According to this article by Reuters Sony will release the game, both as a retail disc and as a digital download, through PlayStation Network on Oct 21.
Interrresting. If I can't get it on day one or two, I may consider the download
and not just that 21 is tuesday (I think). But if true, I will consider it. depending on the size and price.
This was a rumor. MM wanted to do this originally because they wanted to make their product accessible to as many people as they could on launch day. However, because of the sheer size of the game, demos and all, this was concluded to be impossible to have the store for digital download. The game itself takes up 50gb of the blu-ray disk and was just not feasible to be offered on the PSN.
If you reserve a copy at Gamestop then you'll have one on Day 1. It's not completely a corporate scandal, it actually does help out since you're guaranteeing yourself a copy... don't know why people worry about getting games still.
Not true, the game is 40GB which would take forever to download, even for users with a great download speed.
It just doesn't seem right to have a $60 digital download this soon. The game would be by far the most expensive item in the store.
BD for me. I like my games on disc if they cost the same. Can't trade in a d/l, right? Although I don't imagine that I'd be trading in LBP anytime soon. Seems as though the hype might be warranted since I've yet to hear anybody complain or make remarks about anything negative from beta participants (well...except some jealous other console fans...). Oct/Nov are going to rock, Fallout, LBP, Motorstorm, R2, etc. Man, I cannot wait...
You're forgetting EA's Head Coach game. 59.99
EA's head coach is $49.99... not $59.99... get your facts straight
MM has already confirmed that there won't be a PSN version. So that's that.
Damn my bad. 49.99. lol Still the most expensive game though.
Didn't Mm say the game will take 40Gb of a dual-layer BD? How are they going to deal with that if it's going to be downloadable through PSN? I don't think this rumor is true.
BD ONLY http://www.joystiq.com/2008... Reuters is wrong, end of story.
well we gonna have to wait and see until oct.21
I thought it was announced as both?
It was, but changed.
It was meant to come out on both but LBP just got bigger and bigger and more detailed and now it is over 40GB
Even if it was announced on both I doubt the full game will be accessible via download since Mm said they wanted to fill the BD. If it is available on PSN then it would probably be the create/share-side of the game only
Options are always good.
I always prefer hard copies of my games and LBP will be one of them. The beta is great fun online. So many possibilities.
maybe a smaller version and cheaper version of the game or maybe only the download will receive a huge amount of patches that will contain stuff that comes with BD version.
I don't EVER remember them announcing that it would be a download. They always talked up the fact it was "on PSN", and I think that's where the confusion arises. It's integrated with PSN, it's not going to be released on it. They never said that.
A cutdown version, smaller library of objects, bare essentials, cheaper price, just the engine with a few objects, no singleplayer either to cut down the size. It happened with Klik 'n' Play and The Gamesfactory on PC, I think it may still happen with LBP. I'd still get the retail version though, I'm in a rush to get my hands on the games, but I wouldn't sacrifice a singleplayer game and a much bigger library of objects for the sake of possibly getting it earlier.
Would be nice, but I already preordered. I'm sure the game would be really big file wise too........
wasn't it reuters that originally said that MGS4 would have to sell 1 million units day one and started that whole fiasco? fact and point: reuters isn't always right
wrong, MM already stated the game takes up over 40gb of data... a download would be impossible
it wouldn't be impossible, but its still not happening.
This is stupid.
Have said there is over 40gb of data on the final retail version, i doubt they could dumb it down that much.
They better have as many levels as possible on the disk.
It comes with over 50, which usually means 51.
Total BS, the games around 40GB, why the F has this rubbish approved, reported.
hey some people have faster internets than some(JPN)
Alot of tutorials on it too so you can learn how to use the tools and such, there are around 20 tutorials on the beta alone though the beta is only 1gb. They have also said there will be 50 levels on the disc and if they are anything like the ones in the beta, damn i'll be busy trying to unlock everything. Even on these levels i still havn't found all the secrets to unlock more items.
I thout Mm said that it was only going to be on blue ray.
They did... This story is old news.... several months old, actually
Its disk only but I expect to have a 40gb size hole on my HDD once I start making and downloading levels.
They're downloaded and run from MM's servers afaik, because it probably takes 2 - 3 seconds to 'publish' your level and around 5 seconds to join someone elses published level.
Only possible if MM split the game from the tutorial and levels, so that it could be download in smaller files.
It would still take to long.
Didn't Sony say the game was 40GB?
Media Molecule did http://www.gamesindustry.bi...
It won't be DD. It takes up 40GB+
LittleBigFlop won't be a download. Its size will fill up all the BS3 hard drives, already full from all the mandatory installs needed because the BD drive is too slow to stream the substandard textures into memory for all their flop games. On top of that, the 28k modem-like speeds of the BSN network will further reduce the possibility, on top of the fact that nobody is actually ON the network, so nobody would download it anyway.
Easy 360 fanboy.
Buuut teh Bluray..
Yes, teh bluray. It takes up an entire dual layer bluray disk.
not to mention that its 40 GB, which will take forever to download for most around the globe. but also, if they only have a 20 or 40GB HDD, then what are they going to do? anyway, I'm calling this a false rumor. edit: I realize that you can update your hard drive, but whose going to do that for one game?
i already bought this game, so its coming but im still meh about it seems like dudes are flipping out for a nintendo like kiddie game just seems like it will not be fun after few level creations all you do is jump and grab hmmm...damn im now questioning my buy
MM said it themselves it's only retail. Some Websites don't listen.
This game is not even possible on any other system. Get ready to be wowed on the 21st of October... Definatly game of the year... Microsoft and nintendo are sweating this one...they know PS3 sales are about to explode..
by this time ill eaiher be totally obsessed with sack boy or asleep :) not sure which
How many times do you people have to reinstate the fact that it's 40 GB? The first wave of comments explain that.
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