Submitted by mrbojingles 383d ago | news

Platinum: Bayonetta 2 development hasn't 'reached its peak'

Platinum Games hinted recently that Bayonetta 2 may release further into 2014 than some would have hoped, saying that the game hasn't 'reached its peak' in terms of development yet. (Bayonetta 2, PlatinumGames, Wii U)

majiebeast  +   383d ago
Sounds like its in pre alpha state.

For the people who dont know, these are pretty much the stages of game development.

Planning: Pretty much the brainstorm section.
Pre alpha: Parts of the game are playable.
Alpha: The game is fully playable with all its gameplay elements.
Beta: gfx are starting to look decent,framerate,big game breaking bugs.
Crunch time: the finishing touches and smaller bugs.
Final product: The game as its ships to consumers.

Bethesda softworks dev time is more like this.

Pre alpha
Final product
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LOGICWINS  +   383d ago
The gameplay footage from E3 looked buttery smooth. Im shocked that its probably only in its alpha stages.
zeal0us  +   383d ago
Hopefully PG and get to the final stage and release the game before the end of 2014.

Lol you saying Bethesda ships games in alpha state? I and many others can't say we disagree. Given the last few titles was bug nightmare.
majiebeast  +   383d ago
Its a joke by me, but i would not be surprised if they did.

They probably polished that part up very well for an E3 demo. Its pretty common to do for developers. These demo's take awhile to make and polish thats why they are almost always pretty old builds.
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LOGICWINS  +   383d ago
Yeah I see what your saying. Just because that particular part of the game looked good doesnt mean that the rest of the game is on that level yet.
Neonridr  +   383d ago
I don't mind waiting a little longer for a more polished, well rounded game in the end.

Don't rush things.
majiebeast  +   383d ago
I agree with you 100%.

Miyamoto said it best

“A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.”
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jc48573  +   383d ago
by then probably more gamers have given themselves into buying a WiiU.
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Misaka_x_Touma  +   383d ago
Well it coming 2014 so I can wait
Concertoine  +   383d ago | Well said
Even more impressed with the game if its that early. 1080p 60fps, off tv play, best looking action game ive ever seen. Honestly its what i had expected from a new GoW on ps4 given it ran 720p 35-45 fps on ps3.
If the unoptimized wii u can pump those results out less than 2 years after launch, i honestly dont care how bad the specs look on paper.
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exfatal  +   383d ago
Well said im very impressed that this is only alpha stages, can't wait till we can get our hands on it. "Bad" specs mean very little to me if they pumping out games this good.
Concertoine  +   383d ago
Exactly. I was sort of partial to the wii since it had essentially gamecube specs and was less powerful than the original xbox, but the wii u offers the individuality the wii had and packs some decent power too. Even if its originality is to its detriment (lack of multiplats and bad looking multiplats with next gen), that honestly gives me all the more reason to buy it. I feel like before the ps2/gc/xbox gen systems had a very distinct identity with their games. Like youd look at a ps1 game or n64 game and know its platform. But these past 2 gens have been largely multiplat and that magic is sort of lost. Handhelds retain it and so does nintendo in my opinion.
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jcnba28  +   382d ago
Well said. We all know the Wii U isn't as powerful as the PS4 or Xbox One but the fact that Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii only used 88mb of ram just imagine what Nintendo could do with the 1gb of ram in the Wii U.

I cannot wait for the Wii U's future.
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XisThatKid  +   383d ago
Yea prolly because it's on the wrong system.
SpiralTear  +   383d ago
No, it's on the right system. Nintendo is smart to publish and support the development of a game that releases on a console they produce.
RicardJulianti  +   383d ago
Well...if people on the "right" systems (according to you) would have bought the original, Sega might have been interested in publishing the sequel.

Don't like it? Too bad. Buy a Wii U.
Theyellowflash30  +   383d ago
#deal with it
R00bot  +   383d ago
It was Wii U or no game at all.
unknownbystander  +   383d ago
"This isn't even my final form." -Bayonetta
bayonetta  +   383d ago
To be honest the game was perfect 2 me in the alpha stage lol
Linchpin  +   382d ago
Nintendo must be working them hard... at least we now know the game won't need patching in the future.:D
WPX  +   382d ago
Now that you mention that, it's in very rare occasions that a Nintendo brand game needs to be patched, save from Other M which had one hell of a game-breaking bug back then tho it was quickly fixed.
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Linchpin  +   381d ago
That would explain why they delay games and always push release dates back... people get annoyed when that happens but I guess it's better than releasing a buggy game... not everyone is like Bethesda.
WPX  +   380d ago
True. Bugthesda releases great games but not even an insecticide company can get rid of the many bugs that plague its games early at launch. And its quite an annoyance to wait for patches too.

Shigeru said "a bad game is bad forever" that explains why some delays must be made as long as the game-breaking bugs never make it to retail copies of the game, as much as humanly possible.

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