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Haze A Definite PS3 Exclusive, Ubisoft Made The Decision

This should clear things up beyond any shadow of a doubt, regardless of any rumor you may read.

When we learned Free Radical's promising FPS, Haze, would be a PlayStation 3 exclusive, we knew PS3 owners would be plenty happy. However, we also knew we'd start seeing a quadra-zillion rumors stating that the game actually isn't exclusive, primarily because Ubisoft is a bit erratic when it comes to exclusive projects. However, according to a recent Ripten interview with Haze script writer Rob Yescombe, this is a cut-and-dry situation:

"Why does everybody keep asking that? Itís a Playstation 3 exclusive. Buy a Playstation 3 and play it. I want it to be the reason people buy a Playstation 3."

Doesn't get much more straightforward than that, does it? No, wait...maybe they should ask another question, hinting at the possibility of the game hitting another platform some time down the road. Sure, let's give that a try. And what's Yescombe's answer to that?

"Weíre a Playstation 3 exclusive. If by some magical wave of the wand that happens, I wonít be complaining. But weíre a Playstation 3 exclusive. I find it so confusing that some people are so offended at the idea that it will be format exclusive. But itís like people get angry about it. What are you angry about?"

We have no idea what they're angry about, but at the very least, Yescombe has cleared this up as quickly and firmly as possible. Can we finally drop this now? There is one final point of interest, and it involves the decision to make the game exclusive; was it the developer's call or the publisher's? We assumed it would be Ubisoft's, and we were right:

"No, itís not our decision.. Itís a publisher decision. And itís not like this bizarre practice of gamers kind of demonising publishers like theyíre some evil guy. Ubisoft have helped us out a lot on this game, in terms of being very supportive to the decisions that we wanted to make and to approve it."

Okay, so for the last time: Ubisoft has decided to make Haze a PlayStation 3 exclusive, and that's the way things are going to stay. We suppose a "magical wand" can pop up at some point, but for now, this is the way things are. Please, we can't handle any more unfounded speculation!

Related Game(s): Haze

4/7/2008 Ben Dutka

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Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 10:16:41 PM

sweetness. sadly after seeing tons of footage, Haze seems kinda... idk last gen/ junk? hmm w.e. ppl can say we have a ps3 exclusive so sweet.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 12:06:10 AM

ya im with prophet here. I liked the idea but the gameplay footage looks average at best. You fanboys can go buy the "exclusive" I'll play Rainbow 6, CoD4, and Unreal Tournament thank you very much.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 2:44:56 AM

lol Rob Yescombe is the man

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 6:35:06 AM

Ive said it b4 and ill say it again is that an xbox 360 emblum on his outfit??

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 10:35:02 AM

Yes, that is an xbox360 emblem. Someone used photoshop. Notice how he is in a snipers scope? It is a joke.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 7:11:45 AM

Always good to hear but the footage is kinda not what I was expecting

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008 @ 8:39:58 AM

If it can live up to the boasts, it'll be a great PS3 exclusive.
But we can all see the hype has gone out of this one. Let's just hope the game is good enough to run on it's own steam.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008 @ 3:19:12 AM

xbox logo *ROFL

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