Square Enix has decided to delay the release of the upcoming RPG Deus Ex: Human Revolution following weak sales and harsh feedback concerning other titles. The move was announced to investors, according to Eurogamer
Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the hotly anticipated third entry in the highly regarded Deus Ex series, has been pushed back to some point in Square Enix's next fiscal years - which starts in April 2011. The game was originally set for an early 2011 release.
'With weak sales performance of console game titles that have been newly released during the current fiscal year as well as harsh market feedback regarding a key title, the Group recognizes the reinforcement of development capability in our Digital Entertainment segment as our most critical managerial issue,
' Square Enix told investors.
'We therefore have decided to spend additional time to further polish our upcoming game, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, resulting in a shift in release timing from our prior plan of the current fiscal year to next fiscal year.
'Additionally, since recognizing that our Final Fantasy XIV service has not yet achieved the level of customer satisfaction that fans of our Final Fantasy franchise have come to expect, we have restructured the development organization and will continue the free trial period until we can present customers with a clear plan outlining Final Fantasy XIV's new direction,
' Square Enix said.
Square Enix has also altered predictions for the current fiscal year, dropping new earning forecasts to 1 billion yen.
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