Steinberg – Sony’s 2009 is “relentless and AAA quality”

Wednesday, 18th March 2009 07:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt


SCEA marketing chief Scott Steinberg’s claimed 2009 will deliver an unremitting bombardment of high quality product from Sony, and that Killzone 2 is the game that will trigger many to buy a PS3.

“We’re shipping a great lineup and it’s relentless and AAA quality,” Steinberg told GameDaily.

“Starting it with Killzone 2, we’re going to arrest the momentum from competitors with titles like MLB 09: The Show, which some are calling the best sports title ever made.

“Then in summer there’s inFamous and you’ll get to see even more excellent titles at E3. If PlayStation fans thought that we’d rest on our laurels from last year and if competitors thought that we’d punched ourselves out, both are mistaken.”

He added, probably shouting: “We feel that Killzone 2 is a tremendous exclusive. It’s an exclamation point that demonstrates the distance between the PS3 and other systems. The game is 40 gigs and could not be done on anything else. It will move people from the sidelines, and from what we’ve seen from blogs, will push 360 owners to try out the PS3. I think it’s going to be a major launch for us and this historical PlayStation brand.”

Hear Scott roar. Thanks, Joystiq.



  1. Retroid

    Bless! :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Pat sources say Sony have heap big Q4 coming up.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen


    #3 6 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    As for what we have seen so far and will see, he’s not far off.

    It looks very good, what with Killzone 2, inFamous, Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2 (I wanna say God of War III as well, I dont know if it’ll be out this year)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Blerk

    MLB the what? And why is he still pimping Killzone like it’s an upcoming title? :-)

    I want to see more of Heavy Rain. Make it so!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Um smoke signals say, “E3 2009 has many megaton, strong buffalo.”

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk


    Microsoft really need to get off their arses and talk about their 2009 line-up. Like… soon. It’s getting silly now, people are starting to do that “well, it looks like they don’t have anything” thing again, like they did last year.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    They announced it all at that Banjo event in CA last year, innit. I suspect we’ll see something similar this year.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    When was that, though? I can’t remember. Was it pre-E3?

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Shatner

    #10 6 years ago

    I just want TDU 2 and Modern Warfare 2.

    …and a Tournament Fightstick…

    Nothing else gets me excited for this year, so far.

    Tell us what you know Pat! E3 is miiiiiiles away!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    Blerk – Yeah. It was May.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Rhythm

    Saw the reviews of MLB. I’ve not played a baseball game since RBI but this does look pretty special. Didn’t realise it was Sony-only though

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Oh, it’s baseball, is it? That explains a lot.

    /files under ‘meh’

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Retroid


    #15 6 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    Sony have said that GoWII is set for 09 to, though its probaly just a ‘watch this space’ date.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Rhythm

    Be interested to see if Demon’s Soul is going to hit the West – we need some more decent RPG fodder

    #17 6 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    Microsoft need to get off their big fat arse for this year.

    All we have from this year so far from MGS that is noteworthy is Halo Wars.

    And still to come, whatever Rare is making, Halo 3: ODST and possibly Forza 3.

    Granted, this situation happened last year and Microsoft still came out with a solid list but even still, right now, Sony has MS beat based on some great games.

    And with a possible $99 price cut on Sunday, Microsoft berrer think fast.

    Sony could still do a lot between now and June with GDC, PlayStation Day (most likely) and E3.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Johnny Cullen


    #19 6 years ago
  20. Rhythm

    The only Sony-only stuff I’m looking at this year thus far are Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2. I’d love to know if they’re finally going to release Hakuna Matata (Afrika) in the West alongside Aquanaut’s Holiday

    Is White Knight Story coming to Euro or the US?

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Blerk

    I can’t imagine that it won’t. Level 5′s stuff has historically taken ages to make it to the West, though. They have this weird habit of actually fixing some of the stuff that’s broken before they’ll let it out of Japan. :-D

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Johnny Cullen

    Forgot about White Knight Chronicles :D

    Is it just me or do I get the feeling that Microsoft will show Final Fantasy XIII live gameplay at their E3 conference with a counter from Sony being either being live gameplay of WKC or Final Fantasy Versus XIII (if Versus XIII is even playable which I doubt)

    #22 6 years ago
  23. Newbie101

    I can’t wait for MAG! 250+ multiplayer FPS action!

    That really is war!

    #23 6 years ago
  24. Blerk

    I thought MAG was 3rd person?

    #24 6 years ago
  25. Rhythm

    I can’t remember either way, but then I really don’t care ;-)

    I’ll be happy to see more about The Agency though

    #25 6 years ago
  26. Panipal2005

    @ Patrick Garrett

    “Pat sources say Sony have heap big Q4 coming up.”

    Does this mean Sony are cramming all their big releases in a short space of time rather than spacing their releases out (which EA have said would be a better idea, maybe they’re actually serious about it too) in Q2/Q3 as well as Q4?

    Did MGS4 not tell them anything? Infamous? Or do they only learn from failure (like when R2 and LBP were amongst a pile of Q4 ’08 releases).

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Panipal2005

    Also Sony should stop making promises about their presence for E3, because their performances at last years expos were marked by epic fail (Pimping KZ2 & MAG – wow great you can do Xbox games better than Microsoft big whoop). Maybe afterwards, if they deliver, everyone will take their talking big seriously again.

    #27 6 years ago
  28. Syrok

    Meh, all I want is Afrika, Aqua and maybe Demons Soul.

    #28 6 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    Look forward to it.

    I really think Sony’s lineup is sufficient enough at the moment.

    Infamous and MAG this summer is nice.

    But I would not mind OTHER games!!!! OTHER GAMES…

    #29 6 years ago
  30. Cort

    And I’m pretty sure we are still waiting to see the legendary “BBC game”, the first party PS3 title which stunned BBC journalist Darren Waters over a year ago now……

    We know it is not Heavy Rain or MAG, so unless it is God of War 3 (I doubt it as Darren didn’t say anything when that was revealed – even when I asked him!) we are still waiting.

    PS Pat you are such a frickin’ tease. E3 is AGES away!

    #30 6 years ago
  31. Rhythm

    @Syrok I still want Afrika but apparently Aquanaut’s Holiday is a bit meh :-(

    Only heard about Demon’s Soul yesterday but it looks amazing! I gather the Chinese version features full English language too, so no need to rely on it coming to the West if it turns out they want to keep things local ;-)

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Syrok

    Oh, is it? I haven’t heard or read anything about it yet. No one seems to bother with import reviews anymore. :(

    I know that DS is in English, but I’m lacking a credit card/paypal and don’t trust ebay.

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Johnny Cullen

    Oh yeah, forgot about Darren Waters. I’m losing it XD

    Me thinks it’s Team ICO.

    And Cort, he would have said if it was God of War III already. Remember, he was at E3 and with GOWIII there, he would have said.

    #33 6 years ago
  34. No_PUDding

    What Darren Water’s said coincides with stuff I have been told, and no other game internally would have that reaction, which I have seen several times now.

    #34 6 years ago
  35. No_PUDding

    I am ofcourse Kyle Barrett, man, pimping my life’s work never gets old…

    Talking of which I’d like my life’s work to equal a little bit more than that eventually, so I need to continue working.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Cort

    No_PUDding, your last two posts make no sense – to me at least. Are you on drugs?


    #36 6 years ago
  37. No_PUDding

    Sometimes I wonder. Nah I am just a little preoccupied at the moment. Read the second of the bbc links above though.

    I am a loser who emails BBC tech correspondants.

    #37 6 years ago

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