What do Fable III and Crysis 2 have in common? Before today, acceptable answers might have included “Ummm…,” “Wait! I know this one!”, and “That’s a dumb question. We aren’t friends anymore.” Now though, both games are getting booted out of their respective release windows, so in your face, ex-friends! Not so dumb now, am us?
Anyway, Crysis 2’s delay is fairly run-of-the-mill. During a recent conference call, EA activated its business supersuit’s power mode, lifted Crysis 2 over its rippling shoulders, and hurled its release date into early 2011. And that’s pretty much it. As for why, the publisher didn’t say. The game did look a little rough when we saw it at E3, though, so maybe some extra polish is in order.
Fable III’s story, meanwhile, is a bit more complicated. After a highly touted simultaneous PC-Xbox 360 release date, Microsoft suddenly turned around and declared the two SKUs to be on “different schedules.” The bottom line? The Xbox 360 version’s still crossing the finish line on October 26, but the PC version’s decided that slow and steady wins the race. According to Microsoft, a new release date will be announced “soon.”