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Ethereal
27-06-03, 15:43
Reports from the UK indicate that the value of Eidos shares is falling because of the ongoing delay of the European release of The Angel of Darkness.

Reports from a number of financial sites in the UK this morning indicate that the ongoing delay of the European release of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, which was originally scheduled for October last year, has caused the price of shares in the publisher to drop by as much as 10 percent. Eidos' financial year draws to a close in just a few days time, and the company has today issued a statement in which it states that while it still hopes to get a number of copies of the game onto shelves in the current financial year, up to a million units will not be shipping before July--the first month of the next financial year.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness shipped in North America on June 20, and reports suggest that the problem with the European version of the game is that final approval from SCEE for one of the five European language versions has not been forthcoming. Since all five of the languages appear on the same disk, it's not been possible for Eidos to delay the game in only one European territory and so the whole of Europe is being made to wait.

obiwanquinobi
27-06-03, 15:52
Originally posted by Ethereal:
Reports from the UK indicate that the value of Eidos shares is falling because of the ongoing delay of the European release of The Angel of Darkness.

Reports from a number of financial sites in the UK this morning indicate that the ongoing delay of the European release of Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness, which was originally scheduled for October last year, has caused the price of shares in the publisher to drop by as much as 10 percent. Eidos' financial year draws to a close in just a few days time, and the company has today issued a statement in which it states that while it still hopes to get a number of copies of the game onto shelves in the current financial year, up to a million units will not be shipping before July--the first month of the next financial year.

Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness shipped in North America on June 20, and reports suggest that the problem with the European version of the game is that final approval from SCEE for one of the five European language versions has not been forthcoming. Since all five of the languages appear on the same disk, it's not been possible for Eidos to delay the game in only one European territory and so the whole of Europe is being made to wait.Hmmm........where did you dig this up from Ethereal?
It sounds like a plausable enough theory doesnt it?

I wonder.............

[ 27. June 2003, 16:56: Message edited by: obiwanquinobi ]

tlr online
27-06-03, 16:10
Have a read of THIS (http://uk.news.yahoo.com/030627/80/e3c17.html) from Reuters.

obiwanquinobi
27-06-03, 16:15
It's all starting to make sense now isnt it...

Fugitive Lara
27-06-03, 16:20
OMG! I thought this might be the reason it just popped into my head the other day, i thought oh yeah they have to translate it all lol.. damn

NatEcho
27-06-03, 16:22
This darn EU!!! :mad: What good has ever come of it??? :mad: :mad: :mad:

Jaws_Victim
27-06-03, 17:42
Why do they even bother to translate it? Don't most major country's speak English as a second language? (Ex. France)