Haze Again Obscures PC, X360

Recent comments from publisher Ubisoft continue to paint a murky fate for the Xbox 360 and PC editions of developer Free Radical's next first person shooter, Haze.

GameSpot claims that the game is now a PlayStation 3 exclusive and development on the other versions has halted. "The official statement on PC and Xbox 360 is that these platforms are not confirmed," Ubisoft told the site, noting that it is open to "new partnerships."

With the game originally announced for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, mentions of the PC and Xbox 360 editions disappeared from the official fact sheet and site in late May. At the time, an Ubisoft representative avoided using "exclusive" when discussing the fall 2007 release of the PlayStation 3 version. "We just felt that PS3 needed some love," the rep chuckled.

The next day, Free Radical co-founder and GoldenEye 007 (N64) veteran David Doak noted that development was proceeding on all platforms, but that the game would debut on PlayStation 3 first.

Shacknews has contacted Ubisoft for clarification. For more on the game, check out our E3 impressions or the trailer below:

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Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    August 31, 2007 11:27 AM

    Haze kind of looks really generic and boring anyhow...so...uh...

    I don't really care all that much.

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      August 31, 2007 11:34 AM

      I agree, at least from what I saw in the video on PSN. Looked a bit like Far Cry but with worse graphics than the original (now old) game. The rendered scenes looked well done but who cares about that.

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        August 31, 2007 11:54 AM

        Yeah same here... too generic visuals and story behind the games just seems like you're an assassin for hire... seems already done.

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      August 31, 2007 4:00 PM

      This was a great business decision for them. I think the PS3 definitely needs some more fps games. Nobody (meaning no shack reader) was really intrigued with this title, but the PS3 audience is a completely different ballgame altogether. Sure the install base isn't large in the PS3 but it's increasingly becoming niche and profitable for these lesser anticipated titles. At some point this will come in PC form, but possibly with additional content that stress the PC more graphically. And who knows what the final product will look like. Seems pretty dynamic to me, but it could all be scripted...

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