According to SCEE CEO David Reeves, quite a few top-notch PlayStation 3 titles will not be making the launch date of November 17. Here is the status of the titles he mentioned:
- Singstar will be released "certainly before Christmas."
- An EyeToy game will be available after Christmas; "EyeToy is not playable at the moment, but it will come before March 2007."
- Heavenly Sword, Formula One, and Motorstorm will not come out until "after Christmas."
- Resistance: Fall of Man "will certainly be a launch title."
We're at a bit of a loss as to guessing what 15 titles
will make the PS3 launch, and we don't think Reeves has any more of clue either (Computer and Video Games.com predicts Resistance
and "14 versions of head-to-head Carol Vorderman's Sudoku"). Reeves told CVG
that Sony has "built up a certain brand equity over time since the launch of PlayStation in 1995 and PS2 in 2000 that the first five million are going to buy it, whatever it is, even it didn't have games." Whether or not he is right, we hope for Sony's sake that they don't test that theory come November 17.
[Thanks, Paul P.]