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Haze becomes a PlayStation 3 exclusive?


In a press conference today in France, it appears that Ubisoft announced Haze will be released exclusively on the PS3, initially at least. This suggests that Haze is most likely the exclusive they mentioned last week. It appears that it will be a timed exclusive, like Virtua Fighter 5, though nothing has been confirmed on that front yet.

Little is known about Haze at this point outside of a vague release date of later this year, but considering it's from the developers of Goldeneye and TimeSplitters, there is a lot of excitement building for the game already. The highly unusual move of switching from multi-platform to exclusive will surely bring additional attention to this title as well so expect the hype to increase. We'll have more information as soon as Ubisoft can confirm Haze's exclusiveness.

[Via N4G]

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1. i hope so

Posted at 7:25PM on May 22nd 2007 by Jetles

2. haze will be a halo 3 killer

Posted at 7:26PM on May 22nd 2007 by Jetles

3. *IF they can confirm it's exclusiveness
**IF the frenchie's don't "fart in your general direction"

Posted at 7:28PM on May 22nd 2007 by OrganicShadow

4. does it matter what it comes out on??

you want the game or you don,t


@2 halo 3 killer **yawns** here we go

Posted at 7:32PM on May 22nd 2007 by L

5. that'd be neat-o if it was exclusive...
just hope it's worth the hype when it comes out.
Plz do not mention that other four letter over-hyped FPS.
Also, I'm just trying to say if it builds so much hype and sucks it's taking away the glory from those other great games that no body really knows about.
But i'm expecting a lot from this game.

Posted at 7:41PM on May 22nd 2007 by Jimmy

6. i hope this isn't the ps3 exclusive Ubisoft had mentioned earlier

Posted at 8:16PM on May 22nd 2007 by Mishi

7. Cool, hope that's true. Even timed exclusive is good news.
Although, with the way they've been delaying ps3 games a six-month headstart on the release date would mean it should launch alongside the 360 version.

Posted at 8:17PM on May 22nd 2007 by mccomber

8. I agree with #4: Who gives a damn if it's exclusive? This isn't a contest - it's videogames. The more platforms a title is developed for, the larger the return the company will expect, the more money they'll spend making it good. So long as the game is developed/ported well to the PS3, how is it a negative thing if another console has the title as well?

Posted at 8:19PM on May 22nd 2007 by Stef Geiger

9. @2...how the F do you know it will be an anything killer? have you played it? do you know anything about it other than the tiny little bits of info posted here and there? for all you know it could suck balls. i can't stand people who say sh_t like that every time a game is announced.

Posted at 8:25PM on May 22nd 2007 by a.j.

10. Is it from the same idiot that claimed FFXIII won't be SOny exclusive in France?

Yeah, I'm going to wait for US official announcement.

Posted at 8:38PM on May 22nd 2007 by kingofwale

11. The HAZE website is now showing ONLY the PS3 logo:

http://hazegame.uk.ubi.com/teaser/

If you use the wayback machine:
http://web.archive.org/web/20060529083157/http://hazegame.uk.ubi.com/

you don't get the graphics but you do get the text and see that Xbox USED to be listed on that page.

Posted at 8:45PM on May 22nd 2007 by Kspraydad

12. @2 halo 3 has too much momentum to be "killed", even if haze is better.

Posted at 8:52PM on May 22nd 2007 by sam

13. "The more platforms a title is developed for, the larger the return the company will expect, the more money they'll spend making it good"

Games that are exclusives get much more press than non-exclusives. If Halo 3 was going to the 360, Wii, PS2, PS3, DS and PSP nobody would want it.

Posted at 9:15PM on May 22nd 2007 by massive_98

14. ...What's your point? I don't buy a game based on how popular or well-known it is. I buy a game because it's good. So I really don't get how a game getting more press is a good argument for exclusive titles.

Posted at 9:28PM on May 22nd 2007 by Stef Geiger

15. @ 12
Agree, 500 million games of Halo 2 multiplayer and a reported 4 million preorders for Halo 3 already = Halo not getting killed any time soon.

Posted at 9:53PM on May 22nd 2007 by BlackBeltJones

16. "and a reported 4 million preorders for Halo 3 already"
Not trying to start anything, or saying Halo3 won't sell at least 4 million copies in a short time, but as for preorders? I think unlikely is the word I'm looking for.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=25623668&sid

Posted at 10:59PM on May 22nd 2007 by mccomber

17. I really really hope this game is a PS3 exclusive. I can't wait for it and i love the new interview PSM had with the HAZE team. It looks like a HALO 3 killer and would be very good for the PS3. Once people see the game they will want to switch on over to a PS3. So they shouldnt worry about sales. Also Ubi. could do alot more with BLU-RAY...

Posted at 12:55AM on May 23rd 2007 by Lp47

18. But... that'd be crazy. A truly independent third party making an FPS exclusive to the PS3? That's bad business sense, keeping it from the shooter hungry xboxen crowd...

Posted at 4:16AM on May 23rd 2007 by NeverSage

19. Well you may not care if a game gets more press. But exposure and sales are vital to keep the industry alive and sometimes in making a game a single platform title it will generate greater focus.

Exclusivity can also allow developers to tailor the components of a game to specific hardware. As with UBIs own approach with the 360 Splineter Cell.
Making a multiplatform can actually compromise the performance of both machines.

Although I am not sure it is the case with Haze. I am sure there are valid reasons for the transition.
Even if at worst Sony paid for this rumoured exclusive (As both companies have done in the past)
format competitivity can be a vital method for pushing the market forward. I won't go into the pros and cons of such things now as I simply do not have the time right now.

Posted at 5:53AM on May 23rd 2007 by Sammy

20. I think the most any platform could hope for is a timed exclusive (less than six monthly possibly) before it's ported to PC/PS3/Xbox360.

Highly doubt it'll be PS3 exclusive (for any length of time) though, FRD do have bills to pay.

Posted at 8:24AM on May 23rd 2007 by kingnick

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