Platinum: Bayonetta 2 development hasn't 'reached its peak'

Platinum Games hinted recently that Bayonetta 2 may release further into 2014 than some would have hoped, saying that the game hasn't 'reached its peak' in terms of development yet.

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majiebeast2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

Sounds like its in pre alpha state.

For the people who dont know, these are pretty much the stages of game development.

Planning: Pretty much the brainstorm section.
Pre alpha: Parts of the game are playable.
Alpha: The game is fully playable with all its gameplay elements.
Beta: gfx are starting to look decent,framerate,big game breaking bugs.
Crunch time: the finishing touches and smaller bugs.
Final product: The game as its ships to consumers.

Bethesda softworks dev time is more like this.

Pre alpha
Final product

LOGICWINS2270d ago

The gameplay footage from E3 looked buttery smooth. Im shocked that its probably only in its alpha stages.

zeal0us2270d ago

Hopefully PG and get to the final stage and release the game before the end of 2014.

Lol you saying Bethesda ships games in alpha state? I and many others can't say we disagree. Given the last few titles was bug nightmare.

majiebeast2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

Its a joke by me, but i would not be surprised if they did.

They probably polished that part up very well for an E3 demo. Its pretty common to do for developers. These demo's take awhile to make and polish thats why they are almost always pretty old builds.

LOGICWINS2270d ago

Yeah I see what your saying. Just because that particular part of the game looked good doesnt mean that the rest of the game is on that level yet.

Neonridr2270d ago

I don't mind waiting a little longer for a more polished, well rounded game in the end.

Don't rush things.

majiebeast2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

I agree with you 100%.

Miyamoto said it best

“A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever.”

jc485732270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

by then probably more gamers have given themselves into buying a WiiU.

Misaka_x_Touma2270d ago

Well it coming 2014 so I can wait

Concertoine2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

Even more impressed with the game if its that early. 1080p 60fps, off tv play, best looking action game ive ever seen. Honestly its what i had expected from a new GoW on ps4 given it ran 720p 35-45 fps on ps3.
If the unoptimized wii u can pump those results out less than 2 years after launch, i honestly dont care how bad the specs look on paper.

exfatal2270d ago

Well said im very impressed that this is only alpha stages, can't wait till we can get our hands on it. "Bad" specs mean very little to me if they pumping out games this good.

Concertoine2270d ago (Edited 2270d ago )

Exactly. I was sort of partial to the wii since it had essentially gamecube specs and was less powerful than the original xbox, but the wii u offers the individuality the wii had and packs some decent power too. Even if its originality is to its detriment (lack of multiplats and bad looking multiplats with next gen), that honestly gives me all the more reason to buy it. I feel like before the ps2/gc/xbox gen systems had a very distinct identity with their games. Like youd look at a ps1 game or n64 game and know its platform. But these past 2 gens have been largely multiplat and that magic is sort of lost. Handhelds retain it and so does nintendo in my opinion.

jcnba282269d ago (Edited 2269d ago )

Well said. We all know the Wii U isn't as powerful as the PS4 or Xbox One but the fact that Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii only used 88mb of ram just imagine what Nintendo could do with the 1gb of ram in the Wii U.

I cannot wait for the Wii U's future.

XisThatKid2270d ago

Yea prolly because it's on the wrong system.

SpiralTear2270d ago

No, it's on the right system. Nintendo is smart to publish and support the development of a game that releases on a console they produce.

RicardJulianti2269d ago

Well...if people on the "right" systems (according to you) would have bought the original, Sega might have been interested in publishing the sequel.

Don't like it? Too bad. Buy a Wii U.

R00bot2269d ago

It was Wii U or no game at all.

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