Sony has dismissed reports Mirror's Edge will be a timed PS3 exclusive - but said there will be downloadable content available only via PlayStation Network.
They sort of shot themselves in the foot their xD
At least Sony didn't pay 50 mil for it.
Microsoft is gonna get a taste of the... No, they're gonna choke on their own medicine. Mirror's Edge is one of the hottest, most anticipated titles in Q4 2008; not only will it run and perform better visually (PS3 lead platform) and have Trophies on the PS3, but now you get more out of the game on the PS3. I wouldn't be surprised if other titles like Dead Space and Prince Of Persia go the same route.
At least Sony gets exclusive DLC for games that aren't dead after 30% of gameplay.
I'm happy to see some DLC coming but making it exclusive to a single console is beginning to annoy me. First GTA, then Fallout and now Mirrors Edge, it isn't right to dismiss some of your customers and reward others, everyone who bought the game should be allowed access to the DLC. With games becoming so expensive to produce buying exclusive rights is obviously doing the same, so they're now going after exclusive DLC, which I just think is wrong.
When the DLC comes out for GTAIV,fallout3 and Mirrors edge we will be playing better and less old games than those with top notch graphics and great replayability =) The exclusive DLC is not that big of a deal that people would like it to be.
I agree Fishy. I'm not sold on the idea of exclusive content for some groups but having others miss out, solely decided by purchase format. Those that parted with money to purchase the goods should be equally rewarded. I am yet to be convinced that DLC is a system seller either. I welcome those to correct me maturely, but DLC seems to me to be less of a way to sell systems and more of a way to score points. First Microsoft scores with GTA DLC, then Fallout DLC, so Sony strikes back with Mirrors Edge DLC and Bioshock exclusive content. DLC doesn't really benefit either party (publisher or console maker) - think about it. An exclusive game will move (a) console, yes. But here, its available on 3 formats, so it wont. EA will still get the same revenue, regardless of your choice of format. But at (console of choice) HQ, someone gets to say "Ha ha, take that!". Its tit for tat in a fierce business rivalry. I fail to see that Sony will really benefit from paying (if indeed they did) for DLC, but gain more from reminding Microsoft that they can and will play the same game (figuratively, not literally). That, and if your the type of person that takes satisfaction solely from someone else loss, then you best seek some medical help.
yeah agree but if Warhawk was multi and i couldnt download the new expansion for it (jetpacks) because of exclusive dlc, I'D BE REAL PISSED..
QFT.. i too think that DLC shouldn't be exclusive, DLC exclusivity is not game exclusivity .. if a game is exclusive, the dlc will be available to everyone who has bought the game (unless its someone stupid enough to buy the game but not the console lol).. but if only the DLC is exclusive.. the other will feel left out.. they'll probably not buy it at all.. sorry EA.. stupid move!! oh and prepare for 360 fans saying 'OMG im getting 360 version coz i don't care about DLC' and PS3 fans saying 'OMG im getting PS3 version coz i want DLC' same thing happened with GTA and will happen with MiEd and FO3
Couldn't agree more Fishy. I prefer a game to be exclusive to a console, rather than having exclusive contents to a consoles for a game.
i agree with you , but i dont think this post is true. its EA were talking about here, they held back to later release gun packs in battlefield just to make more money. so im shure they wont make exclusive content for either console unless they were paid a large amount of $$ which sony has a reputation for being on the stingy side of things by not paying to keep DMC,GTA,RE5,FF13 and countless other games exclusive.
But if I was going to get it on the 360 I'd be a little pissed. We don't even know what the DLC will be so I would get my panties in a bunch just yet. Exclusive DLC is a really crappy idea though I have to admit.
It explains why I keep seeing those Mirrors Edge ads on IGN UK.
However, I will be waiting for this to come out and be reviewed before I make any purchasing decisions. Also, this news makes sense considering that they are making the PS3 the lead SKU. Usually developers favor DLC on the console that they devleop for first and foremost. Hence the DLC in GTA IV (even though yes, I know MS paid for that), and the Fallout 3 DLC (we already know that the developers are using the 360 as the lead dev platform).
The only parts which worries me about this game is length and replayability. I really hope that it's like 20 hours long and has multiplayer with a mode like Capture the runner and Foot race. But I don't think this is the case...
I'm not really concerned with the length of the game. I'm sure it'll be the (current) standard of about 12 to 15 hours of gameplay. I don't think there's any multiplayer component and honestly i'm glad. I prefer single player games. If a game does single player and multiplayer i expect it to be awesome for both and not a halfassed attempt at single and good multiplayer. Or vice versa. But i'am quite biased as i prefer single player games only to games with single and multiplayer.
