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Mystery Exclusive PS3 Title Wasn't Revealed At E3

Okay, most of you remember the claim made by BBC journalist Darren Waters several months ago regarding a mystery PS3 exclusive that completely blew him away. The high praise shot through the Internet like a bolt of lightning, and everyone began to speculate: is he talking about Heavy Rain? Maybe Shadow of the Colossus 2? Well, we had no other hints, because he claimed he simply couldn't say anything about it at the time.

At last week's E3, it stands to reason that those who were aware of the comments were hoping the game would be unveiled and that journalist could step up and say, "yep, that was the game I was talking about." However, as you can see over at this BBC news site, Waters says the game he was referring to most certainly didn't pop up at E3. Some thought it may have been M.A.G., the MMO that looks fantastic and will support up to 256 players at once, but it's not. And it's not something we've already seen, like Resistance 2 or Killzone 2. Just to refresh your memory - and start the speculation anew - here's one of his quotes that got everyone all hyped up:

"If the footage I was shown truly is 'in game,' as told to me by the Sony PR people, then we could be on the brink of a step change in what games consoles are capable of in terms of story-telling and immersion."

Okay, he still swears this project is real, but we have a bad, sneaking suspicion that one of two things is happening, here: 1. he misinterpreted a special tech demo of some kind as in-game footage of an actual project in the works. You'll notice that he says "if" what he saw was in-game in the quote above... 2. he's tryin' to get traffic for that blog. We'd like to think it's not the latter, of course, but you never know. So when are we going to see this game, Sony?

7/20/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Yogi
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 10:07:16 PM
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and i am DYING to know what it is..

love the site Ben, keep it up.. i think i depend on you for news now...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 10:16:41 PM

Thanks. And if you do that, you won't be disappointed, I assure you. ;)

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Zapix
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 10:24:42 PM
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"If the footage I was shown truly is 'in game,' as told to me by the Sony PR people, then we could be on the brink of a step change in what games consoles are capable of in terms of story-telling and immersion"

Huh? What's that about MGS4? :P
sorry, couldn't resist^^;

Um... Well... I know I'm definately most likely completely and uttery wrong, and while a remake would mean little to me since I know the whole story as it plays out (so it lacks NEW interest), when SE was asked about Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (ok, keynotes here, ADVENT CHILDREN! not the game, the movie!)...

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1UP: Last week, Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura said that he's hard at work adding new scenes to the FFVII: Advent Children Complete Blu-ray release. Can you give us any update on that project?

Shinji Hashimoto: You can look forward to the upcoming invite-only fan event DKS3713 [taking place in Tokyo on August 2 and 3], where we'll have a major announcement that will shock the fans in attendance.

1UP: Both of you named FFVII as your favorite FF game. Do you think we'll see more Compilation of FFVII titles?

Shinji Hashimoto: Well, there's Advent Children Complete, of course.

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OK, points there... They were asking about Advent Children, NOT the games, but they avoid the question by saying they'll have something that'll shock fans... When asked if we'll see more FFVII titles, he responds with Advent Children... Um... We've already gotten Advent Children, it's not new... Am I missing something? The last question was about the FFVII characters being legendary in comparison to Mickey Mouse, and they said it was, BUT also mentioned that the kids who are now 15 were only 5 when it was released... Wait... Are you hinting to me that your favorite game was missed by the younger generation, AND you have some huge secret shocking fan news when asked about the advent children movie, but responded that more compilations of VII is Advent Children?

ladies, gentlemen...
I know I'm likely wrong, and I'm digging and picking at this... but...
I SAY THERE'S SOME HUGE FFVII GAME WITH GRAPHICS THAT MATCH ADVENT CHILDREN IN THE WORKS!

... ok, there, I said it...
Enjoy my insane speculation.

of course, I don't know why a Sony PR would have this to show a journalist...

Last edited by Zapix on 7/20/2008 10:31:14 PM

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 10:37:05 PM

Great find, Zapix, thanks! :)

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SKaPiRaTe107
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 11:01:42 PM

I was thinking it could either be FFVII or KH3

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 4:54:35 AM

Are you high????

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AscientDire
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 10:26:49 PM
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Maybe they will show us in August or at Tokyo?

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Jizmack
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 10:32:49 PM
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square enix kinda lost my respect after selling themselves out to the shi*box. sorry to get of topic. This so called game prolly something original like heavenly sword or sumthing sumone just making big deal of it to sell the game.?

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karneli lll
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 11:28:19 PM
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Im guessing they'll be ff7 video(s) (and possibly ff13) in the advent children bd.

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caliblue15
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 1:50:36 AM
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Leipzig, is supposed to have over 13 game showings/announcements, more than E3, and they are going to show off Heavy Rain there and, this new game, that the BBC and many have been talking about.

Watch out Leipzig, here we come.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 4:57:39 AM
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It could be heavenly sword 2, the first one was awesome and the second should also be awesome

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aaronisbla
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 6:12:06 AM
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i guess you miss the announcement on HS 2, or the rather lack of HS2 that ben posted awhile back

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ThePoetRazel
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 6:21:52 AM
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In the article he says, "I still can't talk about it. Or even tell you what it's called. In fact when I referred to it in passing and without detail in front of a BBC colleague this week, the Sony PR man drew a sharp intake of breath and shot me a withering look."

I doubt it was a tech demo that he misinterpreted. If it was, why would the Sony PR guy act like that.
Also, this little story about the Sony's restriction on the info does seem a little too sensationalist for a BBC reporter to have made up in order to promote a blog.

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The_Vandelizer
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 5:56:59 PM
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I want to know what it iz!!! We are just going to have 2 wait....

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vampko
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 2:53:50 PM
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Maybe it's a new Chrono Trigger game? Or some other game from a long time ago? Maybe a new Dragon Quest. Goodness knows they need a sequel after the WiiQuest game -_-;

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LordDarkSide
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 @ 8:29:14 PM
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maybe it is ace combat 6

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