Top 5 third party titles that must come to PS3
On the back of the news that Valve has employed three former key staff members from Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, and inspired by games industry analyst Michael Pachter’s comments about it being a mistake for companies not to develop for the PS3, here’s the five games at the top of our ‘please make this for the PS3’ list…
On the back of the news that Valve has employed three former key staff members from Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, and inspired by games industry analyst Michael Pachter’s comments about it being a mistake for companies not to develop for the PS3, here’s the five games at the top of our ‘please make this for the PS3’ list. If you disagree with our choices slap your thoughts down in the comments field below. Remember, sweary comments will not be approved.
Recently released on the PC and 360, atmospheric FPS Metro 2033 has garnered a much more favourable critical response than anyone expected. It’s a tall order for 4A Games, a small, independent developer with its roots in PC development, to produce a PS3 title, but with a debut as good as this, here’s hoping it happens some day.
Splinter Cell Conviction
When we first saw Conviction we were, to be honest, pretty glad it wasn’t coming to the PS3, but Ubisoft Montreal has since been back to the drawing board, almost started again from scratch and come back with a much more appealing proposition. Now we want it and, given what’s happened in the past with ‘exclusive’ Splinter Cell titles, we expect we’ll get it eventually.
Few developers have been as vocal about their complete lack of support for the PS3 than Valve, which to be honest might be because people from Valve get asked about it a lot because Valve makes such awesome games, including Portal of course. The first Portal did appear on the PS3 (although Valve did not handle the PS3 port of The Orange Box), but there are currently no plans to bring Portal 2 over to the Sony side. Boo!
Ever since the day EA announced that it had bought BioWare, we’ve been saying “This means Mass Effect on PS3… this means Mass Effect on PS3…” and we haven’t once wavered from our belief that it will happen. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but some day and for the rest of the Mass Effect trilogy. We can feel it in our bones.
Left 4 Dead
Valve has two titles in this list because Valve is a truly exceptional developer that makes truly exceptional games. We’d have put Half-Life 2: Episode 3 on this list too, only it technically hasn’t been announced for any platforms yet, so it doesn’t really count. The Left 4 Dead games count though, both having come out on PC and 360 and both being probably the best, most atmospheric, most original co-op shooters ever. The PS3 wants Left 4 Dead like zombies want braaaaaaains.