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Old Jul 25, 2003, 12:59 AM
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Game companies commence on PS3 projects.

July 03, 2003 - Although it's only 2003, midway through the PlayStation 2's current cycle, IGN has learned a handful of publishers and developers are colluding together to begin work on PlayStation 3 games to be published in 2005.

The sources are numerous and widespread, but the murmurings have begun and they're getting louder. At this year's Electronic Entertainment Exposition in May, IGN learned that a veteran English developer (who asked to remain anonymous) officially attained PlayStation 3 documents outlining the general specs, from which they'll base one or two early game designs. Since games take about one-and-half to two years to design, it makes sense to start a PS3 game for a 2005 publish date.

IGN acquired information on several additional publishers putting together deals with developers to position themselves in 2005 with new games for the next-generation systems. Those publishers include THQ, Activision, Electronic Arts, Take-Two and Capcom. Also, current rumors support Rockstar North's early work on a next-generation Grand Theft Auto. We're sure many more publishers are on working on similar projects. For instance, in yesterday's (7/2/03) Game Daily newsletter, wanted ads have been posted for jobs to work on PlayStation 3.

Recent tidbits have flowed from several Websites indicating that the PlayStation 3 will be backward compatible with PlayStation 2, but not with PS one. So, the PS2 is backward compatible with the PS one, and the PS3 will be backward compatible with the PS2, but not PS one. Additionally, Sony plans to have only two systems in the market at one time, so once the PS3 gets swinging in 2005, it'll drop production on PS one.

Numerous sources have said outright the PS2 and Xbox are merely testing grounds for fully-fledged (and perhaps better throught out) online campaigns on the upcoming systems. And many companies, such as LucasArts, are looking at games such as Star Wars Galaxies and unofficially saying that it cannot be done on current generation systems. Instead, that game is far more likely to appear on PS3 and Xbox 2. IGN also suspects, knowing Rare's slow development cycle, that even the sequel to Perfect Dark will appear on Xbox 2, instead of Xbox.

Finally, now that we've reached the mid-way point in the current generation, IGN has learned publishers are beginning to switch their kids titles from the PS one to the PS2, which enjoys a huge penetration point in all regions of the world, while simultaneously starting on their new PS3 games.

We'll have more on news surrounding the PlayStation 3 soon.

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Old Jul 25, 2003, 01:23 AM
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Fairly old news, but good to hear.

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Recent tidbits have flowed from several Websites indicating that the PlayStation 3 will be backward compatible with PlayStation 2, but not with PS one. So, the PS2 is backward compatible with the PS one, and the PS3 will be backward compatible with the PS2, but not PS one.
This doesn't make a lick of sense to me, but whatever. I guess this keeps the PS2 on peoples desk to get at thoes PS games.

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Additionally, Sony plans to have only two systems in the market at one time, so once the PS3 gets swinging in 2005, it'll drop production on PS one.
Good thinking. PS didn't have the lasting power that the NES did after SNES came out (and even the N64 - SNES factor).
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Old Jul 25, 2003, 01:29 AM
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Good to know. I wonder how much of an improvement in graphics we will see by PS3. The next-generation Grand Theft Auto should be incredible.
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Old Jul 25, 2003, 05:17 AM
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I don't know how much better can video games get, since I think video games graphics are limited by the TV today.. They can make PS3 games look awsome, but unless you have a kick *** TV, it just isn't that good looking, it is like running a new computer game with an old video card...
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Old Jul 25, 2003, 09:26 AM
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TVs are getting better too though, with high res HDTVs and Plasma screens.

Also, there is still a way to go until the graphics hit their max. We could still get to the point where we have photorealistic textures, even if they're not at high res. Just look at your TV, and watch a normal programme. Games could look [b]that[/b] good without the use of a monitor.
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Old Jul 25, 2003, 12:12 PM
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...dang, imagine all the money we're gonna shell out...I don't want to PS3 to come out...YET! LOL...
 

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