Is Magnacarta 2 guaranteed to be an Xbox 360 exclusive, unlike Tales of Vesperia which has a PlayStation 3 version coming out soon?
Masahiro "Mabi" Knittel, Localization Producer: We have plans for no other platform, at the moment, except for the 360.
How come you decided to build Magnacarta 2 for the Xbox 360 instead of any other console?
At the time when the development team was considering what platform they were going to build the next game on, the 360 was the next-gen platform. This was several years back. The 360 was, essentially, a new platform. It was next-gen, the graphics were superb, and the power of the platform was much more than any of the other consoles out there.
The development team wanted to take this game series in a new direction and felt that with all of the things they wanted to do with the graphics, the epic story, the voice acting, the volume of graphics, sound, AI, and storytelling the next-gen platform was the way to go. So, they decided on the 360 at that time.
Since then the PS3 has come out, but at that time it was a no brainer choice.