Now, though, Sony has clarified that statement. In a press release issued today, the company said that its numerous "groundbreaking exclusives," including MAG and God of War III, will arrive within the fiscal year, which doesn't conclude until March 2010.
In other words, God of War III and MAG may not arrive until March 31, 2010, at the very latest, which is when Sony's next fiscal year ends. Furthermore, God of War III and MAG were the only listed games that didn't have a firm 2009 release before last week.
It's also worth noting that all past God of War console games have launched in March, at least in North America, with international releases coming a few weeks or months later.
As for the rest the "groundbreaking exclusives" listed in today's release, Killzone 2, inFamous, MLB 09: The Show, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves made the cut, all of which have been previously confirmed for 2009. And while Sony made no mention of Heavy Rain today, the publisher has previously listed it as a late 2009 release.
Ok good. Things are back to normal. Sky is still blue. Water stil wet...