Take-Two is not having a good 2007, let me tell you. First, Manhunt 2 is officially banned from Planet Earth, and now Grand Theft Auto IV, the remaining jewel in TT’s crown, has been delayed until Q2 2008 (which means some unknown date between February and April of next year).
Wait, did you hear that? Shhhhh. Omigod, my wallet just breathed! He’s alive! Oh thank goodness! I thought he was a goner, what with Assassin’s Creed, Halo 3, and Haze all coming out at the same time this holiday season. There there, little buddy, everything’s gonna be alright…
Asked on why GTA IV was delayed, thereby destroying what little stock Take-Two has left in its shattered and curly-tailed piggy bank, Take-Two’s Chairman Strauss Zelnick stated “certain elements of development proved to be more time-intensive than expected.”
Wow, a publisher delaying a game to make it better. Who woulda thunkit? Take-Two’s got some balls to delay a game like GTA IV, but the gamers make out on the deal, as I’m sure most would be disappointed if the quality of the mega-popular title wasn’t up to par with what we all expected.
And I bet this is what Rockstar North had to say about the loosening of their October deadline noose:
“And in honor of this momentous occasion, we’re having ribs.”