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Haze exclusivity "maximises the potential of the PS3"

Free Radical says "it's nice to be able to focus on making one thing great rather than spreading your efforts".

The decision to make upcoming FPS Haze a PS3 exclusive has enabled it to "maximises the potential of the PS3", according to developer Free Radical Design.

Haze, which sees you control a soldier powered by an enhancing drug called Nectar, was originally announced as an Xbox 360, PS3 and PC game, but was subsequently made PS3 exclusive soon after.

Littlewood explained the decision: "At Free Radical we've always had a good history with PlayStation hardware. If you look all the way back to the European launch of the PS2, we had TimeSplitters coming out as a PS2 exclusive then. Ever since then we've always worked well with PlayStation hardware. And so when it came to Haze it was an obvious decision to make. Our coders were enjoying working with the PS3 and it seemed a good decision. As a developer it's always nice to be able to focus on making one thing great rather than spreading your efforts. So we were pleased to have the opportunity to focus purely on PS3."

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Fishy Fingers3314d ago

"maximises the potential of the PS3"

That's certainly not the case from the build's I've seen. Perhaps things have changed through out the multiple delays.

How are you guys feeling about Haze? Personally I'm still on the fench, a demo would be great. Anyone know if one is to be expected?

Jinxstar3314d ago (Edited 3314d ago )

I think what he mean't to say was. "Maximizes the potential we have to make a game for the PS3" Basically all they are saying with this "hand picked" quote is due to it not being multi plat they can focus on making a better game all around for the PS3 exclusive.... Not that they are tapping the full potential of the PS3...

Let me clarify a little by saying they can use the whole 25 gig's of blu ray or use HD space... Things like that are usuing the PS3's "Potential"

Also I believe it was mis quoted possibly to start a flame war the only quote I could find was "because we were only working on PS3 we were able to fully maximise the things that the PS3 does well." and "At the end of the day the 360 and the PS3 are both very capable pieces of hardware. Going with the PS3 enabled us to maximise the potential of that particular platform." Which are very different...

Fishy Fingers3314d ago

Very true, and your probably spot on. Reporting news on the internet has become more about getting hits than providing a service, I've noticed multiple articles when the author has twisted developer comments to write the story they wanted, infact some just completely embellish the truth just to get those hit's.

Unfortunately, Video gamer is one of the very few address's i cannot access from work, so ~I guess I'm partly to blame for casting aspersions from the caption alone.

Jinxstar3314d ago

Here you go bro. Game on

The decision to make upcoming FPS Haze a PS3 exclusive has enabled it to "maximises the potential of the PS3", according to developer Free Radical Design.

Speaking to VideoGamer.com in an interview published elsewhere on the site, project lead Derek Littlewood said Free Radical's coders were "enjoying working with the PS3" and that "it's always nice to be able to focus on making one thing great rather than spreading your efforts".

Haze, which sees you control a soldier powered by an enhancing drug called Nectar, was originally announced as an Xbox 360, PS3 and PC game, but was subsequently made PS3 exclusive soon after.

Littlewood explained the decision: "At Free Radical we've always had a good history with PlayStation hardware. If you look all the way back to the European launch of the PS2, we had TimeSplitters coming out as a PS2 exclusive then. Ever since then we've always worked well with PlayStation hardware. And so when it came to Haze it was an obvious decision to make. Our coders were enjoying working with the PS3 and it seemed a good decision. As a developer it's always nice to be able to focus on making one thing great rather than spreading your efforts. So we were pleased to have the opportunity to focus purely on PS3."

When asked if the game might have ended up worse if it had come out on Xbox 360 and PC as well, Littlewood replied: "I think that's something of a leading question. There's things the 360 does well and there's things the PS3 does well. In Haze, because we were only working on PS3 we were able to fully maximise the things that the PS3 does well."

Littlewood, however, remained coy on exactly what he considers the things the PS3 does well to be, saying: "There's some things, like the permanent presence of the hard disc, which is a useful thing. I don't want to dive into some sort of platform war thing. At the end of the day the 360 and the PS3 are both very capable pieces of hardware. Going with the PS3 enabled us to maximise the potential of that particular platform."

