This video features a hands on demo and interview for the upcoming FPS shooter Haze, timed-exclusive for the Playstation 3 by Ubisoft.
looks nice. cool gameplay.
the gameplay shown was kind of... meh (except for those cool nector gernades and the ability to play dead), but that was more because the hippie dude playing it was sort of awkard. Definitely, going to get this game, provided it DOES come to the 360. Otherwise, this will be one more reason to chalk up a PS 3 (do I have to- Just kidding, folks).
I must say I had very little interest in it until it was announced exclusive and then I realllly got interested in it. It's timed exclusive till April 2008, then Ubisoft will start announcing the release date and promoting the 360 version, but until then PS3 has a 5 month headstart of this game :). Whether you own PS3 or 360, this game looks incredible, and it's definitely a must have title iMo
Man I cant wait till next year so I can get this game on 360. Why does Halo3 have to be such a powerful title that games like Haze get delayed because of it? Oh well, another title to look forward too for 2008.
yep... that's all you can do... wait... muahahahah!!!
There are other multiplatform shooters coming out on the 360 besides Halo. So Halo 3 had nothing to do with it. They just haven't finished development on a 360 version.
Halo 3 will be cool for the fall... But Haze & UT3 is going to be the ultimate experience for gamers by the time the winter rolls around.
warfed- You need to get out the house more.
hazeblaze- Well considering Haze was first shown on the 360, I do think it might have had something to do with 360s incredibily crowded lineup and Halo 3 doesnt help much either. And I respect your opinion on Haze and UT3 however seeing how the Halo franchise is the most popular and successful FPS of all time I think that game might be the ultimate experience but lets just wait until we actually play these games to decide that.
i doubt UBi had anything to do with the delaying this time around. it was soley something on the developers part and Sony and Ubi's deal of time exclusive matter that prompted the omition of this being a simultaneos release. free Radical. even though i think they are very imature and way to boasty about their product with all theis choice to compete with Halo, has had quite a success with developing on Playstation Hardware. considering how well all 3 timeplitters where done on the PS2. that being said they took choice to make the PS3 as lead platform. even though it was shown on an xbox360 in trailer form at e3. it was planfrom the get goto be a cross platform game. I guess sony saw the potential that this game had and desided to make this a ps3 exclusive for this year. i doubt Ubi even cares about the halo franchise as a particular hinderance in sales. as i've said before. halo 3 isn't the ultimate shooter. it isn't even revolutionary. it's seriously riding the biggest hype train ever simply because halo 2 had such a great multiplayer. in all honesty HalfLife series offered more than Halo in story and gameplay.
halo will sell because of it's 9 million plus fans. and really the xbox360 is at 10+ million sold so that still leaves 1 million left.
this is cleary free rads choice to maximize the ps3 resources for Haze. and Sony and ubi's deal to make it exclusive for 2007. same can be said about UT3.
in any case this game will be great on the 360, even if it comes 5-6 months later. should be great for everyone.
i know i'll be getting this along with COD4 and UT3 this november.
while I still do enjoy Halo and halo 2's multiplayer...I totally agree with you...
I don't see Halo 3 doing anything differently than its older brothers...it will look better...and have new weapons and more vehicles...but gameplay wise...it will be no different...most of us have played the crap out of those games...and I am honestly ready for something new...
most will disagree with me...but I think UT3 is going to end up being the fps of the year...at least review and quality wise...Halo 3 will break records...again...and really not do anything otherwise...it will be a solid shooter, like the originals...but its pretty hard to add on to what has already been done with Halo without doing anything drastic...UT3 is the first time a full tilt PC shooter from a PC shooter developer will show up on a console...with the pacing and ability for mods that give games like this years worth of replay value...its from the creators of a series that helped define fps multiplayer...to some of us, its kind of a big deal...
If you started playing shooters on an Xbox by means of the halo series...you have no idea what I am talking about...but if you are like some of us, that started with doom and quake...and then Unreal and all the sequels of both...a console has never seen the likes of what will arrive this fall...but most are so Halo3-minded...they may not even see it coming...
I don't think Halo 3 will be a dramatic departure from it's predecessors...if it ain't broke, don't fix it. But man alive, will it sell. Ubi made a business decision here...the PS3 sales will carry them until the Halo hype dies down a bit and then they'll release it on the 360. Pretty smart if you ask me. Sony gets a badly needed timed exclusive, PS3 owners get a badly needed new title and 360 fans get their Halo fix. Everyone wins.
Since I first saw this game, I thought it was just another FPS from the bunch, which it still is IMO until It proves me wrong.
BUT the more I see from this game and this video, the more interested in this game I become.
It may be cause PS3 lacks FPS's or because it really promise to be a great FPS. I don't know... What I know is that I'm starting to get exited about this game.
