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BioShock 2 delayed until 2010

BioShock 2 delayed until 2010

BioShock 2 has been officially delayed until "fiscal year 2010" so that more time can be spent on development.

Take-Two Interactive has formally announced that the much anticipated BioShock 2 will not be released this October as originally planned. Instead, Take-Two has pushed the release date of the game back to a much vaguer "fiscal year 2010", according to Kotaku.

The game, which was originally planned to hit stores in the UK on October 30th and worldwide November 3rd, is now unlikely to get a release before Christmas 2009 according to Take-Two.

The delays have apparently come about because of "a need to provide additional development time for the title," says Take-Two - which should hopefully mean that the game is even better when it is finally released. Hopefully.

Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick has claimed that, while the move is a disappointment for both gamers and the company, it is definitely the right decision for the product. It played that badly, eh?

"The decision to shift a release date is never an easy one, especially with a product as highly anticipated as BioShock 2," Take-Two CEO Ben Feder said in a financial release. "We felt that it was essential to invest the additional time to ensure that this title will deliver what its fans expect and deserve."

This is the third game which Take-Two has announced delays on recently, with Red Dead Redemption and Mafia II both getting new 2010 release dates recently also.

Were you looking forward to BioShock 2, or were you sceptical that it'll be able to carry on the series successfully? Let us know in the forums.

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Bauul 14th July 2009, 12:34 Quote
Honestly, it's probably a good thing. Games like Bioshock 2 I'm happier to wait 6 months for and have an experience that will stay with me forever than get it early and have it mediocre.
Skiddywinks 14th July 2009, 12:51 Quote
Agreed. The reason Blizzard makes such amazing games is because they are not afraid to make us wait so that they can get everything spot on for release. As much as I hate waiting, I see this as positive step.
Paradigm Shifter 14th July 2009, 13:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Honestly, it's probably a good thing. Games like Bioshock 2 I'm happier to wait 6 months for and have an experience that will stay with me forever than get it early and have it mediocre.

If only more developers and publishers had this attitude.

Thing is... it'll still probably be released 'early' with insufficient testing and need a glut of patches.
ChaosDefinesOrder 14th July 2009, 13:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Honestly, it's probably a good thing. Games like Bioshock 2 I'm happier to wait 6 months for and have an experience that will stay with me forever than get it early and have it mediocre.

If only more developers and publishers had this attitude.

Thing is... it'll still probably be released 'early' with insufficient testing and need a glut of patches.

That, or it'll be released on consoles then the PC version will take 6 months to be released!
p3n 14th July 2009, 14:00 Quote
If they actually make it fun this time then it would be nice!
Sutters 14th July 2009, 15:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
If they actually make it fun this time then it would be nice!

It's funny how everyone has such a different take on the game.
Personally, I thought it was awesome and am happy to wait as long as needed for a worthy sequel.
impar 14th July 2009, 16:31 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by p3n
If they actually make it fun this time then it would be nice!
Lets hope so.
Bought it when it came out in September, only finished it on May. It felt like a chore.
Phil Rhodes 14th July 2009, 21:32 Quote
Considering this looks like it'd be better titled Bioshock Only With Different Guns, I'm not sure what the big deal is.
greensabbath 14th July 2009, 21:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sutters
It's funny how everyone has such a different take on the game.
Personally, I thought it was awesome and am happy to wait as long as needed for a worthy sequel.

Really though. I have played it 3 times through (on different difficulties) and it was a lot of fun each time. Whereas I got bored of Fallout 3 very quickly and can't really be bothered to try playing it again.
johnnyboy700 14th July 2009, 22:24 Quote
I'm glad they're taking there time to get this (hopefully) right, the premise seemed quite ambitious and potentially quite brilliant if they can make it work.

Good luck to them, I'll be waiting for the positive reviews with my money in my hand.
Zurechial 15th July 2009, 03:01 Quote
They saw the backlash at Valve for trying to release an expansion pack as a full sequel and thought "Oh ****, rumbled! We need to add more to this!" :p

It'd take a lot more than a few months of extra dev-time to make a sequel good enough to wash away the foul taste left by Bioshock for me.
Elton 15th July 2009, 04:43 Quote
I wonder if it's a prequel or a sequel to the story?

If it's a sequel, then forget it.
Bauul 17th July 2009, 10:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Elton
I wonder if it's a prequel or a sequel to the story?

If it's a sequel, then forget it.

It's a sequel, the premise has been quite clearly laid out all over the net.

What's wrong with it being a sequel? Whilst playing as a Big Daddy is a little weird imo, the actual story behind it (a little sister returning years later to rebuild Rapture in her own image) sounds pretty cool.
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