The release of Halo 2
on the PC has slipped a week, according to major UK retailers.
GAME, Amazon UK, HMV and Virgin Megastores are all listing the release date as May 25th, a week later than the previously expected date of May 18th. It has similarly slipped from May 8th to May 25th for US retail.
SPOnG contacted Microsoft for confirmation of the slip, but it was not able to give it at the time of press.
Of course, retail has been known to get release dates wrong in the past. With Halo 2
this close, however, and so many retailers agreeing it seems unlikely that they're wrong.
The slip's something of a blow for Microsoft. May 18th is the launch date for Windows Live
here in the UK, and a killer-app (albeit two and a half years after the Xbox release) playable only on Vista would have served Microsoft well in pushing the operating system.
It's not been a great day for Microsoft, all in all. The slip comes in the wake of some (at best) embarrassing comments
from the president it's of Entertainment and Devices Division, Robbie Bach.
At least we have Wednesday's new Halo 3
screens and artwork to tide us over until we get our mitts on the new maps and map editor in the Halo 2