Like Mr. Deeds ... Ubisoft deals up a gut wrenching rhyme. Haze equals more delays. According to UBISOFT's own online store...HAZE is now an Aug 2008 release.
I would compare this warhawk. Warhawk was supposed to launch with the PS3 and then it was delayed to August. Also during that time the graphics improved by a lot. Haze was suppose come out in Novemember and now is coming in August. The game obviously was suffering from what Assasin's Creed was suffering from and that's the polish of the game. Haze can become a great game in August instead of being an average if it were to launch in December.
agree! i rather wait and play a polished games then play now a game that sucks or suffer from framerate drops or freezing screen like AC etc! but in that case what is the line up for ps3 in the first half of 2008? devil may cry 4 lost planet GTA 4 MGS 4 maybe white night story burnout paradise maybe the last remnant(SE) ok not bad i hope i missed great games aslo!
I really want to play this game, but i doubted that I would have got it because of that lineup.
releasing this game beginning of the year will be a big mistake.. money is going to be tight after the holidays..
If this is true then damn this sucks. I was looking forward to picking this one up in Jan.
Playstation.com and Gamestop.com both still have a january 15 release date....im keeping my fingers crossed
Delays are the favourite rally call these days for those pathetic xbots. They're running out of things to criticize the Ps3 about - games library growing, developers know what they're doing, price dropping, return of rumble and slowly but surely PSN is improving. And if this delay is true then its for the good of the game. Hell, look at Assassins Creed. It's a okay game but should have been great - should have been delayed another 6 months to fix the glitches and improve the gameplay and AI. So we don't mind the delays so long as the FR gets it RIGHT first time. Lately, Haze is showing so much promise - a solid shooter.
wouldn't be surprised if the 360 version is released at the same time to recoup losses.
went gold O_o
Even their full press release says Q4 Physical(January-March)
Free Radical said they were pretty much done on their blog in mid november. I'm sure the date ubisofts store has is just a typo. I just dont see a game being just a week or two from being complete being delayed for 9 1/2 months.
Just another FPS...more and more the ps3 is starting to look like an xbox...yeah thats the market, but ps3 owners like myself want variety...thats why we dont buy a 360. This is not a disappointment considering KZ2 and everything else to come.
Folklore, Motorstorm, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, Lair, Eye of Judgement (!) and the whole Eye(toy) series. Yeah, a lot of shooters, but a lot of other stuff, too. BTW: I hope Haze supports splitscreen multiplayer with bots - yeah, bots. Like SW:Battlefront does. Or maybe - next SW:Force Unleashed will do (?). Also, the dynamic 4 team swat local/online drop in/drop out is unique. I was hoping for an early 2008 release. But, well, I have enough to play - Resistance, Warhawk, UT3, Graw2 keeps me busy, need to try Dirt and Sega Ralley, plenty to do.
I'm highly doubting Aug 2008, that would be a crazy ass delay...Almost 10 months something really serious would have to be pretty messed up...The FPS market is really pretty much a joke anyway, it seems like you got one coming out every week and unless it's something special, it's gonna sell like crap...
hmm doesnt sound right. wasnt the game almost finished? but well anyways they should take theire time, and not rush it. i want a good game.
wow, that is a kick in the nuts! Amazon has it listed for a March 18th release. at least not August.
Well, the more PS3's the more sales and time to tighten the game up, nobody should be whining. I highly doubt this game gets anything less than an 8 with august as the new date. Not from these developers.
wow August 2008...if this is true, then the game better end up looking pretty close to Crysis or else it's in for some bad technical critiques.
I think they are going to re-work the engine. It was dated, good for 06. but not 07 or 08. Haze always struck me as a generic FPS.
if so sony is already making a great late year line-up lol
And 07 titles became 08. I wouldn't be surprised if many 08 titles become 09 titles. I'm not talking about MGS4, since that was an 07 title, I'm talking about FFXIII, FFVersus, Resident Evil, Heavy Rain, LA Noire, inFamous, 8 days, War Devil and what not.
But at lest PS3 has a steady stream of games coming now so that delays to one game does not matter so much.
Its a mistake, I dont believe it. Hw could they say its nearly done and then delay it that much. Sure mayne a month or two I'd but, but thats just too crazy. Expect a retraction soon.
