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Ultra Peanut
08-02-2007, 04:51 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070802/tc_nm/taketwo_outlook_dc_1;_ylt=AqvQMi37XF1Mo2aJUnLFVxsE1vAI

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Woodrow Call
08-02-2007, 05:12 PM
This blows. Had my vacation scheduled and everything.

JBucc
08-02-2007, 05:15 PM
****! Quarter 2 is like March and stuff isnt' it?

listopencil
08-02-2007, 05:20 PM
If it's second quarter by calendar it's APR-MAY-JUN. Second quarter fiscal could be anything.

Ultra Peanut
08-02-2007, 05:20 PM
****! Quarter 2 is like March and stuff isnt' it?Take Two's fiscal second quarter is February-April, yes.

listopencil
08-02-2007, 05:24 PM
"The game, which had been scheduled for release in October, is now planned for release in the fiscal second quarter of 2008, Take-Two said."

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"The company said that for the fiscal year ending October 31, it expects revenue of $950 million to $1 billion."

So it's fiscal quarter and they start with NOV-DEC-JAN. Second quarter is FEB-MAR-APR. "End of the second quarter" would be some time in April.

Fruit Ninja
08-02-2007, 06:34 PM
They are smart delaying i think. Alot of good games are coming out this holiday season. Its smart not to compete with Halo3. Halo3 and GTAIV are going to be freaking HUGE.

Jenson71
08-03-2007, 04:42 AM
This hurts. This effing hurts. :deevee:

Bowser
08-03-2007, 11:09 AM
Shocking. Not really.

:banghead:

Woodrow Call
08-03-2007, 11:34 AM
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=27326

PlayStation 3 complications caused GTA IV delay - analyst
Matt Martin 14:07 (BST) 03/08/2007
Take-Two's green light process labelled a "failure"

Analyst Michael Pachter believes Rockstar has delayed the release of Grand Theft Auto IV because it is struggling with development on the PlayStation 3.

And the Xbox 360 version of the game has suffered at least a six month delay as a result, due to contractual obligations that will have prevented the publisher from releasing the game first on Microsoft's machine, says the analyst.

"We think it is likely that the Rockstar team had difficulty in building an exceptionally complicated game for the PS3, and failed to recognise how far away from completion the game truly was until recently," said Pachter.

"We think it is also likely that Take-Two had a contractual commitment to Sony that it would not favour competitor Microsoft by launching the Xbox 360 version of GTA IV prior to launching the PS3 version, and believe that any delay of the PS3 version necessitated a delay of the Xbox 360 version," he added.

This failure to recognise development problems could dent investor confidence in the publisher, even after it has taken steps to improve the green light process for software development.

"Take-Two management stumbled badly for the first time during their tenure," commented Pachter.

"While the delay of GTA IV was clearly not the fault of new management, we believe that it should have been better understood several months ago, and should have been communicated to investors much earlier than today.

"The company has begun an initiative to improve the green light process for new projects, but given the delays of Manhunt and GTA, its process for monitoring projects under development appears to be a failure," he said.

Der Flöprer
08-03-2007, 01:46 PM
This is like sitting at a fast food window. If you wait, it comes hot and fresh and made for you. If it's rushed, it sucks ass and you regret buying it in the first place. This is not a bad thing.

Ultra Peanut
08-03-2007, 02:01 PM
This being caused by complications with the PS3 version appeared to be a very likely reason, so that's not a shocking report at all. The PS3's still really hard to code for, and they've been using the 360 version for all of their demos. It sucks that 360 owners will be waiting an extra 3-6 months because of problems on another platform, but if it had come out as essentially a timed exclusive for the 360, Sony would have screamed bloody murder.

KCChiefsMan
08-03-2007, 02:21 PM
eh, whatever. There are still some damn good games coming out, but this one was definately on the top of my list.

Kraus
08-03-2007, 02:24 PM
It sucks, but I'd rather them take their time and put out a polished game instead of a rushed one. It's also not too big of a deal because so many other big-name titles are coming out this winter for the Xbox 360. We won't be short of games to play.

Still kind of sucks though, I was really looking forward to playing this.

Jenson71
08-10-2007, 12:08 PM
I've heard March 4th is the new release date.