Sony Asks: "What Are You Looking Forward To Most In 2009?"
It's the theme of the day! Insomniac Community Manager just got finished telling us how "awesome" Killzone 2 really is, and now, we see that many other industry insiders and executives have chimed in with their PlayStation expectations for 2009.
This is a great read: it's over at the official UK PlayStation site and the article is called, What Are You Looking Forward To Most On PlayStation In 2009?". Everyone from Sony to Midway to Konami to Sega to Bethesda has offered their comments, and they're all worth your time. Here's what SCEE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida said:
"2009 will be the year of big, exclusive PS3 titles. Just to name a few, the year will start with the much anticipated launch of Killzone 2, followed by a fresh, new take on the superhero/anti-hero open sandbox genre inFamous, a mind-bending thriller Heavy Rain, a massive 256 player simultaneous online shooter MAG, an augmented reality, virtual pet in your room experience EyePet, and some more big titles that we have not even announced yet. On PSP, we have new titles and innovations that will connect and expand the PlayStation experiences."
Then, as you will find way down at the bottom, the Lead Producer for Fallout 3, Gavin Carter, said he thinks the Final Fantasy titles look amazing, and he "feels faint" when he thinks of the potential of God of War III. That's high praise, especially since it's coming from someone who helped create one of the finest titles of 2008. Alpha Protocol Producer Tim Ernst also said that GoWIII should be nothing short of epic, and Ron Festejo, Creative Director at SCE London Studios, said Resident Evil 5 has got him "salivating." Oh, there are all kinds of expectations from all sorts of people, and it really amps us up. We can't wait for the big games to come down the pike this year, and when the dust has settled, don't be surprised to see the PS3 in a new, and even better, position...
1/6/2009 Ben Dutka