UBI always do irresponsible business. Yep, they actually get closer to EA like they want. Q1 2008 @UBI UK http://www.ubi.com/UK/Games... Nov 2007 @UBI US (What is the Nov 2007? already out?) http://www.ubi.com/US/Games... Jan 2008 @UBI shop FR http://shop.ubi.com/Prod_Ex... Aug 2008 @UBI shop US http://ushop.ubi.com/shop/b...
then sonys 08 line up keeps getting better
The Ubisoft UK store still lists HAZE as Jan 08, http://shop.ubi.com/Prod_Ex... It be a regional delay outside of the PAL region, as Free Radical are basing in the Midlands (Middle of England), so it would be likely that hte PAL version would launch first, similarly to how Heaveny Sword was released slightler earlier (demo included) in the UK (and EU PSN - for the demo) and Ninja Theory are also UK based. Its a possible turn of events, just look at games like Uncharted and Lair, their US releases were far ahead of their EU counter-parts.
That would be good. I hate the wait between the US release and EU release and getting Haze first is a nice change. Saying that the delay hasn't been too bad so far. Two weeks is a lot better than 6 months.
Lol mgs4,dmc4 even gta4 & maby resident evil 5(maby) Will be released earlier then Haze,well bye then i just forget about this game. It will be a total flop!!!!! Peace Out!
The delay would be credible if 2-3 months but not 8. The only way that could be true is if there was a major problem or .... ... Ubisoft has seen how saturated the market is with FPS and the pickiness of Ps3 buyers especially with respect to UT3(ie. wait till the install base is larger to increase sales). The latter is more feasible if this delay is true.
make an actual announcement if it was delayed? Its kind of a big title for them, they're hyping it a lot, yet staying clear of over hyping. I think someone screwed up on the website.
That game always looked like it could use a delay. I think Ubisoft was rushing Free Radical, but with the success of Assassin's Creed, Haze releasing this year was no longer important.
Wtf this is stupid. How can it be delayed by a whole year from its orginal release date. It was getting ok reviews in the previews. Maybe they really want this to be a Killzone or the next big thing.
What killzone? Kz1 was average at best and 2 wont be much different. COD4 and UT3 look miles better than kz2 but then again, ur sony glasses dont see the dull brown/grey screens of the games. Anyway back to topic, haze was suffering from framerates in the video preview on the tv, even with low rez textures so lets see what they can miraculously do to save this POS game. Someon also mentioned that PS3 is getting heavy hitters in jan. Nothing till end of 2008 is worth getting ps3. MGS4/GT5/FF and even KZ2 will prob get released by end of 2008 or in 2009.
haze 2 will be out by then lol or in dev
pleace tell me this is a typo i realy hope it is man nooooooooooooooo yesterday it said delayed 3 months and 2day it says 8 months make up there minds if they delay it agen i will fall into the hands of final fantasy 13 and maybe just maybe god of war 3 and i know if it cameto final fantasy 13 or this bye bye haze lol
August pfft I was planning on getting it, but if it's delayed I won't bother anymore
Many were looking forward to this release, hopefully the extra time will go toward something useful and productive and make the game better in the end. This game always seemed like they released information about it too early, hopefully some of the pitfalls that have plagued titles with potential like Area 51 can be handled before release.
another delay not surprised at the delay. which bring up a question. if dev's use the ps3 as the lead platform. will 360 fan have to suffer with delays or just pushed back on development just to get the game right for the ps3?
i think the reason why the game was delay again. is not because of grahic or bugs. it's because of the install base.ubisoft wants to make to make sure they turn a profit with this game on the ps3. i mean with the install base low and people not really buying games for the ps3 as sony or dev's would like to see.plus they want to generate enuff hype for this game that people would want to buy it.
There are allot of big titles popping up at the beginning of 2008. This could just be delayed to avoid the GTA4 rush. Plus HAZE has not gained any BUZZ and they need the extra time to BEEF the game up get some ads and promotions out. Just my 2cents. I think HAZE will be great on PS3 and 360. Lest just give it some time. Frontlines is about to come out ans UNREAL III is on PS3 and 360 real soon.
just asking. what big titles does the ps3 have coming in the beginning of 2008. i mean with haze,LBP,and KZ2 delayed until 3rdQ. what does ps3 have to release to boost sales until MGS4 comes out.
