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Submitted by macsto 3215d ago | rumor

Mercenaries 2 on Xbox 360?

Worst Kept Secret or Rumor that Wont Die?

It seems this rumor just wont die. First there are magazines listing the game for both the PS3 and Xbox 360, the developer diary which was hosted on the Mercs 2 website, showing developers working on Xbox 360 dev units and now this.
It seems the next issue of Game Informer have secured a preview of the following titles: .....

hit the jump for more (Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Sevir04  +   3215d ago
Well i can see why alot of people think that this too will also make it to Xbox 360
simply because EA is the one publishing it... the word exclusive and EA never fit in the same sentence... lol!!!! sad but true, yet this couldn't be more wrong, most namingly that panademic is the developer, as far as this is concerned EA is only giving it the resources to bring it the the shelve, think about it, EA is the biggest software development studio out there and hey publish on every platform so they rake in the money from everything, yearly revenues tap into billions. so they're the perfect company to go for... heck if i was designing a game and couldn't come up with th millions to put it out and market and distribute i'd go straigt to EA as well,... as far as i see, tis game is more like a timed exclusive if anything because we do know that both Panademic/bioware are a combined studio and both are knee deep in PS3 and Xbox 360 game developement, so for them to say that they have 360 dev kits and are working on it is a given but i think it's another title, just like bioware gave the hint that it too is working on a ps3 title... and this isn't the first time thatGI has been wrong, they them self claimed that bioshock was headed for the ps3 and it's been since debunked so i see this as another one of those. if bioware wanted bioshock as a ps3 title then they would have announced it, just like the cas with this... i'll wait for the official word from the mouth of panademics president. because my eyes read that it will remain exclusive for ps3 as of the moment. and on that note i'll leAve this alone
NoUseMerc  +   3215d ago
Its exclusive
I know the the PR agent at Pandemic, Angella Wong, and Mercenaries 2 is a for sure PS3 exclusive.
techie  +   3215d ago
Oh it can all change though - I'm sure she doesn't know everything. It is EA - and does the game look that good anyway? Doesn't get my juices flowing.
NoUseMerc  +   3214d ago
You dont think Mercenaries 2 looks that good?
You dont think Mercenaries 2 looks that good?
DJ  +   3215d ago
Even Pandemic has come out and publicly stated
that it's a PS3 exclusive.
MissAubrey  +   3215d ago
well all we can say about this is...
Time will tell. plus its EA!
FreeMonk  +   3215d ago
But DJ, that's what Ubisoft said about Assassins Creed. Sega said the same about Virtua Fighter 5. EA said the same about Medal of Honour: Airbourne, and many other games are going in that direction and being released on multiple consoles.

Before you start slagging me and anyone else of DJ, look at the facts first.

To make games in this day and age, it takes a whole lot of money to do so. To make that money back, they have to sell copies of the game they've made, so they can reinvest the cash and make bigger and better games.

Now game companies are greedy, and want to make loads of cash, so they will use everyway possible to do that, and that means release on multiple consoles.

Now unless it's an inhouse game, or a dedicated company to a company like Konami or Capcom, more than likely (like Ubisoft or EA), they will release it on multiple consoles to make loads of mulla!

Now the company who is making the game have no say in what console it goes on. Yeah, they'll work on one specific console first, but then the bigwigs at the top will tell them to release it on other consoles.

Now years ago, when Sony was running supreme and games were cheaper to make, exclusives were everywhere, but that's just not the case now. No matter how much you hate it, the X360 and the Wii are selling by the bucket loads, and that means a loss of cash to companies like EA and Ubisoft if they don't release games on all other platforms. When the demand is there, you supply it!

DJ, I'm not attacking the PS3 or Sony, I'm stating the fact that titles like Mercenares 2 may end up on the X360 especially when it's not a sure fire hit in the realms of MGS4 of Final Fantasy!
DJ  +   3215d ago
It is a bit hard to believe that EA would publish a platform-specific title.
But it does happen. The difference with this and Assassins Creed is that Ubisoft stated "We have currently only announced development for the PS3" while in this case the developer publicly stated exclusivity. If it does end up coming to the 360 however, then we'll have stop believing developers as well. I can imagine that if sales of this title don't go too well that they'll quickly put together a 360 version.
Violater  +   3215d ago
Dont care
if ps3 looses Mercs 2 if we gain crysis and xb*x doesnt
Yo Wassap  +   3215d ago
How does that work?
calderra  +   3215d ago
Anyone remember when Mercenaries 1 was a Playsation exclusive? Yes, same thing.

