It looks like Call of Duty and Saints Row 4 may hit consoles a little earlier than expected, while GTA V's recent setback will further delay the game's release.
Call of Duty Coming This Year
Activision announced its plan to release its tenth Call of Duty title later this year. The news shouldn't come as much of a surprise considering the success of Black Ops II, which, after its November release, generated more than $1 billion in sales in just over two weeks. The forthcoming game is thought to be a continuation of the Modern Warfare series, to be titled: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4. No additional details are available.
The first-person shooter game is expected to be released in the fourth quarter.
In other news, the Revolution DLC, which was available for the Xbox in late January, will reach PC and PS3 gamers later this week. (Speaking of PlayStation 4, it might launch this month.) The content includes a new weapon, a zombie map and a new zombie mode.
Saints Row 4 Coming In August?
Originally expected to be among the games holding out for release on the next generation of consoles, Saints Row 4, new reports suggest, could reach retailers and gamers by August, ahead of its rival, GTA V. It was going to be an expansion for SR3 titled Saints Row: Enter the Dominatrix until developers decided the story was strong enough to be fleshed out into its own full-fledged game. It is unclear how much of the original story, which revolved around an alien warlord's attempt to rule over Steelport, will remain in the game.
In related news, Metro: Last Light is also expected to be released later this year. Previously under the same umbrella as Saints Row with THQ, the title will serve as a follow-up to 2010's Metro 2033. A release date has not been hinted at thus far.
Grand Theft Auto V Pushed Back to September
Grand Theft Auto V was initially slated for a May release. However, Rockstar Games has delayed the highly-anticipated sequel until September. The publisher posted a statement on their official website defending the decision and denying the credibility of any conspiracy theories, including speculation that Rockstar is holding out for the next generation consoles. It said in part: "Sometimes such delays are necessary in all forms of entertainment, and especially in the case of a game experience as massive and complex as GTAV. . . To those of you saying or seeing various conspiracy theories about there being some other ulterior motive for this delay, rest assured that they're all nonsense. Literally the only reason we've delayed the release is because we want the game to be as good as it needs to be."
In light of the delay, the box art for the game will also not be revealed just yet.
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