E3 2007: Developer exclusives key for Sony

Metal Gear Solid 4, Epic's UT3, and Free Radical's Haze all PS3 exclusives
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Following on from it's announcing an exclusive deal with French developer Quantic Dream last week, Sony's E3 press conference has revealed that Epic Games' Unreal Tournament 3 and Free Radical's Haze are PS3 exclusives.

“We have been working hard to provide third-party game publishers with the tools they need to maximize the technological power of PS3 and we’re excited today to showcase first-class exclusive titles from our partners, as well as new developer relationships,” said Riley Russell, vice president of third party and developer support, SCEA. “This support from our third parties is ultimately a real win for not only the PlayStation brand, but more so for our valued consumers who will find something for everyone on PS3 this fiscal year.”

Other upcoming third-party titles including Burnout Paradise by Criterion Games, Resident Evil 5 from Capcom, Assassin's Creed by Ubisoft Montreal and Call of Duty 4 Modern Combat were also singled out as key software releases for the PS3 this year.

The news came during an hour-long demonstration that unveiled a new slimmer PSP and a social networking site that linked PlayStation virtual world Home to personal computers.


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