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Submitted by doctorstrange 1313d ago | rumor

EA’s PS3 Exclusive FPS From Black Troll Studios May No Longer Be Exclusive

Last year, the internet was on fire with the news that publisher EA and mystery developer Black Troll Studios were working on an exclusive shooter for the PS3. Now, it looks like the game has become multiplatform. - PSLS (Black Troll Studios, EA, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Abash  +   1313d ago | Well said
Black Trolls Studios was making a PS3 exclusive FPS? Never heard that
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1313d ago
Same here. Would be nice to see what the heck it looks like though. Exclusive or not.

Moving on.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1313d ago
There was a black trolling studio?
Biggest  +   1313d ago
"Last year, the internet was on fire with the news that publisher EA and mystery developer Black Troll Studios were working on an exclusive shooter for the PS3."

I've been alive since last year. Did I miss the internet being on fire? I knew nothing of this game.
Soldierone  +   1313d ago
Plus it's an exclusive FPS. Other than being from EA, there are already a lot of exclusive FPS titles for PS3. I'd rather see some other genre game be exclusive, but since its FPS it might be better for it to be multi-platform.
badz149  +   1313d ago
internet was on fire lol!

the only thing on fire on the internet last year was the PSN outage and nothing else came close!
morkendo23  +   1313d ago

did u not know BLACK TROLLING STUDIO is BLACKBOX STUDIO sister lol
DeadlyFire  +   1313d ago
WTH are you guys thinking? EA never makes exclusive games.

expect The Old Republic to come to WiiU/PS4/XB3 at some point. Oh wait that one is already rumored WiiU MMO by Lucasarts for E3. Oh wow.

As far as this game goes though it could be any FPS EA has made in its past. Well its not Battlefield, its not Medal of Honor. So is it BLACK 2? Naming the studio Black Trolling studio would be a funny joke/shot at Stuart Black the originator behind BLACK. Although it could be ARMY of Two/Four.

E3 will be the only place to find the answer.
thereapersson  +   1313d ago
@ Nathan Explosion
Yes, it's called the GNAA
sikbeta  +   1312d ago
Black Troll Studio? never heard of this and I'm sure EA is not one of those Pubs that will deprive themeselves to get more money from all platforms they could :P
Gamer1982  +   1312d ago
First I heard of this too this game I mean. As for exclusive this is EA since when do they do exclusives anymore?
SilentNegotiator  +   1312d ago
An exclusive FPS from EA? Not in a million years.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1313d ago
yeah me neither...:0
BlackPrince 42  +   1313d ago
Well whatever. It's hard to lament the loss of an exclusive I didn't know existed and knew nothing about.

Then again, lamenting an exclusive is pointless unless the development of said game is negatively impacted by the porting process.

And hell, I've never even heard of Black Troll Studios before now.
TekoIie  +   1313d ago
Depends on when we see it tbh. If it goes on to be the next COD4 then it would be a major loss for sony and would have really put microsoft at a disadvantage in the shooter market. But if it turned out to be a boring generic FPS then no one will really care...
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BlackPrince 42  +   1313d ago
@ Pekolie

You're right it would be a major loss for Sony, but not for me. I already own my console and I'm more than satisfied with the output I've seen from Sony in terms of exclusives and the content of multiplat releases.

Who ultimately 'wins' the console wars doesn't affect your or me in the slightest as long as good games continue to be made available.

And even if I were a fanboy, who cared about which faceless, greedy corporation wanted my money, it'd still be pointless because everything will reset in a couple of years when we get new consoles.
glennco  +   1313d ago
another exclusive FPS is no loss for anyone. it will not be a must buy, it is an FPS. it will be generic as they come and nothing new
basilezz3030  +   1313d ago
who is black trolling studio ??
are they "trolling" us ???
torchic  +   1313d ago
lol I think we can all guess what their logo probably looks like........
basilezz3030  +   1313d ago
here is the logo

happy to help

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metsgaming  +   1313d ago
if a game was exclusive but turns multiplat yet no one knew about it in the first place, was it ever an exclusive? lol
glennco  +   1313d ago
Emilio_Estevez  +   1313d ago
That's exactly what I was thinking.
Christopher  +   1313d ago
Pretty much what Abash said. Looks like someone took some artistic licensing in presenting this bit of news.
SuperBeast811  +   1313d ago
I never heard of the game or the studio.and if its from EA it wouldn't be exclusive for long
Majin-vegeta  +   1313d ago
Maybe this will refresh your memory :D.
THESONYPS3  +   1313d ago
haha, Black Trolls Studios were nice nough to let some members of sony (including me) see it in development.
Prince_Dim-Lu  +   1312d ago
Looks like they wanted to MAKE money by going multi plat, instead of LOSING money by keeping only on PS3.

