We were hoping to have two promising FPSs from Raven Software this year – Singularity and Wolfenstein – but it appears the former has slipped into 2010.
According to Joystiq , Activision has confirmed that Singularity is now slated to release in March of next year, simply because they want to make room for the massive blockbuster that will be Modern Warfare 2 . It's not the first game that decided to jump out of the way of the impending blockbusters; Quantic Dream decided to delay the highly anticipated PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavy Rain for the same reason. Said an Activision spokesman:
"The level of excitement for Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 coming out of E3 well exceeded our expectations and therefore we have decided to move Raven's upcoming sci-fi first person action title, Singularity, from 2009 to Q1 2010. We believe that the March quarter will provide a better opportunity to establish the new cutting-edge action IP as a "must-have" title and clears the way for Modern Warfare 2 to dominate this holiday season."
Of course, now it will have to do battle with God of War III and possibly even Gran Turismo 5 , which isn't exactly an enviable position, either. We do have every confidence in Raven Software, though, and we'll definitely keep an eye on Singularity . Who doesn't want to manipulate time so as to gain the upper hand in epic firefights? It's just an awesome concept.
Related Game(s): Singularity