True Crime delay paid off, says Activision CEO

Not all delays are bad, according to Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg who’s assured that the August delay of True Crime: Hong Kong has greatly “paid off.”

“The additional development time invested in this game has really paid off, for gameplay mechanic the make the fighting and shooting as sophisticated as the driving, which is something that’s very hard to achieve in the open-world genre,” said Hirshberg during an investors call yesterday.

The game was originally slated for a “late 2010” release, which was later changed to a vague 2011 instead due to the necessity for “more time to deliver the high-quality entertainment experience they envision for the game.”

True Crime: Hong Kong is seen by Activision as one of the bigger releases next year alongside the next Call of Duty game and Bungie’s unrevealed new IP.