While no big game in recent history has made the first couple of release dates that are announced by the developers, it doesn't make the news of a delay hurt any less. It is for this reason that I share with you the following e-mail from Gamestop and EB to customers who pre-ordered the title with a heavy heart:
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Old Release Date - 9/1/2007
New Release Date - 3/1/2008
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Since most people I know say the only game that makes them even consider purchasing a PS3 is MGS4
, and because MGS4
was supposed to compete with several X360 holiday releases, this serves as more bad news for Sony. However, no one wants a game like MGS4
to be released before it's ready, as that would be even worse news for Sony.
Personally, the sting hurts me because I see this 3/1/2008 date and I see Holiday 2008. I guess we'll see.
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