Digital Extremes' Dark Sector
, one of the first games to brandish the unnaturally shiny "next-gen" label, has been shoved out of its proposed holiday season release period and into the first quarter of 2008. A representative from D3Publishing tells FiringSquad
, "We've decided to pull Dark Sector
out of a very crowded holiday season and it is now slated for release in Q1 2008."
Apparently, the publisher
believes that releasing a third-person sci-fi title into a throbbing crowd
of anticipated games is a mistake. Of course, where D3 sees Dark Sector
getting trampled, Midway sees Blacksite: Area 51
being hoisted up by Halo 3
and surfing the crowd. We'll see which decision fares better soon enough.