BioShock 2 delayed until 2010

Written by Joe Martin

July 14, 2009 // 11:03 a.m.

Tags: #2k-games #bioshock #bioshock-2 #bioshock-2-delayed-until-2010 #release-date #take-two

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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