Mystery Game that amazed BBC Reporter is still under the covers. July 20, 2008Posted by Admin in Industry, Software.
Tags: BBC News
People close to the originial report mention the title that was displayed was in-fact Heavy Rain, by Quantic Dream however it now turns out not to be the case at all.
I know where all dying to find out the name of the title, keep in mind we still have Tokyo Game Show 08.
“A reader of the blog – Kyle Barrett – has emailed to ask if a mystery game I had teased people with a few months ago had finally been revealed at Sony’s E3 press conference.”
At the time I wrote:
If the footage I was shown truly is “in game”, as told to me by the Sony PR people, then we could be on the brink of a step change in what games consoles are capable of in terms of story-telling and immersion.
So, sat in the audience in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles at the Sony briefing I was really looking forward to seeing everyone’s reaction to the game.
As the briefing wore on I was beginning to wonder if it would ever appear.
But then Sony executive Jack Tretton said: “We have one final thing to show you.”
And I thought: This is it. This is the big reveal; finally I can be unburdened with this secret.
And on the big screen MAG appeared – the massively multiplayer online FPS game.
As it turned out: this was one of the games I had been shown some months before but under strict instruction I was not to write about it.
But this was not the game I was referring to. It still hasn’t been shown publicly.
And so I still can’t talk about it. Or even tell you what it’s called. In fact when I referred to it in passing and without detail in front of a BBC colleague this week, the Sony PR man drew a sharp intake of breath and shot me a withering look.
Some of you might be thinking the game is pure vapourware. But I promise you it’s real.