It's been a long time since 2K Games talked about Spec Ops: The Line, following its sand-filled E3 debut. There's apparently good reason for that: you're not going to be playing the game anytime soon.
The news comes via an updated release schedule released by parent company Take-Two Interactive.
Take-Two now lists the game as coming in the first half of fiscal 2013. 2013! Today, Take-Two is talking about its financial results for fiscal 2011 and expectations for fiscal 2012. That means Spec Ops: The Line won't be arriving until at least sometime after March 31, 2012. It's a substantial delay.
As the Internet is ablaze with new impressions of BioShock: Infinite, it's worth reporting how the game's being positioned release-wise--but Take-Two isn't saying much, sadly. Take-Two is only promising BioShock: Infinite in "calendar year 2012," which means basically anytime next year.
XCOM is a little more specific, with Take-Two expecting to release that one before March 31, 2012.