GamesIndustry.biz is reporting
the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has decided to postpone this year's announcement of its prestigious game awards for 2008 to March 10, 2009. The move is intended to avoid some of the timing issues with last year awards
which required some games to be evaluated before they were done (at least one nominee
wasn't even released until 2008). The postponement will also avoid conflict with the competing Golden Joystick awards
, which last year were announced just a few days after the BAFTAs.