Sega has finally confirmed the release date for Company of Heroes 2 and its a little later than a lot of fans had hoped. The game is now scheduled for release on June 25th, 2013 in North America and Europe, pushed back from what was originally supposed to be an early 2013 release. With respect to the delay, Sega said:
“We hate to disappoint our fans with a later than expected date as we know they are eager to play but we feel that the additional time will help the team deliver the high quality sequel they deserve. However, the wait won’t be long as players will soon be able to help us test and balance multiplayer in the upcoming Closed Beta. Details will follow shortly.”
Relic Entertainment is using the additional time to help Company of Heroes 2 be the best game it can be. This comes as no surprise really as Sega only recently acquired Relic in the THQ sale, its understandable that they would want to get a firm grasp of where all of their newly acquired properties lie and make sure it meets their own internal quality standards.