GDC 09: Xbox 360 gets nothing new while PS3 gets new MGS and Ratchet game


"GDC 09: Xbox 360 gets nothing new while PS3 gets new MGS and Ratchet game The Game Developers Conference is winding down and all has not been lost as several new games have been announced. The conference for the most part was made up of sessions where developers shared new insight into best practices into game development. Surprisingly Microsoft's camp stayed fairly quiet, while Sony's side was making a bit of ruckus with a tease of a Metal Gear game from Kojima and a new Ratchet & Clank announcement.

I was surprised that Microsoft didn't make much noise during GDC. The Twitter for the Official Xbox Magazine indicated that some cool stuff would be shown day 2 of GDC. However, nothing was really shown during the conference from Microsoft's side. Let me be clear here, just because nothing new was shown at GDC for the Xbox 360 doesn't mean that there isn't anything in the pipeline. I can only assume that the secret good stuff will be saved for E3 later this year. I am looking forward to at least checking out some Alan Wake gameplay. Gamers can now mark their calendars for E3 which takes place in two full months."

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qface643218d ago

i must have missed something when did they even announce a new metal gear solid game? heck when was it even announced for the ps3?

i did see the ratchet game though

Lucreto3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

There was a screen at the end of Kojima keynote with MGS5 written on it.

It might be PS3 exclusive but we don't know yet. They are assuming that MGS4 was exclusive the new one will be as well.

edit: why the disagrees and the bubble loss.

qface643218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

oh really i didn't know that i didn't bother with the keynote kojima gave i didn't expect to hear or see anything at all

sounds nice if that MG raiden thing ain't true

honestly now a days it could be multi plat and i wouldn't be surprised at all
hell it could be for the wii or ds for all we know and i wouldn't be shocked i just don't even know anymore with all the turns the industry is taking

anyways if they do make a MGS5 i just hope its good also hope they work on the online more

sonarus3218d ago

didn't microsoft announce some dlc

qface643218d ago

DLC is good depending on what kind
but in the end its nothing to get all excited about the way people would if it was an announcement for a new game

Shane Kim3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

As long as the new MGS isn't held back, it can be on the 360 as well as on the PS3. I don't care. I just hope it won't come to the Wii, or I'll take my life.

Joe Dirt3218d ago

@Lucreto, if MGS4 could not fit onto a DVD9, i dont see the next MGS fitting on one either.

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qface643218d ago

in that case i hope its on the wii
kojima would be doing the world a favor

lol im kidding

Joe Dirt3218d ago

If a new MGS does go multiplat, it will be held back for sure, all you need to do is look at GTAIV, Rage, Burnout, Final fantasy infact all current multiplats as an example.

Lucreto3218d ago

I know it can't fit on the DVD9 but I thiught that Kojima was not directing it this time. The new director might not be as big as a perfectionist as Kojima.

Rock Bottom3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

PS3 got 2 new exclusivs, that katamari game and the "not so surprising" new R&C game, but still, where's WhatThis and the other fanboys who kept saying "wait for GDC, wait for GDC,...", I bet they will be all like "but, eh, wait for teh E3" now.

Ok, that was a bet fanboyish of me.

@Lucreto: I think there's a big chance Kojima will be directing again, and even if he didn't, he will still be the producer, so the new MGS shouldn't stray away from Kojima's vision.

sonarus3218d ago

lol there was a dumb fanboy called wrex the krogan running around screaming he had inside information on how Alan Wake would be playable and the graphics are 75% better than they were last time it was showed.

Then he also said the next COD was exclusive to 360 LMFAO

Shane Kim3218d ago

Actually, I would love to have Shane Kim removed from the face of the earth as well.

- Ghost of Sparta -3218d ago

I'm not sure why I expected Microsoft to reveal some new IP's but I did and saw nothing. They tell me to keep waiting. Well, I've BEEN waiting and all I see is Sony showing us new IP's and sequels.

Parappa The Rappa3218d ago

The definition of "new":
–as a adjective
1. of recent origin, production, purchase, etc.; having but lately come or been brought into being: a new book.
2. of a kind now existing or appearing for the first time; novel: a new concept of the universe.
3. having but lately or but now come into knowledge: a new chemical element.
4. unfamiliar or strange (often fol. by to): ideas new to us; to visit new lands.
5. having but lately come to a place, position, status, etc.: a reception for our new minister.
6. unaccustomed (usually fol. by to): people new to such work.
7. coming or occurring afresh; further; additional: new gains.
8. fresh or unused: to start a new sheet of paper.
9. (of physical or moral qualities) different and better: The vacation made a new man of him.
10. other than the former or the old: a new era; in the New World.
11. being the later or latest of two or more things of the same kind: the New Testament; a new edition of Shakespeare.
12. (initial capital letter) (of a language) in its latest known period, esp. as a living language at the present time: New High German.
–as an adverb
13. recently or lately (usually used in combination): The valley was green with new-planted crops.
14. freshly; anew or afresh (often used in combination): roses new washed with dew; new-mown hay.
–as a noun
15. something that is new; a new object, quality, condition, etc.: Ring out the old, ring in the new.

