Anarchy Reigns was unceremoniously pushed into 2013 yesterday. A previous delay was out of developer Platinum Games' hands, as Sega looked for an ideal release target. This time, apparently, Sega didn't even tell Platinum about the new date.
"Today's Q1 2013 release news was the first we'd heard of it," Inaba said. "Even if we wanted to, we can't comment as we're (still) in the dark officially." He added, "even though we are the game's developers, we can only do so much about this." Inaba also apologizes "for all the confusion this situation has caused," and says he hopes fans can continue to support the game.
Steve Watts posted a new article, Platinum 'in the dark' about Anarchy Reigns delay.
Platinum executive producer Atsushi Inaba says the company didn't know about the latest Anarchy Reigns delay until it was announced, and says they are "in the dark officially."
I'm very disappointed in Sega effectively throwing Platinum under the bus in retaliation to the parent company, Sega Sammy Holdings, ultimately saying, "I'm sick of Sega weighing down the profits from our pachinko business! RESTRUCTURE! Cancel a bunch of projects!". And they're apparently placing their bets on Aliens: Colonial Marines, and refusing to distribute Anarchy Reigns in the west, despite the fact that the game is done and localized. To add insult to injury, Sega is targeting Q1 2013 for release, which is when a ton of other big games are releasing. I wouldn't be surprised if Platinum doesn't publish another game through Sega, considering this treatment.