Activision announced today that their upcoming racing/combat game Blur has been pushed back to 2010, abandoning its original plans to have it hit later this year.

The move is intended to give the developers more time to enhance the online multiplayer mode, and besides, it’s not like they’ll need the money this fourth quarter, what with all the cold hard cash that Guitar Hero 5 and Modern Warfare 2 will be bringing in alone.

“We are committed to making Blur a great new racing franchise, and we are very encouraged by the game’s design,” stated Mike Griffith, President and CEO, Activision Publishing. “The additional time will allow the studio to fully optimize the vision they set out to create for Blur including a distinctive and groundbreaking multiplayer mode that will appeal to a broad audience.”

Blur looks fantastic, and it’s sad to have to wait on it, but at least this gives us yet another game to look forward to for early next year. Sometimes the year-end glut of games works out!