They announce it as a PS exclusive, talk about how superior the PS hardware is and how this could only happen on PS. Then six months later, a better-looking and smoother-running Xbox port will hit the shelves.

This is known as "having your cake, and eating it too".
jedicurt  +   3215d ago
actually when lucasarts got the distribution right and actually helped in much of the finalization work. they always said that it would come to both consoles. and i actually don't recall pandemic ever saying it was a PS exclusive so if you could post an archived press releases stating this, it would be appreciated cause i know Lucasarts never said that
CAPS LOCK  +   3215d ago
who cares
this game isnt even good man, why all the fuss?
Dusk  +   3215d ago
Exclusives only stay exclusives if money is exchanged and a contract is signed.
So the only way Mercenaries 2 will stay PS3 exclusive is if Sony ponies up. Otherwise, it will go to the 360. Currently, and for the forseable future, there is more money to be made on 360 games. So it would only make since to make a game exclusive if money exchanged hands. If money exchanges hands, it's only smart to get stuff in writing. This is also one of the reasons why Sony is losing so many exclusives, they just don't have the money to keep them, especially with the 360 games selling like hotcakes.

Although it's not happening as frequent, most likely because MS has buckets of cash, it does go both ways. At one point, Bethesda said they had no plans to port Oblivion to the PS3, but we all know how that turned out. MS didn't pony up, nor did they for Enchanted Arm. MS has paid and secured games like Mass Effect, Gears, Crackdown, etc. The question is, has Sony secured Merceneries 2. I highly doubt it, one because it's EA, two because Sony doesn't have any money, and three because the game really isn't big enough to spend money on.
kamakazi  +   3215d ago
is this game really thst good? only image i keep seeing is of that guy who looks like a somewhat cleaner version of DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER.
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Scrumptious  +   3215d ago
That would be the shizznit. Roll around in an SUV and smoke Marlboro Lights to regain health.

State of the art weapons including pepper-spray, tazers, and paintball guns.

After the successful completion of every mission, the gamers are treated to a lenghtly cut-scene in which DOG dishes out life-lessons and prayer to the capturees.

Most likely EA will enlist a developement team to port Mercs 2 to the 360. This is an easy way for EA to cash in on money already invested on game development. It's a shame the 360 version will be brought down to PS3 standards though!
Apocalypse Shadow  +   3215d ago
no official word means
no proof.just because EA is helping means nothing.EA published titles for square,see any cross platiform final fantasies on other systems?no.EApublish here and over seas if they see that they can make money too.doesn't mean cross platform unless pandemic says it will be.

i await "OFFICIAL WORD".not words from fanboys.

also,if you haven't PLAYED IT,how do you know it sucks?
ps3high  +   3215d ago
Is this going to happen with every game tht comes out? Annoying listening to people argue over this BS...
FirstknighT  +   3214d ago
Who cares the first game was stupid.
timmyp53  +   3214d ago
game informer is so late with news man
don't suck into this ..but hey don't worry ..i believe xbox owners will be getting it in the future anyway
Havince  +   3214d ago
merc suck
the first one was tripe.
UrbanJabroni  +   3214d ago
Can we all say it together?

EVERY EA game will be released on BOTH systems. That is how EA has handled games for the past decade. Thinking otherwise is purely insane.

This isn't worth discussing, just use common sense for once. EEE...AAYYY.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   3214d ago
I don’t understand maybe its because I thought the original game sucked but you guys are all fighting over who wins a sucky gaming franchise. Its not like its GTA, Halo, GOW, Gears, Resident Evil or MGS its Mercenaries the only free roaming (GTA style) military game there is so the choice is removed. This game sucks plain and simple if there were other games with this style it would be a hell of a lot better than this.

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