Ster Kinekor Confirm Local Killzone 2 Delay – It was done on purpose?

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We posted over the weekend that the local launch date for Killzone 2 had been pushed back by a week for unknown reasons but that I would keep you informed if anything else came up about this.

Well I was out and about browsing the local gaming sites this morning and stumbled across a posting over at MyGaming where they had managed to get an official answer from Ster Kinekor as to why the game had been delayed.

Apparently the delay is true and Ster Kinekor have decided to hold back on releasing Killzone 2 

“This was to ensure adequate promotional and PR coverage can be secured for the release”

Yeah because the release of Killzone 2 blind sided all of us. I really expected them to come out saying that they couldn’t get the stock in time or there was a strike at one of the distributors but this has really taken me by surprise.

MyGaming were very diplomatic when they said 

“We are not sure if this is the most sensible strategy, if anything, we would think that delaying the local release will only encourage people to import the title themselves.”

I would have put it a little differently but I am sure you get the idea…

Source: MyGaming

Last Updated: February 10, 2009

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