The gameplay looks good, but I'd like it if they turned that little dot into something more visible to aim with.
since the game is called haze just have the Characters light up some chronic WTF Nectar this game aint about bees
Im not a FPS man but does this game have lots of blood like Killzone when the helghast gets machine gunned to the face and there is blood everywhere
For some reason "nectar" just makes me wince. It's stupid I know, because the game looks fun as hell and moderately original. But they should have come up with a better word for the drug. Oh well, I'll still get the game.
if they could replicate the graphics of that game, and physics and so on on the 180 i would be suprised by a mile, but maybe pc will get it
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but i`m more interested in UT3 to be honest. But seeing as it`s Free Radical who`s developing the game, i`ll give them the benefit of the doubt because they always makes great games.
And, i agree with Captain Tuttle that it`s smart of them (and Epic) to make a timed exclusive for the PS3. Just look at all the extra attention, especially Haze, has gotten from gamers now that it`s an timed exclusive. 360 will have Halo 3 anyway, and will get both Haze and UT3 next year too.
Whoa! Thanks for posting!
I still have reservations about Haze, I liked the Timesplitters series so Free Radical have my attention with this game but I'd definately have to play it to make my mind up about whether or not I'd want to buy it. The whole overdose idea sounds awesome though, the troopers lose the ability to distinguish friend from foe when they overdose (turn into black outlines) so they just start killing everything, even their team mates. Very good gameplay mechanic. Definately want to get my hands on Haze.
The timed exclusive is a good way of splitting income, you get cash from one system then as the interest dies down it's released for the next system boosting the interest again and generating more cash. It's more of a gamble compared to the simultaneous release as you have to put a lot of faith into a single system pushing the game out there. Imo Free Radical have a game that can do this, Haze can generate a lot of interest both offline and online for the PS3. Then once it's on the 360 it can very easily do the same thing again.
As for the 'Halo 3 challenge' people have been talking about, I was told that the graphics for online play were 'toned down to a Halo 2 standard' to make it run better online, so the singleplayer should look a lot better than the multiplayer. Depends on what you buy Halo for?
The game I'm backing this year though is Timeshift, It's the most original FPS I've seen in a long time. Slow, stop and rewind time on the fly. I wanna get me some of that!
I'm a PS3 fan, but Bioshock for the 360 looks far more interesting to me than Halo 3. Halo 3 doesn't really appeal to me for some reason. I loved the 1st Halo, but games like Bioshock ( I hope that comes to the PS3), Killzone and UT3 in regards to FPS look more appealing. Haze looks cool, I'm pretty sure it will be good and worth buying from the looks of it. I don't think Haze is delayed on 360 just because of Halo 3. Halo is scheduled for september, Haze around ~ nov-dec. I'm sure 360 fans are not just going to be playing Halo 3 only for 2-3 months. They'll be willing to add UT3 or Haze in their collection if they could in that timeframe.
I guess with the playing dead when you are on multplayer, just SHOOT all the dead bodies and see if they move :)
Don't worry Halo 3 will appeal to everyone's needs when it comes out. God I love this timed exclusive just the word timed means that they'll have months to make the game even better on 360, same with UT3.
Bioshock is 100% exclusive to 360 and PC, there's no way it'll come to ps3 just like MGS4 will never go to 360, or will it? Sony does such a sh!tty job of keeping its "exclusives", but so does 360 with major titles like halo 1 and 2, lost planet, and gears of war, all going to freakin PC now, dammit.
UT3 4 PS3 and PC look almost identical... so I don't think Xbox 360 version will look better than PC...
I agree facundo, Haze is further off and if they release some more info on the multiplayer and the single player game before the holidays (which they will) PS3 gamers should add this to their collection.
This game does look pretty good and they seem to have a good framerate as well.
I wish Bioshock was coming to PS3 as well. If its being created by Some of the peeps that did System shock it will be very intense. I could get it for PC but I would probably need to upgrade my PC to play it.
the more i see of this game the more i like it.
could be not your everyday shooter.
Actually one of the most appealing aspect about Haze is that you can play up to 4 players co-op. It is so much more fun when playing co-op with your buddies, instead of just one person playing and others watching. Another co-op game which looks promising is Army of Two. UT3 is rumored to have online play with PC, that would be cool. Hey, maybe one day PS3 owners can play against 360. You never know, UFC and PRIDE FC crossed over, WWE and WCW crossed over...but one did buy out the other. Well just a thought, I mean one thing PS3 and 360 owners have in common are that we are all gamers after all.
I totally agree facundo, 4 player co-op is going to rock for an FPS. First of its kind I believe...unless I'm wrong, anyone? I've played 2 player co-op for an FPS, but 4?!
i could be wrong, but bubbles for you anyways
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