[bf1942] BF2 delayed until Q2 this year?

Michael Ressen netadmin at michiganburbs.com
Thu Jan 27 11:23:01 EST 2005

Dave Snodgrass wrote:
> Not that i want to explain to you that they are not only capatalists, 
> But a company that makes money (SEE: Profit) for its shareholders (Their 
> ONLY objective), But there are many reasons to delay a game, and few of 
> them are development related - As this is a franchise, and by reviewing 
> figures based on bfv (low end) and bf42 (high end) they can fairly 
> accurately predict sales. If you think you have a soft fiscal 
> year/quarter in the near future, you move one of your high-sellers to 
> that quarter - This is simple economics. For you to assume its a dev 
> issue - When has ea actually delayed a launch due to a bug or two...?
> They may take advantage of the delay - Add some features, square away a 
> few issues - But i doubt it. Likely the CD print dates are still the 
> same - We'll just see the first bf2 patch a bit earlier :)
> </crystal ball>


So true, Dave.. So true.   Then again, maybe the delay is to take place 
after the aquisition of DICE.   I know they've been trying to buy them 
for some time.. Don't know if it's going anywhere though, but they do 
have an awful lot of money to throw around.


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