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Sony Announces New Exclusive Rockstar Title 97

The official PlayStation blog has the word that Rockstar is gifting Sony with a brand-new franchise. Gift is probably the wrong word; I'm sure it cost a pretty penny to obtain those exclusivity rights. Just the same, as Gamespot notes, this is a good sign for a company that's lost a number of fish to Microsoft over the last year: "Recently, more and more titles which were previously thought to be exclusive to one console or another have been announced as multiplatform, including Assassin's Creed, Fatal Inertia, and Devil May Cry 4. Some media speculation stated that former Sony chief Ken Kutaragi's 'slowness' in tying up the red tape of the deals had led to Sony losing exclusives for the PS3." No word on what the game is, other than it is not L.A. Noire.
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Sony Announces New Exclusive Rockstar Title

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  • by squiggleslash ( 241428 ) on Monday July 30, 2007 @02:58PM (#20046355) Homepage Journal

    And apparently it's provisionally called Jack Thompson's Baby Slicing, Dicing, Cooking, and Chomping Challenge.

    Though they are concerned about the poor taste in basing the game on Jack Thompson, so some changes may be imminent.

  • Remember though.. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by EveryNickIsTaken ( 1054794 ) on Monday July 30, 2007 @03:00PM (#20046395)
    Sony doesn't pay for exclusives.. or do they?
  • Hmmmm (Score:2, Interesting)

    by TB ( 7206 ) on Monday July 30, 2007 @03:13PM (#20046557)
    Comes down to this, Rockstar has been working with sony since the PS1, all the GTAs, the vast majority of their side projects are all on sony platforms. GTA4 however, Rockstar got it ready to soon, there simply isnt enough units on either platform to maintain the sales they want for it so its going multi-platform, something Rockstar had told sony. However, like many of the companies who've been working with Sony all this time, when it came time for a new project, they continued on with sony. The new game is supposed to be based around rockstar trying to make the ultimate game for PS3, using BD and Cell as best they can, so could be interesting. There is 3 more Sony press confs/events this year so we may hear more then, or it might be next year or the year after when someones ready to talk on it.
  • by CaseCrash ( 1120869 ) on Monday July 30, 2007 @03:21PM (#20046695)

    360 with 7 gigs of BluRay storage - 3.5 gigs per layer
    Yeah, obviously not bluray, which makes me severly question this 'one gig less' theory of his. I've never heard any mention of the discs being smaller than the old DVDs, and frankly it makes no sense. Is this guy talking out of his ass even more? Also, to the GP: have you actually played a fucking 360? (and not just on your mommy's 24" tv)
  • You Know (Score:4, Interesting)

    by dunezone ( 899268 ) on Monday July 30, 2007 @03:33PM (#20046849) Journal
    This current generation is just awful. All the three big companies have been doing is either bragging about their exclusives or promising new and better features down the road.

    I want to see the results of this. I'm tired of waiting for all these promises. I'm tired of being disappointed. I want it to be delivered not stated and put off till god knows when.

    Sony stated it the best a while ago. Your investing in potential. As much as I hate them, they admitted to it. For the first time a console company in the industry admitted that your buying potential in a console.

    All its been is this. Microsoft and Sony are bickering over who has more or better exclusive titles. And Nintendo keeps promising us online game play and their real flagship titles this fall.

    I own a 360, I only play Guitar Hero 2, its the only game that screams "come back and play me". I also own a Wii, a complete disappointment, once I finished Zelda there was nothing left. Nintendo leaving out online multiplayer right off the back showed me that they are still behind. There was no excuse for that not to be there at launch. As for the PS3, I cant justify the steep price right now, blu-ray or not I want a gaming console not a blu-ray player.

    I will say this though. For the first time in a while I was floored by a single game this generation. This has only happened a few times, Doom, Mario 64, Half-Life, Starcraft, and now Gears of War. As for Guitar Hero 2, the only game that has made me go back and play it again like this is Starcraft.
  • by MMaestro ( 585010 ) on Monday July 30, 2007 @04:15PM (#20047591)
    Except for the fact that Rockstar was originally a PC focused developer and they've been developing games for consoles besides the PS1 and PS2 on and off for years. The Dreamcast got GTA2, the Xbox got GTA3 and VC, the PC got all of the mainstream GTAs, the 360 got Table Tennis and soon GTA4. Rockstar may "seem" loyal to Sony, but thats only because of how the video game market played out last generation. This generation, Rockstar is a wild card. The Wii (might) get Manhunt 2, GTA4 for the 360 is guaranteed and the PSP GTA games did sell but didn't blow people away in sales.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 30, 2007 @05:02PM (#20048451)

    Xbox 360 + PS2: $400 + $120 = $520: Full PS2/PS1 compatibility, largest next-gen game library
    PS3: $600: Incomplete PS2/PS1 compatibility, smallest next-gen game library

    So for $80 more, I get a console with less compatibility and fewer games. Why would I want to do that?

    The current PS3 costs $499 and has the EE hardware for PS2 compatibility so it is actually $20 cheaper than 360+PS2 and also has BluRay, Bluetooth, and WiFi included. The more important reason to favor the PS3 is that it will be more likely to still be in production 2 years from now. Look at past performance:

    PS1 was in production for 11 years.
    PS2 has been in production for 7 years and is still going strong.
    PS3 was recently introduced and is now selling strong (after price reduction)

    XBox was canned after 4 years of production.
    XBox360 is 2 years into production with a 30% defect rate that will cost MS over $1 Billion to fix.

    There's no way I'd buy a 360 and hope they'll still be producing and supporting them 2 years from now. MS has been in the console gaming business 6 years and has yet to turn a profit. They probably never will. Past performance may be no guarantee of future results but you'd be stupid to buy a 360 now.

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