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Submitted by jtorry 511d ago | news

Capcom: Spark got Lost Planet 3 job because 'good' developers wouldn't want it

Spark Unlimited was given the job of developing Lost Planet 3 because "'good' developers" wouldn't have wanted to work on the IP, the game's producer has suggested.

"We really needed to find a developer that could work on a collaboration," Andrew Szymanski told VideoGamer.com, while explaining the reasons why Capcom chose to outsource Lost Planet 3 to Spark. "I think that what a lot of people don't realise... is, some of the best-known developers - or quote, unquote, the 'good' developers, if you want to call it that - for good reason they want to work on the stuff they want to work on. (Lost Planet 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

majiebeast  +   511d ago
Good way of promoting this game... So good developers wouldnt wanna do it, cause its a shitty IP?
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CarlosX360  +   511d ago
...You couldn't resist, could you. Companies have their reasons for not doing other companies' IP's. For example, Gearbox could've developed a Call of Duty title, but because they feel their creative freedom would be stifled, they shunned it.

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majiebeast  +   511d ago
Cod is a shitty IP aswell hasnt changed a bit since Cod 4 and even re-uses the same areas, i wouldnt want to work on that. Plus Kotick doesnt allow creative freedom at work, unless he can sell it.
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nukeitall  +   511d ago
@majiebeast:

Say what you want about CoD, but it is still the largest console game.

Many developers can only dream of working on CoD. Gearbox is just big enough and has a few good IPs of their own, they would rather explore.
DevilishSix  +   511d ago
lol, we clearly see what Gearbox does with its' creative freedom....Ladies and gentlemen I give you Aliens: Colonial Marines.
ritsuka666  +   511d ago
Off all people to comment,majiebeast is the least informative and respected opinion. Considering this guy were here in these site trolling in all articles.
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coolbeans  +   511d ago
It's tough for me to tell which is a more sensational reading of the producer's quote: the title or your comment.
j-blaze  +   511d ago
you mean one of the best IPs this gen, i wouldn't lie if i say i enjoyed Lost Planet more than any uncharted "now this is a overrated shitty ip imo!" game..sad Capcom butchered the franchise with LP3 :'(
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   511d ago
Talk about twisting words to make a sensational headline.
FortKnight  +   511d ago
This kinda shit really pisses me off.
bunt-custardly  +   511d ago
In a nutshell what is being said is, "good" developers or should that be "more successful" developers are more likely to present their own IPs rather than want to work on existing IPs. Spark was available to collaborate on this project.

Headline is hit hungry and somewhat misleading really.
cleft5  +   511d ago
So glad for the N4G comment section.
ironfist92  +   511d ago
I feel like im the only one who enjoys the Lost Planet franchise. Its kinda like Monster hunter with guns and mechs, imo.
Kurt Russell  +   511d ago
I enjoyed the 1st one. I didn't know what the hell I was supposed to do in the 2nd one and lost interest.
Awesome_Gamer  +   511d ago
I enjoyed both.
Gamer-Z  +   511d ago
I liked the first Lost Planet, the mechs where pretty cool it kinda reminded me of Gundam.
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Jdoki  +   511d ago
I very much enjoyed the first despite it's ridiculous story and flaws.

Not got round to the second one yet
nukeitall  +   511d ago
I second this, I enjoyed the first one a lot. Was a fan, but then the second one came out and they took out the story and focused too much on multi-player.

Which would have been ok, if it was a good game.

So, second round is still waiting for me on the shelf after I got it for $10. There are far better games I would rather play so it will have to wait indefinitely.
BrianC6234  +   511d ago
There's a selling point. Buy this game. The developer is crappy but maybe the game will be good.
Tultras  +   511d ago
You know that makes no sense right?
BrianC6234  +   511d ago
Are you dumb?
Tultras  +   511d ago
The developer is crappy, but maybe the game will be good??

How can a game be good if it's being developed by a terrible developer.

That's like saying " I suck at cooking but I make good food. "
MidnytRain  +   511d ago
LOL, Tultras, I believe Brian's first post was sarcasm.
Tultras  +   510d ago
oh.... I'm a sucker for sarcasm actually so I wouldn't get it. :p
abzdine  +   511d ago
in other words, LP is dog shit. nice promotion you are giving this game
andreasx  +   511d ago
i really enjoyed the first game, the second was kinda "meh" to be honest.

OT- so Capcom is saying that Spark Unlimited isn't a good developer then? nice advertising
abzdine  +   511d ago
the first one back in 2007 was a good game even though the movements were too stiff. i quite liked it even if nothing happens other than walking and shooting but definitely not a game i would recommand today cause it got old too fast.
in the same style (but MUCH BETTER) i recommand Vanquish
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4lc4pon3  +   511d ago
1st ok, Second sucks. 3rd who knows but so far the series has been unimpressive they need to reinvent the game
RazMaTaz0121  +   511d ago
So Capcom essentially just called Spark 'Crap' developers. LOL
bunt-custardly  +   511d ago
No Videogamer inferred they did which is not true in the slightest.
Jek_Porkins  +   511d ago
Misleading headline for sure, but I remember when Spark unlimited was rumored to be working on Star Wars Battlefront 3, and they were teasing people on Twitter about working on a "Sci Fi Shooter", what a let down.
Roper316  +   511d ago
if you but any game with the Crapcom name on it, you deserve whatever piece of incomplete POS you get. We all know how they do things so to support them and then complain about it is stupid. RE5 was the last Crapcom game I will ever buy.

Does anyone remember during the PS1 days when Crapcom released the RE: Directors cut? It was the same exact game as the original release with no additional content like it was supposed to have. Which they finally fessed up to a month or so later.So them screwing & ripping off their customers is nothing new. I personally just got to the point where enough was enough and I chose not to spend my money on their products anymore.
FantasyStar  +   511d ago
I thought I got a good value out of Resident Evil 6 for PC. $40 including the pre-order bonus is nice. RE.NET is also a nice addition: the community events and support for their PC Version shows they're taking cues from Valve.

I agree that Capcom overall is pretty shitty (still bitter over Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Megaman Legends 3) but I acknowledge a good move when I see it. They still suck though.
Amigaengine  +   511d ago
Moral of the story............ Don"t let Gearbox develop anything
Th3 Chr0nic  +   511d ago
why even bother if this is the case. if you have to outsource something then just dont do it at all! cause when it fails and you want to blame the dev you CANT cause its still your fault! the choice to outsource is the point of origin for the failure
Modestmex  +   511d ago
Lost planet was awesome the second one was mehh with all the crappy online shit.
hano  +   511d ago
misleading article headline as always.

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