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Major publishers welcome PS3 Euro launch announcement

Following the announcement of the European PS3 launch details earlier this week, big name publishers have been showing strong support for Sony's next-generation console.

Adam Roberts, MD for Vivendi Northern Europe, told GamesIndustry.biz, "Confirmation of the European release date for the PlayStation 3 is excellent news for the industry as a whole.

"We at Vivendi Games are very excited to be a part of the launch plans, and also about bringing F.E.A.R to a fresh audience at the start of 2007," he continued, referring to Vivendi's PS3 launch title.

"We're equally enthusiastic about the prospects this new platform will bring to the UK market in the future."

Square Enix CEO John Yamamoto confirmed that company has two Final Fantasy games in development for PS3, observing that the series has been highly successful on Sony platforms in the past.

"We are developing Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII using the full power of the PlayStation 3 and hope to make them the best games we have ever released," he said, adding, "We expect the PlayStation 3 to sell very well in the UK, Europe and other PAL territories."

Meanwhile, Ubisoft UK managing director Rob Cooper welcomed confirmation of a March launch date for PS3, stating, "We are looking forward to fully exploiting the PS3's technological advances to deliver ever more immersive and creative gaming experiences to our fans.

"It's now our job to offer games that explore the new creative landscapes the PS3 has opened to us." Ubisoft will publish four PS3 games on launch day - Blazing Angels, Enchanted Arms, Splinter Cell: Double Agent and Oblivion.

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Maddens Raiders3831d ago (Edited 3831d ago )

Square Enix CEO John Yamamoto confirmed that company has two Final Fantasy games in development for PS3, observing that the series has been highly successful on Sony platforms in the past.

"We are developing Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Versus XIII using the full power of the PlayStation 3 and hope to make them the best games we have ever released," he said, adding, "We expect the PlayStation 3 to sell very well in the UK, Europe and other PAL territories."
-- SNE knew the PS3 would be difficult to develop for and didn't want to add further hampering restrictions to the process. They are going to do a wide array of things to this machine to make it even more and more appealing in the coming few months. Namely some really kick, kick, kick a$$ games are going to be hitting our shores in not too long. We can then shift focus to something that PS3 doesn't have enough of right now: New Glorius Games. The PS3 is a big baby. Big, literally and not a large library of re-playable games.
This is going to change drastically over the next year and I can't wait to be talking about how awesome, Lair, Motorstorm, and Heavenly Sword are. Man, those conversations are going to be great.
Why? 'Cause I seriously, seriously doubt all three of these games are going to suck. We can go ahead and chalk up two to three stellar games for the PS3 right out of the box in 2007 and its gonna be great. I said 2007 is the year of the PS3 and the gamer who wants diversity in games.

It's easy to see that SNE is starting to talk the talk to devs and giving them the tools they need along with whispering in their ears the (promises) of massive future support for their projects. Just like the relaxed restrictions on what was once heavily format, OS restricted and easily brickable systems, they are now content with letting this system ride free. Devs see this as an invite to create and be bold without fear of having that backup to keep their projects moving foreard. SNE's bettin' the farm on them and their games. & These devs aren't stupid: they want to be the first ones to harness as much CELL SPU glory as anyone ever has so the challenge is on and they know support from SNE will be strong. THis is why Hideo Kojima will get his way convince Kaz to pay Immersion and bring the Dualshock rumble back to PlayStation where it belongs. Snake will be responsible for not only saving our lives, but also saving a franchise. Wierd.

DC RID3R3830d ago (Edited 3830d ago )

they're(square) gonna HAVE to tho , aren't they???
i don't know about you bro, but word on the street is, is that EPIC and not SQUARE are the pace-setters concerning "next-gen" visuals this time round.

And if i'm not mistaken, square are now using (buying) EPIC's UE3 tech?!?

ROFL

never thought i'd see the day tbh. hehehee

08,09 will be timescale for teh POS3 to show it's true colours, until then.................. i PITY the tool!!

super bill3831d ago

nice read my friend.but you forgot one think.that is the console war is already won in europe and sony are late in arriving.360 has sown up europe so i think sony should,nt bother with the ps3 in europe considering the amount of money they want for unproven console.

OutpostCommand3831d ago

The war in Europe is VERY far from over, Bill.

Do you know why I know almost no people over here who have a 360 ?
Everyone is waiting for a PS3.

I wouldnt jump to conclusions very quickly,
Bill...

r10003831d ago

You have to be kidding me... The console war is over in Europe????

I really can't believe I read, and find it harder to believe that you think thats tru.

The 360 has sold "ONLY" 10 million worldwide and I'm being generous. You can't consider it a war unless your fighting someone... else... Both the wii and the ps3 were just released.

The war has just begun....

Icryo3831d ago

Why all this PS3/360 big me up talk? Just enjoy games gamers.

malachi233831d ago

I'm glad the publishers welcome the Euro launch, cause i in turn don't want this load of crap to launch in my country.

We don't need crap.

R34GTR3831d ago

Notice the flamers. Good job on disagreeing guys. Hopefully they will see flaming something cause they cant afford it or simply dont like it is "null and void". Sometimes i really think these guys are M$ bots that programmed to roam the net and flame Sony threads. I mean look how unrelevant and incredibly ignorant #2&4 posts are. lol Hard to believe im reading such non-sense sometimes. "Console war is over" lmfao. Someone get that guy a medal and his very own physic hotline. Cause the last console wars took 5 years to conclude. This dude called it in 2 months. ahahaha

Harry3831d ago

It started 2 years ago mate. Remember the 360?

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