MAG Is A "Tipping Point" For Gamers To Buy A PS3
There are plenty of reasons to own a PlayStation 3 these days, outside of the awesome exclusives that launched last year: we're looking at God of War III, Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5, The Last Guardian and more in 2010.
Ah, but Sony says we shouldn't forget one more. It's Zipper Interactive's uber-ambitious MAG, the game that shatters previous FPS multiplayer limits by allowing up to 256 players onto one massive map. Slated to be launched on January 25, Sony says this one will be a "tipping point" for many consumers to finally break down and buy a PS3. They also confirmed the UK launch date of January 29 (mainland Europe gets it a few days earlier), but they clearly want to make a statement. As SCEE UK product manager Phil Lynch told MCV magazine:
"MAG is a very important IP for us and definitely a key exclusive for PS3. MAG is a real statement of intent for us to engage fans of FPS games. With the successful Resistance along with Killzone 2 and now MAG, we feel we are a viable choice for gamers looking to get that much more from their console. MAG will definitely be one of the many tipping points for those who haven't got a PS3 to get one this January."
Lynch goes on to say that Sony's sales expectations for MAG are high, primarily due to the success enjoyed by similar titles in the recent past (several of which he mentioned in the quote above). He believes the FPS genre has become "much more accessible to everyone," which is probably true. Furthermore, the "unparalleled scale" of a game like MAG should result in plenty of curious and eager gamers who want to see the next step in the online multiplayer boom. Well, our hopes are high, too.
Related Game(s): MAG
1/13/2010 12:31:21 PM Ben Dutka