So earlier today Blizzard announced some fantastic news and that is that Diablo 3 is finally complete and ready for release and that it will release on the 15th of May 2012.
When I read that earlier something jogged in the back of my mind but I couldn’t quite place it but I’ve just figured it out.
The 15th of May 2012 is the day that Max Payne 3 is finally being released… that is unless Rockstar move it.
Max Payne 3 has already been moved once this year from March to May and at the time of that announcement it was widely accepted that it was moved to avoid the juggernaut that is Mass Effect 3.
However Mass Effect 3 has nothing on Diablo 3 and if Rockstar were in fact scared of going toe to toe with Mass Effect 3 you can bet they are seriously unhappy about this latest announcement.
But life goes on and whether they are unhappy or not is really neither here or there what is important however is that Max Payne 3 needs its release date moved as it will seriously suffer if it tries to keep that same release date.
Not only in the fact that a lot of gamers can only buy one game a month but more to the fact that Diablo 3 is going to be buying up marketing space like it’s going out of fashion now and it won’t do Rockstar any good at all to get into a bidding war for ad space.
So what do you think, is Rockstar going to blink and move the release date or is Max Payne bad ass enough to stand up to Diablo and win?