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Bioshock 2 Delayed, Take-Two Dominates In 2010?

It's a good news/bad news deal, depending on how you view the situation: we have learned that Take-Two Interactive has delayed Bioshock 2 until "fiscal 2010."

Now, we know that many of you already have long wish lists for the end of 2009, and this may free up some room in your schedule and ease the impending wallet pangs. But it also means that we lose another potential "AAA" title in 2009, and it could land during an insane time of year when both God of War III and Gran Turismo 5 hit store shelves. See, it's all in how you look at it... Well, EEDAR's Jesse Divnich has shot off a quick e-mail to journalists, saying this delay "has drastically changed" his view on Take-Two. Previously, he had predicted that the publisher would outperform the industry in fiscal 2010, and now, he says they won't just "outperform;" they'll "dominate." The titles on tap for that time period are now Bioshock 2, Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, Mafia II, and more Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content. This lineup will further prove that Take-Two isn't a "one-game publisher." He adds:

"Take-Two has made a very intrepid move by putting gamers before investors, an act most publishers wouldn’t usually consider, and even though investors are likely to punish Take-Two for this delay, we as gamers should reward them for their persistence on improving game quality over meeting 'financial expectations.' A delayed release will not diminish BioShock 2 sales, where a game whose quality didn’t meet consumer expectations definitely would sell fewer units. As far as I am concerned, Take-Two is just moving numbers from one financial year to another."

Well, the question is this: if Divnich isn't the only analyst to hold this view, both gamers and investors might be encouraged. Of course, if you want to reap the benefits of this anticipated Take-Two domination as an investor, we suggest buying a bunch of stock now. It's at about $9/share and bear in mind that it boasts a 52-week high of $25.75 and a low of $5.56. We're no stock experts, but we figure it can't go much lower, but it could go a lot higher next year...

Related Game(s): Bioshock 2

7/13/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (25 posts)

N a S a H
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 4:48:52 PM
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Good news, more time for MW2. :D

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:04:29 PM
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good news for me also, because i still havent completed Bioshock 1, I really should get round to it.

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smileys_007
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:20:49 PM
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2010 is gonna be a fully loaded year for video games.. FFXIII, GOW3, GT5, WKC, Quantum Theory, Heavy Rain, FFXIV, and now Bioshock 2.. what more can you ask for?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:32:05 PM

you do realize if I want all those games new you sir just cost me $480, damn man :)

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King James
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:40:36 PM

Don't forget Darksiders, Starcraft 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Agency, Dead Rising 2, DC Universe, Diablo 3, and Mass Effect 2 (PC)

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 7:11:27 PM

Jame you can get all those games for free ;) Ahem

But either, way, at least buy them new, or the ones you really really want. Support your developers =O

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Kangasfwa
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:32:36 PM
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The teaser sight (There's Something in the Sea) is quite compelling. The Take-Two forums keep an up to date summary going for things I (or anyone else) might have missed (somethings are only on the site for one day after all).

I haven't finished Bioshock 1 yet either, so I've been avoiding Bioshock 2 previews as much as possible. As such, Game Informer April 09 is the only cover story I haven't read.

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tlpn99
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:47:36 PM
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Ultima and Kanga your not alone I too need to complete Bioshock. Hlafway through on the 360 version when I wanted it on the PS3 lol not touched it much since I started it just had that much to play. Got about 6 games on the go now that I need to complete.

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BlinkBoy
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 5:59:30 PM
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Thanks for freeing up space/money in end of 2009, and thank you very much for making 2010 even more crowded.

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Deleted User
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:02:02 PM
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Disappointed that the sequel to my GOTY for 2007 is delayed. Looks like the first half of 2010 is going to be even more loaded than the first half of 2009.

Right now, A Crack In Time and Among Thieves are the only Day 1 games I want on the PS3 this fall.

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GuinnessGulper
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:03:06 PM
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Wait, fiscal years usually have no correlation to calendar years and usually start earlier, so their fiscal 2010 could start in October like the government or something, so why does this necessarily mean that the game won't be out for the holidays in 2009 calendar year?

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CONTRABAND
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:58:51 PM

fiscal year 2010 starts around the end of February - March 2010

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King James
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:37:46 PM
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Thank god! Thats one less game I'm gonna have to play this year. Now if we could just push back like 4 more games...

