Why the dearth of upcoming releases?
Like I did my last tour, I made a big list of games that will be out when I get home. My fantasy is to have a stack of like twelve games waiting for me (with a bottle of Jack beside them) when I walk in the door. Of course my gaming time will be secondary to playing with my boy this time, but still, I want to know what games will be released by then.
But I've noticed that starting around 01 DEC of this year, there are very few solid release dates for big-name titles. Is this an anomaly or is it something the industry is going to now? Back in May I knew what games were being released out to November, often down to the exact day. Now most games after November just have "Q1 12" or "Q2 12" in the date.
Is it that there are simply not a lot of releases in the next six or so months? Or something else, like maybe new fiscal year numbers haven't come out yet? But that doesn't make sense, we're a month into FY 12.
For instance, after December there is literally nothing that looks even remotely interesting (I haven't checked sports and racing games since I hate them, so I admit there might be some of those) until Mass Effect 3 in March. Why the big gap?