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E3 09: The Best Talent = The Best Titles

Scott Rohde's Avatar + Posted by Scott Rohde on Jun 02, 2009 // SVP of Product Development, Worldwide Studios America, SCEA

Hi PlayStation fans, I’m Scott Rohde, VP of product development at SCEA. You may not realize this, but we have over 2500 Worldwide Studio employees who’s jobs are focused on bringing unique IP to the PlayStation platforms. And that number doesn’t even include the talented outside developers like Sucker Punch, Insomniac and United Front Games. That’s a lot of people working hard to bring you one of the best software line-ups that we’ve ever put out in a calendar year.

We are starting NOW with inFAMOUS, the incredible new open world action title from Sucker Punch that hit store shelves last week, MAG – the first and only 256 player FPS coming out of our Zipper studio, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, the latest epic creation from the brilliant, creative minds at Naughty Dog, and Ratchet and Clank Future 2: A Crack in Time, another exciting chapter in the Ratchet series from our long-time partners at Insomniac… and the list goes on.

Our team invests the time and dollars to bring you a diverse library of games, games which our competitors might find too risky to take a chance on. Make sure to check the news from the press conference to see and hear a little more about Worldwide Studios future vision. We showed an incredible 14 disc based first party games today that you simply will not find on another system.

For example, I’m excited to announce the debut of the next big thing in the Play, Create, Share genre – ModNation Racers. This game joins LittleBigPlanet as another truly innovative title in a genre that continues to be defined by Sony. In ModNation Racers, the players can design their own karts, drivers and tracks with an intuitive, yet amazingly deep set of tools. In fact, the tools are so deep, the developer, United Front Games, is using the tools to build the entire game! We will have a lot more to share on ModNation Racers, so stay tuned.

I’m incredibly excited about the SCE first party exclusive lineup over the next 6-12 months, and I’m only scratching the surface in this quick post. To whet your appetite, take a look at the new UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves.

Be sure to check back for details during and after E3 for more updates.

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181 Comments   4 Replies

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+ Myke-Myke on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:37 pm said:

GT5 Release date please. Or least tell us there will more info at TGS!!!


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+ theShah on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:38 pm said:

when is the HD footage arriving on the store! hurry! thanks :)


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+ Gunblader_ on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:39 pm said:

ELENA!!!!!!!!!! Already GoTY for me (sorry Killzone and infamous)


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+ REZBLUE on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm said:

Sony, you guys did an amazing job. Best E3 for the PS3 yet. So much good stuff didnt even have time for awesome games like Ratchet and Clank and Heavy Rain.

FF14 was definatly a shocker. =)))


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+ Crotin on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm said:

Truly was the best E3 in Playstation history. Anyone that says otherwise is in total denial…you guys showed everything and kept the surprises coming. You guys showed so much stuff that there STILL wasn’t time to show everything lol….really a great job.


106

+ ThreeLeggedFreak on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm said:

Jeff,

Why did you guys not include touchscreen with the PSP GO?


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+ MaceWisdom on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:43 pm said:

Aw Man Aw Man Aw Man! This is living! Woah! Elena looks great and Sully too! Man this game isn’t stopping with the thrils and explosions. Wow. I’m just completly blown away. Time to Replay Assassins Creed, Ratchet and Clank Future and Uncharted in preperation for their respected titles. Today I’ll revisit Uncharted. :D


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+ REZBLUE on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:44 pm said:

Jack skipped over the Lost Planet 2 coming to PS3 like everybody already knew. Maybe they did, I knew it was coming but didnt have any solid confirmation. Was hoping for a Metal Gear Rising multiplatform confirmation as well. Also some info on when Canada was getting a vid store.


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+ Kaimera123 on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm said:

that video was… EPIC!!!


110

+ Enigma777 on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:45 pm said:

Selling an extra Uncharted 2 beta code… PM me on PSN if interested :D


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+ commedieu on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm said:

I know you’re not supposed to curse on here.. so anyone under 12 go away..

[DELETED] thats the most amazing [DELETED] i’ve seen in my life. Naughty Dog… wow.. Epic Trailer. FInally in 2009 we get to see movie/games that make that perfect transition.


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+ poisonedsodapop on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:46 pm said:

Wow Uncharted 2 looks amazing. Now the first just needs a price drop.


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+ mafecto on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm said:

You guys killed it today. Just awesome…
Kudos on the motion controls, too. When those guys walked on stage with those things my stomach turned. I thought it was going to be a terrible Wii copy. Boy was I wrong. Nice one!


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+ AceNet2 on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm said:

Great E3 Sony!! Today was a good day!

Absolutely, positively cannot wait for “The Last Guardian” What a beautiful game!
Team ICO never fails to amaze me.

When *exactly* does the Uncharted beta open? Midnight tonight? EST? PST? Thanks again Sony, you guys (and gals) rock!!


115

+ lebron_accel on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm said:

Very impressive, i am seriously impress by that trailer! wow..


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+ allblu on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:47 pm said:

Wicked Awesome, good to see Elena and Sully.

You Guys Killed It Today BTW.


117

+ Farhad91 on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:48 pm said:

now if we only got a new firmware for ps3.


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+ mafecto on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:48 pm said:

Oh yeah, and being a person that never owned a PSP, I’ll be the first in line for a Go. That thing looks freakin slick. Once again, nice work!


