Haze clears in May

Ubisoft nails down release month for oft-delayed PS3-exclusive shooter.

Ubisoft has today announced that Free Radical's Haze will arrive exclusively for the PlayStation 3 this May. However, since Haze first descended on the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo, nailing down its release date and platforms has been an exercise in futility.

Initially slated to arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in the first part of 2007, Ubisoft bumped the shooter back in January 2007 and said it would arrive in the company's fiscal year ending March 31, 2008. In May, Ubisoft once again amended that date, this time saying the game would arrive for the PlayStation 3 in the fall. At that time, no mention was made of the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game, primarily because the publisher had intentions to can those editions, perhaps because work on those editions had officially ceased by August.

Ubisoft then delayed the PS3 version of Haze for its January-March quarter of 2008 during its second quarter earnings report in November, and then bumped the game out of its fiscal year 2008 entirely during its third-quarter fiscal statement this January, which meant that the game could potentially have arrived as late as March 31, 2009.

Set in the not-too-distant future, Haze drops players into a strife-ridden world lorded over by all-powerful megacorporations. Check out GameSpot's coverage of the long-in-development shooter for more information.

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171 comments
gws898
gws898

This game will be better than Halo 3 and Timeshift XDDD

bamfer3
bamfer3

getting this along with SW: Force Unleashed and GTA 4 baby! Hope it leaves up to it's hype

ljaygrimes
ljaygrimes

As long as theres no more delays for the PS3 (looking at you MGS4), 2008 should be a good year for me and my PS3 indeed..

KLONE360
KLONE360

This better not be anything like Timesplitter that game suks so much.

kweeni
kweeni

im getting this game and gta 4 as soon ill get my ps3 in august, it MIGHT not be as good as killzone 2 and resistance 2 but i hope it wil be close to them and wil be worth it but im pretty sure it wil, or atleast after so many delays i should be worth it...

ParamedicFoetus
ParamedicFoetus

the setting will be the past by the time it comes out

dmish82
dmish82

I'm torn on this game. My first impressions were "this will be awesome!". I've watched developer interviews and they look like they put a lot of time into and poured their hearts into making this a great game. On the other hand, it's been delayed a few times now, and I'm hoping it was to improve it, not to move it into a date w/ no competition to sell it better. The last hands-on previews said certain levels looked great while others looked bad. I hope the delays were to improve on this and turn out a great game. I will wait for a few reviews on this one but I really want this game to be good as it sounds really cool.

chief_527
chief_527

@xsqmko You are by far the most immature, mentally impaired, internet personality I've ever met....

xsqmko
xsqmko

So excited about this game :D Can't wait till may :P And yeah the nasty X360 fanboys got dead after they's HD-DVD old crap was kick by B-ray so.....shut it..........OBEY SONY!!!!!!

juno_22
juno_22

im so sick of these un witty article titles. they are total crap.

Razzi65
Razzi65

must b a good one.... after so many delays..

Sandro909
Sandro909

PS3 haters make me sick. This will be sweet. Why can't you just get over yourselves and let us enjoy a game once and a while?

Tebbit
Tebbit

Xbox 360 versus Playstation 3, LAWL. zzz. I think that haze is looking pretty cool, different from Resistance and Halo, but still pretty neat looking. All of you waring factions are morons. "My game console is better than your game console because blahblahblah". Get a grip, or i'll smote you with a pointy kite.

AvIdGaMeR444
AvIdGaMeR444

Haze will be teh Halo killer for cows just like Killzone was...

alex_b52
alex_b52

Haha 360 owners must be mad, u know that ps3 is the best!!!!!

Iam_sparticus
Iam_sparticus

Yeah ... whatever ... UBISOFT missed the boat on this one ... who cares... only thing that matters now is MGS4!

ali_kerem
ali_kerem

[quote="okassar"]It's the PS3...the game is destined to be average.[/quote] probably. why dont they just give up on fps games for PS3 and give us more action adventure games, RPGs or unique games like PS2

theshredmaestro
theshredmaestro

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okassar
okassar

It's the PS3...the game is destined to be average.

moatartareque
moatartareque

awsome i hope they it doesnt get delaued.................. again *cough

aidsta
aidsta

lovely, its looking good

bombfanatic
bombfanatic

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jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

guys guys guys, look at it my way, being a VALVe guy myself i always know the launch date is moved, but i also know it yields a better product, so in sum be patient because you will benefit from it.

kobebryantyanic
kobebryantyanic

THE BLASTMASTER, would you go a check out resistance reviews before opening your mouth? How dare you compare resistance to perfect dark, worst, you said perfect dark is better. You're nothing but a 360 fanboy that want a ps3 but can't afford one. I'LL CHOOSE RESISTANCE ANYTIME OVER HALO boy.

blancobo
blancobo

and then... I was reborn.

