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Will Kojima's Project Ogre Be The Last Great PS3 Exclusive?

So we hear that Hideo Kojima will unveil his hot new Fox Engine at the end of August.

We don't know if he'll be showing off the secret "Project Ogre" at that time (although we'd like to assume we'll see pieces of it during the Fox presentation), but it has got us thinking: Might this title be the very last great exclusive for the PlayStation 3?

The generation has to end sometime and we already know about God of War: Ascension, Beyond: Two Souls, and The Last Of Us. But for Sony, a company that prides itself on top-flight exclusives, they'll probably want to keep churning out the AAA PS3 exclusives right up until the end. We're still hoping for The Last Guardian, but based on the recent update that involved the phrase "technical issues," we have our reservations about the future of that title.

And we can probably assume that Kojima's game is still a long ways off. So it'd be a logical conclusion to say that it'll either launch very late in the PS3's lifespan or very early in the PS4's lifespan. Dare we hope that it'll be a launch title for Sony's new console...? That'd be insane. Perhaps the reason it's taking a while for the Fox Engine to really get going is because Kojima and Co. are preparing it for a next-gen machine. But even if that isn't true, it's probably true that Project Ogre - whatever it may be - could become the last big reason to own a PS3.

As for whether or not it'll be exclusive, there are a few things going for Sony aficionados: Firstly, Kojima has always expressed his loyalty to Sony and at times has expressed his dislike of Microsoft. Secondly, his announcement that the Fox Engine will be unveiled on August 30 came at the PlayStation Blog. That doesn't automatically translate to "exclusive" but it's still a good sign. Thirdly and lastly, Kojima has always believed in the power of the PlayStation platform, and has said it's the only platform capable of handling his lofty visions. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is not his baby, remember. Spin-off.

So come the end of 2013 or somewhere around there, Kojima might give the PlayStation crowd one last thrill for this generation.

Tags: hideo kojima, fox engine, mgs5, metal gear solid 4, project ogre

7/23/2012 9:01:44 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (18 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 9:30:54 PM
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Except that the Fox engine is multiplat, presumably for a reason. I don't think it will be exclusive, the game may have vision but Koji said it was risky and that means it needs more than one platform since it will come out of a 3rd party dev.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 9:39:58 PM

I'm assuming the Fox Engine will be used for multiple projects, and I don't believe that all of them will be multiplat.

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Jawknee
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 9:44:42 PM

I hope so Ben.

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Fox hounder
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 9:54:41 PM

There is a chance (a very same chance) that it won't be on the 360.

However, Kojima has stated that all of his future projects will feature Transfarring (meaning they will be on the Vita). If true, then Project Orge wouldn't be exclusive, technically.

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YashaZz
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 11:06:49 PM

I guess it will then be exclusive to Sony systems only.

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Fox hounder
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 11:34:28 PM

@YashaZz

Yeah. Thats a good way of looking at it :)

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Beamboom
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 5:36:59 AM

Yup.
Why not release it for all platforms when you build the game on a multiplat engine? It would sorta make very little sense unless Sony pays to limit the platforms it is released for.

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SayWord
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:51:44 PM
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As much as I would love it to be exclusive, I doubt it will. :-(

BUT I still think the game will be amazing!

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Ignitus
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 11:38:18 PM
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I hope not. Considering the lately rumors, being a PS3 exclusive is easy to get cancelled or take forever to be realeased because of "techincal issues".

Now, on a more serious note, considering they have been braging their ultra awesome multiplat engine I doubt it will be exclusive.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 3:52:26 AM
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OMG: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-07-24-final-fantasy-versus-13-still-alive-square-enix-confirms

Not that I'm bothered either way but um...I know you guys are :P

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Kevin5
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 6:35:05 AM
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So no MGS5 then? Regardless, Project Ogre has my interest.

Off topic i noticed alot of you lads are getting stressed over Final Fantasy Versus being canned?

Stress less guys, the Square-Enix boss has just dispelled those rumors.

CVG has the report if you're curious

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___________
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 6:52:03 AM
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hopefully, but i doubt it.
not because it will be a launch ps4 title, but because i cant see it being exclusive to any platform!
you dont go creating a new engine this late in the life cycle to than go throw out exclusive licenses!
not to mention konamis greed, and not to mention he said all his games from now on will include transferring and whats the point of having that if its only on 1 system?

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Kevin5
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 7:07:09 AM
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Speaking of next gen. Was it ever confirmed if Watch Dogs was next gen or is it coming to current consoles?

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bebestorm
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 8:44:54 AM

I believe Ubi said its PC,PS3 & 360.

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bebestorm
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 9:02:59 AM
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I want Kojima game to be exclusive but I've always played his games because there damn good so if its multiplat its still a day one.

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Highlander
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 9:58:00 AM
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Assuming it is PS3 exclusive, I predict that whether or not it's the last great PS3 exclusive, it will be the last great PS3 3rd party exclusive.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 2:06:22 AM

... Or maybe even the last great 3rd party exclusive for the Playstation brand as a whole? If things continue as it has so far...

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CaptRon
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 2:32:02 PM
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Yeah I can't think of any other games that run on Fox engines, besides metal gears. So the new one will prob be multiplat.

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