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Max Payne 3 delayed and other news from Take-Two earnings call

After listening to what was called an “exciting” earnings call by someone who’s listened to far more than I have, a few interesting facts can be gleaned from Take-Two’s second quarter earnings call to investors (and media obviously). After the publisher crowed about just how awesome Red Dead Redemption is doing in sales and critical response, they mentioned the biggest downer of the call, which was Max Payne 3 being delayed again, this time out of fiscal 2010. For non-business smarty-pants, this means sometime after October 31, 2010. Whether that results in it being a big November title or if it’s going to slip into 2011, they wouldn’t go into any more details, but don’t expect to touch this one any time soon.

Other than that, the company figureheads had lots of good news to report: Michael Jordan on the cover of NBA 2K11, a new Carnival Games title that’s creatively called New Carnival Games, Civilization V having some cool bonuses for Steam buyers, they have high hopes for XCOM, a Mafia II demo is getting released in August, Red Dead Redemption sold a shitload, plus a bunch of numbers I deemed too boring to remember. Sadly for you Rockstar fans out there, news was scant from the big name developer, other than Take-Two saying LA Noire was still on track for this year (I’ll believe it when I see it), Agent is still a PS3-exclusive, and further reconfirming Rockstar, though not Take-Two, was skipping E3.

The only real bummer they had to comment on was that while profitable, BioShock 2 wasn’t the blockbuster they expected it to be. I’m not all that surprised, as TalkRadar fans will note it routinely shows up in the Game Deals segment priced at under $30, but it’s too bad, as the game really was amazing. Still, Take-Two says they’re committed to the brand, so don’t think you’ve seen the last of that franchise.

Jun 8, 2010

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9 comments

  • ALSQRxALJARE7 - June 14, 2010 1:01 p.m.

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  • taterboob - June 9, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    Rockstar really needs to leave the crazy glitches in Red Dead. It's half the reason that I want to buy it.
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  • Eaxis - June 9, 2010 10:10 a.m.

    They should at least show something from MP3 at E3
  • Clovin64 - June 9, 2010 10:07 a.m.

    Its a shame that Bioshock 2 didnt sell well. I saw it my local game store for just 20 quid and I thought "What the Hell?" The game hasnt even been out for long and its priced cheaper than Bioshock 1 on PS3! Whatever, it was a total bargain for me anyway.
  • ventanger - June 9, 2010 2:20 a.m.

    The only thing good about Max Payne 3 being delayed is maybe he'll pull a Sam Fisher and stop looking like a homeless bum.
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    @ turbo im prtty sure those r hard to come by
  • TURbo - June 8, 2010 11:46 p.m.

    This article would have been better if it was written by an accountant who also loves videogames.
  • Tronto13 - June 8, 2010 11:41 p.m.

    No rockstar at E3!! Delayed Max Payne!! Cant say im that surprised to be honest but this must mean that GTA 5 isnt gonna be announced for a while :(

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