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Take-Two may delay a lot of releases – L.A. Noire a possibility

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According to Take-Two’s financial results briefing that took place yesterday, the publisher revealed that one of its major 2010 releases may be pushed back into the 2011 fiscal year. The four titles in question include L.A. Noire, Mafia II, Civilization V, and Max Payne 3. We doubt Civilization V is going to be released on consoles, so we’re hoping it’s that one — we’d rather get our game on now than have to wait, right?

L.A. Noire, Mafia II, Max Payne 3 and Sid Meier’s Civilization V are all planned for release in the fourth fiscal quarter [August–October, 2010],” the announcement confirms, “however, the Company’s fiscal year 2010 guidance reflects the potential movement of one of these titles into fiscal 2011 [beginning November 1, 2010].”

With each of these titles being highly anticipated by most gamers, it’s hard to pinpoint which one is going to be pushed back even further. Despite the lengthy development time of L.A. Noire has already been given a release window of September and Mafia II earned a release time frame inside the fourth fiscal quarter – so there is a strong chance those two may not be touched.

However, I think it’ll come down to whichever game Take-Two feels will be its strongest seller and that’s the title they’ll decide to push back a couple of month. After all, considering that this Fall is going to more than likely be owned by PlayStation Arc, Project Natal and Halo: Reach, it wouldn’t be too smart to release your heavy hitter against that kind of lineup.

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Comments (17)

  • TRF

    From what I’ve seen of these games, they’re polished enough, although an extra spitshine is never bad.

  • Dreamer_Lion

    It may be. Remember Borderlands? it did pretty well on a similar window. I’m curious to see more about Max Payne, but that character change didn’t do it for me.

  • Dr. Moogle

    another delay? this is most unfortunate……Noir is already taking forever as is -_-

  • Reigen

    i dont mind if a deweloper takes some more time to polish the game
    i rather wait than hawe a game in beta form like skate2 or mw2

  • scottspeed

    delays are becoming standard these days. i hope they dont delay LA Noire as its sounding really interesting and I like the idea of the game so I would rather have it sooner rather than later. Also been wating since 2007 :(

  • SonyJunkie

    Not really a problem if they delay them. It just gives me more time to find a job so I can buy more of these games. lol

  • Thorzilla

    Damnit, Noire looks pretty good. Too bad we’re gonna have to wait a bit more now.

  • 12carzam

    I was never a fan

  • taus90

    I am so glad AGENT is not on that list, praying that R* should give us some info on AGENT at E3. the only game i care from that list is Max Payne 3, it was suppose to be out by now… ARGH

  • Moocows111111

    L.A Noire seems pretty alright, I was hoping it was still exclusive to Ps3 but, if it gets delayed its not much of a bother, Uncharted 3 is currently in development and the new Call of Duty is coming out in the Fall , 2010 is a big year so maybe 2011 can be backed up by L.A Noire instead.

  • Fatality

    I hope this is a good game, not like some games that are all hyped and then suck ._.
    but it looks good :P

  • WonsAuto

    But… I want to play all of those. Sad face. :(

  • TurKadir20

    c’mon Mafia 2 this year please

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  • M.n.M

    Hopefully Noire doesn’t get pushed back

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