Sony announces PS3-exclusive Rockstar franchise

The developer that did so much for the PlayStation 2 with the Grand Theft Auto series looks set to bring an all-new game franchise to the PlayStation 3.

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A totally new game franchise will be coming from Rockstar Games--creator of the Manhunt and Grand Theft Auto series--and it will be exclusive to Sony's PlayStation 3.

SCEA's director of third-party relations, Michael Shorrock, wrote on the official US PlayStation blog, "As part of our long standing relationship with Rockstar, and the incredible success for both companies with the cultural icon that is Grand Theft Auto we've agreed to the PlayStation exclusive rights of the next great franchise from the Rockstar studios."

Nothing whatsoever was revealed about the new franchise except the clarification that it would not be LA Noire.

According to Shorrock, "Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only do on PS3." He also said that the reason Sony locked the IP down as an exclusive deal was because it believed that it would "set the bar for the rest of the industry."

Recently, more and more titles which were previously thought to be exclusive to one console or another have been announced as multiplatform, including Assassin's Creed, Fatal Inertia, and Devil May Cry 4. Some media speculation stated that former Sony chief Ken Kutaragi's "slowness" in tying up the red tape of the deals had led to Sony losing exclusives for the PS3.

Discussion

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biagio55
biagio55

by doing a game that could only be done on PS3 they have to mean graphically because it is superior in that regard unless they mean a game meant only for europeans,

boirascal90
boirascal90

At last some respect form Rockstar since they ditch us for not making the gta 4 dlc for the ps3.

mimicus
mimicus

Take that, hex-box owners. This might make up for the outrage of GTA exclusive DLC for that MS hunk of junk.

Philo350
Philo350

FINALLY!! EXCLUSIVE YAY!!

coolkid93
coolkid93

I love rockstar. Party like a ROCKSTAR! :P

aaaaaa12
aaaaaa12

you also forgot tekken 7

king_chapeton15
king_chapeton15

mgs is too old now after mgs4 im tired of the series plus it wont have snake

123outlaw
123outlaw

mgs:rising is not going to be mad by kojima its his younger team that going to take on mgs: rising kojima and the team behind mgs4 is working on mgs:peace walker so that instanly tells you that its not going to be as gd as mgs4.

dont_know_2
dont_know_2

i can tell the next mgs is not going to be better then mgs 4 cause is going to be on 360 that means is going to have less stuff cause we all know ps3 games can have more stuff since is bluray im not saying im a fanboy cause im not but ps3 games have more if there exclusive still is kool is coming to xbox ill be kool that xbox get to play mgs

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

2 years and people still post on this page

vexum
vexum

this is the way in business, but some people are too stupid to understand that.

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

It won't be exclusive for long.... 360 will get it eventually whatever it is, mark my words.....

Dedodido
Dedodido

@Lord-Rasay: It's called competition, our entire economic system is based on it. I suppose we could try out communism, didn't work out too well for Russia though did it.

king_bobo
king_bobo

I'd prefer it if exclusives stayed exclusive - that way they'd be made to get the most out of what the console can offer, which is why I think the statement "Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only do on PS3." is extremely encouraging. It means that if the game stays exclusive, it is more likely to be extremely ambitious and different, which is what I really like to hear about upcoming exclusives, no matter what console they are for :)

cccs
cccs

I would like to see what those ps3 fanboys, who were pissed off at microsoft for buying the rights to gta 4 dlc, say now. Are u going to bash sony, like u did microsoft, for securing exclusive rights to this game. At least microsoft only got dlcs but sony here is getting an entire game. But oh well, I did try to explain to some of the ps3 fanboys that this is how the gaming industry works but they were blind in there blind hate of microsoft. Any ways, not surprised this happened at all. Was expecting some thing like this. Now lets hope it will be a great game.

