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

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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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