Activision did its part to thin the typically obese late year release schedule today, delaying True Crime: Hong Kong to next year. Originally planned for release this fall, the PS3, PC and Xbox 360 game will hit in 2011. Why?
According to Activision, the delay was granted "in order to give the development team more time to deliver the high-quality entertainment experience they envision for the game."
The silver lining here is that the next True Crime game won't have a serious impact on Activision's earnings. It still expects to rake in $4.2 billion in revenue this year, in part due "to an increase in its expectations for the Call of Duty brand in the fourth quarter," even without United Front Games' revival of the True Crime franchise.