Uncharted advances...and Haze retreats?

PS3 exclusives' ship dates fluctuate as Naughty Dog moves up adventure to November 19 and GameStop lists Free Radical's shooter as coming December 4.

With Lair, Heavenly Sword, and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction on store shelves, only a few PlayStation 3 exclusives remain on the 2007 release calendar. Today, the release dates for two of the highest-profile titles being developed solely for Sony's console were in flux.

First, the good news. On the official PlayStation Blog, Sony announced that second-party developer Naughty Dog will release its anticipated action adventure game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune early--one day early, to be precise. The move slightly sidesteps the game's previous November 20 release date, when Rock Band and Mass Effect will go on sale. However, Uncharted will now vie against the PC edition of Unreal Tournament III for gamers' dollars. (The PS3 version of UTIII is now officially scheduled as arriving next year.)

Now, the not-so-good news. According to GameStop's online store, Haze is now shipping on December 4. Previously, the retailer had listed developer Free Radical's now-PS3-exclusive sci-fi shooter as coming on November 27. Though reps for Ubisoft had not commented on the date change--which is not official--as of press time, the publisher still lists Haze as arriving in November on its Web site.

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Discussion

143 comments
budsaq
budsaq

*whiney homer simpson vioce* "but i want them now!"

hassam7
hassam7

Good move I agree too. This delay will build up hype for the game.(just hope its not a letdown!)

hassam7
hassam7

Good move I agree too. And this will also build hype for the game and also other ps3 exclusives in 08.

valcrist09
valcrist09

good i think pushing back haze is smart, with uncharted, COD4, and assassins creed, and rock band ect coming out this month, i dont see haze selling well, pushing it to dec, gives them more time to fix things up and maybe boost sales if it is a decent game.

Karaam
Karaam

crap, I Don't even have a wallet anymore to say anything about emptying it.

ctg867
ctg867

Too bad about Haze, a friend of mines been waiting for that game for ever. Good news about Uncharted I guess. I do want to pick up both though.

Blood-WarriorX
Blood-WarriorX

Wow can Gamespot report Sony new at least one time without the negative spin?

R1ncew1nd16
R1ncew1nd16

Shame about the delay, but I can see my time being taken up with CoD4 and Assassin's Creed anyway. At least it's still coming this year.

D_Znuhtz
D_Znuhtz

I'm glad Haze was pushed back. They can work out some bugs and polish it up, and I don't have to spend as much money this month. I have three weeks of $60 purchases ahead of me with COD4, Assassin's Creed, and Uncharted. My wallet thanks you, Ubisoft.

sullyliam
sullyliam

cant wait to play both of these games they look pretty cool...

Sojizy
Sojizy

i hope the developers of Haze make it ps3's best title till date. ive been looking foward to this game fo a while and love its features. just hope its not a letdown. ps3 doesnt have much else going for it

Genrihhh
Genrihhh

Haze - Red Faction??Anyone remembers that game?

truenextgen
truenextgen

Lol, thats normal, GT 4 was delayed a whole year+ on the PS2. The longer the delay the better the final or so it sems, RE4, FF 12, MGS 3, games like that with long delays. Dont get me wrong, some teams would let their games out as is. And as we can see from the games of the Next gen in the lat 2 years many have, and the stink. But I have a feeling some of these decisions are coming from Sony to the thirds. A few new tricks have been learned via RandC and others, and Im sure some new polish can be put on. So I mguessing you can blame some of the delays on what those teams have done, and are now sharing. It also tells me that Ubisoft actually cares about Haze, and maybe its not a joke.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

whatever few more days. not as bad as unreal or mfs4. i'lltill have assanins creed and uncharted to finish before this

Samiiii
Samiiii

Is Rock band out this year? Gamespot has it down for 2008.

InfinityMugen
InfinityMugen

That leaves me with more time to save more. :D

henry4th
henry4th

What's the big deal between 1 day early or a few days late? How these things are good or bad deal at all!?

yungswift44
yungswift44

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vindesil01
vindesil01

Haze is the game that will leave Halo in the dust

Hell-Fire21
Hell-Fire21

Hey we're not crying over here! Haze is still coming out this YEAR. This ain't bad news guys, besides, COD4 is just around the corner...said the former. I am a RHYMING fool...too cool. LOL

No-Go-Zone
No-Go-Zone

mike ur so totaly right... who cares.... just means ill get it as a b/d present.

mikewalsh69
mikewalsh69

wow one measly stinking week. who cares?

mrkame16
mrkame16

Thomasdeleo says " That's no problem, especially if you've got a 360. I Agree and probably this game is not all that.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

is just one week ,no big deal.Uncharted comes out on my b-day ,this looks awesome indeed.

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

Since when was Gamestop's online store a reference for video game releases? They're wrong most of the time.

tyzwain
tyzwain

Great. Just pre-ordered Haze today. Hopefully itl be out November still.

Space-Q
Space-Q

"for those calling it the "Waitstation 3" how about giving props for having R&C and uncharted dates moving up?" HAHA. dude I'm definitely a playstation gamer, but cmon. two games move up a week compared to EVERY other game being delayed by months and most of the time those games were delayed 2, 3, or 4 times. I don't have the time to play games competitively online and I don't care about rumble. But the delays on this system are enough to drive someone into a murderous rage. They are so rampant that they've run this system into the ground.

dorohala
dorohala

Thats not a problem, as long as they bring it out this year. I hope!!!

Thomasdeleo
Thomasdeleo

That's no problem, especially if you've got a 360.

ramanav
ramanav

1 week? No big a deal.

Sammojo
Sammojo

3.5 weeks till drake's

KingBahamut
KingBahamut

Noooooooo! they delayed Haze oh well no by a huge amount, well this should mean it will be further polished

brain_slug
brain_slug

i was talking to someone who works at ubisoft and they said its coming out November 27th

Maersyndel
Maersyndel

Slow news week at Gamespot it seems.....

watercandle
watercandle

So that's Mass "Effect" :D Mass Effect FTW

Shakti_020
Shakti_020

If the delay (one week!) of a PS3 title gets this blown up this big at Gamespot.. one could wonder. Is Gamespot getting some money from Microsoft? :D

Reetesh
Reetesh

Phew! atleasts its not like haze shifted to '08

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

the game looks cool and is a step up from Jak graphically, physics wise, and gun wise, but I gonna miss Jak, maybe he might start his series in the PSP since NB won't publish it for the PS3

Nightrain76
Nightrain76

So Haze is coming out a only one week late and Gamespot calls it "not so good news?" It is one week big deal.

gizmo_logix
gizmo_logix

Lots of XMAS games! I pre-ordred COD4. But I can't get all of these now. I'll break my wallet!

Borat4life
Borat4life

This is good now i can get uncharted and assasin's creed in november and haze and orange box in december and haze is ps3 exclusive so i don't know what the hell the other guy was saying about it being gold and it will release later, but whatever

heretic92
heretic92

well this throws off my preorders dam playasia sending everything in one package, now i get everything a week later