While 2010 has not seen nearly as many delays since this time last year, a couple key products many were looking forward to are being pushed back. Both the PC version of Fable III and all versions of Crysis 2 have confirmed varying delays from their intended launch.
Originally set as a simultaneous launch with the Xbox 360 version, Fable II on the PC has been push back for undisclosed optimizations. No new date has been set for the game, but people are expecting the game to still make the 2010 holiday season. The 360 version is still set for October 26th.
“The console and PC versions are now on different schedules as we’re focusing on building experiences optimized for each platform,” said a Microsoft representative, speaking to IGN, “We aren’t announcing a ship date for the PC SKU at this time, but expect news soon.”
The representative continued, “It’s got more bugs, more active bugs, than any game that [Microsoft Game Studios] has ever had in its history,” Molyneux stated, when discussing the potential for Fable III, “and the team of over 100 people are working insanely long hours, and they’re coming down.”
Also delayed was Crytek’s Crysis 2, the shooter being pushed back into Q1 2011. Revealed through EA’s Q1 2010 Earnings Report call to investors. Like many other early 2011 titles, Crysis 2 is on the forefront of the 3D Gaming summit. No new date has been announced for the game.