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NightHawk17
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:50:52 PM
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Hopefully it wont interfere with Heavy Rain or White Knight Chronicles

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kreate
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 6:56:20 PM
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i was really waiting for bioshock2 to come out in fall cuz im not into call of duty (yea i know.. shoot me!)but if its coming out in similar time frame as god of war, white knights chronicles, gran turismo, heavy rain, the last guardian etc... than im not getting it until AFTER i play the ps3 exclusive games since.. well.. they rule =)

*i have both modern warfare and waw

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SerendipityDeus
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 8:42:18 PM
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off-topic: yo ben check ur email, sent u something very interesting pertaining to K2

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Highlander
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:08:48 PM
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If there is anything about business that pisses me off more than Stock-holders telling a company what to do, and institutional stock-holders literally punishing a company for some action or inaction, I don't know what it is.

The time was when investors invested in a business because they had money and wanted to see a long term return, so they would pick a company that would grow and grow and be a good bet. Investors didn't typically interfere with the business because the sort of social contract in investment was that investors brought money, and the business men ran the business.

I'm absolutely sick and tired of hearing that "the street" doesn't like this or that, or that the stockholders will punish a company or whatever. Investors today have incredibly short horizons and demand insane rates of return. In fact this short term thinking is one of the things that got the economy where it is. So much money shifted into short term, high risk, high return investments. No one was investing in strategic industries and long term safe bets. Short term thinking and the blame game of blaming someone else for the stupidity of our own investment decisions.

OK rant over, but the thing is the reason for the rant is this thought that because Take Two are making a business decision to delay a game, stockholders will punish them. Does that mean that to avoid the wrath of the investors with a shorter attention span than a gnat with ADD, publishers will release an unfinished or buggy game? I sure as heck hope not. producing software, games in particular, should in some way be about product quality. Poor products sell poorly - and good product sell well. So to ear a good profit, you delay if you need to to preserve the sales of your product.

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Hezzron
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 9:13:47 PM
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2010 is going to be an expensive year. All those quality games AND Take-Two stock?! What's coming next? A tornado gonna rip my trailer to bits?

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Alienange
Monday, July 13, 2009 @ 10:06:39 PM
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I don't care what GoWIII costs, I'm buying it. I can't wait to see the trophy list for that bad boy either. It's going to be awesome.

As for Bioshock 2... well... I haven't forgotten how they made me wait a year to get the first one. I'll wait a year for the second one too.

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___________
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 4:51:13 AM
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now thats a kick in the balls.
one question whats the point of announcing the release date of a title, than come out a few weeks later and change it.
seriously i will never understand the logic of devs.

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Orvisman
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 9:22:32 AM
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Guys, keep in mind, FY 2010 doesn't mean 2010.

From MarketWatch:

"Take-Two said it now plans to release "BioShock 2" in the upcoming fiscal year that begins at the end of October."

So, Bioshock 2 could still make it this year, though GameStop has it now coming out on Jan. 4.

GameStop also has Red Dead Revolver and Max Payne 3 coming out on Nov. 10.

So, there is a distinct possibility all three of these games could drop in November or December 2009, or Take 2's FY 2010.

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Xbox_Killer
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 @ 5:11:33 PM
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It hurts me to say this but, Max Payne 3 looks like a terrible game

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___________
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:01:09 AM
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well they said that all 3 will be out in the first half of the 2010 calendar year.
i would guess bioshock 2 arround april.
read dead redemption arround june.
max payne 3 arrond then to.
but i cant see mafia being released before this time next year.
we dont have enough info on the game, we havent seen many gameplay videos 1 from my memory.
we havent seen any live demos at E3 or other conventions.
mafia 2 still seems a long way off

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Orvisman
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 9:33:44 AM

You need to read my reply above. It is fiscal 2010. NOT calendar 2010.

Take 2 said Bioshock 2 would come out in the first half of 2010.

It did NOT say the same for Max Payne 3 or Red Dead Redemption, both of which still have Nov. 10 release dates, which IS in fiscal 2010.



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OriginalSin
Thursday, July 16, 2009 @ 4:13:15 AM
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Well either way it doesn't matter there are just soooo many games I want to buy and still have to buy that somewhere along the line I'll need an extra job to pay for it and I already have two jobs as it is....

But it's better to have too many choices than too little. But The exclusives always get preference when it comes to my choices in buying games. So in this order I will get inFamous (This coming week or so); Uncharted:AT; (GT5, G.O.W III, Heavy Rain whenever they release that is) That alone is 5 games so far and I haven't even started...

Just a pity I'm a guy otherwise I would started stripping in my spare time to get money for ALL the games I want...

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