PlayStation 3 to get a secret Rockstar game

Sony gets an exclusive deal with the creator of "Grand Theft Auto."

By Farhad Manjoo

Published July 30, 2007 5:03PM (EDT)

Sony says it has signed a deal with Rockstar -- the creator of, most famously, the "Grand Theft Auto" series -- to get an upcoming game exclusively on the PlayStation 3. But it won't say which game.

We already know it won't be "Grand Theft Auto IV"; both the PS3 and Microsoft's XBox 360 will get that game, though Microsoft purchased exclusive rights for add-on content. On the PlayStation blog, Sony exec Michael Shorrock says the new exclusive also isn't "L.A. Noire," the beautiful black-and-white gumshoe game that will come out for PS3 next year. Instead, the new title is "something all new," Shorrock says, brought about by Rockstar's desire to "make a game that you can truly only do on PS3, harnessing the power of CELL and Blu-ray disc." (Cell is the chip that the PS3 runs on.)

So look there. First there's news of Blu-ray porn, and now Sony has two Rockstar exclusives. Is the PS3 getting its game on?

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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