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First-Party PS3 Titles Announced 52

Gamasutra reports on a list of first-party titles that will see launch with the PlayStation 3. From the article: "The specifically listed games are Polyphony Digital's latest Gran Turismo iteration, Genji 2, presumably a sequel to Yoshiki Okamoto's samurai action title for the PlayStation 2, Everybody's Golf 5, the latest in Camelot's popular cartoon golf series, and titles named Monster Carnival, Angel Rings and The Eye Of Judgment. No other information is currently available on the games."
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First-Party PS3 Titles Announced

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  • I wonder (Score:2, Interesting)

    by ecryder ( 851413 )
    when those 4,000 devkits shipped out? If it was recently, we're obviously not going to see a springtime release.
    • Hopefully they will have had enough time to figure out how to code in a way that takes full advantage of the Cell. If all that we get is the equivilant of PS2 games with shinier graphics, then who really cares?

      Fortunately, Oblivion is slated for a March 20th release, so that should keep me occupied until whenever the system does come out.
      • Hopefully they will have had enough time to figure out how to code in a way that takes full advantage of the Cell. If all that we get is the equivilant of PS2 games with shinier graphics, then who really cares?

        The Cell processor is highly centered around multithreading design and performance. To take full advantage of it will require extremely complicated programs that are multithreaded in such a way to take advantage of all 8 cores. No one in the industry has truely conquered this task yet. Even on t
    • Thankfully these first titles are not sequels like the 360 bitch!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 18, 2006 @02:37PM (#14501885)
    The Sony PS3 event is only a few weeks away now. That will be the official starting gun for the next gen console race between Sony and Nintendo.

    The 360 is effectively dead and no longer relevant. Microsoft funded projects will continue on in development of course, but we are going to see publishers quietly trimming back 360 ports. Mostly in Japan, but over the next few months in the US too. Microsoft would be in bad shape even if they didn't have the hardware and manufacturing defects that is holding up shipments of new consoles on store shelves. But it sounds like the hardware problems are going to persist well into the middle of 2006 which pretty much is the final nail in the 360's coffin.

    The amount of support the Revolution is getting is amazing. Developers are going nuts over ideas for the new controller. Sony looks like they are going to be head to head with Nintendo in Japan. And if the Rev is cheap enough, will probably be the highest selling 'second console' ever for people in the US and Europe.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Sony doesn't easily top the PS2 in worldwide installed base numbers with the PS3. The PS2 looks like it is on track to hit 120+ million as it winds down its life over the next couple of years. Sony is stronger than ever with even more developer support than with the PS2 and 140-150 million PS3s over the next five years sounds like a reasonable lifetime installed base for the console.

    The early reports on the first PS3 games are glowing from people who have seen them firsthand. The PS3 event in a few weeks is going to something no gamer will want to miss.

    And the porn industry is officially throwing their weight behind BluRay. RIP HD-DVD...

    • by Anonymous Coward
      Nobody likes a Sony shill. Which you clearly must be... no human being would make statements like yours unless they have spent the last 90 days living in a cave, or working for SCEI. And this isn't the first thread you've posted in either... your turn of phrase is recognizable.

      The 360 is dead, eh? You'd better get word to the masses who still can't find one to buy at retail. I'm willing to ante up right now. I want one and I have cash in hand sufficient to pay the MSRP. What's that, you say? Sold out
    • "The 360 is effectively dead and no longer relevant. "

      Now now, this is Slashdot: if you're going to troll, you need to make allusions to NetCraft confirming that Nintendo is dying, preferably using words like "kiddie" and "Fisher-Price."
    • Wow. That was possibly the biggest pile poo I've seen yet on slashdot.

      PS3 is lucky if it's out before Christmas 2006. And, we'll see retreaded games like Tekken 69 and Twisted Metal : Masturbation.

      Sony is stronger than ever with even more ...

      Whaaaa? Sony is bleeding money like crazy. PlayStation and Columbia Pictures are the only commodities they own that are profitable. If the PS3 fails (which it's exuberant price tag could make happen), Sony is done for. Pick up a newspaper now and then.

    • I'm no big fan of Microsoft (I modded my Xbox), but to count them out just because the 360 launch wasn't perfect just says 'Sony fanboy'. I mean, comon, it hasn't even been out for a year and you write it off? If you write off the 360 based on this argument, the PS2 is a massive failure given the poor launch, horrible launch games and pathetic hardware even for the time it launched.

      The PS2 looks like it is on track to hit 120+ million as it winds down its life over the next couple of years.

      120+ million?!

  • by Channard ( 693317 ) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 @03:00PM (#14502211) Journal
    Everyone knows that any self respecting Japanese launch line up does, by law, have to contain some sort of obscure and vaguely fetishistic dating game. So until I see mention of 'Go Go High School Love Game', I'm calling bullshit.
  • Keep in mind (Score:3, Informative)

    by Winterblink ( 575267 ) on Wednesday January 18, 2006 @03:15PM (#14502406) Homepage
    .. a couple of things.

    1. This is an initial list only, who knows what will come out during the launch period.

    2. This is probably going to be for the Japan release only, and is most likely not indicative of the North American launch lineup
    • I want a high-res, high-polygon, and much longer/harder Katamari Damacy for the PS3 or the Revolution. Launch would be good. I breezed through the other games, but still played them for months because of their fun factor. It's the only game I'm looking forward to on the PSP, which is sad.
  • Polyphony hasn't met a release date within 12 months since the first Gran Turismo. If they can make the PS3 launch, I'll eat my shoes. With some tabasco.
  • For a moment, I thought Genji 2 was a Gran Turismo spinoff. Not that it really matters, though, since the chances of GT5 coming out at launch are about the same as the chances of Jack Thompson leaving the bar and joining a death-metal band...

  • Everyone who thinks GT5 will be on schedule, raise your Sony ID badge in your right hand...
  • I wonder how many launch titles the PS3 will have that don't end with a number? (excluding games that have numbers as an integral part of the name, such as Warhammer40000).
  • The problem with any new console is that the best games for it come out last, rather than first - by the time the developers can figure out how to really push the hardware in ways other than making the graphics better. Why not use all that computing resource to power a game with thousands of characters on the screen with each of their own AI? Only a game like that will really test the hardware's mettle. (and it could be more fun than the Doom nuts.wad) I'd say Sony is going to ream Japan with the PS3, but
  • "... the latest in Camelot's popular cartoon golf series..."

    They're porting Mario Golf to PS3 ??????

How many NASA managers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? "That's a known problem... don't worry about it."