New PS3 Exclusive Announcement?
Anything related to the word "exclusive" is big news these days, primarily because there may soon come a day when nothing in the video game world is "exclusive." But they're still around, especially for the PlayStation 3, which is looking forward to the likes of Resistance 2, Killzone 2, InFamous, M.A.G, Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, LittleBigPlanet, etc.
And according to the latest big rumor, another is on the way. PlayStation LifeStyle has said a brand new exclusive PS3 game - one that is apparently super-huge - will be announced on August 3. More "hints" will come on July 26 (not sure why that day is so special), but until then, everyone is going to be forced to speculate on whatever this might be. They do say it has "nothing to do" with Square-Enix's private event held later on in August, so we can rule out anything related to Final Fantasy, but beyond that... We're not putting a huge amount of stock in this information right now, but if it's true, we'd love to think it's Team ICO's new project, which wasn't unveiled at E3. We're certain they're working on something, and we're relatively certain it's exclusive to the PS3, but we've had no news on the actual game(s). Other than that, we're at a loss.
It could be a game that will debut at Leipzig, but why announce it before the convention? We have a whole lot of questions, and without anything official from Sony, we're not about to tell you to put a big red "X" on August 3 on your calendars. No guarantees, friends.
7/23/2008 Ben Dutka