It's a common theme thus far in 2009: if you're not one of the big boys, step out of the way and give yourself a chance to succeed at a later date.
According to ShackNews , Capcom has revealed that Dark Void has been delayed until 2010 "to avoid competition with releases of major titles of other companies." If you're not quite familiar with the game, it utilizes the unique concept of "vertical combat," in that you will fly upwards with a jet pack and deal with enemies on that vertical plane. It's a great idea and one we've been keeping a close eye on, but it seems that certain blockbusters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have scared off yet another promising title. The only problem is, we've seen a great many games disappear out of 2010 for this very same reason; one of them was Quantic Dream's hotly anticipated PS3 exclusive, Heavy Rain . It's certainly true that IPs have enough trouble succeeding without competing against established franchises, but perhaps this is the start of a troublesome trend…
On the other hand, it also means that the fourth quarter of 2009 isn't so loaded down with games, and titles really do have a better shot of success when they're not overshadowed. As of now, Dark Void is slated to arrive some time in Q1 2010 (between January 1 and March 31).
Related Game(s): Dark Void
well its going up agaist uncharted, assassin's creed, modern warfare, psp go, halo odst, gran turismo psp, etc. its a tough season
Some companies should have sped up their games and released it now….not much going on in the last month or so, and not much coming until batman.
Sigh, if every company keeps thinking that delaying from the holiday season due to blockbusters, soon enough we'll have no games coming out in the winter and about 50+ coming at the beginning of next year.
Dark what now?
Dark Void does look like a very interesting title. It's taking a chance with a new style of gameplay….kind of like a Boba Fett character, fly with your jetpack and shoot enemies.
Check out some in-game footage and you might be suprised at how good this game looks.
Last edited by Tim Speed24 on 7/31/2009 7:22:53 AM
Dark Void looks interesting, but I'm not gonna cry over this. Too many delays for a game that looks like a 7 out of 10.
I'm glad companies are doing this, it was crazy last year around the fall when every game and it's grandmother was comming out at the same time.
but this is what i really dont understand.
to me dark void looks like a meh game a 8/10 at best.
now how many 10/10 games are due out between jan to march.
god of war 3.
alien V predator (you get to rip peoples heads of how effin cool is that)
mass effect 2.
splinter cell conviction.
i think you get the point.
point being games that were delayed this week would of sold ALLOT better released when they were suppose to than where they are now.
splinter cell conviction is going to get hung out to dry by god of war, ubisoft is digging there own grave, building the coffin, and nailing it shut.
plus is there 1 good game due out in september?
the only one i can think of is dragon rising operation flashpoint, and need for speed shift.
You are only partially correct about Splinter cell. Yes in my opinion, GOW3 is the best of all coming out, but there are 360 gamers that have not played GOW at all and will not go out and buy a $500 system for an exclusive. So for gamers with both systems, yes GOW3 will win, for single 360 owners, only if there is a PS3 slim bundle for $300 will it have a chance.
"but this is what i really dont understand.
to me dark void looks like a meh game a 8/10 at best."
Say what? Since when is an 8/10 meh? Not to pick on you but I'd like to understand the logic here. As for this game, it does look "pretty" but this is one of those I'd like to try before buy. We've had too many good looking games, this day in age, that looked great but played horribly. I'll reserve judgement on this one until I can get my hands on it.
"splinter cell conviction is going to get hung out to dry by god of war"
How so? SCC is an exclusive for the Xbox 360 so they will still have the millions of loyal MS fans. Two exclusives for two different consoles so I doubt they have anything to worry about. Especially, with the fan base.
Why not polish this game up and release it next July or August when there is nothing coming out just like this year.
Who knows….if they do a good job it might be a sleeper hit like Deadspace was. Just think about it.
Hmm, it ain't original but interesting though doesn't look like I'm going for this one.
Heavy Rain isn't coming out until 2010 because of the clustered Holiday season as well.
Hell, if this trend of delays keeps going, we're going to see a clustered first quarter next year as well…
Last edited by DragonSphere on 7/31/2009 4:44:00 PM
Exactly. While I understand the thought process in delaying the games until after the holiday season, the same thing is going to happen all over again if they get released too close together in the first half of the next year. Maybe I would have given a game a shot I normally wouldn't have in the usual dead first half of the year, but there's a lot of games coming out in the first half that I already committed to buying. No way am I buying something instead of Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2, Final Fantasy XIII, or Bayonetta (and I probably missed one or two).
i meant a 7/10 at best.
meaning if its better than what im expecting, which 99% of the time is the opposite of what happens.
even KZ2 dissapointed me, i was expecting more variety, the SP lvls are the same just in a different area, all the enemies are the same.
even if people only had a xbox 360, they have allot more games coming out in jan-march than sep-dec.
besides RPGs theres barely any games left for this year.
splinter cell conviction would of sold a hell of allot better in october (the only game in oct that could be considered AAA is borderlands, or forza 3 thats it)
than it will in march.
same for dark void.
the only games i think would benefit from the delay are the games 2K delayed.
like bioshock 2 mafia 2 max payne 3 mafia 2.
those lot, every other game would of been better off this year.
1 because there not as big games as mafia 2 and co.
2 because theres not as many games in sep-dec.
3 most of those games have had so many delays people are starting to loose interest.
i couldent care less about dark void now.
Last edited by ___________ on 8/2/2009 7:54:56 AM