New Rockstar Games Franchise Exclusive to the PS3

Posted by Michael Shorrock // Director of 3rd Party Relations, SCEA.

"This is Michael Shorrock. I'm the Director of 3rd Party Relations at SCEA. As you may have seen this morning/last night on GameHead with Geoff Keighley, we are announcing that a new franchise from Rockstar Games will be exclusive to PS3. As part of our long standing relationship with Rockstar, and the incredible success for both companies with the cultural icon that is Grand Theft Auto, we've agreed to the PlayStation exclusive rights of the next great franchise from the Rockstar studios.

Everyone knows to have success in this business you need to look ahead, identifying the talent and titles that are going to give consumers new kinds of gaming experiences that help set the bar for the rest of the industry. Rockstar has a heritage for doing just that. We have had incredible success with the GTA franchise and are happy to continue to offer those titles on our platforms, and even more excited about what's to come from the current and future relationship between our companies. Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only do on PS3, harnessing the power of CELL and Blu-ray disc and this deal lets them do just that.. This is really a win-win situation for both companies. As Jack mentioned in the interview with Geoff, this franchise is not LA Noire, but something all new. We agreed with Rockstar and Take-Two Interactive Software that we wouldn't disclose anything more about the deal or title at this time, so stay tuned, we'll share more info as soon as we can."

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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx3978d ago

Ultra table tennis? Who cares.

Razzy3977d ago

A little cranky are we? Besides, I think they're saving the ultra table tennis for the 360.

xhi43977d ago

Do you think this is a big deal? If you pass over exclusivity of GTA 4 for another title, it has to well, be bigger than the exclusivity of GTA 4....what could be bigger than that? Well we'll see....only on the ps3 lol haha

bout time aye haha

tehcellownu3977d ago

I know it hurts not to have the PS3!! I know for sure more devlopers will head towards PS3 especially if they want to take advantage of the ps3 powerful hardware and blue ray space..

DJ3978d ago

it's probably a big deal. Especially if Sony decided to get exclusivity on this title rather than GTA IV...

ShiftyLookingCow3978d ago (Edited 3978d ago )

yeah agreed, it is big news. I am excited. I think I have heard a new IP that was only announced for PS3, LA Noir? I am not sure.
[edit] It is not LA Noire.

gnothe13977d ago

DJ, the GTA game is TOO BIG for sony to BUY exclusive now!! their better of starting with something else an hope it has the magic of GTA.

nasim3977d ago

already x360 is the least selling console in the world

ps3 is now beating x360 by 50 000 units on a weekly basis (worldwide and now ALSO in NA after the price cut).

The ps3 fall line-up comprises of ULTRA REALISTIC games like HS,lAIR,UNCHARTED,WARHAWK and R&C vs cartoon halo 3 and disappointing Mass cartoon effect.

MS should leave the market before it is put to more shame.

BTW ...guys check the website for sales.

X360 has been overtaken by ps3 in NA

Loudninja3978d ago

Not a game already annoucne.I am glad itsa game that will take advantage of the PS3 power

Loudninja3978d ago (Edited 3978d ago )

Watsed a post, darn

Rythrine3978d ago

I guess this is the reason why Sony wasn't really shaken about the extra content for the Xbox version of GTAIV because they know there getting a new IP. Oh well, whatever it is I can't wait to hear more about it.