Game Developers Conference 2009: 16 things we want to see at GDC

GDC 2009 wishlist: The Game Developers Conference is upon us and these are the revelations, games, and topics we want to see in some form at this year's event.

From Sony:


A PS3 price drop...

For months, rumors about a giant PlayStation 3 price drop have been swirling around the internet like flies to a corpse on a hot day. Several analysts predict that a US$100 reduction in Sony's next-generation console's price is likely going to happen before summer, which would knock the price of the 80GB PS3 down from $399.99 to $299.99 and the higher-end 160 GB model down from $499.99 to $399.99.

Kojima to talk less game design mumbo jumbo and more new Metal Gear.

Japanese video game magazine Famitsu recently broke the story that Hideo Kojima, father of the Metal Gear series, is already working on two brand-new titles. And to be honest, we're a lot more interested to hear about these secret game projects than anything he's planning on covering in his GDC 2009 Keynote speech about "conquering various development obstacles with creative game design." But then again, we're not game designers.


...or, failing that, a God of War III release date!

While Sony did include Kratos' next gore-rife adventure on the PlayStation 3, God of War III, in their official press release revealing their 2009 video game lineup, along with PS3-exclusives like Heavy Rain, inFamous, Uncharted 2, and Mag, we wouldn't be surprised if the game gets pushed back to next year. But how're we to know without Sony telling us when we can expect GoWIII? A solid target release date is ideal, but we'd settle for a specific month.

A new plan for the PSP.

Expecting to hear an announcement at GDC 2009 about the fabled PSP2 is unrealistic, but we'd still like to hear what Sony has in the cards for their handheld platform aside from LittleBigPlanet, Assassin's Creed, Rock Band Unplugged, and MotorStorm Arctic Edge, and what they plan to do to stop the Nintendo DS from murdering it in hardware sales.

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