Crysis 2 and Socom 4 Skipping 2010
Yesterday along with the company’s 1Q financial results Electronic Arts revealed it’s lineup for the rest of 2010 and into 2011. Among the list was a new release date for EA’s first person shooter, Crysis 2. The game was originally scheduled to be released this holiday season for all platforms but it’s been pushed back to an undisclosed release between January and March 2011. In a post-earnings conference call, EA’s John Schappert said Crysis 2 was delayed for a “better window and polishing.”
Sony’s exclusive third person shooter, Socom 4, has also bowed out of 2010. According to a post made by Zipper Interactive on Socom.com, the reason for the delay of game is because “we want to deliver the best and most immersive SOCOM game we possibly can and we’re going to use our extra time to do just that.”
It’s safe to assume that both Crysis 2 and Socom 4 were delayed because of the next Call of Duty game, due out later this year. I suppose 4Q 2010 a good window to release them instead since there’s no other shooter dated for that time frame…besides Killzone 3 that is.