Games sell much better on the 360 when they're multi plat majority of the time.

Ya, I expect the SDF on this site to give me the disagrees left and right... but it's true this generation. Sorry, it's been going on for almost 7 years, and that's just the way it is this gen.
turgore  +   1312d ago
did EA ever make a PS3 or 360 exclusive ?
Sev  +   1313d ago
Third-party exclusives are like the Dodo bird. Stupid.
MariaHelFutura  +   1313d ago | Funny
Keep your anti-dodo bird slurs to yourself....

There is no place for that on N4G.
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Dread  +   1313d ago

that was too funny dude
360GamerFG  +   1313d ago
Lol!! That actually made me laugh.
SuperBeast811  +   1313d ago
here here good sir!!
cervantes240  +   1313d ago
I would just like to learn more about the game and the studio working on it.
dbjj12088  +   1313d ago
Not surprised... not a lot of money in exclusive titles anymore.
creatchee  +   1313d ago
Halo, Gran Turismo, Uncharted, and Gears of War disagree.
D3stinySm4sher  +   1313d ago
Exclusives are hard to come by these days.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1313d ago
Depends on what platform you play on.
Forza_is_King  +   1313d ago
Last time I checked, both Sony and MS released a lot of exclusives last year oh but let me guess...kinect games don't count right?
MariaHelFutura  +   1313d ago
If you're 7 or under Kinect games completely count.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1313d ago
***"kinect games don't count right?"***

Depends on the kinect game.

Imagine Wii fans bragging about how they have "Wii fit" and "Wii Fit: Plus" as exclusive games...
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BlackPrince 42  +   1313d ago
@ Forza

Kinect games don't count quite the same as fully boxed 60 dollar AAA releases.

Technically speaking both Kinect Star Wars and Uncharted 3 are exclusives. But the difference in the effort each game necessitated for their creation is vast. You have to compare like to like.

Gears to Uncharted

Crappy Kinect game to crappy Move game.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1313d ago
For the record, Forza I didn't say MS or Sony. I said platform. There are lots of platforms.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1313d ago
"Exclusives are hard to come by these days. "

not by what i am seeing.

sony is announcing an exclusive game every other week.
Patriots_Pride  +   1313d ago
Every other week you say - please name all the exclusives that have been announced this year?
cemelc  +   1312d ago
New god of war
New game today @ gt(hope its sony smash).
And there was an article yesterday about a game called Hard Cash or something.

Did you miss the memo?
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basilezz3030  +   1313d ago
*Exclusives are hard to come by these days*

i wonder what sony have been doing since 2008 then
tigertron  +   1313d ago
Think he means third party exclusives, because we've got a ton of first party PS3 exclusives.

Btw, EA aren't known for exclusives so I'm not surprised they took the multiplatform route. After all, they are a multiplatform publisher.
mobhit  +   1313d ago
What exclusives?
KonaBro  +   1313d ago
Not surprising. More money to be made going multi-platform. There are still plenty of PS3 exclusives coming out and not another shooter in an ocean of shooters.
insertcoin  +   1313d ago
Agree with everyone. Exclusives will eventually fall by the wayside.
doctorstrange  +   1313d ago
Not as long as Sony owns 20+ studios
360GamerFG  +   1313d ago
They don't anymore. Truth.
glennco  +   1313d ago
do you know what you get when a console manufacturer owns tons of your favorite studios? disappointed when they close them down, that is what you get. of course speaking from EA's history of buying and closing but you get the drift. i'm a bit bitter towards the whole big company owning little company mechanic in general. good for short term but long term is a worry.
Foliage  +   1313d ago
Sony is not Microsoft. They know how to manage their studios. The few that closed could not adapt to the times.
GraveLord  +   1313d ago
Sure, if you only own Microsoft products.
Forza_is_King  +   1313d ago
MS had just as many exclusives as Sony did last year (kinect games do count believe it or not) and with MS's year head start, still have more exclusive titles on the 360 then on the PS3.

Last time I checked MS have more studio's than Sony.
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MariaHelFutura  +   1313d ago
"Last time I checked MS have more studio's than Sony."

