Do your homework: Read Jim Cramer on BloggingStocks | Add to My AOL, MyYahoo, Google, Bloglines

Haze: timed exclusive, or totally exclusive?

The answer is timed, if you ask us. At Sony's conference, all the buzz for today's news, Free Radical's upcoming shooter Haze was announced as a PS3 exclusive title, qualified with the phrase "this financial year." It's pretty obvious what that means and we're going to squash the rumors of complete exclusivity now, so that it doesn't get out of control and used against the, er, "Sony camp". It's only on the PS3 until the end of March 2008. That's a long time, considering its release is coming in a matter of months. Oddly, a trailer has yet to be slapped onto the PS Store, but you can always check the one above.

[Update: IGN interviewed Free Radical. "Haze will only be found on PS3 this holiday season, and will remain exclusive through the first quarter of the calendar year."]

Related Headlines

Reader Comments

(Page 1)

1. There is ZERO question that it is timed...

Ubisoft VP Marketing today:

Haze will only be found on PS3 this holiday season, and will remain exclusive through the first quarter of the calendar year.

Posted at 6:51PM on Jul 11th 2007 by Kspraydad

2. @ Kspraydad -- yep, that is absolutely correct. But it's still important to crush the possibility of the rumor before it starts. It would just turn into ammo. Like "yeah PS3 can't keep anything exclusive lolmao1!one!". Or whatever. I'm tired.

Posted at 6:55PM on Jul 11th 2007 by ndoerr

3. Well, at least it'll be out for Christmas on at least ONE console... =P

Posted at 7:21PM on Jul 11th 2007 by Consolcwby

4. Timed or not, all these are still keeping 360 owners wanting way past the xmas season.

Posted at 8:21PM on Jul 11th 2007 by Matt B

5. Its better that Haze become a timed exclusive for the PS3... the fact is... they would have to compete against HALO 3, and Haze isn't going to outsell Haze... it'll do good on the PS3 cause there's no dominant FPS, by the time march comes around HALO 3 sales will be slow and they can capture the FPS market.

Posted at 10:21PM on Jul 11th 2007 by Thomas

6. ...
why would you ware yellow to battle?

Posted at 3:04AM on Jul 12th 2007 by ryano

7. I have to say, Yellow isn't a reasonable colour for camouflage, great in a desert or on the surface of the sun but anywhere else is pretty stoopid. Saying that, This game could well end up in my PS3.

E3 sounds interesting, shame your there and I'm not!

Posted at 7:24AM on Jul 12th 2007 by Neil

8. This is really a disappointment. It really is a sad thing the way Sony's speaker named Tretton only mentioned a couple exclusive games for the Holiday 2007 shopping, and BOTH of them are going to be on the Xbox 360 in early 2008!

The really bad thing is that Tretton used the word "Exclusive" for Metal Gear Solid 4 in the exact same way he did for Haze and Unreal. That makes me think Metal Gear Solid 4 is only a timed exclusive on PS3.

I don't think that buying a system for timed-exclusive games is worth $500. Especially since the Xbox 360 versions of games are better.

I love Halo, that's why I bought an Xbox 360.

I love Crackdown, and only the Xbox 360 lets me play the complete version with the two extra episodes. That much is common knowledge.

And I love football. Only the Xbox 360 lets me play the three football games this year at 60 frames per second. The PS3 versions only run at 30 frames per second.

I may be a fan of the PS1 and PS2, but I'm not spending $500 for a PS3 system with such poor performing software that won't even have games like Gran Turismo until late 2008. PS3 will probably have dropped another $100 by the. Maybe it will be worth it by then. But definitely not now.

Posted at 7:55AM on Jul 12th 2007 by joel

9. @joel: You *know* this is PS3fanboy right? Seriously, we don't care. The whole 30fps vs 60fps is probably because Sony doesn't want games tearing with Vsync off and looking like ass which as everyone knows hurts framerate. I've seen plenty of X360 titles using this cheap trick.

