Soul Reaver 2 made exclusive for the PS2
It has been made official that the latest version in the Legacy of Kain series, Soul Reaver 2, will be exclusive to the PS2. You heard correct; Bill “Money” Gates was unable to get his hands on this title, and with his most previous move toward the series, it is apparent he wishes he did. Eidos had been in quiet negotiations with Sony and Microsoft for some time now, and it was finally made official that Soul Reaver would not be coming to the Xbox. However, with Microsoft’s most frequent “donation” to Eidos, it will see Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen come to its console.
"We are pleased to be able to continue our strong partnership with Eidos Interactive, built through the success of popular PlayStation franchises such as Tomb Raider and Legacy of Kain," said Andrew House, senior vice President, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "As PlayStation 2 penetration continues to reach unprecedented levels in all markets worldwide, consumers will welcome new installments of these popular franchises, like the upcoming release of the platform-exclusive Soul Reaver 2. Supported by SCEA's co-marketing program, Soul Reaver 2 promises to deliver an unrivalled gaming experience, making it a perfect companion for PlayStation 2."
"Soul Reaver 2’s selection as a PlayStation 2 exclusive proves the strength and consumer popularity of the Legacy of Kain brand," said Rob Dyer, President of Eidos Interactive. "Soul Reaver 2 elevates the entire series through its deep storyline, award-winning voice-acting, and advanced streaming engine technology that showcases the capabilities of the PlayStation 2 hardware."
8/30/2001 Matt Stensrud