When was the last time you checked into a mental hospital?
TekoIie  +   1313d ago
@forza is king

Care to name a few??? Well enough to prove you point atleast...
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perdie  +   1313d ago
@forza um im pretty freakin sure that kinect games do not count as exclusives, exactly how much effort was put into that game versus AAA titles like uncharted, kz3, infamous 2, lbp 2 journey, and so on?
IHateYouFanboys  +   1313d ago
@MariaHelFutura: "When was the last time you checked into a mental hospital?"

if he checked into a mental hospital for being right then theres something wrong - and he is right. do your research. microsoft opened up a fair few new studios over the last few years. here are the first party studios owned by microsoft and sony.

343 Industries
Good Science Studio
Microsoft Studios - Core Games Publishing Team
Microsoft Studios - Family
Microsoft Studios - Flight
Microsoft Studios - Kids and Lifestyle Entertainment
Microsoft Studios - LEAP
Microsoft Studios - Mobile Gaming
Platform Next Studios
Turn 10 Studios
Twisted Pixel Games
Xbox Live Productions
Lionhead Studios
Microsoft Studios Soho
Rare Ltd
Microsoft Studios Vancouver
Microsoft Studios Victoria

Total = 18 internal development studios
(taken from: )

SCE Japan Studio
Polyphony Digital
Naughty Dog
SCE Santa Monica Studio
SCE San Diego Studio
SCE Bend Studio
SCE Foster City Studio***
Sucker Punch Productions
SCE London Studio
SCE Cambridge Studio
SCE Studio Liverpool
Evolution Studios
Guerrilla Games
Media Molecule

Total = 13 internal development studios
***: not counting as they dont actually develop games, they just kinda supervise 2nd/3rd party exclusives.
(taken from: and )
GroundsKeeperJimbo  +   1313d ago
Facts or not, you will not win here. ;]
n4gisatroll  +   1313d ago

it's funny...because you actually count a studio that makes mobile games as an xbox 1st party studio. If you were to honestly put studios, that don't just make windows games for Microsoft, we would be only talking at about 8 studios. And 3 of those studios make kinect only games, except for Rare, but they are pretty much only doing kinect. So really, it doesn't matter if MS has more studios or not, they don't do anything.

Oh ya, and your counting skills are off on Sony as well. It should be a total of 14 studios now. Even though they did just get rid of a few studios.
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yourfather  +   1313d ago

actually the "Mobile Gaming" studio is about XBLA game,not mobile game

they developed ilomilo

no comment for your other point btw
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Disccordia  +   1313d ago
Microsoft owns more studios than Sony. That's a FACT lol

On topic: doubt this would be any good anyway so no big deal. was probably multi from the start if EA is publishing..
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PirateThom  +   1313d ago
Microsoft owns 18 studios, according to Wikipedia, many of which have never released a game (7 studios), one of which is mobile only and one of which is a third party liason studio...

Sony have 14, one of which oversees development with all first party studios and the rest of them involved in PlayStation game development and all of which have released something.
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Disccordia  +   1313d ago
Of course most of them are new. but my point still stands. people here still think ms has only four studios and obviously that's not the case anymore.
PirateThom  +   1313d ago
I wasn't disagreeing, I was actually just giving the figures.

Can't say I'm too enthusiastic about games from Microsoft Family and Microsoft Kids and Lifestyle Entertainment though.
TekoIie  +   1313d ago
People disagree with Disccordia and agree with PirateThom when both pretty much say the same thing but one supports Sony more...

N4G at its brightest moment...
n4gisatroll  +   1313d ago
Ya, what Thom said, you can't really count all the studios that haven't done anything, or that does make kinect only games, or one that makes flight simulators for windows. By my count, they only have about 6 real studios with games and franchises. I don't know if we can even bother counting Rare anymore, but I'll let you have that.
Disccordia  +   1313d ago
Well with that logic I'm no longer counting SCE Cambridge or Team Ico as studios for Sony because they have released nothing this gen. Polyphony should barely count and SCE London definitely doesn't count because its only done singstar and move games.

@pekolie: the irony being I'm actually a huge Sony fan (hates should check my early comments) but I often stick up for MS if there are facts because n4g seems to often have an uneven balance.
n4gisatroll  +   1313d ago
Well...I didn't count team ico...because they are technically part of sce japan studios. And sce Japan...has made games. Look at demons souls for instance. Sce Japan helped from make that game.
Hicken  +   1312d ago
That's honestly like saying a junkyard owns more cars than a dealership: it's true, but how man of them are WORTH anything?
mobhit  +   1313d ago
Weak list.

Oh, and by the way, you claim you're against fanboys when you're acting like the very thing you're preaching against.
Disccordia  +   1313d ago
Why is it a weak list? Someone said MS has no studios and he proved, with links that they actually have more than Sony. We could argue all day whether some of those studios are terrible or not but that will never discount the FACT that Sony has less studios.