Posted at 8:25AM on Jul 12th 2007 by Popfrogs

10. @9, "Joel" posts on numerous websites under a huge variety of alisases and is so entrenched in MS's jock he might become Bill Gate's b*tch. He's a tool. He has nothing better to do right now b/c his 360 probably red ringed him again. Only those threatened by Sony's show yesterday are coming into forums and posting xbot fanboy garbage. It's obvious he's got some insecurities.

Posted at 9:04AM on Jul 12th 2007 by Vic Mackey

Add your comments

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.

To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use


New Users

Current Users


Win the Ultimate Halo 3 setup from Xbox 360 Fanboy!!!Check out the PlayStation Fancast podcast!PS3 Fanboy interviews Everyday Shooter's Jon Mak


Contests and Giveaways (6)
Community (64)
Galleries (34)
Guides (1)
Hands-on (9)
Interviews (203)
Podcasts (11)
Polls and Surveys (38)
Rants (15)
Reviews (29)
Wallpapers (3)
Blu-ray (169)
Business (22)
Deals and Bargains (32)
Demos (45)
Downloads (80)
e-Distribution Games (75)
Firmware Updates (35)
Game Patches (16)
Hacks and Homebrew (19)
Hardware (12)
Multimedia (28)
New Releases (114)
News (195)
Peripherals (31)
PlayStation Network (151)
PlayStation Store (166)
Previews (482)
Rumors (321)
Videos and Screenshots (376)


Powered by Blogsmith

Sponsored Links

Featured Galleries

MGS4 TGS swag
LocoRoco: Cocorecho
Ratchet & Clank: Concept Art
Ratchet & Clank: Renders
Heavenly Sword: Motion Capture
Heavenly Sword: Weapons & Environments
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online
Resident Evil 5
Super Puzzle Fighter II HD


Most Commented On (14 days)

Recent Comments

Weblogs, Inc. Network

  • Autos
    • Autoblog
    • AutoblogGreen
    • Autoblog Spanish
    • Autoblog Chinese
    • Autoblog Simplified Chinese
  • Technology
    • Download Squad
    • Engadget
    • Engadget HD
    • Engadget Mobile
    • Engadget Chinese
    • Engadget Simplified Chinese
    • Engadget Japanese
    • Engadget Spanish
    • TUAW (Apple)
  • Lifestyle
    • DIY Life
    • Gadling
    • Luxist
    • ParentDish
    • Slashfood
    • Styledash
    • That's Fit
  • Gaming
    • Joystiq
    • DS Fanboy
    • Nintendo Wii Fanboy
    • PS3 Fanboy
    • PSP Fanboy
    • Second Life Insider
    • WoW Insider
    • Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Entertainment
    • Cinematical
    • TV Squad
  • Finance
    • BloggingBuyouts
    • BloggingStocks
  • Retired
    • AdJab
    • BBHub (BlackBerry)
    • Blogging DEMO
    • Blogging E3
    • Blogging ETech
    • Blogging Gnomedex
    • Blogging Milken
    • Blogging Ohio
    • Blogging Web 2.0
    • Future of Music
    • Bluetooth
    • Card Squad
    • CSS Insider
    • Design
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Divester (scuba)
    • Droxy (Digital Radio)
    • DV Guru (Digital Video)
    • Enron Blog
    • Flash Insider
    • Google (Unofficial)
    • JavaScript
    • Live 8 Insider
    • Magazine Design
    • Medical Informatics Insider
    • Microsoft (Unofficial)
    • Mortgages
    • Nanopublishing
    • Office
    • Open Source
    • Peer-to-Peer
    • Photoshop (Unofficial)
    • PVR Wire
    • RFID
    • RSS
    • SAS (Unofficial)
    • SCM Wire (supply chain)
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Social Software
    • Spam
    • Tablet PCs
    • Telemedicine Insider
    • Unofficial Playstation 3
    • Unofficial Xbox2
    • Video Games
    • VoIP
    • WiFi
    • The WiMAX Weblog
    • Wireless Dev
    • The Wireless Report
    • Yahoo (Unofficial)
  • Also on AOL
    • Autos
    • Black Voices
    • Coaches
    • Diet and Fitness
    • Food
    • Games
    • Health
    • Horoscopes
    • Jobs
    • Maps
    • Money
    • Movies
    • Music
    • News
    • Radio
    • Real Estate
    • Shopping
    • Sports
    • Switched
    • Television
    • TMZ
    • Travel
    • Truveo
    • Video
    • Weather
    • Winamp

