Army of Two delayed till 2008
- Posted October 22nd, 2007 at 17:02 EDT by
- 28 Comments
Today Electronic Arts announced that they will be delaying Army of Two until next year to let the development team put finishing touches on the game.
"Game quality is our top priority. Army of Two has potential to become a lasting EA franchise -- so getting the first title right is essential," said President of the EA Games Label. "The team at EA Montreal thinks that more time for polish will make the game truly great. We're going to trust the team and give Army of Two a few more months in the studio. Army of Two will ship in first quarter of calendar 08."
If you recall, EA has stated in the past that they want to ship Army of Two when it's perfect. In July, lead designer Chris Ferriera stated, "We want the first game to be perfect, because if we launch an IP and it isn't what we want to make and isn't made to the right quality level, then the future for the franchise doesn't exist. We want to really build something strong."
This suggests that EA plans to release at least one sequel, something that is uncommon with the company's franchises.
Stay tuned to PSU for more updates.
- 12:17pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
I don't think it would have done well this November anyways.
- 12:23pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
I second that! And I think they delayed for that reason : R&C, COD4, HAZ3 etc.
- 12:37pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
well with that said ^
then it also means that it wont release early 08
- 12:47pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
yea too many titles this november .. im glad they are taking more time on this tittle i cant wait to play this game.. has a lot of potential.
- 1:00pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
i wanted this over R&C, COD4 and HAZE
- 1:26pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
Awesome, thank god it's delayed, now I will have more time to earn money to get all these friggin games I want. But Assassins Creed BETTER NOT GET DELAYED. I want that game more than any other right now and I will kill if it comes later.
- 1:31pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
wasnt sure if i was going to get this or KANE AND LYNCH, so kinda glad it has been delayed , i can now live out my HEAT fantasies with KANE AND LYNCH, along with PES2008, RATCHET And CLANK TOD, HAZE, COD4,UNCHARTED. ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT UNTIL PES WHEN IT WILL SWALLOW MY TIME.
- 1:49pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
Good on you EA.....I hope they can deliver on this promise
- 2:01pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
well it happens meh..
- 2:07pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
Ya, I was thinking that I might have to not get this game, even though I was very much looking forward to it. This season just has sooooooooooooooo many good games coming. Assassins Creed!!!!!! OH man I can't wait for Assassins!!!!
- 2:17pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
Yah.. i think they are just taking extra time to do a couple small things and plus all the other games releasing. Well as long as it comes out good the wait is worth it.
- 2:31pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
take all the time u need ,i dont think it will mater anyway cause EA takes a strong gaming concept then they ruin it so take all the time u need.
- 2:46pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
psn id: gingo... "something that is uncommon with the company's franchises" i have to say what an awesome comment Justin Pinter that really made me laugh lol, this is actually good news for me because it means i wont be quite a skint as i would have been
- 2:52pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
"Game quality is our top priority" -since when EA??
- 3:20pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
Army of two is officially a dead game. People were barely looking foward to this game and now getting pushed back, the worst possible thing to happen aside from getting cancelled will absilutly destroy hype for this game.
- 3:26pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
BOOOOO! Typical EA story. I hope it all works out though, I want this game.
jphuff | jhuff
- 4:35pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
Well, wait a second....was it difficulties programming the PS3, or was it difficulties fitting the game on a DVD for the Xbox 360 that REALLY caused this delay?
Just glad they're announcing a "delay" and not making some bogus reason for it!
D3v1lwqer23 | jhuff
- 6:02pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
You think EA is finally getting it together to release a GOOD game to us? I mean Godfather wasnt bad, in fact I still play it, was quite disappointed with EA Sports' franchises as of late.
- 6:08pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
Why am I not surprised to see another delay by EA. (Hey that rhymes) They are nothing more than incompetent.
- 6:20pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
I agree with NY Young...How can anyone be shocked that EA delayed another game. Is this an exclusive? If it is, I really not surprised. They're in the Gates pocket. If it was that they were worried about R&C, COD4, or Haze, they don't need to wait til the next year. Just wait 'til Dec to release. Have it out for the holidays. Game developers have it out for the PS3 cause they pushed the envelope and are making it kind of hard to create for it. Babies.
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