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."