Ones to Watch on PS3 and PSP for April 2008
I’m just a few days late with my heads-up on big titles coming to PS3 and PSP this month but it really doesn’t make a difference. How is it I can be so nonchalant? Because very few titles are showing up on the PS3 and PSP this month. The decks have been cleared for a game landing very close to the end of the month on the PS3 and Xbox 360 and in case you’ve been living under a rock I’ll tell you that it’s Grand Theft Auto IV.
With lots of positive buzz from preview builds seen by the folks on some podcasts like 1Up Yours — including positive buzz on the PS3 version running just as well as the 360 version — and unconfirmed rumors of a wide variety of online multiplayer modes, and even hints in the May 2008 Official PlayStation Magazine that it will have voice support, it looks like GTA IV will be a huge seller.
I feel bad for anyone hoping to release anything in May or June because it’s looking like I won’t be alone spending late into the night immersed fully in another compelling and morally gray story and chasing down my friends online in Liberty City.
Racing fans will get something to cheer about with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue appearing on the 15th, bringing along new cars and tracks for the US along with the promise for a patch to bring in voice chat in the future and vehicle damage some time later. IGN has some tidbits along with early reviews from our friends across the pond who already have the game. You do get a choice of a PSN download or Blu-ray disc version of the game in case you’d rather not wait.
Also reaching the PS3 this month will be the start of the Metal Gear Online beta. The PlayStation Blog has details on what to expect with that.
On the PSP side of things there’s very little to talk about. We’re looking at the possible release of the long-delayed World Championship Cards and SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1 this month for the handheld, and that’s it.Tags: Ones to Watch