PS3 embraces Oblivion March 20

Bethesda's open-ended role-playing game set to make a March release after missing a next-gen launch for second straight year.

Last year, the PlayStation 3 edition of Bethesda Softworks' open-ended role-playing game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion had slipped from the system's launch lineup. The developer-publisher gave a revised release date of first quarter 2007 and with March upon us, that release window is growing slim.

However, Bethesda has confirmed for GameSpot a release date that has been seen on retailer Web sites for weeks. A representative with the company said the PS3 edition of Oblivion is scheduled to arrive in stores March 20. Should that release date hold, it would mirror the road to retail for the Xbox 360 edition of the game, which had been intended for launch alongside the system in November 2005 but was delayed and instead released the following March.

Unlike the Xbox 360 and PC editions of the game, Bethesda is publishing the PS3 version of the game itself. Take-Two Interactive handled the publishing duties on the previous releases of the game. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is rated M for Mature.

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ShinAkuma777
ShinAkuma777

we get the knights of the nine expansion pack in ours right??

maximuspat59
maximuspat59

OK!! Just to let you all know, This Game is played best on the PC, It is a PC Game!. The Console Versions are simply more money for bathesda. Once You tweek the Config File and Add the "make it pretty" Mod, this Game Blows the XBOX360 Version (I HAVE IT) and the PS3 Version to Hell. HOWEVER! you do need a Powerfull PC. I Have an AMD FX53, 2 GIG RAM and 2 Nvidia GFORCE 7950gt in SLI. Yes! The PS3 and XBOX360 are matchbox cars to me. NOTE: The PC version also affords you the luxury off adding user created mods, making the game much larger, there is just no comparison. there is also a program available that will add your face or any other to the game. I am playing as myself, Capt. Kirk, and Angelina Jolie (With Nude Mod installed...HOT HOT HOT!). Also, I have a westinghouse 1080p 37" monitor, I know not everyone can afford this but i just wanted to make the point that you have 1080p on the PC version wich may be true for the PS3 also. In conclusion: THE PC version is probably the best game you will ever play period. if you have the greenbacks to invest in a High End PC.

fallenchosen
fallenchosen

id like to know when they're gonna stop moving the release date, i keep drawing out the money early and end up doing that for nothing.

Locke75
Locke75

PS2??????....Thats not even possibly nor does it make sense.

starcrooze
starcrooze

Please, do us all a favor and knock off your completely senseless rumors/gossip/lies/fanboy comments. What we need to do, is to stop all this, and get strait to the facts. Visit this website: http://ps3.ign.com/articles/762/762882p1.html This article is written by a person who specifically went to bethesda. Get your facts strait: 1. No memory limitations 2. The reason why they dont have extra missions is not because of LIMITATIONS, but it is because they dont want to give the players entities (i.e. Thieve's Den/Wizards Tower) right from the start of the game. If try to use your lost and unused logic you can figure out that this is quit the logical move. 3. The reason why they PROBABLY will not have dowloadable content is not because of technical LIMITATIONS but because they have not tested the Playstation Network yet. Lastly, about the graphics (direct quote from the website): 1. "we talked about the various improvements that had been made to the PS3 version, such as the optimized load times and enhanced graphical presentation thanks to new pixel shaders that displayed sharper details" We can deduce that the ps3 version will have shorter load times, a more seamless transition between far away land and the current land, and sharper textures then the 360. Got it? I hope some of you did. If you STILL are arguing that the 360 is better just because of downloadable content, then frankely, shut it. You have absolutely nothing to say on forums, get lost.

Sparky2002
Sparky2002

This Game Should have been release on PS2 Not the PS3

shadowsniper513
shadowsniper513

i dont really care what system u get this for.......pc, 360, ps3.........Get It!.... its the best RPG ive ever played.......its awesome...... (i have the 360 version)

theKSMM
theKSMM

Regardless of what's going on with XBOX 360 owners, this is a great addition for the PlayStation 3 library. They certainly can use it. If you like RPGs and haven't played it on another system, get this game for the PlayStation 3. Just because it's old to somebody else doesn't mean it can't be new (and good) to you.

JDog0769
JDog0769

i heard the opposite that it does indeed get a farther draw distance but the load times are alot longer even after it downloads a big portion to the hard drive. That just what i've read. won't know until someone honestly reports the truth when it comes out.

gmayronne
gmayronne

already have it for 360, not really looking to buy again. great for ps3 owners that havent played it yet, awesome game no matter what console its on (even though ive heard its a tad better on ps3)

DS_fan_atic
DS_fan_atic

PS3's first AAA? poor Motorstorm..:P

lithus
lithus

umm 360 left overs. Yummy.

ruin131
ruin131

thanks dewman ! whats your psn id ? mine is ruin77, 360 tag ruin131 hit me up guys we'll game peace

dewmandew7
dewmandew7

Ruin, the 360 and PS3 versions are practically identical, except the PS3 includes all of the XBox Live Marketplace downloads with it. So, if you want the better value, get the PS3 version, but if you want to get the acheivement points, get the 360 version. EDIT: The PS3 version reportedly has shorter load times as well and the textures far off in the distance look better as well compared to the 360. So, if you don't care about achievments, get the PS3 version.

ruin131
ruin131

when is fable 2 set to release?

daniel665
daniel665

360 is getting the updates that renders the low res graphics allowing a better draw distance but the fact is i bought this game about 3 months ago and by the time ps3 owners are playing this the 360 brigade will be enjoying new rpgs mass effect, fable2, lost odyessy and blue dragon. Not to mention all the other great games that are coming out for 360.

ruin131
ruin131

i have both systems (360 - ps3) and i am not sure which one i should get it for, i did however get it for the 360 when it came out, but traded it in too early. my question is will downloadable content be ready for the ps3 or will we have to wait? if so i guess that will anwser my question.

makemeweak
makemeweak

That game alone should sate the appetite for PS3 gamers. It's strange that it took so long to port.

