GTA 5 delays yet another title
Having already learned that GTA 5 is having an affect on the release of certain games it comes as no surprise that another title will be delayed because of Rockstar’s upcoming game. Anarchy Reigns is the latest victim because the creators said that they do not wish to release the title so close to the release of Grand Theft Auto V, which will come as a disappointment to fans.
The developers are said to be more upset than the fans because they have everything ready for the North American and European release, but it’s Sega delaying things until Q1 2013 for which they have taken to Twitter to express their frustration. It’s a sad day when one game such as GTA 5 is dictating the release of so many other titles because Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite have also fallen victim.
While fans will be upset we have to think of the bigger picture here, the likes of Sega are a business and are in it to make money, if they release a game and sales are affected by another title then this could have an adverse affect on their next title. There are still a bunch of great games coming out later this year such as Assassin’s Creed 3 and Black Ops 2, but that’s still no consolation for those who were waiting on titles like Anarchy Reigns.
We have to wonder why these publishers are being a little hasty though because Rockstar has yet to announce a release date, while most rumors suggest an October release (which would fit in with their previous release window) there’s still the possibility that GTA 5 could also be a Q1 2013 release.
Should one game be able to dictate the release of so many other titles?