The Agency Delayed Till Second Half of 2011; “Needed A Lot of Work”

on December 8, 2010 3:00 PM

The Agency Delayed Till Second Half of 2011; “Needed A Lot of Work”

The Agency was originally set for a 2010 release, but after poor press previews came in, it seems Sony Online Entertainment has decided to do the smartest thing and delay the game to 2011, in order to work on the game more. John Smedley explains that the game simply needed a lot of work, which is why the decision to delay again was made.

“There was a moment in time in our company where we looked at our own stuff with a clear eye and saw we have to do better.”

DC Universe was held for a year-and-a-half from when we wanted to launch it and now I’m very happy with it.”

While the decision seems to be a smart move, is this another hint to developers and publishers that massive multiplayer online games on consoles simply will never work or are we still waiting for the World of Warcraft of MMO console games to blow up the entire genre? Only time can tell.

[Joystiq] Via [Kotaku]

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