The Getaway ships to retail
Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today that its action-adventure game, The Getaway, has shipped to retail. The game has taken over three years to develop, and explores new aspects of console gaming.
"The power of PlayStation 2 allowed us to incorporate cinematic and photographic images from real-life locations and environments to make this the most realistic replication of any city ever seen in a videogame," said Brendan McNamara, director, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. "We approached the development of the game in the same way as you would a movie -- from writing the script, building real sets and hiring professional actors -- fusing game and film production techniques into one medium. Our goal was to create a videogame as culturally significant as film, and The Getaway delivers on that promise. We believe this will change people's perceptions of videogaming and raise the industry standard to a whole new level."