MGS4: "Only The Beginning" Of Great PS3 Exclusives
The PlayStation 3 has already had several top-notch exclusive titles - Heavenly Sword, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Warhawk, SingStar, etc. - but the latest is by far the biggest: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Furthermore, according to Sony's vice-president of product marketing, Scott Steinberg, it's "only the beginning." (source CVG)
Technically, it's "only the beginning" for Sony's platform, considering they plan to keep it around for a total of 10 years. That being the case, if it's only in its second year, we're not far from the starting gate. But Steinberg simply wants to remind you all that many more great exclusives are on the way:
"This is only the beginning of an ongoing software avalanche for PS3 that includes titles such as LittleBigPlanet, SOCOM: Confrontation, MotorStorm Pacific Rift and Resistance 2 that only PS3 owners will be able to exclusively enjoy."
Sure, and if you look further down the road, you can add games like Killzone 2, Gran Turismo 5 and Final Fantasy XIII to the list. There's no doubt that many gamers were waiting for MGS4 to pick up a PS3; how many more are lying in wait for any one of the aforementioned exclusives? In this generation, multiplatform releases are a driving force, but big-time exclusives still sell hardware.
6/13/2008 Ben Dutka