Rockstar’s New Franchise To Be PS3 Exclusive

Via their official blog Sony have revealed they have secured exclusive rights to what ever Rockstar’s next big game will be, presumably the one that they will be developing after the behemoth that is GTAIV is released. On the blog Michael Shorrock, director of 3rd Party Relations at SCEA comments that; “We are announcing that a new franchise from Rockstar Games will be exclusive to PS3. As part of our long standing relationship with Rockstar, and the incredible success for both companies with the cultural icon that is Grand Theft Auto, we’ve agreed to the PlayStation exclusive rights of the next great franchise from the Rockstar studios.

Everyone knows to have success in this business you need to look ahead, identifying the talent and titles that are going to give consumers new kinds of gaming experiences that help set the bar for the rest of the industry. Rockstar has a heritage for doing just that… Rockstar really wanted to make a game that you can truly only do on PS3, harnessing the power of CELL and Blu-ray disc and this deal lets them do just that,” he concluded.

From his comments it seems whatever the game is it is only in the planning stages right now, so, obviously, very little is known about the game right now other than it will be a Sony exclusive title. In fact, the only confirmed info on the game is that it is not LA Noire, a fact which Shorrock stressed at the end of his blog post.