Given the possibility of exclusive brand characters appearing in the relevant SKUs of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing emerged from a leaked Sony document, we'd assumed there would have been an announcement for a racing Sackboy or Ratchet by now.

Curiously, announcements for Mii compatibility in the Nintendo Wii version of the game and Banjo-Kazooie in the XBOX 360 version have come and gone, with still no mention of any Sony platform characters. So what's going on?

We went straight to the horses mouth and were told rather vaguely that there were still "announcements on the game to come," with "PS3 fan's concerns" being considered. But still, no real hint of an announcement regarding the Playstation version of the game.

SEGA's silence on the game sounds ominous, and rather disheartening. Seeing as SEGA presented the idea to Sony, there's certainly no lack of will on their part. We can only assume then, that the best is being saved until the last. That, or Sony said no to the proposal; which would be gutting for Playstation fans, who will surely end up feeling short-changed.