Hot Topic Discussion: Recent Game Delays

Posted: August 3, 2009
Hot Topic Discussion: Recent Game Delays
Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb are joined by Giant Bomb's Jeff Gerstmann to talk about why video games get delayed and why some of 2009's biggest titles, like 'BioShock 2', 'Splinter Cell: Conviction' and 'Mafia II', have been pushed to 2010.

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  • DukeOfNYaNumba1

    my 2 cents on game delays are as such, basically so many good highly anticipated games came out within one month of each other back in 2008, like Dead Space, Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, Fable 2, Fallout 3, Little Big Planet, Motorstorm 2, Left 4 Dead, Mirror's Edge, Tomb Raider Underworld, Far Cry 2, Tom Clancy's Endwar, Call of Duty WaW, Persona 4, and such... basically so many games released next to each other that sales were hurt of some excellent games basically because too much high quality competition

    what happened was in 2009 publishers wanted to avoid the heavy competition in the holiday season launch window so they all thought they could wait until early 2010 to avoid the competition... BUT THEY ALL DID THAT!!! they collectively moved themselves into the same problem they were all avoiding. so lately we've seen more delays, some may be development delays but I feel it's all because some publishers feel less confident the games will sell with all the competition so some are pushing titles back

    Posted: January 19, 2010 2:30 PM
  • Col_Scott

    Year round game releases couldn't hurt at all. We are the video game generation and we are starting to reach that age were we can buy the game we want when we want. But the "Gift Giving" aspect I know people rely on a lot for younger gamers that don't/can't have a job but aren't there more adult gamers now than child?

    Posted: August 11, 2009 8:58 AM
  • nitsuj1295

    Don't forget Super Mario Bros. Wii. :)

    Posted: August 11, 2009 12:43 AM
  • EdSabre

    Gah, screw all these First Person Shooters, I want Bayonetta this year! ><;;

    Posted: August 4, 2009 8:53 PM
  • bigbaddude31

    wtf ha

    Posted: August 4, 2009 6:25 AM
  • mbradley1992

    Jeff cracks me up.

    Posted: August 4, 2009 4:28 AM
  • chris125l

    thats cool

    Posted: August 3, 2009 8:15 PM