Your Vacation To Rapture Has Been Delayed

bio2_logo_wp_1024x768Yesterday, Take-Two Interactive announced their decision to push back the release of Bioshock 2 until sometime during the first half of 2010.taketwologo_1

“We concluded that moving the release of BioShock 2 into fiscal year 2010 was the right decision for the product,” said Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick. “We believe the result will be a more compelling consumer experience and a better performing product in the marketplace.”

“The decision to shift a release date is never an easy one, especially with a product as highly anticipated as BioShock 2,” added Take-Two CEO Ben Feder. “We felt that it was essential to invest the additional time to ensure that this title will deliver what its fans expect and deserve”

As excited as I am for this game, I can’t help but see this as something of a blessing; the delay may be used to add a little extra polish and I will have one less title to pick up this already-overcrowded-Fall.  What do you think?

Information arrives via Shacknews.

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  • This delay dropped T2’s stock almost $1. Ouch

  • I do wonder how much this is to ‘add polish’ and how much is, having seen the current line up, to avoid a crowded arena? Could be having seen what else is coming out, they’ve decided another date would get them more focus from media etc.

  • Snaven Shake

    Wow. The holiday game lineup is going to suck dick this year.

  • @Steven Jones: I hope it is because they want to avoid a crowded release. Im so tired of every company releasing their game in the same month thinking it will make it sell a million times better because people are buying for christmas, etc. Most people only get 1-2 games so unless your game is the most hyped its just gonna get lost in the mix.

  • I’m sure that they don’t want to go up against such heavy competition (Assassin’s Creed 2, Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and–whether or no it’s just me on this one–Dragon Age: Origins), but I really hope Take-Two would be smart enough to do more than just sit on it for a couple of months. If you have the game and you’re holding off on releasing it, for whatever the reason, use that time to make it just that little bit better!

  • Didn’t they just add a 4th studio to work on the game? Maybe development isn’t going as smoothly as possible. It probably wasn’t going to be ready, so instead of rushing it they used the excuse of a crowded holiday season to push it to 2010 (see Heavy Rain).