In a move sure to surprise no one, THQ has delayed Metro: Last Light, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Company of Heroes 2 by two months each. Metro and Company of Heroes 2 are both set to arrive in March 2013, while South Park should land sometime in May 2013.
THQ president Jason Rubin had the following to say concerning the delays:
When I joined THQ the company made a public commitment to quality titles. We always expected that in some cases this would mean that more time would be needed to make sure that every title is of the highest possible quality. Our fourth quarter releases are the first titles that I have had the ability to materially impact, and experience told me that the games needed additional development time to be market-ready.
So it seems each game is being delayed to improve quality, which could be something like optimizing the graphics, adjusting a control scheme, or more. Hopefully it won't be long before we have a solid release date for all three titles, and when we do you can be sure to hear about it.