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Huge Sony info blowout!


18:5422/11/2008Posted by D+PAD Staff37 Comments

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have since issued the following statement in response to this news article.

“Information discussed within the confines of internal company meetings is confidential and subject to change. We do not have anything to announce at present and we do not comment on rumour and speculation.”

In attendance at the Sony Computer Entertainment Staff Annual Briefing held yesterday in London, an anonymous source going by the alias of ‘Legends’ has just tipped us off on all manner of huge PlayStation news. We must make it clear that D+PAD weren’t in attendance and that we have no reason to doubt the validity of Legends’ claims, but treat this as rumour until confirmed.

  • Price cuts coming in March, PS3 performing better in PAL territories than 360

Our source tells us that SCEE President David Reeves took to the stage to discuss the current economic climate and how it shouldn’t affect PlayStation business, though was quick to mention that SCEE will be getting more competitive in price from March 2009 onwards. Our guess is that we’ll be seeing price cuts to PS3 around Easter to tie in with the release of Killzone 2…

Reeves then went on to say that the PS3 has a bigger install base than the 360 in PAL territories, and that the install base gap will significantly increase in 2009. Apparently SCEE is the success story of the SCE divisions, generating more profit than SCEA and SCEJ. 2008 sees it ‘in the black’ in profit our source revealed. Apparently there are more technological innovations to come for both PS3 and PSP, but details weren’t disclosed.

  • Growth of PSN

PSN will be getting much more investment in the future, and having generated £150m in 2008, it’s considered a huge success for Sony. Sony Studio titles will also begin their life with a Blu-ray release and the franchises will be expanded with online content.

  • LittleBigPlanet & MotorStorm coming to PSP

Our source also confirmed that LittleBigPlanet PSP is definitely in development and that Media Molecule have been working on it for four months. Footage was shown to attendees, though Alex Evans allegedly wasn’t prepared to show it himself because it was such an early build. “It looked good, obviously not PS3 good, but missing the level of detail that you get in a final release” says Legends.

MotorStorm PSP is on the way and ‘target footage’ was shown. No more details on that one.

  • Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 & God of War 3 info

A 30 second clip of in-game footage of Uncharted 2 was shown displaying Drake being shot at, followed by an explosion. No full title or location was revealed though our source tells us that he did spot a wall with a line of 4 or 5 Aztec masks. Don’t expect a huge graphical leap though – “Looks the same as Uncharted 1, no bad thing”, says our source.

The intro to Killzone 2 was also shown off which “showed the character from the original trailer and a Helghan leader”. “Paints a picture of the world a bit more,” says Legends.

Finally our source revealed that God of War 3 was “masterfully shown at the end”, and that it looked so good our source wasn’t clear whether it was CGI or not!

The trailer showed Kratos wielding his swords and fighting off hoards of skeletons and Cyclops’s, before catching a ride on an eagle, and killing it when he got dropped off. The final scene showed Kratos looking up to a long dark, deep cavern, presumed to be Mount Olympus.

“Some of it looked like it could be in-game action because of the camera angles, but it all looked so good that it couldn’t be. CGI or not, everyone was pumped up by this. The anticipation is growing. God of War 3 could be amazing.”

So there you have it. Technological innovations inbound, PS3 price cut early next year, LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm coming to PSP, Uncharted 2 and an “amazing” looking God of War 3. What more could you want?

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37 Comments »

  • SILLYGON said:

    DOES YOUR ANONYMOUS SOURCE HAVE A BLOG CALLED “VGTILT”?DOES HE ALSO GO BY THE NAME OF GAMESBLOW/SILOGON?BECAUSE IF IT’S HIM,THEN YOU’VE JUST BEEN HAD

  • blackskimmer said:

    Its all fantastic things to hear. The biggest thing going forward for the PS3 will infact be the price cut. Get that thing down to 299.99 US asap. Price cut timing with kz2 is awesome. PSP of LBP and MS are dreams come true.

  • Conor said:

    Wow, I’m stunned. I happen to love all games stated in the post, and I can’t wait. When will this footage of the games be leaked, or released?

  • Siligon said:

    How do we know if this is true?

    Has this guy said anything else that came true?

