NEWS - Friday, July 9, 2004

Bungie Confirms Halo 2 Euro Release

Meanwhile, Halo 2 publishers Microsoft have announced that the game’s UK release has been put back by two days, to Thursday 11 November - although it will still meet the previously-announced launch date of 9 November in the US. The slight delay isn’t a sign of the PAL version of the game slipping, though. "Game production is developing as planned," confirm Microsoft. "We have simply revised the launch date across Europe based on feedback from our retail partners." They continue, "If we launched on 9 November we would have had to ship stock to retail by the end of the previous week. This means that retailers would have the game in stock yet not be able to officially put it on sale. The temptation to sell the game early over the weekend before the launch date could prove too strong for some European retailers, as we’ve seen in recent cases involving high-profile game releases." The most recent example of this would be Driv3r, which recently charted at number six even before it was officially on shelves. So there you have it - you’ll have to wait an extra 48 hours to get your paws on the Xbox game of the year. I am glad about this, because on the reverse hand, the UK would get the game 2-4 days before the US. Because Bungie is based in the US, it would only make sense that the US actually gets the game first. But after two days no one will care anymore, and we will all be enjoying Halo 2 forever... Just a note, Bungie confirmed all of this HERE.


Site Statistics

Registered Members: 43,985
Forum Posts: 725,147
Xbox One Titles: 657
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,084
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 583
Xbox Titles: 847
Staff Reviews: 1,449
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 13,088
Screenshots: 28,876
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News

See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Games with Gold for November - Count me in
Post by TheOutcast-XBA
1 Replies, 45 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee Borderlands The Handsome Collection
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 48 Views

Xbox One Edition Limitee et controllers
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 69 Views

GOW 4 Horde Credit and XP Earn Rate Updates
Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 76 Views

Post by Nato King
1 Replies, 69 Views

Red Dead Redemption 2 releasing Fall 2017
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 118 Views

Xbox One S Protoype Zebra
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 162 Views

Xbox One South Korea Edition Limitee Mother Pearl
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 102 Views

Xbox One Official China Edition limitee Lunar New Year Monkey 2016
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 113 Views

Xbox Play Anywhere Set up.
Post by Nato King
6 Replies, 183 Views

CONTEST! Win a copy of Worms W.M.D.!
Post by Variation-XBA
9 Replies, 356 Views

The Gears of War 4 Live Broadcast Airs Today
Post by Nato King
7 Replies, 219 Views

Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 265 Views

Spoiler: First 12mintues of Battlefield 1
Post by Nato King
9 Replies, 256 Views

Custom Xbox Addict Controller!
Post by Variation-XBA
8 Replies, 325 Views

© 2000-2016 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics