Sierra Entertainment has confirmed that the forthcoming action game Prototype has been pushed back to an as-of-yet undetermined release date in 2009.
Speaking in a statement issued this week, a spokesperson for the publisher commented: "Sierra Entertainment and Radical Entertainment have made the decision to shift Prototype to launch in 2009.”
"Since its announcement, Prototype has been regarded by many as groundbreaking and taking the open-world genre in new directions, and in the simplest explanation possible, we need more time to deliver the game the team initially set out to create."
In response to whether or not the revised launch date would have any impact on the possible inclusion of multiplayer, the spokesperson added, "As we’ve stated previously, Prototype’s multiplayer development was never ‘off the table’ but rather under evaluation and on hold.”
“Now, with the updated 2009 timing, Prototype multiplayer is still on the table for evaluation, and further details will be revealed down the line."
Prototype is due for release on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360.