Company of Heroes 2 Release Remains on Schedule
Company of Heroes 2 stood in jeopardy of cancellation when THQ announced its dissolution last month, but Sega’s acquisition of its developer Relic Entertainment, along with the game, gave gamers looking forward to the series good reason to feel relieved.
Since then however, the game’s new publisher has yet to announce a release date for Company of Heroes 2, which was originally slated for release sometime in March. The lack of any apparent development on that front created no small amount of anxiety for anyone following the series. To that end, both Relic has announced that work on integrating the company into the new publisher had begun as soon as they were acquired.
“Looking to our own future, I must admit that the studio as a whole is incredibly stoked to be working alongside a publisher with a heritage as strong as Sega’s,” said Relic producer Greg Wilson.
“Shortly after the acquisition was announced, work on integrating the entire Relic team began. It’s been a rapid transition period and I’m happy to say we’re a pretty much fully functioning member of the Sega family now and remain fully focused on shipping the highest quality version of Company of Heroes 2 you have all been waiting for.”
Most pre-orders of the game will be unaffected by Company of Heroes 2′s transition to Sega and will proceed as planned. Only those who pre-ordered the game through ShopTHQ will have to deal with a few added hassles. A release date is expected to be announced shortly.