Missing PS3 titles - Have you seen me?
- Posted May 21st, 2008 at 07:58 EDT by
- 31 Comments
Remember when the PlayStation 3 was first kicking off and developers were announcing their first line up of exciting new titles for the console? Some titles that may ring a bell included Killzone 2, Motorstorm, Project I-8 (which later became Resistance: Fall of Man), and Metal Gear Solid 4.
Now the reason these titles are familiar are that they have either already released or have at least been shown or talked about over the past few months. But what about the mysterious games that were announced, even shown in some cases, but since have dropped off the radar? Are they still in production? Have they been canned or shelved? PSU.com provides a look at the games that have drifted into the forgotten realm as we speculate or offer confirmation on their current status.
This is part one of a multi-day feature, so stay tuned for part two shortly.
The City of Metronome:
Developed by Team Tarsier, The City of Metronome was a next gen title for the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. The game had somewhat of a dark,Tim Burton-like feel, where players would given the chance to explore winding alleys, skewed rooftops and crowded apartment buildings.
The unique gameplay element this title utilized was the ability to record sounds and use them for various tasks during the game such as fighting enemies or solving puzzles. Also, through the right usage of certain sounds you can confuse citizens, seduce them, or just change their mood and behavior.
The game showed potential with its eerie visuals and imaginative gameplay, however like this feature suggests, it slipped away into the shadows.
View the trailer here:
Where is the title now?
In June 2007, Tarsier told PSU.com that the game had been set on the back burner, however in a recent talk with one of the game's developers, it sounds like they are still interested in moving forward with The City of Metronome.
"We got some funding from Nordic Game late last year. That will allow us to get back and hopefully do some awesome Metronome stuff that will get publishers interested," wrote Tarsier developer Björn Sunesson.
"We are currently super busy working on an unannounced PSN game with Sony...nothing Metronomey until that one is out."
Published by SCEI, Eyedentify was a new PS3 exclusive built specifically for the PS Eye. Using the voice recognition technology and the PS Eye, players would communicate with two female operatives to complete objects. Details on the game remained relatively tight lipped; however when the game was announced at E3 2005, SCEI was able to show a trailer of the game and how players would utilize the new PS3 camera.
View the tralier here:
Where is the title now?
Considering that E3 2005 was over three years ago, one would assume that either SCEI or SCEA would have given us an update on the titles current production state, especially when the PS Eye was released. So far the only update on the titles existence was a post by Jeremy Dunham, Editor in Chief of IGN's PlayStation Team, in June 2007.
"I called up some friends at Sony to see if they knew what's up and the scary part? Nobody there even remembered what the hell Eyedentify was, nor did they remember the trailer from two years ago. If it makes you feel any better, though, that doesn't mean that the game is cancelled. As one of our pals over there said, "If it's coming out of the Japanese studio then we wouldn't find out much about it until it's time to lift the veil.""
Our guess is that the game was an early concept that died and since the hype was going to other titles such as Resistance: Fall of Man, Killzone 2, and Motorstorm...Sony felt there was no need to announce anything official. The balls in your court now, Sony – time for an update, wouldn’t you say?
Stay tuned tomorrow for the necxt titles on our list of forgotten games.
- 8:15am EDT - May 21st, 2008
These games look original, and not shooters, I blame the 360 giving devs the idea to make less original games like shooters. These games look like PS games, they are the expansion of the consoles genres. Also, the 2nd is like LittleBigPlanet, something tottaly original and new, a good idea!
- 8:19am EDT - May 21st, 2008
I don't think it was coming out on PS3, but what happened to that Painting with Bob Ross game? I was sooooo looking forward to painting some happy little trees.
- 9:00am EDT - May 21st, 2008
don't understand what you have to do in the second?:S
- 9:12am EDT - May 21st, 2008
yeah i wanna play identify :///
they should bundle it with either the ps eye or a blue tooth. and for those of use that have either or, they can offer it up for download on the psn.
- 2:53pm EDT - May 21st, 2008
As I understand it Metronome was a game without a publisher much like Three days to Vegas, It was in development and al but no one had picked it up and as such it didnt really even have a system it was dedicated to.
Eyedentify is a lot like LifeLine on PS2 by Konami, only instead of just the headset voice communication with the onscreen actor it puts the PSeye in the mix too. The concept is doable. It's like being the opperator back on the ship for people in the Matrix, telling them where to go, sending aid and hacking things from your side. There's no reason it shouldnt be made infact Japan has been slacking somthing fierce this generation and it's time they stepped the he|| up. This game would be a start!
- 3:38pm EDT - May 21st, 2008
eye identify concept was fing awesome at e3 but it s probably gonna be crappy liek in the past
- 8:28pm EDT - May 21st, 2008
There are soo many titles that should be out by now or at least being given information on that don't have it such as:
Eight Days (Well.....we have heard it's still in development, but haven't seen anything in the form of videos or pics)
Eyedentify (Mentioned Above)
Fifth Phantom Saga
The Getaway 3 (Essentially the same situation as Eight Days)
Interstellar Marines (Also known as Project IM)
Killing Day (But that was cancelled by Ubisoft. This is the Stranglehold-like game mentioned by #6's comments)
Possession (The most interesting of all the the aforementioned titles IMO)
Tekken 6 (Kinda)
Heavy Rain (which has come out with a few things, but nothing to go crazy over since that stunning trailer)
Coded Arms Assault
Omikron KARMA (a.k.a. Omikron 2)
The Croteam Project (stilll and probably will remain untitled)
John Carpenter's Psychopath
....And so on and I'm nowhere near half the list in yet.
- 8:40pm EDT - May 21st, 2008
I'll get end war over eyedentify.
- 3:22am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
eyedentify looked pretty hot
- 7:50pm EDT - May 22nd, 2008
i like the graphics in the Eyedentify games, cus it reminds me alot of FF. i wish an RPG would come out that looked that good
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