SCEA: Killzone 2 "Delayed" For A Better Timed Release
Some were disappointed to learn that the highly anticipated Killzone 2 wouldn't release until February of next year, but as it turns out, Guerilla and Sony instituted the delay due to timing.
First of all, seeing as how the game never really had a concrete date to begin with, it's difficult to say if it has actually been "delayed." But that's what most gamers are calling it, primarily because Killzone 2 has held a "Fall 2008" release estimate for quite a while. In response to the move, Sony's Ron Eagle had this to say over at the official PlayStation blog:
"Just wanted to add a quick reply on the “delay” of Killzone 2 to Feb 2009. To be clear, there is nothing wrong or causing a delay to the development of the title. We (SCEA) had to look at the fall calendar with SOCOM, LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, Resistance 2, plus some PSN titles and make a decision where each game should come out. Killzone 2 was moved to Feb 2009 to make sure we didn’t have three shooters in the marketplace competing for retail dollars during the same holiday season. The game will be great and it will be out in Feb 2009 in both Europe and North America."
Essentially, he wanted to disarm the assumption that something is "wrong" due to this delay; that there must be a problem with the development process. Well, this really isn't the case; like we said before, it's just a matter of marketing and timing. Makes sense, yes?
Related Game(s): Killzone 2
5/20/2008 Ben Dutka