Beaglesniffer
Beaglesniffer

lol thats nothing we have been waiting since october? and are still waiting a few months from now for GTA !!!!

visionedorange
visionedorange

i can't believe this, i've been so waiting for this game since **** NOVEMBER COME ON ALREADY

Beaglesniffer
Beaglesniffer

oh and btw for people who might give up on the game, i was looking into army of two a while ago but it kinda looked poor they kept holding it back and it looks really good now, so be patient! i think its out next month :P

Beaglesniffer
Beaglesniffer

@waraga no not all of us i wouldnt mind having killzone 2 that was good and wouldnt mind haze im not into MGS4 or final fantasy though since evrything is pretty much multiplat who needs to worry on either side? im looking forward too: army of two Alone in the dark battlefield bad company brothers in arms hell's highway Dead space fable 2 fallout 3 farcry 2 Gears of war 2 GTA Mercinaries prototype Rainbow six vegas 2 resident evil 5 star wars the force unleashed some 360 boys might be feeling sick but im not most of these games bar GOW2, fable 2 and i think dead space are all multiplat so you will get too play them too! i wonder if i can actually afford all of them :D i think this will be the best year ever for both consoles!!!!!

dechristo
dechristo

Finally!!! better start saving up the money

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I think Ninja Gaiden 2 and Fable 2 will make a challenge also...

waraga
waraga

360 fanboys must be felling sick we have killzone2,haze,msg4,fainal fantasy,man i think its the year of the ps3 .may be gears of war 2 will make a challenge.

sony_is_sony
sony_is_sony

I dont really think Haze will make a huge impact ! it doesn't look that great =|

willripyouanew1
willripyouanew1

They'll eventually make the 360 version, too bad it's not now :(

Arnott_69
Arnott_69

We've heard all this before...I've been waiting for this game for so long, I'm beginning to doubt it existance! I'll believe it when I see it.

GreenC4T
GreenC4T

Well, at least we have an official date. Let's hope that they don't push it back some more.

MattUK07
MattUK07

Lets hope it sticks this time shall we and hope it remains exclusive to PS3. Im asuming this will be better than Killzone 2 but not Resistance 2

playmemike01
playmemike01

i just wish they would hurry up and release it, its taking the michael now!

Gale360
Gale360

can`t wait till this game commes out

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

Cool, I want this game for the co-op play, looks like it will be good, but it will face heavy competition from MGS4. It will be great, this is ubisoft, maker of the best shoters on any console. Some of you say COD4 is the FPS king, but R6V still beats it by a long shot. Also someone I know said that this game was also coming out for the 360, which is good as it means more people could play it and I would be able to choose what to get it on, but is he right??!!?

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

I bet this game turns out like Timeshift... kinda ok, but not amazing. That's normal for all Ubisoft games to date.

Dilan120
Dilan120

Yay? Sure but this game is taking forever to come out

raverrozza
raverrozza

resistance was a fun release title. it did nothing revolutionary or even terribly exciting but it was fun to play. perfect dark zero though i found frankly awful so dont even mention it in the same paragraph.

BoobyUnger
BoobyUnger

perfect dark zero boring yawn. reistance was more fun than it, I dont know what you were playing. Resistance has a better story line than most games out right now. Cannot wait for numbeer two and haze as well

TheBlastmaster
TheBlastmaster

It makes me laugh when i hear mention of Resistance 2! The first one was merely OK. Perfect Dark Zero was better, however it did have a good premise/story. I'm tired of people acting like it was so great.

Fat_Boy_PT
Fat_Boy_PT

Frankly, i dont care anymore. What a joke. Lost interest months ago. You can keep it, Ubisoft.

Khoo1992
Khoo1992

Sony is going to have a solid 2008....

wars45
wars45

at last may i wanted this game so bad ,it looks ace . but i will wait till the reviews i hope its worth buying