It’s going to be a little longer before XCOM is released, probably because the developers are spending some time mutilating cattle in the name of “research.”
If you were counting down the days until you got to take up arms and hold off the alien invasion in XCOM, get ready to be disappointed. Take-Two Interactive has revealed that the game’s going to be delayed until the 2013 fiscal year.
Today, the publisher announced that it had some pretty stellar results for the second fiscal quarter of 2011. At the end of the list of financial accomplishments it’s met since July 1st, though, was a small note stating that XCOM will be released after March 6, 2012, which puts it into the next fiscal year.
No official reason was listed, though when a delay like this happens it’s usually because the developer needs a little more time to apply some polish.
However, the publisher did explain that the game’s delay won’t negatively affect its bottom line:
Take-Two is reiterating its financial outlook for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 as set forth below. This outlook reflects the Company’s better-than-expected second quarter results and strong outlook for the second half of the year, balanced against the change in the expected release date for XCOM from fiscal 2012 to fiscal 2013.
The new release date will be somewhere between April 1st, 2012 and March 31st, 2013.