For years hardcore gamers have chastised the PS3 as being a blu-ray player that just so happened to play a handful games. Early PS3 adopters attempted to justify their purchase with titles like Uncharted and Resistance, but those outside of Sony’s sphere of influence were unswayed by these games. Each year since the consoles release, statements have been issued from Sony with an executive saying “This is the year of the PS3!“, with each year proving to go to Nintendo.
Generally the gaming community took the Sony executives announcements with a grain of salt and even though there hasn’t been such a statement yet this year, they could say it with a more factual basis. Earlier this week Sony revealed they have 20 console exclusives slated for 2011. Some of the titles can be written off by non-believers as just Move titles, PlayStation network games, or re-releases but there are a number of triple-A games on this list.
The electrifying sequel, inFamous 2 will hit sometime this year with developer Sucker Punch hoping for lightning to strike twice after the critically acclaimed first title. Killzone 3, will be released later next month, with this gritty war title seeing a much faster turnaround than the second. What looks to be a mystifying adventure, The Last Guardian, plans to release sometime this year. Along with these titles, LittleBigPlanet 2 will allow a larger creative pallet in just a week from today.
While the list may have stopped there in years past, Sony ups the ante with many more exclusives this year. The fight for humanity’s survival continues with the release of Resistance 3 later this year. The very realistic military shooter series SOCOM will receive their fourth numbered release this year, with the studios first true entry on the PS3. The reboot of the Twisted Metal franchise directed by David Jaffe, will release sometime this year.
Last but certainly not least, Uncharted 3:Drake’s Decption will release late in 2011 concluding what will surely go down as the greatest year of the PlayStation 3 so far. For those that have been holding off on buying what they believed was an affordable blu-ray player, it may be time to invest in this emerging gaming platform.