Sponsored By

Ubisoft: Haze Sticks To PlayStation 3

Publisher Ubisoft has appeared to confirm that forthcoming shoot ‘em-up Haze is only confirmed to debut on PlayStation 3, after the game, from TimeSplitters developer Free Radical, had originally been announced as a multiformat release.

David Jenkins, Blogger

September 3, 2007

1 Min Read

Officials from Ubisoft have appeared to confirm that the forthcoming first person shoot ‘em-up Haze is now a lifetime PlayStation 3 exclusive, after a continued period of confusion over the game’s format status. The game, from TimeSplitters developer Free Radical, had originally been announced as a multiformat release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Shortly after the game’s debut at E3 2006 the PlayStation 3 was announced as the lead platform for the game. The game then became a de facto timed exclusive, with the PlayStation 3 version scheduled for release in November 2007 and the Xbox 360 and PC versions expected sometime next year. Speaking to consumer website GameSpot, an unnamed Ubisoft spokesperson indicated that a PlayStation 3 version is currently the only one in development, with only a vague hint of “new partnerships” in the future and the comment: “The official statement on PC and Xbox 360 is that these platforms are not confirmed.” Sony has come under increasing criticism in recent months, from analysts and fans, for a perceived loss of previously PlayStation exclusive franchises, and a lack of other third party exclusives to take their place. Ubisoft’s comments have given no indication that Sony has been involved in the decision making process for Haze, however.

About the Author(s)

David Jenkins


David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

Daily news, dev blogs, and stories from Game Developer straight to your inbox

You May Also Like