I share your concerns about Mirrors Edge which why I am more interested in games like Far Cry 2, LBP, and Resistance 2. Each of these titles have features that should give them tremendous amounts of replayability for many months. ME is a rent for me.
I don't mind replayability but to be honest i usually replay the games i buy 2 times. Usually. If a game is for to me i'll replay it a few times. It's just like when i was younger (and probably others) when we were younger our parent couldn't buy us a bunch of video games. So what did we do? We'd replay the hell out of the games we did have, i'm still pretty much the same way even some 15 years later. I can't wait for LBP either. I know i'll suck at creating levels but at least i'll have fun smacking my girlfriend with my sackboy along with a few of my friends. I'll probably create alot of different little sackpeople and just run a muck through the levels. EditL: *Laughs my ass off* You're right Tacki. Maybe i should reword that a little bit there.
"i'll have fun smacking my girlfriend" Watch out for the rumors that you go around beating your girlfriend, man! LOL!
@ Tacki You edited his sentence...and I believe it could have been done better... 'i'll have fun smacking my girlfriend with my sack' What do you think?
I did think of that as well. But for whatever reason I went another way. A less kinky way. lol There's so many things you could do with a comment like that though. Even in its current form. For example... "i'll have fun smacking my girlfriend with my sackboy along with a few of my friends." Sounds like Dark General is having a LittleBigOrgy.
"i'll have fun smacking my girlfriend with my sackboy along with a few of my friends." You don't know how many "naughty" ideas could easily form from that statement... Anyways, I like that the PS3 is finally getting some decent treatment. Too bad I am not really interested in this game...
*Laughs my ass off* Yeah i noticed when i edited what i said. It was originally "I'll have fun smacking my girlfriend and some of my friends with my sackboy". Then i changed it to it's current form. It's still alot you could think of that could be tooken a couple of different ways (pun intended) but i'd take orgy jokes over abruisive boyfriend jokes.
O well .. was gonna buy it on ps3 anyways .. if you own more than one console then you wont care who gets exclusive content
Why with the pre-planned DLC you'd think they would just put it in the game to begin with rather than wait till after the release, especially with the PS3 and bluray
A super tight deadline maybe?
I f**king agree. I hate the idea of preplanned DLC.
A deadline... and they want you to give them more money.
Why, with 50 million dollars in their pocket, you'd think Rockstar would add the GTA IV DLC before it was released. Same with Fallout 3. Trying to insult the PS3 with this news makes you look not only like a troll, but a person with an IQ lower than their shoe size.
Hope this game is good. Not often you get a good original IP. Dissapointed about the exclusive DLC, but worse things happen at sea. If its good i will pick it up when i get a ps3.
If it's good, I'm picking it up.
But i need to play a Demo 1st because i get ill playing some games!!! :-/ i.e i can't play 'DOOM' on PS1 or 'Half-Life' on PS2(That was before i hated Valve!!!) ;-D (i get dizzy and nauseous...bit like when i see a xBox 360!!!) It's Strange because i can play TimeSplitters all day!!! ;-P And i did!!! And i still do!!! ;-D PS3 to get exclusive [Enter every 2009 game here] DLC ;-P
To true its looks good, just hope it plays good
i mean i understand if 360 version needs DLC because of lack in capacity but blue ray?? come on EA put the DLC in the blue ray!! u see thats the problem of multiplatform games, they always miss up the ps3 version because of 360 DVD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its so annoying! they dont want to put the DLC in the blue ray so people wouldnt say both games r not equal but they can do it with ps3!!! i wish a quicker death for 360 because of this reason!!! i mean what the hell is DLC?? why there exist at all?? i know that Devs can always add things to the game but why cant they first utilize the space they r giving in the blue ray?? as for me i will never in my life download DLC for a game if it wasnt free!! and also many people that own the ps3 dont have internet so how will they get this DLC?? is not a good idea to always have DLC ready even before the game launches
See this what I can't stand...When PS3 does it, you droids are all for it. I thought Blu-ray was the future. What happened? Why didn't they release it on day one? I'm 100% sure there was more room left in the Blu-ray to put the DLC in.
Did I say I was for the downloadable content dumbass? I made it clear that I wasn't happy with Sony doing it but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. If the game is good, I'll pick it up. May I ask what's wrong with that? I don't care about the DLC. I just want to play the game if it's good. If it has DLC, then more power to the PS3 version? Your hatred for Sony is so blinding that you had to make up a name just to insult it.
