Activision: Singularity Delayed Due to Modern Warfare

By Nick Breckon, Jul 08, 2009 3:30pm PDT Activision has confirmed to Shacknews that Raven's shooter Singularity has been delayed to March 2010 due to strong demand for the publisher's upcoming sequel Modern Warfare 2.

Singularity, a new IP developed by Raven, was originally slated for a fall 2009 release. The highly anticipated Modern Warfare 2 is set to launch on November 10, leading Activision to space out Singularity's release in avoidance of the busy season.

"The level of excitement for Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2 coming out of E3 well exceeded our expectations and therefore we have decided to move Raven's upcoming sci-fi first person action title, Singularity, from 2009 to Q1 2010," said Activision in a statement.

"We believe that the March quarter will provide a better opportunity to establish the new cutting-edge action IP as a 'must-have' title and clears the way for Modern Warfare 2 to dominate this holiday season," the company added.

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  • What are you guys crying for , Singularity is a new in the series , just having 4 months of more time that means it will be superb than if released near MW2,

    I mean some noob gamers are so dumb they have no idea they bash the wrong thing, underaage or plainly stupid , you fuck EA , not activision. And either way if that decision is real or an excuse cause Singularity needs more time, ITS GOOD, they will have time to make the game right , EITHER THOUGHTS the resultswill be better for both games. Maybe Activision is keen not to report the games being delayed because of need more work.

    Many stupid gamers always thing a game delay is something bad, constantly bashing wrong companies. EA is the one that deserves criticism.

    More the game is delayed, the better the game and the experience.

  • This is smart.

    Now they don't have to compete for marketing and shelf space against what is probably a surefire million seller in Call of Duty. And they get some more time to polish the game. And, they can get further away from Bioshock 2, which is either good because they could distance themselves from a smart-shooter gone wrong, or distance themselves from a holiday season with way too many good titles for them all to sell a lot.

    Additionally, what else is coming out in March to compete with?

    I don't really see any downsides to this.