Take-Two reschedules Max Payne 3 for May Release
Take-Two interactive said this morning it will push back the release date of Max Payne 3 to May 2012. Max Payne 3 was scheduled to release in March this year, but expects the delay to reduce 2012 net revenue by $210 million to $230 million and trimming non-GAAP profits by 60-70 cents a share.
“We do not take changes to our release schedule lightly, and this short delay will ensure that Max Payne 3 delivers the highest quality, groundbreaking entertainment experience that is expected from our Company,” CEO Strauss Zelnick said in a statement.
The company also said FY 2012 should be “one of our best years ever,” with non-GAAP EPS of more than $2 a share.
Strauss Zelnick also said ”With Max Payne 3 now slated for May, our robust lineup of upcoming releases for fiscal 2013 is even stronger, including BioShock® Infinite, Borderlands 2, Spec Ops: The Line, XCOM, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and other titles yet to be announced for release that year. Fiscal 2013 is poised to be one of our best years ever, with anticipated substantial revenue growth and Non-GAAP Net Income of over $2.00per share. We are well positioned to deliver growth and profitability over the long term.”