Other Weblogs Inc. Network blogs you might be interested in:

DS Fanboy
  • DS Daily: We're soooo pumped for Blue Dragon
  • TGS07: Joystiq goes hands-on with Dragon Sword
  • Friday Video: That's some Spirited gameplay
  • Hudson lighting fuse, kicking Bomberman Land Touch 2 to DS
  • TGS07: Checking out Cooking Mama 2
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Second Life Insider
  • Yesterday's Money: 21st September
  • Today in Second Life - Friday 21 September, 2007
  • Princeton's SL Woes
  • SL Blogs: International Schools Island
  • SL for the blind? I'll believe it when I don't see it
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Nintendo Wii Fanboy
  • Wii Warm Up: Concerns of corruption
  • TGS07: Sega makes a horrible prediction
  • Friday Video: Today, back in the day
  • TGS07: Kohler says Umbrella Chronicles just better without the Zapper
  • Wiimote bites dog
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Xbox 360 Fanboy
  • Page through Halo 3's game manual online
  • Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway delayed into 08
  • Halo 3 Legendary Edition bares all
  • 2 hour pre-Halo 3 launch Bungie podcast
  • Video: new Star Wars: Force Unleashed details
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • TGS07: Advent Children gets dirty on Blu-ray
  • Say 'Adios' to the 360 with Forza DLC and demos
  • Watch new Halo 3 ad: "Two Soldiers Reminisce"
  • TGS hands-on: Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (Wii)
  • TGS cosplayers gallery
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Calvin and Kelly Klein Put The Duchess of Windsor's Necklace on the Block
  • Clyde Hill, Estate of the Day
  • Havens Wine Cellars Goes Green
  • Tribu, Luciano Benetton's Green Yacht
  • Lafco Home Candles
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Acer updates its Aspire and Ferrari series notebooks
  • JVC's GR-DA30US sliding-LCD camcorder for $199 in October
  • Microsoft's TGS 2007 booth tour
  • Sony's TGS 2007 booth tour
  • iPod touch review
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Engadget Mobile
  • Samsung shows i780 with Windows Mobile 6, possible BlackJack 2?
  • Emergency broadcast messaging coming to NYC
  • FCC Fridays
  • T-Mobile's Sidekick LX gets an early date with eBay
  • Verizon talks up Chocolate sales figures, compare favorably to iPhone
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
Download Squad
  • Soapbox is dead, long live MSN Video (with integrated Soapbox)
  • BitTorrent 6 looks a lot like µTorrent for good reason
  • Geeks on Board - Pogue and Wozniak go cruising
  • Weekend Web 2.0 roundup for September 22nd
  • Microsoft allowing PC makers to offer XP downgrade from Vista
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
  • Lotus Exige S Club Racer: New color, same shtick
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue one expensive demo
  • Google says automotive "sales funnel" no longer true
  • GM offering zero-percent financing to move '07 models
  • College students take on an 'Inside Out' design theme
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
  • Ask TUAW: Address Book Smart Groups, printer problems, Saft, and more
  • Flickr Find: 40 Nanos laid out
  • TUAW Best of the Week
  • Ringtonator Studio makes ringtones from any QT format
  • Zune on Woot for $20 less, Woot offers rebate (and parody)
Subscribe with My AOL, MyYahoo or Bloglines