Haze PS3 Delayed Again

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Publisher Ubisoft has once again pushed back the release date of Free Radical's drug-enhanced shooter Haze. The company now expects the title to arrive at some point during its 2008 fiscal year, which runs from April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009.

News of the delay was packaged within a financial report issued today. The company had previously slated the game for release last year, but it was pushed back and expected to hit by this March.

Initially announced for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, the PC and Xbox 360 editions of Haze disappeared from the official fact sheet and site in late May. "We just felt that PS3 needed some love," an Ubisoft representative chuckled at the time, though they deliberately avoided using the word "exclusive."

Free Radical co-founder and GoldenEye 007 (N64) veteran David Doak later noted that the game would debut on PlayStation 3 first, but was still being developed for other platforms.

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    January 23, 2008 9:26 AM

    That sucks. I think a lot of ps3 owners really were looking forward to this.

    Obligatory Delaystation 3 comment.

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      January 23, 2008 9:27 AM

      You wouldn't be if you got a chance to play it.

      It was a while ago, but at PAX they were shoving Haze up everyones ass to make up for the crappy game you got to try after waiting in line.

      Looked nice at least; but didn't dig it at all.

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        January 23, 2008 10:27 AM

        That sucks to hear... so that leaves how many PS3 games worth getting? 1? (Uncharted)

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          January 23, 2008 11:22 AM

          Motostorm, Heavenly Sword, and I'll take people's word for it when they recommend Ratchet & Clank (not my type of game). All of those games are excellent and exclusive. I'm not going to include NG: Sigma as that's not really all that exclusive of a game since it's a remake.

          Then you have a few PSN games as well that are all great.

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          January 23, 2008 11:31 AM

          Uncharted is excellent. Warhawk is a ton of fun online. I've beat Ratchet and Clank twice. Folklore seems fun but I cannot get into it.

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      January 23, 2008 11:22 AM

      In my opinion, I don't there was any hype for this game at all. If they keep on delaying this game, Haze will be released within MGS4, KZ2, LBP, and Resistance 2 timeframe which could be troubling for the game.