GDC 06: PS3 due "early" November, Warhawk playable at E3

Sony's keynote tweaks launch date, reveals attendees at May expo will be able to play the next-gen console.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Though no major bombshells were dropped at Sony's highly anticipated keynote address at the 2006 Game Developers Conference, several key pieces of information were revealed.

Foremost among the revelations was a further clarification of the release date of the PlayStation 3. About halfway through his presentation, Sony Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison revealed that the next-generation console will launch worldwide in "early November." Previously, the console had a more general "November" launch window.

Secondly, it was confirmed that the PlayStation 3 will be playable at E3 this coming May. Though widely expected, the news was confirmed by Dylan Jobe of Sony Computer Entertainment's Incognito Studios. After presenting a high-definition, real-time demo of the forthcoming remake of Warhawk, the developer commented that the game would be playable at the event, meaning there will be PS3 kiosks on the show floor. Whether they will contain the finalized hardware unit or a SDK, as the Xbox 360 did at E3 2005, was not specified.

Sony also revealed at the presentation that God of War 2 will indeed return to the PlayStation 2, and that Ratchet & Clank is coming to the PS3. Insomniac Games CEO Ted Price also announced that the shooter I-8 has been renamed Resistance: The Fall of Man, and that it will be available by the end of the year--placing it square in the middle of the PS3's launch window.

For more news from the event, check out GameSpot's GDC 2006 page.

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kye3k1
kye3k1

Am I right in thinking the Ps3 has a 7800GTX in it? and the Xbox 360 has a customised ATi X1900XT? So in terms of graphics the 360 beats PS3. CPU on the other hand goes to the PS3, but who needs all those cores? Maybe a couple will assist the Physics computations and a couple to boost the graphics a bit. Who knows, maybe if the game developers can make use of all these (IMO rediculous amount of) cores then PS3 might have the edge. So far its even Stevens, we will have to wait until it actually comes out. By the time the PS3 comes out with its DX9 7800, PC will have DX10 standard with actual 'next gen' capabilities. To sum what I have just said up: Its all hype, make do with what you have then when it comes out, then blow your freaking brains out.

ogsmog
ogsmog

About time it has taken ages!

GeneralGeorge
GeneralGeorge

Oh yes... finally, news to be happy to hear. I can't wait for the PS3.

Blixten82
Blixten82

It's so sad that everyone is so bloody focused on wich machine is going to have the most power in it that you forget the most important thing. Wich is of course, the games. I for one will want to play both Oblivion, Too Human and Mass Effect. Three obvious reasons for me to get an X-Box 360. But I am also curious about Gears of War, Warhawk and whatever Square-Enix has planned for the PS 3. I don't really care if the machine I'm running my game on throws 3 or 4 gazillion polygons at me, 360 games are starting to look damn amazing, there's no denying that. Maby the PS 3 games will look even "amazinger" but that doesn't really degrade the 360 the least in my book. Nope, if I get the money I'll defenitely want to have them both because they'll both have games I just have to play. (And don't forget about the revolution. Zelda, Metroid... well, that's basically it but do they need more?)

vin_andy
vin_andy

wanted to see warhawk but can't go to E3....but i don have to worry Gamespot will prvovide me indepth view of E3....

marcfury
marcfury

Yeah, sony still needs to spill the beans about the price.

gangsta2345
gangsta2345

go sony u rule ps3 is gona be a killer for many reasons i cant wait till it cum out every at my skool are waing for the ps3 no one is talking about xbox all xbox fans at my skool are like xbox sux now becasue u r paying for **** technology thats al ready out and u play **** games on a **** system so y dont u wait till ps3 and play on a gud system and with gud technology and great games so suk **** ms this is wat u get for a wolrdwide launch and dont make enoguh consolse for the launch in your face go sony u rule for every and so dose ps3 woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and go revolution u gona beat ms muha muha muha muha muha muha

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

Now all we have to do is wait till E3 to here a price....

electro234
electro234

Now we know Sony is doing something with the PS3. These games should look incredible since they been developed for sooooooooooo long.

dark_inuyasha88
dark_inuyasha88

OMFG! finally! too bad.. im not gona be able to go >

mike04
mike04

Nice!!! Can't wait till November

Sandman100
Sandman100

I wish I could go and play it at E3. But more and more Sony is getting there shape in older. To release in Nov with a pretty good launch line-up. With I-8 or now Resistance: The Fall of Man and Warhawk. Look like two great games.

