Rumor: Sony To Make Big Exclusivity Announcement At E3
Inside scoops are tricky. They're especially tricky when they funnel through a number of other sources, each of which could put a little spin on the initial tip.
But we'll take this quote at face value and hope that Sony has something big planned for E3. According to PSInsider, they have "received a tip from a source close to the gaming community" that Sony will make some sort of exclusivity-based announcement at this year's E3. Now, the name "Grand Theft Auto" is mentioned in the quote in question but that doesn't really mean anything; the insider is only making a point. Here's the quote-
"For this year E3 I've got just one hint. Do you remember the E3 where Sony anounced they have GTA: San Andreas as a time-exclusive deal? Expect huge bombs at this E3. I used GTA as an EXAMPLE - it does not mean Sony will announce anything from R*!! I just meant what they announce will be as huge as the GTA deal - you get it right?"
No, we're not guessing at GTAV exclusivity for the PlayStation 3. That's just plain absurd; Take-Two wouldn't eliminate nearly 40 million potential customers for no reason, and Sony couldn't possibly compensate them for all those lost sales. Something as big as GTA will indeed remain multiplatform; we're relatively certain of that. But what else might it be? Could it be the return of another franchise that went multiplatform but will come back to PlayStation? Or is it something entirely new? Guess we'll have to wait and see.
3/23/2010 10:44:23 AM Ben Dutka