234w ago - Update: According to Kotaku PlayStation spokesman Patrick Seybold has now stated:
"PlayStation has tremendous momentum coming out of E3, and we are seeing positive growth with more than 350 titles slated to hit across all our platforms, including many anticipated games from our publishing partners."
According to VG247 (linked above), Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has just issued a statement on Bobby Kotick's threat earlier today to drop PS3 and PSP support.
To quote: "We respect our third-parties' opinions and their right to express those opinions but we will not be commenting on this story," said an SCEE rep.
The Activision boss said this morning that his company may drop support for Sony hardware in 2010 or 2011 unless PS3's price is cut.
Additionally, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has already branded Kotick's comments as "bluffing".
238w ago - A Team ICO Project Trico HD trailer and screenshot was posted yesterday, but a follow-up mail to Sony on the subject, to confirm if Fumito Ueda will be at E3 in two weeks time with trICO in toe met with a response as follows:
Yup, nout. Sony said that on the subject of Team ICO, they werent commenting on it. The official line given to us was:
With regards to the Team ICO video, I'm afraid we're not commenting on this.
Which means that, unlike SCEA, SCEE do acknowledge it, they're just not talking about it as such.
Which now worries us even more now considering the earlier news that a E3 reveal is now 50-50. But considering the positive reaction to the trailer, surely it will lead somewhere to a reveal 2 weeks from now, right?
Mind you, no comment basically means it's coming or real, in this case, it's real. We shall see...
Killzone VIP Dubbedinenglish stated "I asked the Mutha in another thread he replied a no comment... So we'll have to wait and see."
Killzone VIP Ziggypanda stated "I'm pretty sure that Seb said GG won't be attending E3 this year."
It would be impossible if Guerrilla worked on another IP while Killzone 2 is still the center of attention. If anything, we believe some new downloadable content make surface sometime during summer 2009.
271w ago - Pete Smith, Sony Producer for LittleBigPlanet, was recently asked about the potential for a LittleBigPlanet spin-off on the PSP.
Smith refused to comment on the issue though. Earlier this year, Future Publishing rumored that LittleBigPlanet was in development for PSP at Sony Studio Liverpool, and that the game would apparently link up with the PS3 version of the game.
To quote: For all their transparency, the Media Molecule guys are still keeping some plans to themselves. One of them is any potential spin-off on the PSP, something on which Smith refused to comment. Then there are the company's thoughts on just how well LittleBigPlanet is going to do.
Will it meet the rising expectations being build up by incessant media coverage? "We know it's going to have a long tail," is all Smith would say. "With this game it's been really quite tricky to say who's the target audience because it's so broad."
271w ago - Sony has refused to comment on rumors that they will charge people to play online shooter 'MAG' (Massive Action Game).
Apparently Sony mailed out a survey asking gamers if they would be willing to pay a monthly or yearly fee to play the game. Many have been angered by the rumors, but some say they wouldn't mind paying for a lag free experience.
Sony revealed MAG at this years E3 and it will support up to 256 players in eight player squads. Sony have said that there is nothing out in the market today that is like it and that a game such as this would not be possible on other consoles.
To quote: Currently there is no evidence to prove the validity of the report, which a Sony rep pointed out to us when contacted this morning. We also got the obligatory: "We don't comment on rumor and speculation", too.