MGS and R&C are anything BUT new.

caladbolg7773218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

A few too many kicks and punches all to the mind?

locos853218d ago

Kojima wants to make MGS5 bigger than MGS4... That why it will most likely be a PS3 exclusive. All his games are exclusive to some platform at the time of release. I doubt he will break his trend.

ShabzS3218d ago

mgs 2 came out on pc didnt it? they CAN go multi plat if they want to

StayHigh3218d ago

Even if the new Metal Gear Solid come to the 360 ...How many disk will it be on..and knowing Kojima his going to try to take advantae of the PS3 power and space..

My prediction Mass Effect 1 will be announced for the PS3 and Mass Effect 2 will be a time exclusive for the 360..

Left 4 Dead will come to the PS3..There was so many rumors going around and if it isnt announced this E3 then it wont come to the Sony hardware..

NickIni3218d ago

R&C is new. MGS5, we have no details. It will almost certainly be on PS3 (unless it's for iPhone, DS etc.), but to call it an exclusive is jumping the gun a bit.

WeaseL3218d ago

It will be blu only, Kojima even joked about swapping discs during MGS4.

Mindboggle3218d ago

Why would the next MGS go multi platform ? MGS4 sold over 4 mil on PS3 so there's no reason. Sony knows this and I expect them to jump on this game and make it exclusive just like MGS4.

Do you honetsly think Kojima wants to work with a less powerful format ? Probably not....

eagle213218d ago

Team ICO is hard at work for an E3 reveal. :)

360? *crickets chirp*

PS3 is HOT in japan with FFXIII this year. Japanese developers are having awesome success on PS3. *wink*

Tomdc3218d ago

I think they must be saving everything for E3! There gunna have one stella keynote there! We know of very little exclusives coming this year for them at the moment... hmmm doubt it will be as great as the PS3 line up but we'll have to wait and see! I think doing what they could prove a very clever move, E3 is back to its big ol' size again and announcing everything there compared to the others which wont have as much new stuff to announce could win them the backing of the press.. we'll see wont we?

Montreafart3218d ago

will be PS3 exclusive for certain.

"most epic game ever"
"greatest game of the century"

was released exclusively on the PS3 when its install base was at around 12 million and proceeded to sell over 5 million copies in less than a year.

There is absolutely no reason to believe MGS5 will go multi platform. Sorry, but MGS5 is PS3 exclusive sealed in stone.

And MGS5 will jump ahead in tech as much as MGS3 jumped up from MGS2 (lightyears).

MGS never disappoints.

IaMs123218d ago

lol im sorry but i have to say it, i guess its ok to make another MGS but not ok for more Halo? all well... But hey i do hope its a good game you know.

Tony P3218d ago

Pretty much spot on. 360 had very little "cool stuff" come out of GDC besides a few DLC, a new dev kit, and upgrades for GFWL. And only one of those applies to gamers. Unless someone out there actually enjoys being forced to use MS's lacklustre Steam clone.

Compare that to the landslide of new games cropping up for the PS3 both before and during GDC and suddenly 360 looks pretty bare atm on the announcement side. We all know 360 is still getting titles, but you can't keep riding ODST and Alan Wake without announcing anything else.

Is MS saving up for some big news at E3? Probably. But then again, one wonders what PS3 will have to offer down the road. If Sony reiterates the same announcements made here, then MS will level the playing field. If Sony has MORE new games, then we can truly start calling this a PS3 year.

Please, take all that as my own personal analysis, not hard fact.

FlameBaitGod3218d ago

I remember when i was paying MGS4 and Otacon said, insert disk too and i was like... what.... i looked for the box quickly and i was like F NO!!! my second disk is MISSING!.... then he says the blu ray thing and im like... you bastard you scared me :(

NIGHT_HAWK32103213d ago

is this article serious? wow ps3 is really gonna catch xbox soon now. ive been waiting for a new ratchet game ever since i got my ps3. (SARCASM) i play both systems, but ps3 fanboys run rampant on this site and try to grasp onto anything that might catch 360. kind of stupid, but i guess thats what being a fanboy consists of.