119

+ Shin-Ra on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:52 pm said:

The Uncharted 2 E3 Trailer is amazing. Properly amazing.


120

+ MadmanEU on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:54 pm said:

THAK YOU SO MUCH NAUGHTY DOG! Elena is back!

It just wouldn’t be Uncharted without all 3 of the main cast. The chemistry between Nate, Sully and Elena is just absolutely incredible.

This has easily creeped past God of War III on the Awesome list.


121

+ Diresu on June 2nd, 2009 at 4:56 pm said:

Ok, Naughty Dog isn’t allowed to work on PS4 whenever it hits. I am afraid whatever your game on any more of an advenced system will make me question visual fidelity of reality.


122

+ FPlus on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:04 pm said:

All i can say is that Sony can rape me anytime ( if its a She ):P


123

+ ADR143 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

daym good news!!!!!


124

+ chumlee007 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm said:

Wow!!! That trailer played like a blockbuster summer flick, really impressed and can’t wait to play the final product.


125

+ fleatherhe on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:17 pm said:

Any word on Kingdom Hearts for PS3? I was really hoping for an announcement…


126

+ million_monkeys on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:20 pm said:

Okay, I usually don’t comment on things but… THAT WAS THE BEST TRAILER I HAVE EVER SEEN OF ANYTHING!


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+ Mitsugeta0 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:21 pm said:

I perceive I will hate that helicopter so much.

Apart from that, from the bottom of my heart: YOU-GUYS-RULE-E3. No contest. Blew me away, I can’t wait for this lineup to drop over 2009-2010.


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+ DeathGazer on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:22 pm said:

OMG! Best looking game I’ve ever seen!

Naughty Dog’s talent is second to none. Seriously.


129

+ daniel3334 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:27 pm said:

u guys know the uncharted2 beta is avaible for download now right???


130

+ Phillyfan50 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:33 pm said:

Sony looks like it will take the lead with the best games this year! GO PS3


131

+ bleachrulez on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:33 pm said:

e3 was pretty cool


132

+ katsuo7171 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:34 pm said:

@124 It goes up at midnight… last time I checked it’s 8:34


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+ starBlinky01 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:37 pm said:

i love they have teh ‘playstation’ voice at the end of videos now. I wish they would turn the volume down on it tho. Its too loud


134

+ ExPresident on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:38 pm said:

Awesome job Sony!!!!


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+ Squall1979 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:48 pm said:

This E3 didn’t show me, or for that matter, anybody else things that we didn’t already know. Fairly disappointed.


136

+ Demonhunter84 on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:48 pm said:

Best E3 ever in years Sony. FF7 and Medal of Honor on PSN today its going to be awesome.


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+ TheGuardianFID on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:52 pm said:

YAY, Elena and Sully, WOO HOO LOL, Awesome trailer guys and awesome E3, congrats!!! :D


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+ Mikuz on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:58 pm said:

As I multi console owner, I thought sony had the best press conference. MAG looked way better than I thought it would and Uncharted 2 met my expectations. This is certainly PS3’s year (again). Also, Mr. Tretton did a great job, best host of the show.


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+ Rhez on June 2nd, 2009 at 5:58 pm said:

Elena and Sully are back!!!!! Whew!!! I was scared Uncharted 2 was going to have one of those unexplained recasting things that goes on in so many TV series and films. Even if they may not have major roles this time (leave that to Chloe) at least we have some tie in with the original story. Wahoo!!! Can’t wait!


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+ Modest-Genius on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:00 pm said:

My beta code isn’t working, what should I doooooooo?


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+ LILBUDDY2000 on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:06 pm said:

OMG! This game looks better and better each time I see it.

Plan
—-
Play Demo
Play Uncharted again
Play Uncharged 2!!!!!


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+ BrazilianSniper on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:08 pm said:

I thought Elena was out, but apparently not. This is so freaking awesome.


143

+ norm01 on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:15 pm said:

Someone help me… I think I’m in luv with Chloe… those eyes (and kick ass attitude)! :P


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+ Ahmed13 on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:22 pm said:

wow… SEXY!!!! especially that seen on the bed with Nathan and Chloe (if thats how you spell it)


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+ PoloM29 on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:39 pm said:

If you guys noticed, it seems like Sony didn’t have enough time to finish…They wouldn’t end the GOW3 demo so early..I’m pretty sure they wanted to let us know more. Its just that time is the essence unfortunately….


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+ PoloM29 on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:43 pm said:

Yea and @138, I said the same thing when i saw MAG…they improved from the gameplay trailer shown before, I believe it will be a satisfying game experience…I’m Here To Support!!!!!


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+ SeventhAxes on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:45 pm said:

I’m getting goosebumps right now. The trailer looked amazing. I can’t wait for thi sgame, defintely my most anticipated title of the year!


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+ heatseeker on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:46 pm said:

last few seconds= Jaw drop


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+ remanutd5 on June 2nd, 2009 at 6:52 pm said:

man sony in house power really shined today !!!!!


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+ blindrocket on June 2nd, 2009 at 7:01 pm said:

Looks AMAZING.

Uncharted 2 has taken the crown from KZ2 for best graphics.

Uncharted 2 and The Last Guardian completely stole the show from a software perspective.


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