But there are games being released left and right in 2008. IF you have both PS3 and 360 or a 360 you are not missing out on much.
Haze is just a clone of Halo. How hard can it be to copy another game?
Well if thats true this game is going to be shiite then. ;)
Depends. If one is used to 360/Pc architecture and made to jump to obscure, difficult and randomly cooked hardware with no support tools to work with, then it will take a long long time.
i think aug is a default date most gaming site has them until they get something solid they put a date like this so people shut up asking. As for GTA4 that aint gonna be out early 2008 it will be lucky to come out in 2008 as it seems take two interactive are in trouble right now and EA may be buying them out and thats no doubt gonna push back the title.
How can something be delayed again, when the Release date hasn't even been set yet lol. This game will come out febuary/march and to be perfectly honest i`m glad, hopefully it will make a better game with extra development time as at stands this game looks mediocre in my eyes.
Haze as a pre-christmas game this year would make it sell very well I think, but now I can't see Haze as anything but a huge failure. In August -08 it will be in the shadows of other great games comming or that allready are released. What we have seen of Haze until now is nothing that could compete with beasts like Killzone 2 or Metal Gear Solid 4. Haze is simple not good enough for 2008 in the state it is now, I think. Hopefully they use this time to make the game look better, play better and everything like that so it could compete with the other '08 games, even if I doub't it. Good luck, Free Radical! I hope you manage to deliver a great game even if the presure is high.
i dnt think its true.this game is a quarter one release.if notand it comes during killzone and rfom 2 then they just lost 75/1oo sales
Looks like it will come after 360 version.
Seems odd as I'm pretty damn sure it got released 2 weks ago in OZ
I demand a Haze demo! But I doubt it. I'm sure it's still on track for Jan.
who needs haze,when you have war hawk,ut3,killzone and metal gear online.the line up is SICK!PS3 dosnt need haze and lost planet or orange juice box.PLAY B3YOND!
haze will not push consoles. KZ2, MGS4 and FF will. It is only natural for them to delay. With money made from AC and others ubi is making a $$$ decision.
Wow a 2 month delay is understandable but AUGUST?! I really wanted to pick up this game but with all the delays, I am not gonna bother any more.
seems like a real shame that a delay is gonna stop you from purchase, after all if it was delayed that must mean that it was not up to par with what the devs were trying to do. and well it would be really gay if a game with so much potential as this would turn out to be uhh say.......lair
Well this really bites but if this means the game will be better that is fine by me.
I can wait just make sure it perfect before releasing it.
Resistance 2 will be out by then, and will be better in every way except possibly story... Wait, who am I kidding? Insomniac are wicked at storytelling. Honestly, how much time does it take to make a generic FPS with a twist? I have a spot on my shelf reserved for this one, but that spot is becoming smaller and smaller... Get my drift?
I wouldn't count on R2 being out in 2008. It's slated for late 2008, and as you see, things always get delayed.
AHA Insomniac get delayed? No way unless for a good reason...
are you f**king kidding me? sad...
On the UK site, it says January 2008 http://shop.ubi.com/Prod_Ex... Probably jsut havnt updated it yet maybe
WOW!!! more bad news for us ps3 fans! first little big planet,MGS4 and now HAZE now im starting to believe that the PS3 does suck right now.SONY IS IN THIRD PLACE BEHIND THE 360 AN THE WII WE MAY JUST LOSE THIS CONSOLE WAR AFTER ALL.
This only confirms that many games that are coming for early 2008 will be delay until late 2008.
id rather wait for a great polished game then a half ass game with all kinda buggs like ac had they should have delayed ac imo. it has way to many problems on both systems
"I would hate to see a game delayed so many times and in the end, get plowed with criticism, bad reviews, horrible sales and result in an overall bad game. I'm not saying this will happen to Haze, because I hope it truly becomes what the the developers envision it to be. Let's just hope all this time that will be put in from these delays will truly benefit not only the developers but we, the gamers." This message was brought to you by: the FPF (Fanboy Preventive Force), Thank you.
lol at the picture used for this topic. im still not sold on whether this is a purchase or not for me. ill wait and see. yes, im waiting :)
Both versions will release August 2008.