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Haze will always be PS3 exclusive

Haze will always be PS3 exclusive

Haze has been confirmed as being an eternal PS3 exclusive, with no other platforms given.

I have to answer a lot of questions about Haze since I'm the only person in the office who has actually played the eagerly awaited, but often delayed PlayStation 3 shooter. The question I have to field most often is; "When is it coming to Xbox and PC?"

The answer is: Never. Not ever.

RipTen confirmed the exclusive nature of the FPS-with-a-brain with some Ubisoft executives at a recent Play.com event.

PC and Xbox 360 ports of the game had long been rumoured to be in the works, but the official line had never confirmed or denied that there were plans for a non-PlayStation version.

Haze tells the story of a corporation-run future where a performance enhancing drug called NECTAR has put the world under the control of a company called Mantel. As a soldier in Mantel's private army, the player will see how reality can be twisted through drug-use and experience first hand the brutality of a war where there is no right or wrong - only different perspectives.

Check our extensive hands-on with Haze for more details.

Haze is still slated for a Q1 release in Ubisoft's financial reports, which translates to a April or June release. Can't wait? Let us know in the forums.

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Bauul 18th March 2008, 11:41 Quote
For some reason I'm just not fussed about Haze at all, not sure why. Even less now as I'll probably never get to play it.
cjoyce1980 18th March 2008, 11:55 Quote
PC and 360 gamers have got lots of quality FPS title out now and coming, so one more wouldn't make mush of a difference really, but at a time when the PS3 needs exclusives to keep the brand alive as a gaming. just look at the game attachment records per PS3 machine, as a blu-ray player it couldnt be doing any better, as a gaming console it still so poor.

this comes for an owner who has both
mmorgue 18th March 2008, 12:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
For some reason I'm just not fussed about Haze at all, not sure why.

Well, with the quoted premise of, "...corporation-run future where a performance enhancing drug called NECTAR..." and badies that resemble bumblebees... it just sounds cheesy! I don't blame you :)
Jordan Wise 18th March 2008, 13:06 Quote
w*****s. I was looking forward to that. I refuse to play FPSs on a console as a matter of principal, they've shot themselves in the foot as far as my moneys concerned (which probably isn't bothering them that much)
kosch 18th March 2008, 13:43 Quote
Think Fortress is doing the rounds on ITV2 late at night. Go Go Mantel Corporation!
Tomm 18th March 2008, 14:00 Quote
I wonder how much Sony coughed up for that one.

Money that would (IMO) have been better spent actually making more games. Oh well.
wuyanxu 18th March 2008, 14:04 Quote
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Can't wait? Let us know in the forums.

i am not waiting, i am playing Crysis and all the other good PC games at the moment.

it's just going to be like Halo1, "amazing FPS" and turns out to be just an average shooter if it were released on PC.
Fod 18th March 2008, 14:34 Quote
iiiiiiinteresting. free radical are awesome, and PS3's list of forthcoming games are looking mighty promising. i'm starting to really like their online philosophy too; looks like i'll be getting one come pre-christmas promo time.
The Chugnut 18th March 2008, 15:04 Quote
Oh no! Generic FPS isn't being ported! Call the media!
lewchenko 18th March 2008, 15:11 Quote
I think the main reason is because nobody knows how well this new IP is going to do? Haze has no history, and ubisoft's record is flaky at best to be honest. If it tanks, then there most definitely wont be a PC/360 port. But if it rocks.. and gains a reputation then I can see them changing their minds.

As a PS3 owner Im hoping its good obviously. UT3 and COD4 on console has changed my mind about FPS on console. It can work, providing you understand the compromises.

Of course, I also game on PC's so its win-win all round really.
p3n 18th March 2008, 15:41 Quote
I used to play wow with someone who claimed to work on Haze, he said they basically developed it for the PC then ported it over to the ps3 ... I wonder if their dev tools are really that clever or if it would be as easy as pie to get it running on 360/pc
talladega 18th March 2008, 15:54 Quote
I think this is great for PS3 as it seems like it will be a great game that will sell alot but personally I couldnt care less as I wont get it as it doesnt look interesting for me even though I have a PS3. plenty of other games for me. :)
Fod 18th March 2008, 16:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by lewchenko
I think the main reason is because nobody knows how well this new IP is going to do? Haze has no history, and ubisoft's record is flaky at best to be honest. If it tanks, then there most definitely wont be a PC/360 port. But if it rocks.. and gains a reputation then I can see them changing their minds.

As a PS3 owner Im hoping its good obviously. UT3 and COD4 on console has changed my mind about FPS on console. It can work, providing you understand the compromises.

Of course, I also game on PC's so its win-win all round really.

well, it's free radical. those guys haven't really made a duff game, well, ever. it will be good, if not excellent.
Mongoose132 18th March 2008, 17:48 Quote
Mehhh.....i'll be selling my Ps3 soon anyways....
My Pc and 360 do me just fine :D
Cthippo 18th March 2008, 20:24 Quote
Meh, they'll port it when revenue goes flat. Why deprive yourself of making more money on other platforms? There is no way Sony can pay what they would make selling it for the PC and 360.
E.E.L. Ambiense 18th March 2008, 20:30 Quote
A bit of a letdown for me personally, as I don't care for the 'dumbed down' playing with consoles. I'm a PC gamer, and would prefer it on that platform. Oh well. I have a PS3, so I may rent it or borrow it from someone who has it, but I'm not going out of my way to get it simply on principle.

Release a PC version and you'll get my cash, guys.
cAPS lOCK 19th March 2008, 01:01 Quote
According to Fudzilla, Ubisoft is somewhat reluctant to keep funding FPS development in general: http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6358&Itemid=1

It must be somewhat disheartening to the guys struggling to get Haze out of the door, hearing that their publisher doesn't put more faith in the commercial success of the final product...
sub routine 19th March 2008, 11:18 Quote
I agree with everyone, the fact a desperate Sony has an exclusive mediocre shooter in a world of GREAT Fps's at the moment won't make me rush out and buy a console which doesn't care about European gamers.

Ff might though.
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