Starting as a mod in the Serious Sam community, Serious Sam 3: BFE (Before First Encounter)has quickly gained a lot of attention, both for being a sequel in a generally well-received series, and an old-school shooter which spits in the face of cover and regenerating health. Unfortunately for Serious Sam fans and old school shooter gamers alike, Croteam has announced that Serious Sam 3: BFE has been delayed once more, this time until November 22nd.
The PC version of Serious Sam 3: BFE was originally said to be a summer release, only to be delayed to an equally inconsequential October 18th release date. The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game (while originally announced for a summer debut) have not been given a new release date, despite the recent PC delay into the late fall.
Being a fan of the original Serious Sam games and their remakes, these delays don’t bother me at all. Croteam is a small development team, and I would rather have a fully polished Serious Sam sequel than a rushed, buggy product. My only concern lies with the timing of this delay. A November release date squares Serious Sam 3 directly with Modern Warfare 3. We will have more news on Serious Sam 3: BFE and Croteam in the weeks before its release.