after 5 years........), another uncharted

I am not saying these games are good or bad but this lineup lacks originality
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jrbeerman11  +   1685d ago
another elder scrolls is nothing like another call of duty or assassins creed.

Like you said its been 5 years, but most haven't played anything earlier than Morrowind, and a ton haven't even played before Oblivion. Nobody can say that Elder Scrolls is rushing out sequels.

I will agree on other titles, Its the year of the 3.
Uncharted 3, gears of war 3, modern warfare 3, saints row 3, battlefield 3, max payne 3...
SephirothX21  +   1685d ago
Skyrim is in development for three years. It has a new engine and many different innovations. Skyrim aims to mix the best from Oblivion and the best from Morrowind and if it achieves that, no game will stand in its way for GOTY. I think there is a great line up of games for the year end and this is one of the best years yet for games. Look at what we've seen so far. LBP2, Crysis 2, LA Noire and Infamous 2 just to name a few. Deus Ex 3 is coming in August. Resistance 3 and Gears 3 are coming in September. RAGE and Battlefield 3 are coming in October. ACB, UC3, MW3, Skyrim and Zelda in November. Plus a load more of games that I haven't mentioned. I can't see how that is a bad line-up.
jrbeerman11  +   1685d ago
I am crazy excited for the lineup, i was only agreeing on originality which doesn't really bother me when so much is coming out.

The only complaint I really have about this year is that I need a 2nd Job.

I plan on buying: Skyrim, Deus Ex3, Gears 3, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, definitely and would like to buy a few more like rage, assassins creed, and resistance. Already have Crysis 2, La Noire, and Infamous 2.
lukasbolander  +   1685d ago
lol Patcher.
NarooN  +   1685d ago
Dem tits
kevnb  +   1685d ago
No way will they delay skyrim unless there is some sort of problem with it. Pachter just keeps talking out of his ass.
DasTier  +   1685d ago
In other news Skyrim and Saints Row could be released on schedule...
mistajeff  +   1685d ago
bubbles for lulz
jrbeerman11  +   1685d ago
Skyrim is my most anticipated game this year, Mass Effect 3 was a close 2nd and thats already been delayed.

Skyrim caters to a different audience than every other game coming out this holiday, would think battlefield and call of duty wouldnt take away too many RPG fans.
InfiniteJustice  +   1685d ago
Same with me. I don't know how well I could have handled Skyrim AND ME3 at the same time though.

But you're right, Skyrim will sell well even with all the other titles in November. Why are so many people underestimating an Elder Scrolls game?
SephirothX21  +   1685d ago
This is ridiculous. Firstly, Skyrim is the most promising game coming out and the only game that has a three year development cycle. Secondly, Uncharted 3 and MW3 are shooters and Skyrim is an an rpg. The game couldn't be more different and they will attract different audiences; though I fit into both audiences. MW3 is just MW2 with a different story. UC3 should be an excellent game but we experienced something very similar in UC2 just two years ago. There hasn't been an Elder Scrolls game in over five years. We've seen five CoD games and two UC games since then. Thus, due to that fact and the fact that I love rpgs, I will be getting Skyrim first and the rest can wait. I'd also bet my mother that Skyrim will get better reviews than the other two. I won't be playing MW3 but I certainly will play UC3 because I loved UC2. Though I love rpgs and I'm rooting for Skyrim for GOTY.
mistajeff  +   1685d ago
i think he's seriously underestimating the elder scrolls fanbase
InfiniteJustice  +   1685d ago
I doubt Skyrim will be delayed. Bethesda has put so much emphasis on the 11.11.11 release date. To change that now would be foolish - Skyrim will sell well no matter when it's released.
Baka-akaB  +   1685d ago
Dont you dare delay it . Assassin creed can resist fps fine , so can Skyrim . Nov is only overcrowed for those planning on buying those big blockbuster fps , and i dont . (only bf3 afterwards)
bigtrucknd  +   1685d ago
Skyrim can be delayed if it needs time for polish. I don't want another fallout3/NV. Skyrim looks so awesome that if it is broken I will be done with Bethesda forever. Dark souls will be out around same time so I have an rpg to keep me occupied while they make skyrim playable.
HellzAssassin  +   1685d ago
I hope it doesn't get delayed :(
Even November seems too far away... I need SR3 like now!
danielle007  +   1685d ago
Skyrim won't be delayed. They won't give up coming out on 11/11/11.
NarooN  +   1685d ago
Hey Pachter, how about you shut your fucking mouth? Saint's Row 3 better not get delayed.
Rettom  +   1684d ago
Skyrim won't be delayed, stupid ANALysis.
nilamo  +   1684d ago
need my elder scrolls fix.
KMCROC  +   1684d ago
MY feelings about these delays .
Lylat_64  +   1684d ago
Elder Scrolls is one series that sales etc will not be effected by any other big franchise.
CRUCIALxTHREAT  +   1684d ago
I would not mind if these games are delayed. Skyrim is the first RPG that has ever caught my eye, and if it comes out too close to Battlefield 3 then I may not get it. However if they release it during a time when not much is going on like Jan/Feb a lot more people than just RPG fans would notice it.
acemonkey  +   1684d ago
i hope their not going to get delayed but my girlfriend i can take her out on movie and dinner dates and buy her
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