Anyway, at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter. What's most important is who creates the BEST games. There's no point owning loads of studios if all you're going to do is churn out crap. Sony have with very few exceptions, released consistently excellent games this gen and I'm sure they will continue that tradition for years to come. Microsoft have obviously failed in this area over the last few years but as an outsider looking in, it seems like they are trying to fix that for the next generation.

In the end, the competition will benefit everyone.
FarCryLover182  +   1313d ago
Of course it won't be exclusive, EA only had $$$ in their eyes and they will try to release it on every platform possible.
majiebeast  +   1313d ago
And nothing of value was lost another uninspired shooter by EA will be sorely missed...
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1313d ago
Another FPS? I expect the game to be another generic shooter especially since EA is publishing it.
FinaLXiii  +   1313d ago
A black 2 would be nice.
n4gisatroll  +   1313d ago
I would love black 2
metsgaming  +   1313d ago
Enough with these fps games come on. How about trying out a third person game for once !
Raoh  +   1313d ago
Krakn3Dfx  +   1313d ago
The internet was on fire...except for the part where no one had heard about this.
Tommykrem  +   1313d ago
EAxclusive - it's exclusive, to all platforms.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1313d ago
I'm kinda glad that this wen't multiplatform cause it seem's like PS3 is getting alot of exclusives right now cause you got GoW:Ascension, Last of Us, Rumored Sony Brawl, Dust 514, And i think i heard about another game.
WitWolfy  +   1313d ago
And why is that such a bad thing? The more the merrier!
WeskerChildReborned  +   1313d ago
If you think i play XBOX, i don't. I actually play PS3 but i see it that everyone should have equal experience in gaming. I barely see any XBOX exclusive titles this year.
WitWolfy  +   1305d ago
Yeah but thats MS fault, seeing they just threw the gaming community to a side trying to make the Xbox the next Apple TV decoder.

Or they might be working on new titles for the NEXTBOX.. I dunno but The Xbox hasnt seen a NEW exclusive IP in YEARS...
cstyle  +   1313d ago
really no need to be exclusive to ps3 anyway. It probably wouldn't sell well without it being on the 360 too.
perdie  +   1313d ago
well there is the fact that their idea could be something that can only be done on the ps3, there is that.
cstyle  +   1313d ago
lol..the only can be done on a certain console argument is just PR crap. Any game done on ps3 can be done on the 360 and vice versa.
Patriots_Pride  +   1313d ago
LMAO - Yes becuase the PS3 is made from Dragon tears, Unicorn hair and bacteria that only grows on Saturn.

You can take your tin foil hat off becuase we are no longer in 2006.
BitbyDeath  +   1313d ago
Haze 2?
hardcorehippiez  +   1313d ago
i wouldnt mind a haze 2 to be honest now that crytek owns free radical. while not the best fps out there i quite enjoyed crysis 1 + 2 so i would like to see what they could do with haze.
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FrigidDARKNESS  +   1313d ago
No surprise here EA is a multi plat publisher.
Hatiko  +   1313d ago
I remember this. They talked about it for a day then it went away, internet was not really a blaze, more like the internet stubbed its toe and kept walking.
wnek9  +   1313d ago
i dont remember lol who are these guys ?
mr_badhand  +   1313d ago
Good luck on having a major 3rd party like EA or any of its studios make an exclusive for Sony or MS.
arbitor365  +   1313d ago
this is like learning that my uncle who lives in Sri Lanka isnt going to include me in his will after all.

what?....who?.... a will?.... I dont even have an uncle.... what?
Megaman_nerd  +   1313d ago
This is the first time I've even heard about this studio let alone about their game!
ShinraE5  +   1313d ago
I'm with the majority on this one. I usually "do the rounds" on the net every couple days at worst, and had no clue WTF this game was even about, what its name was, or what console/consoles it was going to be on.

But another FPS in an over-saturated market? I don't think Sony is losing out on anything too amazing here. (unless it turns out to be the best FPS ever in which case I will eat these words)
Neko_Mega  +   1313d ago
Can't be exclusive if they never said anything about it or even said it was PS3 only, maybe they just had one team working on the PS3 one and after they finish they worked on the 360's.
Ima9er4Life  +   1313d ago
They were makin a game?
taijutsu363  +   1313d ago
I could really give a damn cuz EA has been annoying me crapload as of late!
OooHJohnny  +   1313d ago
X360 has no games...
Tommy334  +   1313d ago
Im a hardcore PS3 fanboy I check this site daily I never heard of this.
Silly gameAr  +   1313d ago
That's cool.
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