Playlogic leaps to PS3

Dutch publisher signs worldwide publishing agreement to distribute titles on Sony's latest console.

Last week, Playlogic announced that it had signed a publishing agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment America to self-publish its own games on the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable in the US. However, oddly absent from that list was Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 3. Today, though, Playlogic has revealed that it has reached an agreement with Sony to publish PS3 games worldwide.

Though Playlogic currently has no scheduled PS3 projects on the horizon, the Dutch publisher and developer does have 10 games in the works. These include Obscure: The Aftermath; Officers; Age of Pirates: Captain Blood; Evil Days of Luckless John; and Dragon Hunters. This year, the publisher has put out WorldForge's Ancient Wars: Sparta and Metropolis' Infernal for the PC.

Earlier this week, Playlogic also announced that it had partnered with Ignition Entertainment to distribute Obscure: The Aftermath (previously known as Obscure 2) for the PC, PS2, and Wii, as well as Xyanide Resurrection for the PS2 in North America. A release window for either game was not revealed.

As to why said games weren't part of Playlogic's deal with Sony, a representative of the company told GameSpot that the deal with Ignition had been signed before the application process with SCEA had wrapped up.

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Ravi_1900
Ravi_1900

Their games have excellent graphics.

Turisman4
Turisman4

If you look at the publisher's page, they're highest rated game ever is 7.2. Lol, this isn't big news.

bamf03
bamf03

$500 for fLow, thats so funny. I wouldn't either thats why I buy other games for the system. I wouldn't pay $350 for Geometry wars, would you?

bennae66
bennae66

i dont need to prattle off a list of games, there are many but really its about mass effect for me now. yeah im happy with that. i wont spend $500 for flOw

for_the_games
for_the_games

you guys dont understand that those games you keep listing aren't that great (duh)

randy120
randy120

"no scheduled PS3 projects on the horizon" PS3 fans keep waiting. Don't forget Xbox 360 has PGR4, Assassin's Creed, Devil May Cry 4, Ace Combat 6, Virtua Fighter 5, Soul Calibur, etc. The list keeps going...

javeto
javeto

stryder_18 Let me put at ease with what microsoft will have... Gears of War 2, Halo wars, Ninja Gaiden 2, Mass effect, Splinter Cell 5, Fable 2 and Lost Odyssey just to mention some also just for you exclusive content for GTA.

nashvileskyline
nashvileskyline

Don't worry for microsoft, I think they really understood that to succeed they need games, and honestly I think they're doing a great job on that matter

nashvileskyline
nashvileskyline

Hey Stryder...ever hear of something called the orange box and Mass Effect....and let's not forget that they will, without a doubt, release a Dead rising 2....a Gears of war 2....etc

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

Ya thats true about how much money microsoft made off of Halo 3 the first day and also how many 360's are going to overheat and need repairs from playing it so much. But honestly now what game will the 360 have that's great since its "greatest title" is out already...(pauses and hears nothing but crickets) The Wii and PS3 have many great titles coming out and not just one.

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

I'm thinking they snatched them to develop titles for the PSN instead of full fledged retail titles.

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

To gamer082009 - By the time they finish developing a game for the PS3 the sales will be fine. What you read and hear does not mean it's like that on Sony's charts.

gamer082009
gamer082009

I hope Playlogic loves the lack of sales they'll get on the PS3...at this point it's not a smart idea to exclude the 360....look at how much money Microsoft made off of Halo 3 in 1 day...If I were a publisher/developer I'd be including the 360 as much as possible. Oh yea, this is so funny as they've made no fun games anyways so 360 owners won't be missing much!

minime78362
minime78362

Amazing, More quality titles I've never heard of, and will never play!

Maeros4
Maeros4

good news :) but im biased im from the netherlands so yeah, great for the games industry in my country!

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

Never heard of any of those titles before :?

Vojkan80001
Vojkan80001

@Colsworl They bought them becaue of the "talent" they have and for them to develope future new IP for PS3. Motorstorm and that other game for PSP(cant remember name) are already owned IPs by Sony, so no matter what Sony could not lose them even if they stay independent. Owning IP and owning studio are two different things.

Colsworl
Colsworl

It seems Sony are definitly realizing that exclusive games matter, hense why they bought BigBig and Evolution last week.

ocdog45
ocdog45

i swear i read this article months ago

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

To be honest, It doesn't mean much to me. I didn't like much of the stuff they had on the list of games here. Perhaps if they score a hit (or something of the like) I would be more interested. They're not a bad company, really, I just haven't seen stuff appealing enough.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Sony doesn't need more developers for the PS3, the developers need more development tools for the PS3.

lordxymor
lordxymor

Although it got a 4.7 here for several flaws which I agree, I had lots of fun playing their Pirates game. Had the game had more strategy thought and development time, it could've turned out to be a great game.

carljohnson3456
carljohnson3456

Good to hear. Good to see Sony taking initiative and getting these devs on board. They should have done this a year ago.

MartinMan
MartinMan

the more developers for the PS3 the better :)

okassar
okassar

Ya...making 10 games at once REALLY guarantees that all(or even any) would be good.....NOT!!!

LockdownLA
LockdownLA

Dozens of crappy exclusive games count for something right? I played some of those mentioned and they need to learn the meaning of "quality entertainment." ah well, the bargain bin needs populating I suppose.

grand17
grand17

every exclusive helps

Konfusion
Konfusion

This is important news. It may sound like nothing, but the fact that a small dev. joins the PS3 bandwagon is important. Remember the "too hard, too expensive" talk? This goes against it... important news, IMO.

haesuse
haesuse

u know this is not the biggest news in the world, but 2-3 smaller devs have gone exclusive to PS3 and more seem to be coming. Its a good trend and it needs to speed up, since the main thing now is to get everyone hooked on and understanding the devs kit. This would probably be the quickest way for Sony to get some serious push in the console wars.

sanjt
sanjt

Meh, better that nothing :P

jbot666
jbot666

I liked Obscure; glad the 2nd one is coming to North America on the PS2. It'll be interesting to see what they bring to the PS3

mastertimx
mastertimx

good, the more developers on sony's side the more exclusive games giving people a reason to get a ps3, why? because they will miss out on some great games if they only have a wii, or a 360.

diablobasher
diablobasher

Ok so it was't resident evil or silent hill, but Obscure was really good i thought, i really enjoyed it. Been meaning to try the second one out for a little while now.

alt_version
alt_version

Ok I love Sony to death, but why Playlogic.... they are yet to make a good game, what made who think this was a good move? They have nothing that gamers desire, and given their tend it doesn't look like they will have anything anytime soon....

lamprey263
lamprey263

okay, for a second I thought they were saying Obscure II was going to the PS3, but I'm glad they're working with the PS2 instead, as there's more gamers there and Hydravision is already familiar with that technology

Jaysonguy
Jaysonguy

More devs can only help Sony try to take hold this gen