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Mystery Game that amazed BBC Reporter is still under the covers. July 20, 2008

Posted by Admin in Industry, Software.

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.

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