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PlayStation bounces back; Secret game sneak peek

It was hard not to spot the optimism beaming from both Sony execs and developers about the future at the Game Developers Conference last week.

The concerns and hushed whispers at last year's GDC about whether Sony had made fatal errors with the platform's launch have given way to positivity.

Mark Rein of Epic said he had never doubted that PlayStation 3 would be anything other than a success. Of course Epic did release Unreal Tournament 3 on PS3. "We've surpassed what Halo 3 offered," said Mark Rein.

In term of what's to come for the PS3, BBC New reporter Darren Waters was given a sneak peek at titles in the works in London two weeks ago.

In addition to Motorstorm 2 and Resistance 2, Darren was shown a trailer -- under strict Non Disclosure Agreement terms -- for a game not due out till 2009. Darren doesn't mean to be a tease but he was sworn to absolute secrecy. All he can say is that he was left speechless after been shown the footage.

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ruibing3559d ago

Yep, great article. Motorstorm looks like its going to be a steady franchise that would complement GT perfectly. And this secret game is really interesting.

marinelife93559d ago

If he wasn't impressed by Resistance Fall of man and everyone else thought it was a great app what the heck level of game would make him speechless?? It must be something unbelievable!

sonarus3559d ago

I don't know about everyone else but i was very impressed by resistance fall of man. More impressed than i was perfect dark and a lot of the other titles that were out on the 360 at the time. Impressiveness essentially ceased once gears of war hit and i was forced to buy a 360 lol. motorstorm confirmed for 08 and with 4 player split screen. Thats all i disliked about the first one so i can say with 100% certainty that my purchase is a sure thing. I don't care if its a system seller or not as long as it has split screen am getting it. My guess for the 2009 title has to be GOW3. What other ip could sony have that can get anyone so excited. For those who were thinking sony spilled all their beans alraedy i laugh at you. There are still many titles cooking under sony worldwide game studios. However if its a new ip which it sounds like i really don't know but that would be even better imo cus thats just one more confirmed exclusive for ps3

pwnsause3559d ago

GOW 3 is in San Diego studos though, not london studios.

nicholascage243559d ago

""In addition to Motorstorm 2 and Resistance 2, Darren was shown a trailer -- under strict Non Disclosure Agreement terms -- for a game not due out till 2009. Darren doesn't mean to be a tease but he was sworn to absolute secrecy. All he can say is that he was left speechless after been shown the footage. "

WOWWWWWWWWWWW

xhi43559d ago

The Getaway 3 or Eight Days.........because....

The Getaway 3 is being developed by london studios. and not sure if eight days is too?

so there you have it....just my thoughts

sonarus3559d ago

@PWNSAUCE yea good point. GOW3 should be in san diego. Eight days or getaway 3 are under london studios. I am keeping my fingers crossed for eight days. The trailer they showed though probably fake is probably the best game i have ever seen. I always show that video to my friends when they want to buy a ps3 thats one of the first vids i recommend. Since they are my friends i do warn them it may be fake but considering what guerrilla could do with killzone sony london should definetly be able to do that with eight days

Lord Anubis3559d ago

"If the footage I was shown truly is "in game", as told to me by the Sony PR people, then we could be on the brink of a step change in what games consoles are capable of in terms of story-telling and immersion."

the game is heavy rain it is said it will become the benchmark for anyother game interms of storytelling.

mikeslemonade3559d ago

If Motorstorm 2 is a sandbox game then it will do what Burnout Paradise could not do. It would give a soul to the game. Burnout Paradise doesn't even have people in the cars. It's like playing hotwheels. The crashes got old quick and Motorstorm 2 will bring the fun back into crashes.

LaChance3559d ago

360 fan busting on this thread for no reason.
Hope you sony fans do the same for us.ok ?
By the way , yep sounds quite exciting but its probably something like Getaway 3 or something.

coolfool3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

I think they have already anounced, or at least shown the tech demo for getaway. I remember them showing things like crown interaction etc.

Plus, are games like Getaway really noted for their "immersion and story telling" as quoted from the article?

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cellypower3559d ago

I wonder whats the secret game.

Condoleezza Rice3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

God Of War 3.

Edit:When was the official confirmation?

ruibing3559d ago

Everyone knows the Santa Monica studio has been working on that. I think it is some other game if a non disclosure agreement was needed.

Omegasyde3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

"Motorstorm 2 is due out in time for Christmas and moves the action away from the desert locale of the original. Gamers will be able to race around a lush island environment, full of interactive vegetation.

The game will feature four-player split-screen action, righting one of the obvious failings of the first game"

HOLY SH$^#$^# WOW. To me that surpasses gran tourismo 5!

By the way, I am guessing Heavy rain

"If the footage I was shown truly is "in game", as told to me by the Sony PR people, then we could be on the brink of a step change in what games consoles are capable of in terms of story-telling and immersion."

In fact I am pretty sure it's Heavy rain.

sonarus3559d ago

it doesn't in anyway take the focus from gran turismo but i have to say i am very excited for it. i doubt it can be heavy rain or GOW actually as those games have already been announced and he did say Phil Harrison tried to deny the game initially so i am guessing its a title sony hasnt officially announced yet. Really nice to know motorstorm 2 will make it in time for xmas. Not so much pressure on GT to make it this yr anymore as long as they make it early next yr

xhi43559d ago

Heavy Rain.....it's already been announced and isn't being developed by Sony.

Omegasyde3559d ago

then it has to be this game...

Amp3559d ago

:)) and, of course....Rick Rolled

SCThor3559d ago

since exclusivity agreement is for 2 games, the third could go multi...right?

Nathaniel_Drake3559d ago

its a the new game from the ICO team!!!!

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Harry1903559d ago

what is it?what is it?the getaway?ico3?8days?new ip obviously
i need to know.i am over reacting here ain't i?
but this is some great news from someone who
can be trusted.i'm getting so much disagrees for
this.big news.finally something fresh

Peekay3559d ago

I think it's a new IP. These games are big. I remember in an interview last year with Sony Europe VP, the interviewer asked him what he thought Sony's biggest games were? - KZ2? LBP? This is what he said - they are new 6 new IPs that will make you say wow! - games we haven't even seen yet! I'm so excited!

poos33559d ago

judging from the source its prolly resistance 2 which we have already seen or maybe lair 2 ,bbc is just not a credible source to even begin commenting on and hyping like you,ve actually seen the game in this year gdc or something its just a hearsay.

toughNAME3559d ago

I've always admired the relationship between Bungie and Epic complimenting the others' games and not releasing them simultaneously

When and Why did Mark Rein say this?

And in regards to the article -

what's this guy talking about? He's defining TEASE

Omegasyde3559d ago

Mark Rein told me: "We've surpassed what Halo 3 offered."

I am sorry but Halo 3 is better. The only saving grace for Ut3 is the graphics and mods.

Cod4 > Halo 3 however.

ruibing3559d ago

Well if he did sign a non-disclosure agreement, he legally bound not to disclose it. I think it just gives us the idea that though we should look forward to this year, next year is already showing its highlights.

tweaker3559d ago (Edited 3559d ago )

"don't mean to be a tease - all I can say is that I was left speechless.
If the footage I was shown truly is "in game", as told to me by the Sony PR people, then we could be on the brink of a step change in what games consoles are capable of in terms of story-telling and immersion."

WTF?!?! i need more info on this secret game. lol. sounds groundbreaking.