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.