Sonic & Full Auto 2 Confirmed for PS3 Launch
Scott Steinberg, SEGA of America’s Vice President of Marketing, in an interview with GameDaily BIZ revealed that both Sonic the Hedgehog & Full Auto 2: Battlelines would be launch games for the PS3 but Virtua Fighter 5 won’t be released until March 2007:
We’ve got Sonic the Hedgehog in its original naming convention shipping on the PS3; and of course it’ll be on the [Xbox] 360 as well, but it’ll be a launch title for the PS3. We have Full Auto 2: Battlelines, which is a sequel off of our 360 SKU last year, that’s shipping with the launch of the PS3. Then Virtua Fighter 5 will be in March of the following year, so we’ve got three games out of the gate supporting PS3.
Hopefully Full Auto 2 will be a HUGE improvement over the 360 version & this time they have no excuses about the game being rushed as they’ve been working on it even before Full Auto was finished for the 360.
I’ve said it before but I just hope Sonic has a decent camera system as that has been one of the biggest problems with 3D Sonic games in the past.
He also has his say on the price of the PS3 & admits while although it’s high compared to previous gaming machines, using VF5 he says that there will be very little if any difference between the graphics of the arcade & PS3 versions meaning that the PS3 has $1000s of arcade technology in a $600 machine.