  • Vegas said:

    Pics or it didn’t happen

  • Ihsan said:

    OMG!! God Of War 3!! Same as CGI?? This game gonna rocks!!!

  • Dante K-7 said:

    Great News, Cant wait for Uncharted 2, KZ & GOW 3 !!! Awesome!

  • PanStre said:

    ‘Legends’ is pretty useless as a source, you’d think he could have spilled about the super secret game the BBC guy saw and/or Team Ico’s latest

  • Brendon said:

    I’m not going to put much faith into these until I hear from some of my own sources or more info is leaked… But damn, if it’s right God of War 3 sounds like it’s definitely going to live up to the hype. Then again, after the letdown ending of God of War 2 it would be hard not to at least stay at par…

  • Chris9876 said:

    God of War 3 looks similar to the CGI trailer. Its one step beyond Heavy Rain. Fixed camera angles will allow it to look incredible.

  • Antihero20 said:

    What more could we want???…. how about HOME

  • dude said:

    Owned. PS3 is the best.

  • Kratos said:

    ARIES!!!

  • edward 271 said:

    will sony release another genji for the ps3??
    I’m looking forward for the next game..
    I’s a great game, unfortunately the game didn’t unleash it’s ultimate power

  • H. said:

    God of War 3, Killzone 2, and MAYBE HOME WILL GET RELEASED IN MY LIFETIME! – They all look/sound so great!

  • WhoamI? said:

    God of War 3 graphic being as good as CGI…. It is a God of War alright.

  • Ass Mcfarts said:

    WTB TRAILER VIEWING

  • Brylon said:

    Thanks for the great info!

  • Dustin said:

    Don’t Know if reliable or not. But sounds pretty good. Not gunna say anything till A sony rep himself confirms

  • michael said:

    no comments on this? sounds pretty fuckin sweet. god of war 3 should be sweet

  • max said:

    wow. “legends”. what great source for information. I’ll thrust it when I actualli see it…

  • spunk said:

    so ~SCEE is the only one makin money and yet we still get right royally screwed … wtg Sonysan

  • Digimon said:

    :/ Don’t know why Sony bother this much, nobody really has a ps3 any more. Though I can’t complain, I own a ps3 exclusively. It’s just a shame there’s so few of us.

  • Lee said:

    PS3 Price Cut for the Spring, nice.

  • brandon said:

    All this stuff is too good to be true. This ‘Legends’ report is useless. anyone can send an anonymous report saying this.

  • djpolofish said:

    well who wants a poorly put together cheap bit of plastic insted of an a PS3, unless your poor or stupid then you’ll be let off

  • Yaku said:

    hmm, that GOW3 bit… sounds just like the God of War 2 teasers to me, with the eagle killing at the end etc. I call fake :p

  • Terrail said:

    Any chance they will bring backwards compatibility to the PS3?

  • Wargle said:

    Way to go ‘Legends’…oh no wait hang on! If this is all true then that means this guy/girl is a SCE employee and was at the briefing…and has just violated his or her NDA….congrats!…you jackass…

  • ismael92spain said:

    where is the image of god of war 3!!!!!

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!!

  • AEFLLE said:

    Most of these “rumors” sound pretty realistic. the only thing that has people doubting its legitimacy was the hype about the God of War III gameplay. Honestly though, Kill Zone was scoffed at for looking “too good to be true” and this was more than 2 years ago. I think by now jaw-dropping visuals beyond the standards to which we’ve become accustomed are more than possible (crysis 2 anyone?) Of course, even a shitty photograph of the event would be helpful to confirm the validity of the information, but I think I’m convinced without it.

  • Phantom said:

    For those of you who are skeptical, I’d suggest looking at the expiration date on this playstation card promotion. It ends in March which is the same time this price cut is going to happen.

  • J. Mouse said:

    It looks like this information was 100% legitimate.

    Stunning God of War III trailer with skeltons, eagle, cyclops and Olympus – check.
    Uncharted 2 – check.
    LittleBigPlanet PSP – check.
    Motorstorm PSP -check.
    PSN a big success – 20 million users – check.

    Well done D+Pad. This was right on the money.

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