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Oblivion to miss PS3 launch

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for PlayStation 3, originally announced as a launch game for PS3 in America, has been delayed until early next year, developer Bethesda Softworks has confirmed.

Oblivion is the first of PS3's launch line-up to be pulled, though recent unconfirmed rumours have suggested that Sonic the Hedgehog and FEAR could also suffer a delay. Publishers Sega and Vivendi were available for comment on either title's release plans, however.

Oblivion suffered a similar slip when it was released on 360 - originally planned as a 2005 launch title, it didn't hit the shops until March this year. Of course, should the PS3 version be in for a similarly long wait, it'll make a nice launch day surprise for the PS3's debut.

November 10, 2006