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SCEA Publishing Flower Developer's New IP For PSN?

Okay, so we all know SCEA will be producing what is arguably the biggest action title of the generation thus far in God of War III. But did you know they're also planning a new IP, possibly for the PlayStation Network?

Of course, SCEA does a lot of publishing so it could be just about anything, but it's always nice to know about. According to Split-Screen, this information comes from SCEA Director of Product Development John Hight's LinkedIn profile. Now, Hight handles external production for Sony in Santa Monica and we know he's "currently working on games for PlayStation 3 for retail distribution under Sony's new e-Distribution Initiative." Personally, I'm hoping it's thatgamecompany's new downloadable project. Hight and SCEA oversaw flOw and I believe they handled Flower, too, although I could be mistaken. Of all the projects I want to learn more about, whatever thatgamecompany has brewing behind closed doors definitely ranks high on my list. At this point, one could label them as pioneers in the realm of smaller, digital games, and both their projects thus far have earned them high accolades from both gamers and critics. And we just have to assume that whatever it is, it sure as hell isn't a sequel to either game in question; these guys do originality and innovation at all times, it seems.

So anyway, discuss amongst yourselves what this new SCEA IP might be. Really, without any evidence, it's impossible to narrow it down but it's still fun to guess.

12/4/2009 10:33:27 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (10 posts)

Zorigo
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:46:01 AM
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an arcade title, maybe some oddly innovative kindof racer.
meh?

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Highlander
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 12:01:36 PM
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I'm hoping for something new, something that doesn't fit a set genre, something that's more than out of the box thinking.

That said, I would love to see a really good, new and original platformer.

Although, now I think of it, with the collection of petals in Flower, Flower could almost be considered a platform game.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 12:35:54 PM
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I wonder if it will be a remade Cloud. Cloud is his very 1st game independently done for old PC's, I think it was around 1999. Maybe that would be too close to Flower but, the premise of Cloud would move anyone to tears.

Wiki it or Youtube it.

Failing that, i have no idea.

I think it's too soon for the third, i remember hearing of Flower years before it came out.

Flower is still a highlight, not only for Playstation 3 but, for this generation in general.

Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 12/4/2009 12:38:29 PM

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BikerSaint
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 1:29:31 PM

@Lotus flow3r,
If this is the same "Cloud" you're talking about, it looks like an interesting game.....

Cloud
http://intihuatani.usc.edu/cloud/

Cloud v1.43 Free Full Game
http://www.gamershell.com/download_14265.shtml

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 2:13:17 PM

Yeah, that's the one. Extreamly emotional.

It landed Jenova Chen the Sony deal. Maybe It's best left alone but, it would be interesting to see it with PS3 visuals.

But, truth be told, something all new would be better.

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Highlander
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:32:45 PM

Cloud. Jenova.

Hmmmmm...try entering those two words in Google and count the Final Fantasy VII hits...

What an interesting coincidence...

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tridon
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 12:36:27 PM
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Considering I voted Flower as the best game of 2009 next to Uncharted 2, I'm definitely looking forward to the next game from thatgamecompany.

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NightHawk17
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 1:08:49 PM
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Oh yea, i cant wait for this. thatgamecompany really got me with Flower.

didnt they have an exclusive 3 game deal with scea?

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Alienange
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 6:22:08 PM
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Flower moved me to tears alright. Tears that I couldn't get my money back.

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___________
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:46:04 AM
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id love to see a platformer come from the santa monica studio, or a new GOW game for the PSP.
i really hope 3 is not the last one they make its such a new series and too enjoyable to end now.
why must the good die young?
i know its better to go out with a bang than to go out stale and dry.
cough mario cough.
sorry i got a bad cold.

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