Lord-Rasay
Lord-Rasay

what seriously sucks about this generation of videogame consoles is that they make u have to buy all the consoles to get the max out of gaming!!:@ PS3 owners cant play the GTA DLC and the Xbox owners cant play this game, ps3 owners cant play halo 3 and gears of war 2 mass effect... , xbox owners cant play killzone 2 and resistance 2 and msg4... in their stupid quest for money Micro$oft and $ony have been making ppl hate then day by day!

flyingteddy
flyingteddy

best news ive heard today. be great to see what they can do when not limited by having to make it multi platform

DullBozer
DullBozer

Yeah, now that their stocks are worth 6$ a share they might rethink that statement, if they are going to invest in a franchise they need as many potential buyers as they can get, 360 and Pc included. I don't see how any 3rd party company will be able to afford to make exclusive tittles at this point.

kurtamery929
kurtamery929

this was posted jul 30 2007 knobhead, how the hell could they have seen any of MGS4 or KZ2?

Wej_accept_it
Wej_accept_it

Rockstar have seen what MGS4 and KZ2 did with the PS3 hardware. Rockstar's seen the light, and they're coming home...

gizzy82
gizzy82

Oooooo Ps3 exlcusive new franchise:O. That is ofc until mr Microsoft turns up on Rockstar's doorstep with his bottomless cheque book! We have already seen how fickle Rockstar is once it's had a sniff at the Microsoft pot. Hopefully this "new franchise" will show us all what the Ps3 can really do. So far this constantly mentioned "uber hardware" has only been usefull in the hand of the lame Ps3 fanboy spam artist (yes i'm talking to you lamos responsible for the inevitable barrage of toilet talk to follow this message!), who is often dabbing his eyes with a tissue in the other hand at the fact there has been a whole lot of fail since Ps3 came out. Not fail in the games, there has been some great ones, i'm refering to the FAIL that has been going on at Sony. Come on Sony! pull your proverbial fingers out and give us all something to smile about and give me a reason to wash my hands of my Xbox forever. Gamers Unite!

th3warr1or
th3warr1or

Lol it better not be the cowboy game..

burstlimit514
burstlimit514

Just tell us what it is!!! The suspense isnt doing you any good!

ELICBELICBOOM
ELICBELICBOOM

oh men it's old news and we saw that they didn't do nothing about that.

slqmaster
slqmaster

the post is really old news, June 07... 1 yr and half

ahpuck
ahpuck

wait. . whaaataaaaaat? cool!

killa4lyfe
killa4lyfe

come oN tell us what it IS!!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!:)

guerillaKZ2
guerillaKZ2

i gotta say cool to the fact that there's gonna be an exclusive franchise towards the PS3, but it's super lame that rockstar hasn't leaked any info on whats the game gonna be!!!!!!!

Gursewak_rules
Gursewak_rules

man, there aren't any good ps3 exclusives. ps3 suck i bought it and now there's lines going up the screen when i play. WTF i worked so hard, should of got xbox 360.

Unassigned
Unassigned

Interesting, an actual "game" for the PS3-Tivo Entertainment PC.

Batch86
Batch86

How incredibly lame is it that they haven't even told us what the games will be?? Can you say marketing ploy??

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

omg, rockstar is making a ps3 exclusive..............is this the end for nintendo and microsoft??.........find out in the next boring episode of "articles that dont matter"

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

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TheoleDominion1
TheoleDominion1

What a bunch of babbling idiots..I'm glad I own both..lol.(Currently looking for a Wii SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE..lol) It's sad, there are three great systems out there and all have ( or WILL) great titles ( which is historical within itself) and all you so called "gamers" can do is sit here argue. Let's talk GAMES because that's what GAMERS DO! Stop trying change peoples opinion about "this" console or "that" console. Shouldn't we care more about the games itself? Personally I don't care which console a game comes out on, I saved 7mths for a PS3 around $40 a week ( I sacrifice ALOT of beer on the weekends so DON'T PUSH ME..lol)so I wouldn't have to do the "system wars" mumble jumble routine. My only concern is if the game gonna be any good or not and as fellow gamers you should too! Be a GAMER, NOT a console FANBOY!

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

I wonder what type of game will this be!?