Sega delays Anarchy Reigns again GTA V to blame

first_imgCreated by the makers of Bayonetta and Vanquish, Anarchy Reigns is an over the top online multiplayer fighter set in a post-apocolyptic future in a huge open world. Fans have been waiting months for the game to release, but much to their disappointment, Sega has delayed it yet again, this time pushing it back into 2013 for Europe and the US.Gamers aren’t the only ones annoyed, as developer Platinum games expressed their anger over Twitter, stating they have finished every single regional version of Anarchy Reigns. The delay is purely Sega’s decision, but why?Anarchy Reigns was first delayed back in May, despite the game being already finished. And Japan will still get the game on July 5th. I’m guessing here, but it’s possible the reason Sega has pushed Anarchy Reigns into Q1 2013 is the very same reason why lots of other publishers have decided to adjust their new release schedules: Grand Theft Auto V.Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Ni No Kuni and, The Last of Us are just some of the games that will be arriving early next year rather than in time for the holidays. If GTA V does come out this autumn, it will probably easily out-sell any other game that’s released during the holiday period in the US and Europe. Whereas it’s unlikely the Japanese market will remain unaffected.There is still no official release date for GTA V, but understandably publishers are obviously wary about what is likely to happen and won’t risk lost sales on key titles.It’s not all bad news, though. After recieving all that money at Christmas you’ll have a lot of choice on which games to spend it on in the usual post-New Year lull.via MCVlast_img read more

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