With this year’s E3 just around the corner, gamers everywhere are gearing up for some exciting revelations and teasing demonstrations.
For manufacturers and developers, the trade show is all about the element of surprise and shock – for maximum impact, which they hope will translate into maximum sales.
So at the moment, everyone is trying to keep their closely guarded secrets even more under wraps. But as we know, in the world of technology this is easier said than done.
Whether it is a hot new game due for the pre-Christmas release, or a powerful new console hoping to take the world by storm, E3 can be vital to a product’s success.
So if a leak gets out ahead of the E3 unveiling, it can be rather problematic. Of course, it won’t spell disaster for a game or console’s release, but games companies like to be the one to tell people about their new product.
Assassin’s Creed 3 for Sony PS Vita
Developer Ubisoft won’t be too happy at the moment, as a leak saying that Assassin’s Creed 3 will be available on the PS Vita has found its way on to the web.
The leak comes courtesy of retailer Zavvi, which has listed a PS Vita version of the upcoming title on its website. Not only that, but we’re given a release date of 31 October.
But how much truth is there is the leak? The Vita is certainly powerful for a handheld, but is it good enough to handle the high-quality title?
The trailers for the console version of Assassin’s Creed 3 have promised us a thrilling, high quality game with exquisite graphics to do the graphic violence justice.
Surely the Vita would struggle to support the same high quality? Of course, another possibility is a scaled-down version of the game for the Vita, with dumbed-down graphics and more use of the touchscreen.
Either way it is an exciting prospect, but we’ll just have to wait until next week to find out the truth. Roll on E3!