If you didn't know, a new True Crime was slated to arrive towards the end of the year.
But now it's not. As part of their second-quarter earnings report, Activision has announced that they plan to give the developer more time, thereby delaying the game until 2011. The official reason is to give the team "more time to deliver the high-quality entertainment experience they envision for the game," and provided it's true, we're down with that. We never like the idea of releasing games that aren't ready – 'cuz then we have to review that mess – and besides, the sheer amount of top-quality releases scheduled for this fall is typically insane. I wouldn't want to challenge certain titles like the new Call of Duty and Gran Turismo 5 , either. In the meantime, although it's certainly a little different, if you want a crime drama that could really grab you, consider getting Mafia II later this month. True Crime hasn't been around in a while but we have high hopes for the new iteration, which appears to be headed in the right direction.
You know, I could very easily have posted up a Tweet-like update and said, "hey, the new True Crime has been delayed until 2011." But damnit, we pride ourselves on writing real articles…even for the lesser stuff.
Related Game(s): True Crime: Hong Kong