In an update to Loot Ninja's CoD4 Map Pack news, their Editor in Chief heard from Activision that the Variety Map Pack will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 for the first 21 days of its release before being available for the PS3.
You get what you pay for :)
Stick to first party games. U cannot go wrong and when they mess up, they have to listen to you when u bit*h at them on the blog. 3rd party will tell u to go take the pi$$ and u don't have a choice.
deepest pockets on this planet...
It's not like its a console shifter !!The PS3 has to wait 21 day's so what !!
Over them next 21 days the PS3 will get GT Prologue and Everybody's golf thats more than enough to keep you going on the PS3 for the next 21 day's easy !!
So its not like we're gonna be sitting on our thumbs in anticipation
But if one console got the Exclusive rights to bring GTA4 out 21 days before the other now that would be something to boast about !!!!!!!
They can pay whoever they want for all i care. I only care about games. IF the customer is getting what he bought the console for then he's happy and irritants like RROD will not be much problem for him. On the other hand if you keep waiting for the promises of pot of games at the end of the rainbow and see other side busy playing games then unless you're a blind fool just following one brand, you should raise your voice to the console maker, rather than patting yourselves to sleep everyday.
plot thickens http://xbox360.ign.com/arti...
sak500 - come back when you're a big boy and you understand the influence of money. You... 1. assume i dont own the xbox version of cod based on the statements you made 2. refuse to look at facts
Actually, the 360 does get something exclusive regarding GTA IV. Not 21 days, but forever. Two exclusive downloads. 50 million dollars worth. But who am I? I'm the guy who is going to boast about that. I own both consoles as of today (Picked up my PS3-WOOTAGE), but the 360 version of GTA IV is the one I'm going to get. Already preordered it.
It's just MS throwing more money around, they're getting a bit desperate when it comes to delaying DLC for 3 weeks. If anything it just reaffirms my reasons for not getting tied up with an MS platform in the first place. Certainly not doing games themselves any favors.
If I didn't dislike this game so much, I'd make a VERY 'fanboyish' comment right here
What a surprise.
kind of like the patch
A borked patch at that, the PS3 patch doesn't even seem to handle Host Migration, WTH is that all about? I'm sick of the Host Ended Game error messages every 1 in 3 games to be kicked out of the game and into a lone lobby. The Patch was supposed to fix this by keeping all the other players together even if the Host ended the game and then find a new host with everyone in the lobby. Guess they forgot to include this major feature in the patch for PS3 owners. We always seem to be an afterthought for IW. The treat 360 owners better.
21 days now counts as exclusive?
Hmm I have tell my boss that - maybe we will make more exclusive content! lol.
Yeah it's exclusive for 21 days. Don't know whats hard to get about that lol ... you must be in 5th grade I guess?
Eer no...not grade 5 by any stretch of the imagination.
And 21 days != exclusive.
If we can call launching a product 21 days later on a different console an exclusive (to get more press, etc) we would do it. But since 21 days is still within the launch window of the product it's not an exclusive.
Sure it is. It's exclusive for 21 days, meaning it can't be had on any other system for 21 days. Though as to why the definition of exclusive is so twisted when it comes to games boggles me.
Your boss? How bout your girlfriend? Haha I'd like to be exclusive with you baby. 21 days later - she storms in, "What were you thinking???"
If you can find me a girlfriend first T_T - I work upwards of 90hrs a week at a publisher as support for 3rd party developers.
as for exclusive - the idea of exclusivity is that no one else can have it (I still hate the term timed exclusive since by definition it is not exclusive) and a delay for a patch/maps etc is more a delay then an exclusivity agreement.
Exsclusive for 21 days thats right means only on the 360 for 21 days how hard is that to understand...Like anybody cares anywho, I am glad cause i dont play this on the ps3 anyways.
don't be too surprised sony fan boy's you lot should be use too this by now.so please no tear's
When you're so damn funny?! lol. You're lame.
why would we cry. were not the ones waiting for 6 weeks to get our consoles back. besides i have plenty of games to hold me over.
Micro$oft will try anything to get people to buy their xFlop360's!!!
Maybe they should spend the money buying Lifeboats for every xBot Lemming out there!!! ;-D
BECAUSE YOU ARE SINKING!
