Archive for February, 2007
Check the video below to see members of the Mercenaries 2 Dev team confirming Mercs 2 for the PS3, 360, PC and PS2 but the real reason to watch this video, is the all new gameplay footage and man does it look incredible!!!
Firstly, THERE ARE MOTORBIKES IN MERCS 2!! Nothing beats riding around GTA SA on the motorbikes listening to the radio and pulling off unique jumps etc, so I can’t wait to blast around a war zone on a motorbike.
The helicopter gunship action looks awesome aswell, reminding me of the old Strike games on the MegaDrive. In fact everything that they showed off looks ridiculously great! Can’t wait for this game.
I know Gary’s not gonna like this.
Supposedly the Euro PS3 will have more limited support for PS2 games than the Japanese and North American PS3′s did.
Rather than concentrate on PS2 backwards compatibility, in the future, company resources will be increasingly focused on developing new games and entertainment features exclusively for PS3, truly taking advantage of this exciting technology.”
Some additional PS2 titles will become compatible on the PS3 system through regular downloadable firmware updates, which will be made available through the PLAYSTATION®Network, from http://www.playstation.com or via PS3 game discs, with the first update planned for the launch date of the 23rd March 2007.
Users will be able to check whether their titles are compatible with PS3 at http://faq.eu.playstation.com/bc. This site will be available on 23rd March to meet launch day.
Supposedly the PS3 hardware is actually different (sorry I forget the URL where I saw that). My guess is that Sony has gone with a software emulation model like Microsoft’s. We’ve heard rumours of this backwards compatibililty method before the PS3 even launched, so we knew this was coming. (Actually, I think it was more than rumours. Sony representatives actually said that they’d like to go this route, if I remember correctly.) It’s just coming a lot sooner than I expected. Software emulation is good for Sony because the cost to manufacture each PS3 will be less than previous PS3′s. But it’s bad for the gamer because the list of compatible games will be smaller. One of the things I really appreciated about my PS3 is that it supports my PS2 library. Now Euro PS3 owners might be facing the same problems 360 owners do.
Spider-Man 3 will be a cross-platform game, but the PS3 will get an exclusive Collector’s Edition featuring all kinds of interviews, behind the scenes footage, and other goodies.
Even better, the PS3 will also get an exclusive playable character, “The New Goblin”, that can be controlled completely through the sixaxis motion tilt functionality.
1Up’s Sam Kennedy seems pretty sure it is.
There has been some interesting speculation, and the lack of info coming from Incognito has fuelled rumours that the game is stuck in development hell. According to Kennedy though Warhawk is still very much progressing, albeit in a different direction, and he’s off to give it a playtest. The game is now not going to be sold at retail and this download is unlikely to come packaged with a full single player mode. Quite a change of strategy, although Kennedy still seems to have high hopes for the game.
It also sounds like the game will have a lot of downloadable content available, but due to the slightly covert nature of the blog it got me thinking… will Warhawk become the first game with a “build your own feature set” in terms of what you choose to buy. Start off with a very basic version, then buy the maps you like and the characters and vehicles you prefer to complete your experience. Interesting idea isn’t it? Something similar happened in PC download only title Pangya. I’m cautiously optimistic that this could be great… if fairly priced.
Expect more news around the time of GDC… In fact expect a lot of PS3 news from around GDC if Kennedy and the other rumours are to be believed.
Hey everyone. I just had a thought, so I looked up some facts. Here they are:
It’s pretty clear which platform and company likes to support their legacy hardware…