Sonovius
Sonovius

great game that should really help out the ps3 lineup. i hope the improvements come out for the 360 as well but i still will enjoy it if they dont. load times on this game arent that fun they can be long.

ruin131
ruin131

i am sure like the 360 version, this port will be just as good.

fartgorilla
fartgorilla

"According to Hines, the shader functionality that would re-render the low-res textures would inevitably make its way to the 360 build and PC in future updates. However, certain optimizations that take advantage of the system's hardware will remain exclusive to the PS3 version of the game." http://ps3.ign.com/articles/762/762882p1.html

spelledarn
spelledarn

LosDaddy and people like him are just trolls. Ignore them.

imortiferus
imortiferus

From what i understand the engine for Oblivion was tuned up for releasse on the PS3, meaning far less framerate chugging and the distance shaders are different. However, before you PS3 boys go howling in exitement, the original Oblivion on 360 is a single threaed app, meaning it runs on ONE processor and not overly optimized for xenos. Bethesda has remedied this internally, although it is unkown if shivering isles will include the updated engine and shaders.

rome0061
rome0061

So many people keep saying that the X box game is getting the same updates, so can I please see a link? And not a forum, but an actual legitimate site. Because as far as I can tell it's a made up fantasy thing. Drop me a mail, I'm not on forums often.

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

The only thing thats bad about this is GS stupid score system, as you can count on them giving the PS3 version of Oblivion a worse score coz its "the same game as on the 360 & PC".

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Yup, current reports are that the Xbox360 version is receiving all the graphical "upgrades" with the Shivering Isles expansion. So, the Xbox360 version is the one I'll buy. Plus, I want rumble and my SIXAXIS doesn't have rumble. Still, PS3-only gamers should be happy with this port.

just_an_opinion
just_an_opinion

this is an awesome game i hope all of you ps3 owners will enjoy it however can fanboys please stop comparing this to the 360 version. the ps3 version had an EXTRA year of development dumped into it so its not a straight forward comparison.

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

Why so many of you clods insist on arguing stuff you have no idea about is beyond me. Let the title come out...then look like less of a twit for making stupid statements. I know...then you have nothing to do all day if you cannot argue these moot issues, it's hard but try.

Orryll
Orryll

Hey LosDaddie I am sorry to tell you that the ps3 version of Oblivion, is gonna be superior graphic wise then the 360. And that it has been stated that the load times in the ps3 version is FASTER then the 360. I do not know where u got the idea that the 360 version was better.

ninjutsuwarrior
ninjutsuwarrior

Yo RabbidDawg, I dont know if you answered my question or not cause your message was deleted. Hit me up

Faelas
Faelas

"LosDaddie I own a PS3, but I'm buying this for the great Xbox360 soon. I don't want to deal with the long load times for the PS3 version. Still, PS3-only gamers will finally get their first AAA game" Thats about the STUPIDEST thin I've ever heard. One of the reason they have used so long time on the PS3 version is to make load times faster than on Xbox and PC!

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

I own a PS3, but I'm buying this for the great Xbox360 soon. I don't want to deal with the long load times for the PS3 version. Still, PS3-only gamers will finally get their first AAA game. Go, Wii60!!:D

Dav_id83
Dav_id83

I know 1 thing that will be different and thats the loading of the world when your walking around. Bethesda in a IGN intereview said it won't be as bad on the PS3 as it is on the 360 not that it is bad on the 360. But one thing I have noticed when playing my 360 version 1 day it's nice and fast running around loading screens etc. Then the next it'll be really sluggish even when my 360 is only been on for 20mins. Anyways I can't wait for the expansion Shivering Isles to come to 360 bring it on.

DanC1989
DanC1989

Now it kinda' matches with the launch date over here ^_^

RabbidDawg
RabbidDawg

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ketsuatama
ketsuatama

I think puppiemaster puts the position of many of us who have a life and who enjoy playing with all and every platform we can get our hands on. There is no dichotomy between the PC and consoles in the enjoyment they give us.

newman5262
newman5262

Haha all the consoles suck. The only one thats worth owning is the N-GAGE. N-gage owns all. -.-

BloodMist
BloodMist

Oh c'mon everybody already knows you can't beat the PC version.Didn't even really need to be said.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

I totally agree with hoverboy's statements. Bethesda should have clarified their quote to reading " the PS3 will be the ultimate CONSOLE version of Oblivion". Please forgive the slightly condescending attitude typical of some PC gaming enthusiasts. Myself included I guess. Now if only Mass Effect will join Bioshock in coming to the PC, I will be in gaming bliss this year.

hoverboy
hoverboy

@Charlie2688: "...Bethesda already said that... the PS3 will be the ultimate version of Oblivion..." They can say that all they want, but at the end of the day the real "ultimate" version is the PC version. While not all user-made mods are good, there are enough to put it head and shoulders above the consoles.