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