We do believe that the space/time continuum is indeed in jeopardy. Normally when a retailer breaks a story about a game being pushed back, the developer and/or publisher will come forward to deny any such rumor or speculation, only to announce a push back later that same week — a push-back push back? Not so for Raven Software and its original IP named, oddly enough, Singularity.
The developers have been busily crafting gaming goodness for us all year, first with the just released X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and currently finishing up Wolfenstein and the aforementioned Singularity. Before today, Singularity was due to hit shelves in September but Amazon.com suddenly changed the ship date to early 2010. Other game sellers have not yet followed suit but Activision has confirmed the delay.
Neil Wood, public relations guru at Step 3, sent over a statement saying, “The level of excitement for Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare 2 coming out of E3 well exceeded our expectations and therefore we have decided to move Raven’s upcoming sci-fi first person action title, Singularity, from 2009 to Q1 2010. We believe that the March quarter will provide a better opportunity to establish the new cutting-edge action IP as a “must-have” title and clears the way for Modern Warfare 2 to dominate this holiday season.”
While we do not think that a new IP, no matter how awesome it may seem, will have much of an impact on Modern Warfare 2 sales numbers, we are glad that Activision is taking the time to get things just right.