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Fuse delayed to spring 2013

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Fuse, Insomniac Games' four-player co-op shooter, has been pushed back to spring 2013, publisher Electronic Arts announced during an investor call this afternoon.

"We've decided to move the launch of Fuse to Q1 of fiscal 2014," said Blake Jorgensen, EA's chief financial officer. The first quarter of the company's 2014 fiscal year runs from April 1 through June 30, 2013.

According to chief operating officer Peter Moore, Insomniac is spending some more time on the game, and "the extra work [will deliver] a big payout for players." Fuse is in development on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

When Insomniac and EA unveiled Fuse last fall — the shooter had originally been known as OverStrike — the companies said the game would be released in March 2013.

Update: "It's not a big delay from March, and [it's] more polish time for us to make a better game," said Insomniac on its Twitter account. The studio added that it will begin to release "TONS of new stuff" about Fuse next week.