This is hard to classify, as it is really a rumor in a rumor. Turns out that the rumored PLAYSTATION 3 game announcement coming from Sony Computer Entertainment on August 3rd, 2008 is actually Hardware 2 (working title), a sequel to 2003’s Hardware Online Arenas, which received a 74% average in reviews. The game is said to be in development by SCE Studios London, Liverpool, and Incognito Entertainment.
Apparently, Hardware 2 will not be the same average game that the first was. You’ll be able to fight in Tanks, Jeeps, Bikes, and Helicopters as well as fully customize every single part of the vehicle. That means color, items, weapons, etc.
The environments are said to be the biggest change in this game though, where everything can now be destroyed, as the living world is. That means you can kill your enemies by collapsing an apartment building on top of them. If you destroy one building and it clashes with another, that building will fall too, just as physics intended.
Online fights are said to be 50 versus 50 or even go insane and do 1 versus 99. Online modes include deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag, king of the hill, and several original game modes. There are already 14 game modes in total being tested. Gamers will also have the ability to play mini-games online like who can kill the most pedestrians.
Hardware 2 will supposedly feature a snapshot function like Burnout Paradise. When you kill an enemy, you’ll get a snapshot of their death and it is said that “some deaths are very painful to look at.”
The online mode will supports clans as well, featuring your o wn embelm, tournaments, and reputation levels. The more clean you play, however, the better your reputation becomes. The millitary encourages clean shooting, see?
Remember, this is all a rumor, and we’ll have to wait until August 3rd to confirm if it is true or not.