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Dark Void Blasts Off Into Increasingly Crowded 2010

Seriously, is anything shipping this year? Anyone?


How long 'Will' we have to wait for Dark Void? Oh, the dude's name is Will, in case you didn't get the totally sweet wordplay I threw in back there. Seriously, go read the first line in this caption again. I'll wait.
Well it looks like Morgan Gray's "one hat per game" rule is going to keep him rocking a newsie for at least a few more months. Capcom has announced a delay for the Airtight Games-developed Dark Void, pushing the game from its original September date to sometime in the first quarter of 2010.

Joystiq went ahead and got some clarity from Capcom's Chris Kramer, who cited things like "the crowded fall game season" as the reason for the delay. The game's developers will be taking the extra time to put further work into the game. I've been seeing versions of Dark Void here and there for the past year or so and have been looking forward to it for some time now, leaving me torn between the realms of "I'd really like to play this game" and "hey, it's cool that the team will get a bit more time to work on it."

But the larger issue, obviously, is that the fourth quarter of this year is starting to seem like a wasteland due to this constantly stream of delays. What's coming out this year that you're still looking forward to? Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff

How long 'Will' we have to wait for Dark Void? Oh, the dude's name is Will, in case you didn't get the totally sweet wordplay I threw in back there. Seriously, go read the first line in this caption again. I'll wait.
Well it looks like Morgan Gray's "one hat per game" rule is going to keep him rocking a newsie for at least a few more months. Capcom has announced a delay for the Airtight Games-developed Dark Void, pushing the game from its original September date to sometime in the first quarter of 2010.

Joystiq went ahead and got some clarity from Capcom's Chris Kramer, who cited things like "the crowded fall game season" as the reason for the delay. The game's developers will be taking the extra time to put further work into the game. I've been seeing versions of Dark Void here and there for the past year or so and have been looking forward to it for some time now, leaving me torn between the realms of "I'd really like to play this game" and "hey, it's cool that the team will get a bit more time to work on it."

But the larger issue, obviously, is that the fourth quarter of this year is starting to seem like a wasteland due to this constantly stream of delays. What's coming out this year that you're still looking forward to?
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Posted by Meltbrain

This year you say? Ummm... Modern Warfare 2? That's probably about it...

Edited by gimmysumcowbel

i am looking forward to Dragon Age, MW2, Demons Souls, and Starcraft if that doesnt get delayed. so ive still got enough to play

edit: and how could i possibly forget Borderlands

Posted by Ouroboros

Everyones scared of Call of Duty..

Posted by Osietra

I hope they're going to change the generic name with the re-scheduling of the 'Dark Void'.

Posted by NickM

Q1 2010 is the new Q4 2007

Posted by Winternet

Alan Wake is going to be released in Dec 2009. What?!

Posted by fallen_elite
@Meltbrain said:
" This year you say? Ummm... Modern Warfare 2? That's probably about it... "
Dude Dragon Age.
Posted by GeekDown

The only game I was looking forward too...well at least next year will start out good..

Posted by BadazzSC

2010 is going to kick sooo much ass, even the Wii has amazing games coming out =P

Posted by JJOR64

Poop.  This game looked really interesting.

Posted by Tovan

Oh come on, this year is starting to be terrible.

Posted by TOYBOXX

The one game I'm highly anticipating: Assassin's Creed II. Hopefully it'll be better than the first.

Posted by babblinmule

Assassins Creed 2 is still out this year right?

Posted by Meltbrain
@fallen_elite said:
" @Meltbrain said:
" This year you say? Ummm... Modern Warfare 2? That's probably about it... "
Dude Dragon Age. "
Good call, man. I totally forgot. If Alan Wake comes out this year I would also be totally interested in that just to see how it turns out.
Posted by DerekDanahy

Brutal Legend and Borderlands for sure.

Posted by Pie

Beatles rock band fools!
And batman probably

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Posted by hamlaser

awww hamburgers!

Posted by wafflestomp

BOO! HISS!

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Edited by Metal_Mills

2010 will be one hell of a year but we still have a nice supply for the rest of 09. MW2, Halo 3: ODST, Brutal Legend, Alpha Protocol, L4D2,  Borderlands, Dragon Age ect.

Posted by bigsmoke77

I am looking forward too Halo ODST, MW2, and Assassins Creed 2.  Those are must gets for me, and there is a lot of other games I will have to wait for the price to go down or  i would be broke such as Dirt 2, Need for Speed Shift ( a need for speed that actually looks good ?!?!?!?!). Beatles Rock Band, Brutal Legend, and  Forza 3. AKA Should be a good time this fall and winter!!!!!!

Posted by MatthewMeadows

Assassins Creed 2, Borderlands, MW2, Dragon Age, Bad Company 2, PES 2010, Alpha Protocol, Uncharted 2 and MAG.

Posted by spiceninja

Modern Warefare 2, Dragon Age, and hopefully  part 1 of Starcraft 2 will be released.

Edited by Death_Burnout

Dude, Borderlands is still coming out this year...right? if not, 2009 is completely ruined. I can actually just "feel" that game slipping away.

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

Brutal Legend.... MW2.... Assasins Creed 2? That's about it for me. Man, 2010's gonna be a beast.

