Killzone 2 delayed, no in-game XMB mentioned?

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So these are the two biggest stories coming out of the EU PlayStation day.

The much anticipated in-game XMB was not mentioned at all even though Sony knows it is a highly anticipated feature. Honestly I feel this one thing is the biggest reason why Xbox Live is still the superior online service and is not currently being challenged by PSN. I don’t expect Microsoft to even contemplate dropping the price of Xbox Live until Sony manage to get close to it’s integration ability.

The other big thing is that Killzone 2 has been delayed, again and again and again. Now it is planned for an early 2009 release which makes us think that it just isn’t good enough to compete with it’s poor (money) neighbour Resistance 2 or Gears 2 from the Xbox 360. The delay has only been announced for Europe but I expect it to roll over to the rest of the planet in the next week or two.

Maybe Sony should go and ask for their money back as it looks like Killzone 2 is going to be as disappointing as Killzone 1.

In better news a new PS3 exclusive, Mirror’s Edge, was shown and it looks very nice indeed, LBP has only been delayed by an extra month, Motorstorm 2 was previewed, an awesome (EU only) GT comp was announced and a new Buzz was demonstrated…

To be honest I am disappointed, I wanted in-game XMB and some big news, unless I have misread the official press release or the GameSpot coverage there was nothing big.

The press day ended off with everyone being told that this is only the tip of the iceberg but I lost faith in veiled promises from Sony a while ago. Show me what the community is demanding. in-game XMB, Home and LBP…

Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet delayed at EU PlayStation Day – PlayStation 3 News at GameSpot

Last Updated: May 7, 2008

Gavin Mannion

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