Not sure if anyone noticed on this!!!;) PS3 DLC = Down Loadable COOLNESS;) xBox 360 DLC = Down Loadable CR*P!!! ;-D
Don't get me wrong I do not hate Sony...No, no, no hate is such an ugly word. I do own a select few of Sony's wonderful products. However, the PS3 is another story...As for the name Playstation, Delaystation, Piece of Sh!t 3 were all already taken so I had to settle for Patch....Anyway, If you dont like what Sony did, why are you still supporting it by buying the game? You droids are funny. Sir_Ken_Kutaragi you are one of the biggest used douchbags on N4G...Everytime I read your post I lose a couple of brain cells.
"However, the PS3 is another story...As for the name Playstation, Delaystation, Piece of Sh!t 3 were all already taken so I had to settle for Patch....Anyway, If you dont like what Sony did, why are you still supporting it by buying the game? You droids are funny." Then let me ask this? Why do you hate the Playstation 3? Is it because of the shortcomings back in 2007? I can understand that because I was seconds away from selling my PS3 but I'm just glad I didn't. Or is it because of Sony's arrogance? Or is it because you're jealous that the system will surpass the 360 in terms of sales, graphical power, and gameplay? Patchstation...you are a f*cking moron once again, picking fights with people as usual. If Ken is the douchebag, then you are the biggest douchebag on this site. I find it incredibly stupid that you would stoop *that* low to create an account to insult a console when you've never came up with valid reasons as to why you hate it in the first place. I said that if the game is good, I would buy it. If there are good games for a system that I own, I would buy it. As much as I think Sony shouldn't have taken this approach, sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. Hopefully this game turns out good and Sony didn't waste their time with it. Go on, slam the disagree with your multiple accounts like the baby that you are.
I don't hate the PS3 but to answer your question Because Sony's PS3 lacks originality.
"I don't hate the PS3 but to answer your question Because Sony lacks originality." In what way? You say they lack originality and yet you can't seem to elaborate on that? What, Microsoft is full of originality? What the hell, did they invent light or the spinning wheel? How can you sit down there and say Sony lacks originality when you can't even back up your own sh*t? So let me get this straight...you hate Sony because they lack originality? No...I think you just want to jump on the bandwagon for hating on Sony, that's all. You know why I hate Microsoft? 1. Because they lack originality. Yep, they lack originality. Instead of working on their own 1st party exclusives so they can sell more consoles, they run around with their heads cut off, thinking that they should have bragging rights over 3rd party games. They want to talk sh*t about 1st party games mattering the most when all this time they've made games like DMC4, GTAIV, and most recently FFXIII go multiplatform when they could have strengthened their first party. People won't buy a console for multiplatform games. They will buy it for *true* exclusives. 2. The RROD: I will never, and I mean NEVER touch a 360 until this is solved completely. Microsoft will have to do a LOT of things to convince me on why I should get a 360. So far, their titles are lackluster and they're cutting prices like crazy just to survive against the PS3's onslaught. 3. Arrogance: Sure, Sony was arrogant, but Microsoft by far has been the most arrogant corporation period. They care nothing about competition-they want to crush it. That's how they got ahead in the computer industry and they're using those same tactics in the gaming industry. You're still not giving me a real reason why you hate the PS3 or Sony. That's not a valid reason if you can't back it up. Slam the disagree button Patchbaby because you clearly love doing it.
You know why I hate Microsoft? 1. Because they lack originality. Yep, they lack originality. Instead of working on their own 1st party exclusives so they can sell more consoles, they run around with their heads cut off, thinking that they should have bragging rights over 3rd party games. They want to talk sh*t about 1st party games mattering the most when all this time they've made games like DMC4, GTAIV, and most recently FFXIII go multiplatform when they could have strengthened their first party. Wait a minute...Didn't Sony did the same to Nintendo. Making sure to secure almost all 3rd party titles. FFVII was a kick in the nuts to the fans when Sony got the exclusive. Mega man, Metal Gear, Contra and ect...Sony grabed them all. RROD...this all Sony's fanboys know. What about the PS2? At least MS give the a 3 year warranty. Sony never even bother to take matters into their own hands. My PS2 broke and did I get any compensation? NO. The Consumers had to literaly bring Sony to court to fix their PS2 problem. Look at all Sir Howard Stringer's comment and you will see is an arrogant d!ck. Microsoft is learning from Sony's tactics. At least MS brought alot of fresh ideas to the gaming public, but for the last 15 years what has Sony done to change gaming....Errrr NOTHING!!!!