Posted by BR4DL3I9H

More delays. I guess i will delay my aniticipation a few more months and just bury this title in the back of my mind until then.

Posted by Dethfish

MW2, Brutal Legend, AC2, and Forza 3 are all coming out this year, aren't they? I'm sure there is still a couple more I'm forgetting.

I don't mind to much that these games are getting delayed. Doesn't that just mean we'll have good games for a longer period of time rather than an ass load all at once like most years?

Posted by Cheapoz

MW2 - everyone else get the hell outta the way.


This is all good news for Brutal Legend, it looked like an iffy prospect with competition, now not so much.
Posted by Crono

2010 scares my wallet

Posted by CactusWolf

This year's looking pretty dull compared to what it was initially looking like.

But now we know that early 2010 is going to be full as fuck though.

Edited by OhdK

brutal freaking legend!
And also, friendless though I am in this, I am looking forward to Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Just one of those things.

Posted by TheHBK

the only game that got delayed that I was gonna get was Mass Effect 2.  All these others I wasnt gonna pay attention to.  Modern Warfare 2, NBA 2k10, Halo ODST, Starcraft II (hopefully) are all still on track me thinks.

Posted by JacobForrest

Wolfenstein, Marvel vs. Alliance 2, Dragon Age, Borderlands, Forza Motorsport 3, MW2, L4D2, Assassin's Creed 2. Lots of stuff, actually.

Edited by Jimbo

There's still a ton of games coming out (for now):

  • Assassin's Creed 2
  • Dragon Age
  • Brutal Legend
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Scribblenauts
  • Alpha Protocol
  • Borderlands

'Wasteland' is a bit strong I think, you're gonna be plenty busy enough for sure.  MW2 and AC2 would dominate regardless of competition, but I think the crowd thinning is great news for everybody else on that list - and definitely more manageable for those of us that like to play things whilst they're still fresh.

edit:  Looking at the comments, I missed plenty of other big games too.
Edited by Joseppie

Seems like Q1 2010 is going to be the crowded season, forget Fall.

Posted by buzz_killington

I'm looking forward to Uncharted 2, Borderlands, Ratchet and Clack: A Crack in Time, Brutal Legend, and Alpha Protocol. Q4 09 is not a wasteland Jeff, it's just not ridiculously  jam packed like Q4 08. Most people didn't get to play more than half of the amazing games that came out in that period...

Posted by Box3ru13

Even with all these delays there is still a bunch of games I wanna get starting with Uncharted 2. I think most gamers will be fine with whats coming out. 

Posted by mikecardii

Brutal Legend, Scribblenauts, and MW2 are the three games I'm looking forward to for the rest of this year.

Posted by ElectricHaggis

There are still plenty of games I'm looking forward to playing in Q4.  Although the delays do suck.

Posted by Oni

At least we still have Assassin's Creed 2, MW 2, Borderlands and Arkham Asylum (my personal most wanted)

Posted by FlipperDesert

Pfft, forget videogames next year. Toy Story 3 is coming out!

Posted by MeatSim

Probably good for the game because it would just get buried under all the other tons of Q4 games.

Posted by HatKing

Okay so this year will be a little less than what we had all hoped, but next year...damn.  Seriously next year will be great if all this stuff comes out and it won't be that typical one or two games Jan through June then nothing til October, if this stuff all goes as planned then maybe next year will be a little more even.

Posted by RipTheVeins

Brutal Legend, MUA 2, Scribblenauts, Borderlands and/or Dragon Age for me :)

Posted by Mouth

Not much. Off the top of my head: 358/2 Days, Mario and Luigi 3, Beatles Rock Band, Modern Warfare 2, and I think that's it. Maybe Halo ODST, but we'll see.

Posted by Demonstride

Halo 3: ODST and Persona PSP are two big ones for me.

Posted by zameer

Dragon Age, and fingers crossed for a Starcraft 2 Christmas release.

Posted by Chirotera

Alpha Protocol, Assassin's Creed 2, Modern Warfare 2, Halo 3: ODST, Dragon Age.

That's just off the top of my head. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few. I'm starting to think developers are delaying to 2010 though because they don't want to compete with the high profile games being released this fall.

Edited by crusader8463
  • Borderlands [PC]
  • Alpha Protocol [PC]
  • Red Faction Guerrilla [PC]
  • Batman: AA [PC]
  • SCRIBBLENAUTS!!!! [DS]
  • Brutal Legend [360]
  • Borderlands [PC]
  • Dragon Age: Origions [PC]
  • LEFT FOR MOTHER FUCKING DEAD 2 !!!!!!!!! [PC]


I think I will be fine this winter. Who ever desided to push this game back is a very smart person. This game, as cool as it looks would definatly get lost under all the stuff coming out. They would have to spend ALOT of cash to get it noticed over everything coming out. Plus as anyone who has ever made a game can attest to, You can never have too much time to work on your game.
Posted by TigerDX

Everyone seems to be avoiding Modern Warfare 2 like the plague. Similar thing happened with Grand Theft Auto IV.

Thing is, with everyone avoiding Q4 like this, we're just going to see a "crowded" first half of 2010!

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