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michellejbuss3218d ago

Would love to see a bit more of the Alan wake title. I am really hoping they will give us some news at E3

Anon19743218d ago

Alan Wake looks like the only thing on the horizon worth dusting my 360 off for. Well, that and the Halo expansion. Me likey Halo. Long wait for either of those, though.

locos853218d ago

Why are you guys excited about this game?? They still havent shown us anything about it except a trailer with a bunch of trees and screens with Alan hold a flashlight......

Shane Kim3218d ago

"I was surprised that Microsoft didn’t make much noise during GDC."

Oh you were?

GWAVE3218d ago

So much for "Bu bu bu but JUST YOU WAIT! Microsoft has a secret, magical vault full of awesome games that they're gonna announce in 2009!"

TheMART3218d ago

Well but but but we're just at the end of March 2009. Gears 2 was announced in the same years as it released in 2008. Microsoft could even announce something @ E3.

ATM I look foreward to Alan Wake. For the PS3 I am only looking foreward to God of War III. Question is if it releases in 2009 or 2010 otherwise this year no games for me on the PS3.

PotNoodle3218d ago

The mart.. they announced gears 2 at GDC. So nothing on that scale this year then?

I don't want to sound like a fanboy because i too paid money for my 360 and i don't want it to go to waste.

ColRomColumn3218d ago

Looking forward to playing L4D, fancy joining? oh that's right.

Guys you have been promised another platformer circa 1998, and we all know how well the last one did. Or another tired MGS sequel featuring your favourite (naked) blonde raider. No wonder you feel all tingly and special.

Dimitri3218d ago

Microsoft likes to talk a lot in interviews, especially the fat one.

It seems they were all quiet during the GDC :|

Montreafart3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

Now its, "wait till E3!"


And the bots acting that they were surprised, keeping hope alive for the fellow bots, is fking PRICELESS.

Hahaha I bet they are also surprised that the girl he saw at the bakery standing next to him, did not ask for his phonenumber lol!


@walmart boy.

Hahaha stupid xbot. I love how you idiots always compare last years GDC whenever it suits you. But stop doing so when it doesnt. WHy dont you stupid bots enlighten everyone here how MS GDC was last year? Ninja Gaiden 2, Fable 2 and Gears 2 announced and shown.

This year...dum dum dum dun! NOTHING. NADA. 360 FLOPPED AND DAMNED boy.

talltony3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

REALLY? all you want is God of war 3? I find that really hard to beleive. I am sure you want uncharted 2, Rachet and Clank, infamous, MAG, and Heavy Rain no matter what you say. God of war 3 will come this year cause they are talking about it too much for it not to. You say you want Alan wake that no one knows anything about, might not even be announced this year. God of war 3 has a much better chance of coming this year than Alan wake does.

Also You stated yourself that Gears 2 was a generic shooter, i dnt even know why you still support xbox by acting like you thought it was a good game in order to try and prove a point.

infekt3217d ago

@ColRomColumn: What?! Last I checked there was only a handful of ppl on L4D. Oh look, they're all playing KZ2! Fancy that. Please.. Keep your over-weight "exclusive". Over-hyped and better on the PC. Lol. 360 is a joke now.

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Sir Ken_Kutaragi3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

...Alan Wait is going to be on P.C to???
So i could buy it i.e a HARDCORE PS3 FanBoy!!! ;-D

"Gamers can now mark their calendars for E3 which takes place in two full months" ;-P ;-P ;-P Can't wait;)

Hmm...i wonder what Micro$luts will STEAL at E3 2009 tho??? Hmm...holds on to Wallet for dear life...

Why o why3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

guess Ill have to wait until E3 too. I wonder what MS has up their sleeves if much at all. This is the beauty of sony/devs leaking info at times other than shows like gdc, E3 etc. Saves me the frustration of not knowing or 'waiting' as some n4g members used to say.

I dont expect sony or MS to announce a glut of high quality games at e3, both for different reasons but waiting until the year is almost half done before people know what's coming out is a bit of a joke, lets not kid ourselves here.

SixTwoTwo3218d ago (Edited 3218d ago )

Sony Press Conference:
Uncharted 2
Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
Heavy Rain
God of War III
One unnanounced 1st party title (Syphon Filter or Twisted Metal... maybe both?)
Kojima's next game

Microsoft Press Conference:
Halo 3: ODST
Alan Wake
Forza 3
Splinter Cell Conviction
Rare's next game
Exclusive DLC for 1 or 2 fall titles

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