GDC 06: PS3 at GDC
All the stories so far from the big realtime megaton event. Plus, a few PS2 and PSP stories to round out the joy.
by IGN PlayStation Team
March 22, 2006
- While Sony Computer Entertainment didn't hit its big February 2006 calendar date for unveiling the PlayStation 3 (as originally set last year at E3 2005), the PS3 is finally here in full form. Last week in Japan, SCE outlined the business plans for PS3, including the worldwide launch in November, the online plans, and the future business opportunities this new platform affords. This morning's GDC 2006 presentation featured many of the same details, with updates on all of those facts and figures. The big difference, of course, was that we got games!
At the platform keynote address entitled "PlayStation 3: Beyond the Box" at GDC 2006 this morning, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison presented the future of PlayStation with a full unveiling of realtime PS3 games. Included in the demonstration were Warhawk, Resistance (formerly I-8 ), Motorstorm, Heavenly Sword, a next-gen singing game in the SongStar franchise, and (although only on video) even a brand new Ratchet & Clank game.
Not to be left out, the conference also hit on a number of developments for current-gen PlayStation systems, including a vicious trailer for the newly-announced God of War II on PS2 and a little look at the super-cute, super-fun PSP game, Loco Roco (which should finally be coming to America -- hurray!)
Filming or broadcasting of any kind was forbidden at the GDC event, so we can't bring you video or shots of any of this cool stuff -- you'll just have to read about it and picture it all in your mind until we can get official media. For a full look at all of these stories and more, check out this index of developments from the event, and stay tuned for more live coverage from GDC 2006.
PS3 :: Region-free PS3
Prepare for the shock of shockers - every PS3 game from the world can be yours!
PS3 :: Car Demo Details
Even the best paint jobs look like crap after a clip of ammunition tears it apart.
PS3 :: New Duck Demo Details
PS3 :: Eyes-on Resistance
Insomniac Games' first-person shooter demoed in real-time.
PS3 :: Eyes-on The (Manipulated) Getaway
Phil Harrison proves last year's demo real.
PS3 :: Eyes-On Ratchet and Clank PS3 Demo
Ted Price shows us a sneak peek at 2007's hi-res Lombax.
PS3 :: Eyes-On Warhawk
We get our second look at Incog's sharp as nails shooter.
PS3 :: Unreal Engine 3 Shows Again
A glimpse of UT 2007 on PS3 accompanies this year's GDC demo.
PS3 :: Songstar Hums on PS3
Sony reveals a new singing game for its new console.
PS3 :: Resistance Update
The makers of Ratchet and Clank get a lot less fuzzy, but still keep it surreal.
PS3 :: Ratchet Appears on PS3
Sony offers a glimpse of its signature franchise jumping into the next generation.
PS3 :: Motorstorm Update
The coolest-looking original PS3 franchise from E3 is now realtime at GDC.
PS3 :: Warhawk
The game we've all been waiting for.
PS3 :: Heavenly Sword Demo
The goddess of war is upon us.
PS3 :: New Car Demo
And it blows up real nice.
PS3 :: Sony Goes Digital
SCE thinks outside the box for digital distribution of games.
PS3 :: New PS3 Online Details
We learn more about Sony's answer to Xbox Live.
PS3 :: Blu-Ray Spotlight
Every language from all over the world, on one disc?
PS3 :: Fresh PS3 Details
Sony talks backwards compatibility, controller design, and offers two fresh demos.
PS2 :: God of War II
Burning hot with the fires of hell. Trailer impressions.
PSP :: PSP Update
SCE's head explains where the PSP is going.
PSP :: Will PSP Be "Live"?
Still no confirmation on if the handheld will share in the joys of the PS3's online plan.