We first said it several years ago: the days of the third-party exclusive are all but over. Now, it appears that yet another exclusive will be leaping to another platform, although we have nothing but speculation and teasing at this point.
Apparently, TheSixthAxis has inside information that the PlayStation 3 will be receiving a game that was formerly exclusive to the Xbox 360. It has to stay "under wraps" right now but supposedly, more information will be revealed within the next month. The studio that plans to make this big announcement also has "other exciting news to share soon enough," so perhaps during a typical summer where big news is tough to find, this will be a head-turner. Of course, we've heard such claims from sites before and many times, these so-called "inside confirmations" are nothing more than ill-advised attempts to drum up some extra traffic. However, feel free to guess at the mystery title; it almost can't be Gears of War as we believe Microsoft owns the publishing rights to that, and we'd like to think it's Splinter Cell: Conviction , but TheSixthAxis makes it sound like the game is already in existence on the 360. We really have no idea what it might be, but here's hoping it's true, at least.
And by the way, no, this isn't the special PS3 exclusive that we at PSXE know about. That game has yet to arrive for any platform and unfortunately, we're not allowed to talk about it, either…not for a little while, at any rate.