What a dumba*s! Your acting like it will hit the PS3 one year after the Xbox 360,it's only three weeks!;)
BTW Level 55 Prestige 5 with golden shotty right here baby!
It will be tear's of Laughter soon WiiWii er pp!!! ;-D
Wait for in game chat.
Wait for Home
Wait for freaking map packs for your most popular game!
You Sony fanboys LOVE to WAIT!
at least sony did not pay a lot of money to get those maps 21 days earlier
This game is selling tons on each platform. Why would it get shafted like this?
I own the 360 version so it doesn't bother met at all, but I agree with you. That is so stupid, all it does is alienate the fan base. All content should be released for the same time for each system no matter what it is, if it's not ready for both than don't just release it for one.
It's selling more tons on Xbox 360, and COD4 on Xbox 360 beat Halo 3 for most played for like 8 weeks straight now.
They have nothing against the fanbase, it just takes longer to do things on the PS3, this includes the PSN, you should be happy it is coming at all. Until Sony fixes the issues with the Network and the development tools, this is going to be a way of life for PS3 owners.
Stop blaming the developers and blame Sony.
Ofcourse its going to sell more on the 360, the console has an install base of over 17million whereas the PS3 is almost 11million.
uhm obviously you have been drinking the FUD cool-aid.
It's usually easier to get stuff certified for the PS3.
The difference is developmental priorities - the x360 patch was completed 2-3 weeks in advance of the ps3 patch , the maps come out about the same spacing... What does that suggest to you? It should suggest to you that they didn't start the cert process on the maps for PSN until after the PS3 patch came out.
That is - they needed to test the patch before releasing the maps.
It's not PSN bro.Halo3 has a map pack coming out so Infinity is trying to beat them to the punch. That means they have to focus on the 360 version. I.W. has stated that the PS3 (in shows in the final product) is not hard to dev for, you just need to manage your resources. I can wait 21 days for the content, I know they'll deliver. I hope they continue to kick Halo3s butt! :P
Mr. Marbles as always your post shows how little you know, its not Sony's software that is causing the issues or PSN. Its just a business move. Since 360 users tend to spend more points (a.k.a. money) on DLC more resources are put into the 360 product. This is pretty much common practice in the industry from 3rd party developers, so please learn to investigate things before you go spewing hate over a product that you have idea about. At JoeIR Actually, it takes longer to get things certified for a Sony platform because products have to be certified for each of the markets they are being released for. when these maps get sent for certification for the U.S. sku and pass certification that product is only good for the U.S. the process must get completed for the E.U. sku and the Asian sku. So if a product is planning a worldwide same day launch it has to pass three different certification processes and that takes time, that is probley the biggest factor as to why the maps are being released 21 days later on the PS3 then the 360.
Is why Sony has staggered releases for things like patches on occasion... but the NA one is usually fast for approval. ^_-
If they intend to launch simu then yes it can take longer
but what I said stands... basically this is the same period of time it took for the patch to be approved which means that it was supplied to Sony after the one for the X version was.
If anything I can at least check out the maps on my roommate's 360 and see if they are worth the money before I pick them up (though I'm sure they will be). This won't stop me from playing COD4 online or push any 360 consoles. I really don't see the point.
Disapointing, if i was online, but i'm not at present so not the end of the world, seems odd that IW shafted the Ps3 on this one. Anyway, i've got Gran Turismo coming in 6/7 days so i'm sure i would have got over it anyway
Sony has to prepare it for Asia, Japan, US, Europe etc?
No, its because IW got a rather large check from MS.
A check for 21 days? lol go to sleep bro, your tired.
Of course it's money orientated, IW aren't just doing it for the hell of it. Go, go gamer friendly MS. I'd have preferred they stayed making bloated OS's to be honest, certainly aren't doing gamers any favors with their buy and hold policies. Mind you, 21 days is no biggy.
I'm sorry but... FVK U Infinity Ward. This is biggest kind of bullcrap. 1) Your new patch made the game laggier. 2) You delay maps for paying customers. 3) You promise simultaneous release and then shaft us again. I love this game, but this kind of treatment as a paying customer is just total bull.
oh i thought it was probably only me but after the patch the game did get laggy.
