With the fall promising a ridiculous amount of spending on games, I believe that it’s only fair for some developers/publishers to feel a tad sorry for our wallets and make certain adjustments for our recovery. In this sense, I thank Activision.
Activision has pushed back the November release of its new racing IP, Blur, into 2010. The game, the first for the publisher from the Project Gotham studio Bazarre Creations, is being delayed for the team to work further on its online multiplayer modes. There’s no problem in polishing up the multiplayer aspects of a game – better for the gamers.
“We are committed to making Blur a great new racing franchise, and we are very encouraged by the game’s design,” stated Mike Griffith, president and CEO of Activision Publishing.
“The additional time will allow the studio to fully optimise the vision they set out to create for Blur including a distinctive and groundbreaking multiplayer mode that will appeal to a broad audience.”
Blur is the latest in a number of games being pushed away from the Christmas frenzy that will occur this year – two of them already being Activision IPs – Modern Warfare 2 and DJ Hero. I don’t think it’s as fun to compete with yourself, right Activision?