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Crysis 2 Delayed; Need For Speed Shift 2 Coming

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Sad news came today from EA's quarterly results, which detailed games that were slated for the first quarter of 2011.

Crysis 2 was originally intended to be a holiday season 2010 game, but now it's been pushed back to 2011, both for consoles and PC.

While that news is depressing for those looking for the next killer app that will melt their new PC hardware, there is a bright side with the mention of a Need For Speed Shift 2 – an unannounced game that had earned back many NFS fans with the first game from last year.

What was the reason for pushing Crysis 2 back? EA's first answer was to better position it for marketing opportunities. The positive side effect is that this gives Crytek more time to polish the game, no doubt lifting a huge weight off their shoulders.

"We moved to the game to a better marketing window in the March quarter," Jeff Brown, VP of Corporate Communications told IGN. "This will also give the Crytek team more time to polish a great title."

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    atdhe , August 3, 2010 11:15 PM
    Good News, pretty clear that the game was never going to be finished for the holiday season, seems Crytek didn't want to hurt their reputation with a buggy unfinished game like most of todays games...
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    JPHD , August 4, 2010 1:55 AM
    Maximum Disappointment.
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    Trueno07 , August 4, 2010 12:18 AM
    I'll take a delay over a crappy game. Despite time tables, sometimes everything doesn't, or cant, fall into place.
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    dameon51 , August 3, 2010 10:59 PM
    nOoOOOOOooOOOOO, please don't turn into another dnf, my heart can't handle it
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    atdhe , August 3, 2010 11:15 PM
    Good News, pretty clear that the game was never going to be finished for the holiday season, seems Crytek didn't want to hurt their reputation with a buggy unfinished game like most of todays games...
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    jimmysmitty , August 3, 2010 11:29 PM
    dameon51nOoOOOOOooOOOOO, please don't turn into another dnf, my heart can't handle it


    How dare you compare the all-mighty Duke to a whimp.

    For shame!!!!
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    Darkerson , August 3, 2010 11:34 PM
    Why am I not surprised about Crysis 2? Ah well, it just will up the ante on what gamers expect of it when it finally does come out...hope it can live up to everyones expectations...
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    Anonymous , August 3, 2010 11:37 PM
    adthe you mean like crysis 1? :p 

    I'm happy to wait as long as they're polishing it. Starcraft 2 was well worth the wait
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    joex444 , August 3, 2010 11:42 PM
    And once again someone will say "Well, I'd rather they not rush it."

    I believe that's the whole point. They're not even working on the game right; the original time table is completely feasible if they would just get to work. You didn't think a game company would give an unrealistic release date just to string us along, did you?
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    mikewong , August 3, 2010 11:59 PM
    Ah! Just the time I need to upgrade my hardware...
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    Sykar , August 4, 2010 12:09 AM
    :( 
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    Trueno07 , August 4, 2010 12:18 AM
    I'll take a delay over a crappy game. Despite time tables, sometimes everything doesn't, or cant, fall into place.
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    maigo , August 4, 2010 12:33 AM
    Bet they cancel the console port again
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    welshmousepk , August 4, 2010 12:45 AM
    very annoyed, this is the game i was most looking forward too this year.

    im not convinced that its unfinished either. i think they just dont want to release at the same time as all the other pre-xmas stuff like COD and MOH. they want to release in a less crowded space, and are just making us wait longer so they can get more sales.
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    Parsian , August 4, 2010 1:11 AM
    that is bad, they gonna loose the sweet spot time frame for release: the holidays :S they could of sold a lot
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    christop , August 4, 2010 1:22 AM
    Gives me some time to get a new gpu..
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    jerreece , August 4, 2010 1:38 AM
    maigoBet they cancel the console port again


    We can only hope!!! They need to focus on their original crowd, and make the game streamline on PC.
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    bhaberle , August 4, 2010 1:54 AM
    Hopefully they don't end up pulling a fermi on this one. =P
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    JPHD , August 4, 2010 1:55 AM
    Maximum Disappointment.
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    ubernoobie , August 4, 2010 2:19 AM
    I think this is a win/lose situation. Nfs Shift is a good game but delaying crysis 2 is BAD
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    eddieroolz , August 4, 2010 2:26 AM
    Damn, I was looking forward to it.
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    Yuka , August 4, 2010 2:59 AM
    Just delay NFS Shift... That game sucked big time. Give money to the Codemasters Racing Studio for another GRID game.

    And Crysis... Pitty, since the first 2 stories were good and I hoped to see the 3rd before new year.

    Cheers!
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    randomizer , August 4, 2010 3:03 AM
    Like we need another NFS rehash.
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