275w ago - Previously a German Tech site quoted David Reeves from Leipzig as having stated that Mirror's Edge would be a timed exclusive for the PS3... this came out of the blue for many people looking forward to the game and especially the Xbox 360/PC owners.
To quote: "The PS3 will be continuously supplied with exclusive games: We are continuously, month after month publish new titles that bring something unique and different target groups. In a month, it is Gran Turismo, in the next SingStar, as well as Third-Party Title as mirrors Edge by Electronic Arts are part of this strategy. According to Reeves, Mirrors Edge will initially exclusively for the PS3 this year. PC and Xbox 360 versions would follow much later."
EA however have declined this statement by the SCEE President with the following...
Mirror's Edge will be shipping this winter on PS3, XBOX 360 and PC. Mirror's Edge will not be a timed exclusive for PS3.
Pretty clear. Now back to waiting impatiently for it's release!
276w ago - We don't believe you David Reeves. It would be kind of us to say that much of what you spout is exagerated, but now you, Mr SCEE boss, have more "news" for us. DICE's promising first person adventure game, Mirror's Edge, will be a timed PS3 exclusive.
A Turn Up for the Sony?
That would certainly be good news for Sony, especially considering our impressions of the game at E3 and the seductive footage revealed at Leipzig GC 08. Moreover, it'd be better move than Sony's Hazey chapter with Ubisoft. According to Heise.de, David Reeves has informed them that Mirror's Edge will "initially be PS3 exclusive this year", with the "PC and Xbox 360 versions to follow much later", further stating:
We are continuously, month after month publishing new titles that bring something unique and target different groups. In a month it's Gran Turismo, in the next SingStar, and Third-Party Title's such as EA's Mirror's Edge are all part of the strategy.
DICE were bemused when asked, either by David Reeve's incompetence, or by EA's reluctance to inform them of the exclusivity deal; "We know nothing of that so far. But it is possible that there is collusion at the highest level, of which we are still...
276w ago - Now here's a mouthful, the latest exclusive PSN game for the PS3 is - Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars.
Wow, that's a long title. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars by Psyonix Studios will strike PSN in early fall 2008. SAR-PB-C is "an arena-based online vehicle sports game" that's inspired by the game of soccer (football for the rest of the world).
The game will feature extensive stats tracking, ranking and rewards. However, more exciting is the announcement of popular features, like Trophy support and the ability to record gameplay directly to YouTube. It's great to see third party developers starting to take advantage of the various capabilities of the PS3.
If you wish to know more about the game, then check it out in full at their official Web site linked above, Battle-Cars.com.
276w ago - A PlayStation 3 exclusive known as Savage Moon was announced a short while ago, but very little was known about it up until today.
Sony has just updated PlayStation.com (linked above) with an introduction to the game as well as 20 screens! The description kicks off with "Savage Moon sees you protecting a remote off-world mining facility from waves of ravenous space bugs, looking to consume everything in their path."
To quote: Armed with a fearsome array of defensive weapons, your mission is to take your choice of the finest armaments known to humankind and keep the facility safe by strategically placing these guns which then automatically fire at their targets.
Will you select the dependable rapid-fire machine gun? The intimidating Chaos Tower? Or opt for another item taken from the range of destructive weaponry at your disposal? Choose carefully, as each one has to be manually positioned for the greatest effectiveness in destroying the increasing waves of monstrous insects.
You are the only hope left on this Savage Moon.
* Upgrade your weapons to increase their size and firepower, and research even more devastating technologies to aid your mission
* Devise your defence from a massive array of strategies - choose power over speed, or block routes to put the space...
276w ago - One of the highlights in David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), introductory speech, Heavy Rain was unveiled at Games Convention 2008, taking brave new steps in the games industry in both content - an adult thriller with a complex plot - and gameplay - where you play and shape the storyline rather than be a mere spectator.
Step into a world of mystery and suspense, betrayal and redemption, in Heavy Rain, a PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive from Quantic Dream scheduled for release by SCEE in late 2009.
Press Release: PLAYSTATION 3 exclusive from Quantic Dream unveiled - a dark, emotional thriller where decisions can have dramatic consequences
Leipzig Games Convention, 20th August 2008: One of the highlights in David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), introductory speech, Heavy Rain was unveiled at Games Convention 2008, taking brave new steps in the games industry in both content - an adult thriller with a complex plot - and gameplay - where you play and shape the storyline rather than be a mere spectator. Step into a world of mystery and suspense, betrayal and redemption, in Heavy Rain™, a PLAYSTATION¬®3 exclusive from Quantic Dream scheduled for release by SCEE in late 2009.