Andrew Yoon: One game I see getting delayed to 2010 is The Saboteur. It seems like its E3 showing was rather weak, and EA just hasn't started its marketing for the game. However, with The Saboteur gone, EA's holiday looks slim, with just Brutal Legend, The Beatles: Rock Band and Dragon Age: Origins holding up the rest of the year. EA may push The Saboteur out, regardless of quality, just to have something hit that Q4 spot.
Griffin McElroy: It sounds like they've still got a bit of work to do on the game, and considering how little we've heard about it, I wouldn't be surprised if it got bumped 'til the hype train built up some more momentum.
Kevin Kelly: I feel like 2009 will just be put on hold and delayed entire until
2010. I'm all for publishers spreading out releases throughout the
year and not trying to bulldoze everything into the Holiday period,
but with all of these projects jumping ship, it feels like 2009 is sinking. My wacky prediction? Scribblenauts. Delayed until they can
add the rest of the entire dictionary.
JC Fletcher: Between Guitar Hero 5, Tony Hawk Ride, and Band Hero, I think even Activision must be a little worried about trying to sell too many super-expensive games at once, and DJ Hero is the only unknown quantity among them.
Alexander Sliwinski: Halo ODST, Call of Duty 6: Modern Warfare 2: Moneymaker shaker, Ratchet and Clank, Uncharted ... bad guesses? Everything else has been delayed already. And with the announcement of StarCraft II, I really don't know what's left to delay. Maybe Alpha Protocol if something goes horribly wrong? It's a horrible guess, but it's seriously all I got.
Ben Gilbert: This isn't technically slated for fall, but considering how little we've seen of Army of Two: The 40th Day, I'd be shocked to see that release this winter alongside stuff like Modern Warfare 2, when EA is already releasing Dante's Inferno, BrÃ¼tal Legend, Dragon Age: Origins, and Saboteur. John Riccitiello even said that EA doesn't want to put too many EA games on top of each other in the company's Q1 FY2009 financial call. Bet you a milkshake that it comes out in spring 2010.
Ludwig Kietzmann - I have my doubts about the Fall release of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. I think it'll be completed by then, but it seems like the Wii's early 2010 library is the only that isn't obscenely crowded. In 2009, Shattered Memories is going up against Dead Space: Extraction for the attention of what I think is a pretty small audience.
Xav de Matos - Based on what we've seen -- and our impressions of the game were not favorable -- Rogue Warrior would be my best guess. It's slated for Fall, but should probably get pushed for polish ... or maybe Rebellion should just focus on Alien vs. Predator.
Justin McElroy: Borderlands-It just seems to me like we heard about the art style change so late in the dev cycle, and a game that has so much dependence on co-op (read: Having several people playing simultaneously) would benefit from a bit more breathing room. I know Randy Pitchford says it's a definite, but I've gotta go with my gut.
Richard Mitchell - The first GTAIV DLC was delayed, so why not? That only leaves Borderlands and GTA: Chinatown Wars for PSP, but Take Two is expecting a bad quarter anyway. This way, early 2010 is guaranteed to generate some cash.
Chris Grant - I know, I know - the beta's now open for North American gamers, but the seemingly never-ending development of the title (we first wrote about Huxley over four years ago!) smells like "further delay" to me.
Randy Nelson: Let's face it -- if there's one FPS of any type anyone's going to be putting their money into this fall, it's Modern Warfare 2. Only a couple of other FPSes can come close in terms of sheer multiplayer fandom: Halo 3 ODST and Left 4 Dead 2. There's no way Microsoft is letting 2009 pass without a Halo game on the books, but I'm getting a feeling Valve (known for delays, strategic or otherwise) will give L4D1 players the just-announced DLC to tide them over to a spring release of L4D2, in hopes that some of the MW2 buzz will have subsided by then.