"Wait a minute...Didn't Sony did the same to Nintendo. Making sure to secure almost all 3rd party titles. FFVII was a kick in the nuts to the fans when Sony got the exclusive. Mega man, Metal Gear, Contra and ect...Sony grabed them all." The issue with FFVII was clearly different and you know it. Sony didn't grabbed them *all*. The Metal Gear series ended up on the Playstation 2 because Konami preferred the Playstation brand. Hideo Kojima was behind the Metal Gear franchise and he chose the Playstation brand for his series. It had nothing to do with the fact Sony gobbled them up as you so put it. Microsoft couldn't stand FFXIII staying on the PS3 because it would have generated a lot of sales and move consoles, since there are some people who still haven't upgraded to the Playstation 3. No wonder they were so smug when Square announced that it was coming to the 360. "RROD...this all Sony's fanboys know. What about the PS2? At least MS give the a 3 year warranty. Sony never even bother to take matters into their own hands. My PS2 broke and did I get any compensation? NO. The Consumers had to literaly bring Sony to court to fix their PS2 problem." The PS2's failure rate was nowhere NEAR the failure rate of the 360 to begin with. I find it so incredibly funny that you 360 fanatics *always* bring up the PS2 and make it sound as if it was catastrophic beyond degree. Microsoft admitted themselves that all 360's were prone to break. http://www.fastsilicon.com/... http://www.gamegrep.com/new... http://www.1up.com/do/newsS... That is why I stayed away from the 360 when it launched. There is no way in hell I would waste my money on a system that's beyond faulty. You can say that Microsoft fixed the problem by issuing warranties but they actually swept the problem under the rug instead of recalling the damn systems. "Look at all Sir Howard Stringer's comment and you will see and arrogant d!ck." Arrogant d*ck? How was he arrogant? Come on Patchbaby, show me that you're an intelligent lemming instead of a c*ckcucker who likes sucking Microsoft's wee-wee. "Microsoft is learning from Sony's tactics." Then how come we haven't seen any true 1st party exclusives yet? Why were they touting multiplatform games at E3? How is it that Gears 2 and Fable II were the only two exclusives at E3 and they were third party? How come they ripped off of Singstar and Buzz T.V? "At least MS brought alot of fresh ideas to the gaming public, but for the last 15 years what has Sony done to change gaming....Errrr NOTHING!!!!" What fresh new ideas Patchbaby? You haven't named them. You haven't list them. Microsoft has barely made a dent in the gaming industry. Sony has been in the gaming industry LONGER than you think so I don't know where *you* get by saying they've never done anything. You are a waste of breath Patchbaby because you never seem to back up your idiotic claims. You just hate Sony for unwarranted reasons, other than the fact you jump on the bandwagon.
Are you blind? HDD, XBLA, Marketplace, Achievements and the list goes on...All I may add Sony copied.
the only thing bad about ps3 right now that true next gen games takes long time to arrive! but other than that ps3 surpassed 360 in everything! and dont bring ps2 or ps1 topics now, we r talking about ps3 and 360!! do u want me to bring u about xbox failings?? just shows how desperate u r now bot! probably u r theMART or bloodmask!! u got nothing about ps3 except delays while 360 have serious hardware problem, lack of originality(no new IP's and all from 3rd party), not free online, DVD games, inferior hardware capabilities!! if u hate the ps3 for this stupid reason then shouldnt u hate 360 10 times more?? but of course not because u r a bot who made his account 6 days ago to bash ps3 only and i have no idea how u have 6 bubbles!!!
...Insomniac did; They called them skill points, and those games were on the PS2 first. Microsoft just ripped-off Insomniac.
now FONY is trying to be like microsoft with the exclusives DLC, what a bunch of @[email protected]
Very Innovative, its great to have your gaming library grow with new experiences, cant wait. watch out for 'Gangster' hes a 15 year old full of amp energy drink, he can swear like a sailor!