Internet chatter has been rife that Haze will simply be a timed PS3 exclusive, and will come out on Xbox 360 at some point in the future. Littlewood, however, wouldn't be drawn when asked if 360-owners will ever get to play the game on their console, game could ever come out on, simply stating: "I can literally say nothing on that at all!"

Fishy Fingers3314d ago

Thank you Jinx. Bubbles up bro for going out of your way for me :)

cheers.

Jinxstar3314d ago

Copy and paste is too easy bro =D I know how it is being stuck at work.

Lifendz3314d ago

Devs aren't maximizing the PS3 because they're holding back on games to possibly bring it to the 360 later. If you build a game from the ground up just for the PS3 putting it on the 360 proves to be rather impossible. I may actually pick Haze up now.

sonarus3314d ago (Edited 3314d ago )

gotta love n4g. You know how MGS story couldn't have better thn gears in the title but look at this. Where are wageslave and the rest of the people who reported the title then?
Anyway, as far as i am concerned yea they maximized it according to THEIR ABILITY. In another interview, he also says ps3 has a lot of untapped power and they could have done a lot more with more time.

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Iamback3314d ago

if it gets 8s, gamers(ps3 owners) should support them and buy this game.

joydestroy3313d ago

i'm already picking it up day one, i don't care what the reviewers give it. too many reviewers suck ass now.

CBaoth3314d ago

But while the graphics aren't what we've seen from 1st party devs, the gameplay looks silky smooth. I've yet to see on any videos of screen tearing or framerate drops. I also like the fact the devs favor the co-op story (i.e. it'll actually be something thought out and hopefully not tacked on). Similar to SOCOM, I appreciate the differences of the two factions as well. Finally and most importantly, the pedigree of Free Radical is worth noting. Their previous excellence starting w/ Goldeneye on the N64 deserves at least a rental from the majority of you.

shine13963314d ago

that was from Rare...like only a couple of people left from rare to go form free radical...
anyway...about this game...I think its one of those games that might surprise me...I just might get this...

Sir Ken Kutaragi 43314d ago

Yeah but the best people from old 'RARE' all went to Free Radical Design. So i'd say Free Radical Design done GoldenEye & Perfect Dark;)
+People seem to just judge games on Graphics alone on these sites? If the gameplay kicks-a*s(which i'm sure it will)i'll get it;-P

SL1M DADDY3314d ago

The lead developers from Rare that created Goldeneye broke off to form Free Radical. Haze WILL be a very good game, you can pretty much bet on that due to who is developing it alone.

MrBii3314d ago

Only x*** fanboys are complaining here, trying to bring the game down thats not coming for their consoles.

SL1M DADDY3314d ago

They are pissed that it's PS3 exclusive so rather than seeing the game for what it is, a great game and a game with great potential, they see it as a threat. You can bet if it were a 360 exclusive, each of the negative comments would be positive and a bit more on the bragging side of things.

Anybody who disagrees with me on this one is a douche....

le killer3314d ago (Edited 3314d ago )

only xbox fanboys are complaining here..lol again! the 360 has some pretty damn good fps already. i would'nt think they're to jealous! anyway, i've seen plenty of sony fanboys saying that they are'nt to pumped for haze either. another fps added to the already growing list of fps on the ps3! there's not really much else available is there??

the 360 has the library of games now, including all the rpgs. losing one fps is'nt gonna make much difference! and after the abysmal timesplitters 1 and 2 (imo), the only thing that haze has for me is the four player co-op...especially as the game was designed with that in mind!

ukilnme3314d ago

Maybe you should use that same logic with "S***" Fanboys. All to often they have bashed games that were 360 exclusives. If you call one group out make sure that the other group is not guilty of the same thing. You can't throw stones if you live in a glass house.

Booyah3314d ago

There are PS3 fanboys too who are pissed about games on the 360...

Utalkin2me3314d ago

Hate to bust your bubble most of the complaints with graphics are from ps3 only users. Trying to take up for there console as the did with socom and now this. If you spend 400 to 700 dollars for a new console it should have next gen graphics and next gen gameplay thats why people buy them, Thats what i expect when i lay down that much money for a console if the gameplay is great thats all good but i feel graphics is part of gameplay. And most everyone on here bought there ps3 probably before they played one why? Cause of what they seen not of what they played.

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