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Halo 3... Due to ship to the America's on 26th of September is bound to make Big waves in todays industry... With an X360 fanbase of ~11 mil the game is in the league of 'best selling' game of 2007 and is the 3th entry of the acclaimed multimillion selling Halo series developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft.

But Halo doesn't stand alone in this software struggle during the holidays! Micoroft's competitors are fighting for every inch of room during the holidayseason. And sometimes, this comes with shifting of releasedates to ensure the succes of a new IP.

Sony's new IP developed by Factor 5 called Lair, WAS bound for 26th of September. But with a new IP it is always uncertain if the game is bound to do well... And when a Megabomb like Halo 3 is released on the same day, Lair would just be eclipsed by Halo 3 and it would steal away most of it's sales... Taking away the games momentum! Sony saw this coming, and rescheduled the game: The new releasedate for LAIR for PS3 is 10th of October. A wise thing to do if u ask me! And boy... Does Lair look promising!

 EDIT: With the news of the new releasedate there have been a few new screenshots:




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Well, Sony knows that Halo will be some huge competition...so they are also releasing Heavenly Sword, a Jackass:The Game game for the PS2, as well as Ratchet and Clank in September. Will this be able to compete with Halo 3? I think that both companies will do well. No worries either way, Starcraftmaniac. Btw, when am I going to get to play SC 2?



I thought it was coming out in August...



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The demo is playable at Blizzcon 07. Tickets are all sold-out.

Beta starts Q1 2008. The BETA IS NOT publicly, sadly!

The game is rumored to have a release during the 2008 holidays! Although the came could be shifted back all the way to 2009 to finetune or refine the game! Which i find more then good cause delayed cames can only get better over time! (And hey... What is 2 years when you've already waited 10 years for a sequel of arguably the best game in it's genre)

Now: Back on-topic! (Which is not Starcraft II but Lair and Halo 3 ghehe ...)



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BenKenobi88 said:
I thought it was coming out in August...

I'm really sorry to say... But this is official!

Edit: This concerns the European release! No statements about America.



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I know this thread is supposed to be about Lair, but...

They're screwed unless they can get out a masterpiece to compete with Halo at the end of September.



PS3: 5.51m/51w, avg 108,039/w (up 239)
360: 12.93m/102w, avg 126,764/w (up 625), leads PS3 by 7.42m (up 70k), avg lead 18,725/w (up 386)
Wii: 13.52m/51w, avg 265,098/w (dn 1,102), leads PS3 by 8.01m (up 90k), avg lead 157,059/w (dn 1,341)

If 360 sales stabilize, PS3 sales increases needed to pass 360 by...
01/08: (008w) +875.8%, 04/08: (021w) +344.4%, 07/08: (034w) +219.3%, 10/08: (047w) +163.5%
01/09: (060w) +131.8%, 04/09: (073w) +111.4%, 07/09: (085w) +098.1%, 10/09: (099w) +086.7%
If Wii sales stabilize, PS3 sales increases needed to pass Wii by...
01/08: (008w) +1072.%, 04/08: (021w) +498.4%, 07/08: (034w) +363.4%, 10/08: (047w) +303.1%
01/09: (060w) +269.0%, 04/09: (073w) +246.9%, 07/09: (085w) +232.6%, 10/09: (099w) +220.3%
If PS2 sales freeze, Wii sales increases needed to pass PS2 (as of Mar07, 108.4m) by...
2008: (008w) +4373.8%, 2009: (060w) +0496.5%, 2010: (112w) +0219.6%, 2011: (165w) +0116.9%
2012: (217w) +0064.9%, 2013: (269w) +0033.1%, 2014: (321w) +0011.5%, 2015: (376w) -0004.8%
At +0% it will pass it in 358w, the week ending September 19th, 2014, at an age of 409w (7y44w).
Current age of PS2: 7y37w.

Last update: Week ending November 3, 2007

US: August 14, 2007
Europe: Q3 2007

i'am not sure wtf is the point of the thread.



Celb said:
US: August 14, 2007
Europe: Q3 2007

i'am not sure wtf is the point of the thread.

Dude chill out! It's about Lair's release postponed by Halo 3... Which is kinda smart... But funny ... And new pics are out! So WTF IS UR PROBLEM?! Im just posting news... That's what this site is about ain't it?!... Jeesh... Next time... If i want to post news. I'll just ask you if u agree with it ok?! Cause obviously u don't like it if people aren given some new news! Goodday to you too sir!...



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I hope that Lair doesn't get delayed in the US, I need a game for my PS3.



I would cite regulation, but I know you will simply ignore it.

Lair will be out BEFORE Halo3

August 14 2007 is before 26 september ?

So, no problem

even more, Lair and Halo3 are so different game ...



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