Heavy Rain to Avoid the Sequel Season

heavy-rainWe all love and dread the holiday season when it comes to purchasing video games. Love in the sense that we know we are going to be getting tons of quality games, but dread in the sense that there is no way we can purchase all of them at once, meaning that some will slip to the wayside. It happens every year.

Not to Heavy Rain, though. It seems that Quantic Dream is pushing the game to 2010 in order to stay out of the way of games like Modern Warfare 2, which will destroy everything in its path this holiday season. There are a few other games that are doing this, as well, but pushing back to the beginning of 2010 should allow Heavy Rain to debut without nearly as much competition.

Seeing as how Splinter Cell, Assassin’s Creed, Halo, Call of Duty, Uncharted (now rumored for September), Bioshock and Mario are all getting sequels this fall, this is probably a good move. Why more video game companies don’t spread these releases out is beyond me. Who else wants video games spread out through the year?


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5 thoughts on “Heavy Rain to Avoid the Sequel Season”

  1. I’m not sure if this is right, as I’m reading this from IGN, but L4D 2 seems to be out in November too. And alot more games are TBA 2009, including Star Craft 2:Wings Of Liberty and HL2: Episode 3. However probably the most hotly anticipated game has to be Trainz Simulator 2009: World Builder Edition. That game will be world changing, putting together revolutionary late 2002 graphics with about a dozen different games.

  2. [quote comment=”7509″]I’m not sure if this is right, as I’m reading this from IGN, but L4D 2 seems to be out in November too. [/quote]
    Yes, L4D2 is coming out in November, for better or for worse.

    Seriously, though, the game that’s going to destroy the fall gaming season won’t be CoD, or Uncharted, or Assassin’s Creed. It’ll be Scribblenauts!

  3. The reason they release most of the games during the fall is because they want to be the hottest thing for the christmas season cause that when they get a lot of sales, if the game is released earlier in the year many people will forget that they wanted that game cause of some other new game that just came out.

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