Oh its not just you. Even on target, only 50% of my shots register, and with a delay at that. It's horrid, it makes the game unplayable, and it's a joke. But because my system doesn't say Xbox 360 on it, I have to deal with IW treating a paying customer like crap? No thanks. The best online game ever ruined by trivial bullcrap that could easily be fixed. Way to go IW, way to go.
You know how they could fix this?.. offer it free for PS3 Owners when it comes out atleast 3 weeks later.. Not gonna happen is it?
Ah well, better get here before GTA or I'm not sure if im even going to buy it. I'm just starting to lose interest in CoD4, I think I've played to much to quickly :(
If Dark Sniper was a whining Microslave such as 95% of the XBOX 360 contingent on this site, he would be complaining if this update came to PLAYSTATION® Network on the same day or before the 360 version. For the premium charges of XBOX Live, you SHOULD be happy that this patch, although imperfect is coming to your console.
Three weeks is a sufficient amount of time to ensure that the product is right. All Call of Duty patches and updates have recieved major issues and errors. This map pack will be no different. Perfection takes time and Sony Computer Entertainment is simply indulging in the task to ensure that the patch runs at a perfect rate on PLAYSTATION® 3.
Microslaves seem to have no problem RUSHING AH3AD. It's the reasons why their games have been below average and the reason why their consoles are prone to break.
So So True DS When the current patch was released on the 360 they had to retract it for all the bugs and errors. The same can be said about the map pack. 360 guinea pigs for hitch free performance on PS3, thanks xbots at least you're good for something. :)
Waiting and copy/pasting Sony press releases are your favorite... Even more fun that playing your best selling game thats third party!!!
Darkbrown Diaper I have only one thing to say to you WAIT B3YOND!
Dark Sniper has three words for you.
Why would this link SHOW you and POG with the SAME IP if you aren't the same person: http://www.n4g.com/ViewComI... Mart, you should be ashamed of yourself. I just hope you aren't a full grown adult pulling this nonsense. If you're under 18 then it's not so bad. Otherwise, they it's just sad
It sold more on Xbox 360 then PS3, makes sense to give it to the 360 owners first.
It doesn't make sense to alienate almost two million COD4 owners from giving even more money to the developer.
@ Kigmal- Dont be stupid. Any retarted person knows that a FPS will sell better on the 360, mainly because it has 7 million more users? COD4 has been a a top seller on PS3 as well, even selling more than resistance and just under Motorstorm (and thats only because it was bundled with PS3). Basically its the best seller on PS3 so far, and also its the most played online game as well (just like 360). The truth is MS shoved some cash inside IW' ass like they usually do. BTW your comment on "it sold more on 360 so it makes sense to have it first" its the stupidest thing anyone can say. Because DMC4 has sold more on PS3, doesn't mean Crapcom needs to add more content on the PS3 first and then to the 360. Welcome to my ignore list, genius
Actually, the 360 version of DMC4 sold more than the PS3 version, by nearly 200,000.
Although I doubt sales figures have any relevance in reguards to the delay.
You are wrong. The PS3 version of DMC4 outsold the 360 everywhere except NA, and ofcourse overall outsold the 360 version worldwide.
I don't see the point of this other than what someone said above about MS paying for it because they originally said it would be simultaneous. Anyway these days my focus is on GTAIV so those 21days won't matter whenever I actually return to the game, which right now looks like sometime next year. GTAIV is looking to be my new multiplayer choice through the summer.
i guess the patch was also exclusive to the 360 for some days before it was release ot the ps3?
Oh, well. One more for the "good guys".
it's only 3 weeks, no biggie.
It just sucks that I'm only going to have 5 days to play the new maps before I pick up GTA IV. Oh well, it will still be good times when it comes out.
IW did everything they could to drop these at the same time. After all they did create COD4 equal on both consoles.
Try to understand the situation they are in, because of the @ss backwards PS3 architecture, and the low budget PSN structure, it takes more man hours to get these things up and running on PS3, like I said before, blame Sony not the developers.
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That is [email protected] Damn, M$ really do evil things. Is that the only way they can play in this ball park - to pay people off to get the advange.
have a nice day
That ends up irritating the 2 million+ PS3 owners that bought this game and hurting the developer financially. I'm still waiting to see an official announcement from Activision though.