In what I can only call a serious misjudgment on the part of the developers the developers of Life is Strange: Before the Storm have placed a trophy in the game that only players who buy the deluxe edition can...
The base game is priced for the number of episodes. If they do not release Farewell as Stand-Alone then I will agree with the article. But if they release it then it is simply a chapter like any other and has trophies like any other.
If the game has a plat, regardless of structure of the games release, that platinum can't be locked behind a specific version of the game. Hence, the bonus episode will have to be made available to everyone at some point. Sony's and MS compliance requires this. Any trophy that is based on bonus content can not be used within the allocated structure for platinum requirements. Any bonus content(this, DLC like left behind in TLOU, etc) has to have it's own segmented trophy list like you see which can net you a platinum, but keep your percentage below 100%. This means the bonus chapter has to be part of the actual game on release. Episodic games aren't exempt from this rule, however, they do allow the platinum requirements to be spread out over several episodes.
Just curious on a source, I would like to read more about the trophy/achievement requirements.
It's part of Sony's compliance standards available to developers. I'm not aware of a public document available for anyone to read, as there is some sensitive information about the system and what not in it. Since I develop i am privy to such things, and have read through their compliance standards for my work. I'm not even sure me saying what I did isn't some breach of NDA, but since I've talked about various aspects of it in the past in somewhat general terms, it's probably not a problem. My bosses would have called me out long ago if I did so, and Sony could easily find out who I am and who I work for it it was a problem. Generally, I don't mention such things except to bring some insight into the reasons why things may be the way they are also, and never in a way to disparage against the companies....which I see no reason to do.
Which leads me to believe this episode WILL be available. It is an episodic game, this is an episode. If you buy episode 1,2,3 and 5... you will not get a Plat. This is no different... IF they release Farewell to everyone.
Apparently it was a mistake, so they're going to remove that as a requirement for the plat. I'd imagine the trophy list will get updated, and you'll end up seeing it as a DLC trophy like you would for that kind of thing...which means you can get the plat, but can't get 100% without the addon content. In which case, they may not release it separate, although it seems kind of silly not to offer it to those that may want it down the road.
Whoa! Now that's skanless...
Wouldn't waste my time with this game anyway.
It's a decent game. It has a cult lIke following and it's cool to watch people stream it because they are reacting to real life situations. I live in NY so it's cool to take a journey through the NW Americana.
I am waiting for the complete package when it will be (inevitably) released. I can't stand to wait for the next episode
Agree. I rarely do but decided to drop down for this one Day 1 since they gave out Season 1 for free
That's pretty lame
It's hella lame. Now there's no way I'd miss out on the bonus episode as a fan. But that is still a bad move, if true.
Oh I see, my bad!
Decision is Strange.
If I wasn't about to be moving to the Netherlands then that deluxe edition would be mine in a second! But I'm selling my PS4 and everything is own. Could be next year sometime before I game again.
My girlfriend lives there and I'll be moving in with her to start the immigration process. I visited back in the Spring and we were on a canal tour in Amsterdam and passed by Guerilla Games office. Pretty awesome :3
That's sounds great. I'm happy for you.
Money over consumer friendly.
Lame but to be honest I had no plans of buying the game to begin with.
Erm, i'm sorry but i think this is actually not allowed by Sony nor Microsoft certification. I'm more than sure that they will remove the trophy. It's now allowed for a game to have trophies that cannot be achieved by playing the base game (DLCs/Patches excluded of course).
It's not. Every game that licenses a platinum trophy, has to make all the content available to gain that trophy within the game. MS structure is set up similarly, except the game has to allot the entire number of available points with what is provided with the game. Episodic games can spread out those requirements over several episodes, but bonus content has to have it's own trophy list, or that extra content has to be it's own episode in the actual release schedule, which means said bonus content has to be made available. The publisher can sell said content as a episode, but not as something after the fact in the manner of DLC or MT. The DDE just makes this content available as part of a season pass program which includes it as an episode. Yet another article which jumps the gun and doesn't bother to learn anything before reporting something that is false. The structure of the episodes is a bit out of the ordinary, but that content can't be held back to specific editions of the game. A simple email to Sony could have confirmed this, and prevented all the knee-jerk reactions of people thinking this is just true because some website said so.
I guess i will wait for it to arrive on PS+.
Good thing i pre ordered the Deluxe Edition then lol.
This has already been cleared up by square Enix. It was a mistake and they are working with Sony and ms to fix the problem so luckily the deluxe edition is not needed to get all achievements or the platinum
First season of Life is Strange was overrated trash anyway.
Best game ever next to The Last of Us, Portal 2, BioShock and Snatcher :3
Dontnod, please make a sequel to REMEMBER ME.
that is BS. edit: however, there's nothing indicating that that one trophy is required for the platinum. if it's not part of the base game, then it shouldn't be required for the plat.
I tried the first. Couldn't get into it. Just not for me esp since I hate and I mean hate teen drama.
SE is aware of this issue and is going to fix it btw before everyone grabs their pitchforks
Life is Stranger Things. This is the upside down! 🙃
nah don't think this is accurate, the episode with max in it is a dlc, with its own trophies like any other dlc so far. maybe the trophy list was leaked with both the main games and dlcs trophies put together.
They informed that this is not true. It can be gotten without the deluxe edition. Please update the info in the description.
Not accurate. They informed us it was a mistake, but they need to actually fix it because right now that it is a fact that only Deluxe owners with the bonus episode can get the platinum trophy.
I am glad that the developer is rectifying this issue. Toby Palm, Life is Strange Community Manager said this in an email today: “This was a mistake on our side and it was not our intention to gate the Platinum trophy via the optional Bonus Episode in the deluxe sku. We’ve already started speaking to the first parties about rectifying this”
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