Sierra's Prototype Delayed

More time needed for development

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Sierra Entertainment and Radical have delayed their upcoming sci-fi sandbox title, PROTOTYPE.

The game was previously set to come out this year, but now won't see release until 2009.

The publisher and developer have cited the need to spend more time working on the game as the reason for the delay. A statement from them tells us, "Sierra Entertainment and Radical Entertainment have made the decision to shift PROTOTYPE to launch in 2009.

"Since its announcement, PROTOTYPE has been regarded by many as groundbreaking and taking the open-world genre in new directions, and in the simplest explanation possible, we need more time to deliver the game the team initially set out to create.

"Both Sierra and Radical are fully aware and appreciative of the multiple ?Most Anticipated Games of 2008? accolades and continued enthusiasm by all, however, date changes are common in this industry, especially for publishers and developers committed to launching great games. Further details on PROTOTYPE?s 2009 launch timing will be revealed at a later date."

It was recently revealed that DC will publish a comic based on the game.

For more on the game, visit SPOnG's dedicated game page.

Source: MCV

Comments

SuperSaiyan4 6 May 2008 15:43
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They forgot to mention 'We cannot compete wit the vast highly anticipated titles for this year so we are re-scheduling'....
Horatio 6 May 2008 16:38
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
They forgot to mention 'We cannot compete wit the vast highly anticipated titles for this year so we are re-scheduling'....


No they didn't.

It will take vast sums of money to delay the product so they haven't taken the decision lightly. If they were truly worried about the competition then they'd never release the game since there will always be top titles to compete against.

I've seen the trailer and some footage of Prototype and I'm a little excited. Looks to be better than Crackdown (which was great and sadly underappreciated) and past recent titles from Radical such as Scarface and Hulk:UD were pretty good so we have evert chance of seeing a great game emerge from this delay.

Fingers crossed.
Joji 6 May 2008 21:46
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I'm well up for Prototype too, but with all the other games I'll be buying I don't mind a delay, after all, look at the games that have been delayed recently, and still been worth the wait.,

GTA4, Smash Bros are great, if only more time to tweak is given sometimes, we can avoid games turning into debacles like Army of Two and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty.
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