You are a special kind of tool :) all Micro$oft do is copy and steal from the competition Mii's-avatars (brought on by Home jelousy) lips- singstar scene it- buzz and stealing exlusives haha thats all they can do, steal and copy how about come up with your own idea's for once micro$oft instead of spending 50 mill on DLC nobody will give a crap about by the time it comes
I was going to get this on PS3 anyway... and I am glad they're planning DLC... but I wish no companies would do this 'exclusive' stuff for certain consoles. It makes no sense for multiplatform games to vary from console to console as far as content goes. If it's a timed exclusive like Bioshock I don't think it's quite so bad because you're kind of rewarding those who had to wait... but other than with things like that I just don't think it should be done. Still I'm glad it's for the version I planned to purchase anyway.
why stoop to Microsoft's sly, cheap-ass level and use these crappy, non-advantageous methods of promoting a game for your console seriously, the devs could put the DLC on the disk with ease, but some corporation comes up to them and tells them that they'll pay them so that they make US pay for the DLC i hate the tactic and im not happy to see Sony use it
I'm not happy with it either, but sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.
well if they're going to do it, they might as well get DLC for a game that could actually benefit from DLC- like Resi 5, FF13 etc etc Mirrors Edge will be a great game, but i doubt DLC will give the experience much milage i could be wrong of course, but it just seems to me like Sony targeted the wrong game with this DLC strategy
I guess the thing is since microsoft did it first its such a scumbag move for even sony to do it.
Sony did this as a point. They were trying to help Microsoft. Think of it as teaching. They were saying, "Look MS, let us show you that if you have to do this then pick a non-ass game."
...You never have anything remotely intelligent to say do you? How about shutting your mouth up for a change? I still don't understand, until this day why you 360 fanatics hate Sony with such a burning passion. I have my reasons for hating Microsoft but I have yet to see a 360 fanbrat justify their reasons for hating Sony. Keep in mind that if Nintendo didn't help create Sony, Microsoft would have never been in the gaming industry the way they are today. And heyheyhey, we'll have to see how this plays out.
I agree hayhayhay. I hate when MS do these DLC moves, and now Sony just did the same. I just hope Sony realize their mistake, and put their money to good use. Then again, I can try to understand why they did this. Everyone Sony fans has been complaining that Sony isn't spending money on getting exclusive contents on their games like MS is doing with third party studios. Everyone that is complaining it happy right now, but the other people, such as myself, are disappointed. Why? Because Sony should be using that money to support or help create new IPs, marketing their games, and supporting their first party studio even more.
No i dont hate sony..I only hate the ps3...I own 46 psp games along with a psp...no homebrew for me...I think the psp is far superior then the nintendo ds with its extras like playing movies and listening to internet radio....thats the same argument most of you blind droids use....its far superior then the xbox with its other capabilities....sound familiar??...only difference is I invested in a psp and in its current state I wont be investing in ps3...I think your fatass is really blind to buy into sonys bullsh*t about the ps3...I dont sit here and praise every xbox game like it is the second coming...and you honestly think you bring anything relevant to these discussions...no you dont..so just shut up and put me on ignore or something...you and your kind will figure it out soon enough.
Look out, we have to save the patient. Too late, someone dialed the wrong number because here is the Waaaaaaaambulance.
problem with them fighting fire with fire is that the PS3 fans are getting burned. If its exclusive content, put it on the disk to start with! blu-rays are supposed to be able to hold anything a game can through at them so why not put it on the disk, not have people have to pay for extra, and make themselves more popular?
Because devs still think the PS3 and 360 versions have to be equal out the door.
Finally! i was tired of the 360 always getting Exclusive DLC! xD even though us PS3 owners get it later when its a ported game, but this is multi xD im not sure, but is PS3 lead platform for this game?
It is indeed the lead platform :3
hhmmmm... Interesting. I am still waiting to see what more this game has to offer. All I have seen is a girl running on rooftop, girl running in tunnels etc. Game looks crisp and clean but I still feel it will cause a lot of gamers motion sickness when it comes out.
Honestly i'm not big on Downloadable content at all. I think stuff should come on the disc after we spend $60 bucks on the game. Instead of having to pay an additional $5 to $8 here and there on extra maps and horse armor. Now it's not to say ALL downloadable content is bad, like what the Incogneto team is doing with Warhawk, what Valve does with all their games, Criteon with Burnout etc. I think if more dev's did what some of these guys do and through the consumers/fans a bone with having some free and some that you have to pay it'd be easier for me accept.
At least some developers unlike others are starting to appreciate PS3, but I still think it isn't fair.
There was an article that said EA will be using the PS3 as its lead platform for all of its games starting in the near future.
I guess this is Sony's answer to the 360's GTA4 exclusive episode content. I wonder which one will be more successful, LOL!
Why are they releasing at a similar time? Are they similarly sized and priced? It just them securing some DLC, I dont think it's their "answer" to the GTA DLC, that would probably be InFamous. Also, your idea of "success" is sales figures that dont effect you, my idea of "success" is DLC I actual thought was worth the price and was enjoyable. Then again I seem to be in the minority now, someone who enjoys playing the games rather than the cooperations.