XCOM Delayed To 2013
The neverending story of XCOM’s delay has become even further neverending as a result of news dropped during today’s Take-Two investor call. No, not that XCOM. We mean the upcoming FPS reimagining. First scheduled for 2011, then delayed to March, 2012, then delayed again to sometime late in 2012, XCOM has now been delayed, again, to sometime during Take-Two’s Q4 2014, which means sometime after March 31, 2013.
You might have noticed this isn’t the first Take-Two game removed from the fall, 2012 calendar. BioShock Infinite has also been moved to 2013. That creates a rather large hole in their fall release schedule. This only further raises speculation that they’re doing so deliberately, in order to make room for Grand Theft Auto V. So far, Rockstar refuses to just say something, anything, despite the HUGE amount of speculation. That smacks of deliberate buzz-building, and that, more than anything suggests they’re planning some kind of announcement soon. That October release date rumor keeps looking more and more like truth.
But until they actually say something, we have to assume that GTA V is strictly TBD. So ignore it for a while longer yet, and prepare to wait until 2013 until the next time XCOM is inevitably delayed.