JoPeMo
JoPeMo

WHAT...?!? Playable PS3.. I'll be at E3..! :D

R3last
R3last

I agree with Yuk_foo unless you're willing to shell out a lot of money on ebay, look at getting a PS3 in "early November" '07. Honestly, there are still some places where you can't get a 360 this far after launch.

boo_dat
boo_dat

fools...I'm going to wait till next-gen GTA comes out...by then the price will have dropped and I'll be able to walk into EB without reserving a copy first...

Tubby87
Tubby87

Dont matter when it comes out, im still gonna play the crap out of it

darkpaladin99
darkpaladin99

i agree with you Wargod but that was ovbious a long time ago. But dont forget nintendo is in this to. by the way can some one give me the exact date of E3.

wargod53
wargod53

PS3 will be more powerful than the 360, so anyone who is saying that they will buy a 360 just because Sony's machine is not out yet is being impatient! It should be worth the wait, because trust me, those who buy a 360 now because they want next Gen now and can't wait for PS3, they will be the ones who will feel sad when PS3 comes out because they will see how much better it is and realise they have spent all their cash on something that has already been bested... PS Don't try and argue, PS 3 WILL be more powerful than the 360. The Cell willl blow that processor in the 360 OUT OF THE WATER!!!!!

Coolboy420x
Coolboy420x

HEy, even if some games are not playable at E3, most of the launch titles will have trailers of the games i cant wait!!! can someone tell me where they gonna hold the E3 this time around and when, i just might if its in CALI :-)

thorboy03
thorboy03

Cool.. But only people in the game industry (programmers, reporters etc.)can go to E3 right? If I'm wrong someone PM me. :P

thefutureofball
thefutureofball

so wat i cant even afford a ticket to E3 i cant even afford the ticket to get over there

Nick369
Nick369

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Solidesnake2004
Solidesnake2004

My Response: You know Sony always puts out some suprises for the public once they get the a ok from their workers who do the best to make everything perfect or at least presentable. E3...I never been....but for the people who are going.....Lucky Ya'll

jon1233
jon1233

Can't wait!...Am I the only one who thinks I-8 was a heck of alot cooler...?

mvaiks
mvaiks

This is gona be soo, but soo much better then Xbox 360. Sales of the MS machine will halt.

jiggster147
jiggster147

Hmm..nice. Now let's hope that they don't go back on their word.

SithLordKiller
SithLordKiller

Man...I can't wait till E3. I want to go so bad not only for the Playstation 3, but for the new batch of 360 games as well as any news on the Revolution.

J_D
J_D

I'm really looking at that 360 right now, hurry up sony.

Mikality3005
Mikality3005

Yeah, let's just keep backing up the date a little tap at at time. Just a little tap, tap, tappy, a little tap, taporu!!

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Hmmmmmm i want good games for it to come it before its released! :)

RandomMax
RandomMax

Grrrr, I hate "launch windows"!

GameGuy360
GameGuy360

I really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really want to play it but, i live in michigan and i can't go to california! :(

LordTravanix
LordTravanix

The news is great! However, how many of us actually believe Sony?

squallff8_fan
squallff8_fan

I dont think they will reveal the price tag until a few months before the launch, but I have a feeling it might be ranging from 400 to 500 dollars, only because if they sell higher, not everyone can afford it, but if they launch around that range, im sure the ps3's will be all gone in the first day in retail. I just hope they have enough to go around because look at microsoft, they been slow with production, so my hope is this doesnt happen to sony aswell, but since they did delay the launch until november, I think it was a smart move because now developers can have time to polish up the games and make them the way a real next gen game is suppose to look like and because now they have alot of time to make alot of ps3's for launch. Till then im waiting on e3 so we can see sum hands on gameplay from the ps3 and show sum of the fire power it got under its muscle.

Skelitor
Skelitor

this is awesome news but i can't go. That really sucks. Looking forward to many videos on the console though i'll tell u that much.

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

has any1 ever noticed that at almost every e3 when theres a new system sitting on a table showing off the games the systems a shell and theres $5000 dollars worth of computer hardware hidden by the tablecloth.

dryden555
dryden555

Ugh -- buying a console at launch. No thanks. I'll wait a few months and wait for the game reviews, etc.

sakamatana5
sakamatana5

Hopefully they'll have a price at E3 too!

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

You must love paper weights then. I'm hoping Warhawk will be online compatible.