Crysis 2 Delayed; Need For Speed Shift 2 Coming

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."

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • dameon51
    nOoOOOOOooOOOOO, please don't turn into another dnf, my heart can't handle it
  • atdhe
    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...
  • jimmysmitty
    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!!!!
  • Darkerson
    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...
  • 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
  • joex444
    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?
  • mikewong
    Ah! Just the time I need to upgrade my hardware...
  • Sykar
  • Trueno07
    I'll take a delay over a crappy game. Despite time tables, sometimes everything doesn't, or cant, fall into place.
  • maigo
    Bet they cancel the console port again