Steinberg: “We’re shipping a great lineup”
Already, the PS3 has gone off to a flyer this year with Killzone 2, one of the most antcipated games on the platform since the launch of the PlayStation 3 two years ago. But if you think SCEA are just lying their eggs on Killzone 2 alone, you’d be wrong, dead wrong.
Scott Steinberg, head honcho of marketing at SCEA, has promised a “AAA quailty relentless lineup”.
“We’re shipping a great lineup and it’s relentless and AAA quality. Starting it with Killzone 2, we’re going to arrest the momentum from competitors with titles like MLB 09: The Show, which some are calling the best sports title ever made.
Then in the Summer, there’s inFamous and you’ll get to see even more excellent titles at E3. If PlayStation fans thought that we’d rest on our laurels from last year and if competitors thought that we’d punched ourselves out, both are mistaken.”
Steinberg even went on to say that Killzone 2 has alot of potential to get people off the wall, as well as get 360 owners, to try the PS3.
“We feel that Killzone 2 is a tremendous exclusive. It’s an exclamation point that demonstrates the distance between the PS3 and other systems. The game is 40 gigs and could not be done on anything else. It will move people from the sidelines, and from what we’ve seen from blogs, will push 360 owners to try out the PS3. I think it’s going to be a major launch for us and this historical PlayStation brand.”
To be fair to the man, the PS3 does have a stellar line up this year. All you need to do is look at Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2 as well as inFamous as three great examples.