Missing PS3 titles Part 2 - Data-Fly and The Getaway
- Posted May 22nd, 2008 at 08:01 EDT by
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Welcome to the second part of our Missing PS3 Titles feature, where PSU takes a look at some of the most elusive PS3 games announced thus far. This time around, we examine titles including The Getaway and Data-Fly, both of which many feared to have been scrapped after a decidedly lengthy hiatus. Fortunately, however, with recent updates from both Sony and ORiGO, we're able to shed some light on these highly anticipated games after nearly two years of silence. For those of you who have yet to read it, part one of our feature can be found here.
Developed by SCE London Studio and Team Soho, The Getaway was first announced in May of 2005. A trailer was shown, known as the "Piccadilly Circus" tech demo, which highlighted the power of the PlayStation 3's new cell processor and how the PlayStation 3 was able to run highly detailed environments as well as perform advanced traffic systems and pedestrian A.I.
Then in 2006, Sony unveiled two new videos, one at GDC 06 featuring a more in depth look at pedestrian animations and A.I., and then a new trailer at E3 2006. The new trailer from E3 confirmed that not only would The Getaway take place in London (as seen in the E3 2005 trailer), but would also feature sections in Amsterdam. However since 2006, Sony has yet to shown anything new regarding the highly anticipated title.
View the trailer for The Getaway here:
Where is the title now?
In March 2008, SCEE screenwriter Katie Ellwood finally broke the silence, stating that Sony was looking to secure a movie deal for their upcoming title.
"[Sony has been] talking to production houses about a movie for the third game in the Getaway series," she said.
"The story and game script for this one is very exciting..."
Then in April it was revealed that Sony London Studio was still working on The Getaway, with the title in pre-production. According to Guardian.com, Eight Days is ramping up into full production and once finished, full production will finally begin on The Getaway.
"The idea is to have two pre-production teams and one production team, which flips onto whatever product, at that point of time, is ready to have that team working on it," said Eight Days senior producer Phil James.
Our guess is that Sony will show something new on The Getaway probably at the Leipzig Convention this year, if not something new on Eight Days. Since Leipzig is based mainly around European development, it wouldn't surprise us to see a new tech demo or new announcement of some sort on the titles production.
SCEE has canceled The Getaway as well as Eight Days.
Developed by ORiGO GAMES LTD, Data-Fly is a first of its kind stealth/action title where players are in control of a Nanotech Artificial Intelligent lifeform, named Data-Fly.
Using stealth as her weapon, Data-Fly must survive and complete her objectives at all costs, infiltrating some of the most highly advanced military outposts in the world. With the ability to shape-shift into almost any form, as well as replicate items and weapons with her body, players can choose their own pace. Tactics can range from all out frontal attacks, to sneaking through enemy lines by mimicking enemy soldiers, and personnel.
The last we heard from the title was back in October 2006, when CEO of ORiGO Games Adam McClard told PSU.com how the PlayStation 3 was being utilized for the game's development.
"Everyone knows the PS3 has power to boot in terms of processing, leaving us room to apply more powerful physics systems, and interactivity," said McClard.
Up until now however, ORiGO Games has been silent on all their PlayStation 3 projects including titles like Data-Fly and The Embrace of Time.
Where is the title now?
Adam McClard has kept us updated on the project with plenty of exciting new details to keep us stoked on the future release of Data-Fly, however we are only allowed to post his following comments:
"Due to so many [studios] following or doing similar tech concepts, we've decided to take our time with Data-Fly and see where others will go. However, we are still certain our approach is more unique, and probably the most innovative," wrote McClard.
"We will drop the bomb on our title sometime this year."
Our guess is very soon, if not around the time of the Tokyo Game Show later this year.
Stay tuned to PSU.com for part three of "Missing PS3 Titles - Have you seen me?" tomorrow.
- 4:37am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
The Getaway shouldn't be on the list, we know eventually it will be here
- 4:53am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
True, the Getaway does have a realease date but we've been waiting for quite a long time. If Sony hadn't shown any Killzone 2 footage I'd say that game belongs on the list too.
- 4:55am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
lets just hope its not as bad as the 1st getaway game
- 5:36am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
i'm pretty sure i read a article recently that the getaway is still in development and is coming out
- 6:56am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
the fact that there are these titles that have been hiding and are going to get exposure this year is fantastic because already the ps3 lineup this year is a winner and 09 is starting to look really fantastic with gow3 final fantasy wardevil and others and now these forgotten titles added to the mix wow the first year was tough but not bad resistance motorstorm and uncharted and heavenly sword but now sony is expanding there library just like they did with the ps2 first was tough then smooth sailing and none of these titles are cancelled they just went on the down low
- 6:57am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Sounds great. I hadn't even heard of Data-Fly before. Awesome idea for a write up, Justin.
See if you can dig up any info on White Knight Chronicles too....dying for some info.
- 7:05am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
You'll be seeing plenty of White Knight Chronicles at TGS this year, dont worry.
- 7:15am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Until then there hasn't but news at all or if they have been considered cancelled.
- 7:16am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
so what exactly is the getaway is it like gta in london or just a simulator thingy.
- 7:44am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
@ #9, the getaway is like a British version of GTA.
And we have to wait until TGS to get info for White Knight Chronicles? The game should be released by then.
- 10:17am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Both of these games are orginals, and are what the PS consoles exclusives are about!
- 10:25am EDT - May 22nd, 2008
alot off people know about getaway its not exactly forgotten
- 12:39pm EDT - May 22nd, 2008
you forgot codearms i realy want to play the game.
- 1:26pm EDT - May 22nd, 2008
psn id: gingo... the getaway will come eventually but eight days is looking spectacular from what we've seen of it so i can wait a bit for the getaway, never even heard of datafly so cant comment on it lol
- 3:27pm EDT - May 22nd, 2008
The Getaway should be a great title. However, like most PS3 games, I'm not expecting this one till 2011. Hopefully it will be good though, I mean it has had so much time in development that it should be great. Which is good, because I was dissapointed with GTA 4.
- 4:57pm EDT - May 22nd, 2008
@free_agent i think gta4 was developet xbox360 when the ps3 comes out R* ported from xbox to ps3 that's why gta4 didn't come too well on ps3 (you know both consoles have their own unique things that's why) i think :)
is date fly like a rpg?
and we know gateway is coming no need afraid :)
- 8:10pm EDT - May 22nd, 2008
were is parasite eve ps3 dave if u read this ask somebody n let us know
- 8:29pm EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Data-Fly has been on my radar ever since before the PS3 launch. Justin: for part 3, think we could get some insight into a couple of these?:
Avalon, Cipher Complex, Empire, Fifth Phantom Saga, Project Delta, Redwood Falls, Schwarzenberg, Secret Service, ShadowClan(Ninja Gold), The Outsider, TimeO.
- 10:58pm EDT - May 22nd, 2008
Wow Data Fly sounds so great T.T What happen to it~?
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