QUOTE(alsybub @ Jul 24 2006, 10:49 AM)
I read a similar article a few days ago. It seems to be that it's all simply to do with the hold ups from Sony with dev kits and tools so they felt it was better to just continue with the other platforms.
i dont think it has to do with hold ups. the game was already in development for the ps3 so that means that they have the dev kits that they need. from what people in the industry are pointing to is the difficulties of developing for the ps3. the build was in development but well behind the other versions so instead of holding up budget or resources, they decided just to axe it all together. another article...
Officials from THQ have confirmed that the company will no longer be publishing a version of WWE SmackDown! vs Raw 2007 for the PlayStation 3 this year, following previous reports indicating that a PS3 SKU of the game was in development. source
Although no reason was given for the move, it was defined as a delay rather than a cancellation, although to as far back as “late 2007” – presumably around the time that WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 would be released. The game is now scheduled only for the PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and PSP this November.
The news has been perceived by some online observers as somewhat of an embarrassment for Sony, who has often previously been forced to counter suggestions that the PlayStation 3 is difficult to develop for. However, the assumption being made by many in this case is that THQ's estimate of the installed userbase would not justify the time and money needed to get a PlayStation 3 version of the game ready this year.
The rumors of the game's delay began on the German THQ website, with a posting made by one of the site forum’s official administrators. The unconfirmed suggestion given was that progress on the PlayStation 3 version of the game, which was recently demonstrated to press on the Xbox 360, was well behind the other versions, and that THQ did not want to divert further resources away from the other versions.
I'm sure it happens all of the time but i honestly dont remember this many announced games being canned before a system's launch. so far off of the top of my head i can recall condemned, oblivion (once slated for next gen consoles), killing day, Endless Saga (just rescently cancelled), and now Smackdown. like i said i know it may happen with us not knowing it all of the time, but all of these titles have been officially announced in one way or another.