In a statement made on Yahoo Japan's financial site, the company affirms that there are no plans to release the just-announced Star Ocean: The Last Hope on the PlayStation 3.
A.) This sucks, I really wanted to play this game on PS3. B.) No big deal 360 can have it but they won't get FFXIII. C.) Yea whatever, time to go play more MGS4. --Added Option Below-- D.) I am going to click disagree because I don't like the fact that this guy has me figured out, and it is true I am a fanboy. EDIT: Well judging by the disagrees I guess my survey was somehow imcomplete...How can you disagree with a questionnaire? Ok i'll fix it
D) I own both, so it really doesn't matter.
I'm with paul_war on this one. Maybe SE is working on another SO title for the PS3.
This must be costing MS a fortune.
I might buy it. Its good to own all consoles.
Why would ANYONE care NOW about RPG game, which will be released somewhere in 2009(!), maybe even by Christmas 2009, when TODAY is MGS4 release day! =)) I really, WHY? =)) Final Fantasy game sales 5-10 mln. Star Ocean game sales ~1 mln. You really people making too much noise. =)) AT best case 1 mln. people will buy x360(if already didn`t) to play SO4 on x360, and MANY of them actually will wait till PS3 release, since they will be busy with FFXIII, FFXIIIv, WKS and OTHER GREAT JRPG games. =] Star Ocean is NOT a system seller, atleast compared to FF game. =) Some FACTS: As for now.. How many 3rd party jrpgs Already Released on x360 after 2,5 years stayed exclusive? Answer is 0. Which JRPG games stayed exclusive on x360 after 2,5 years? ONLY published by M$. Star Ocean 4 is published by SQUARE. p.s. fanboys may stay in DENIAL, you won`t change the REALITY with that. =)
That can't save 360 in japan so w/e. i pick A.),B) and C) lol
if you want to ruin a great JRPG, put it on the 360, no jrpg released has sold well on the 360, so why would you want to, want to know where your fans are, on the ps3, cause we bought it for a reason, if anything please multi-platform games
I'll go with A. Seriously, Microsoft is getting ridiculous. They're obviously throwing money at all these companies to give the 360 rpg exclusives when the mainstream 360 gamer doesn't play rpgs. I don't care if FF13 or WKS goes to the 360, exclusives mean little to me, good games are good games, but I am just sick and tired of watching really good rpgs sell poorly on a system I will not purchase any time soon. Edit, oh, and C. Because MGS is epic.
A combination of A and C. It'd be nice, but it's something I can live without.
eventually we'll finish MGS and move on, but the 360 has its way of ruining many jrpgs by putting them exclusive to the 360 or at least timed...if their timed, well coming out 1 year later on the ps3 is pointless, not many people buy it cause the graphics are 1 year old and there are better games to play which look better graphically..Take Bioshock coming to ps3, its not gonna sell good cause the graphics are 1 year old, the games is more than a year old itself, no one cares.....What I can't believe is that sony and square is turning its back to its Japanese fans, the ps3 is number 1 compared to the 360 (not bringing in the wii for now) in Japan and thats were Star Ocean would sell most....im not gonna buy a 360 for Star Ocean, ill wait for it to come to the ps3, it may be a long wait, by then i may not buy it, so Square, get your head out of MS a$$ cause them flashing money only lasts so long before you will realize you would of made more ignoring them and going mutli-platform.....
no plans to release heh... they're prolly working on it with no plans to release till MS deal is up.
they can't talk or do anything about it until the exclusivity period ends. EDIT: @Pumpkinpunker: huh?! EDIT: that's not necessarily true Pumpkinpunker. That argument holds no merit. I mean, think about it. The Bioshock Devs essentially said the same thing and guess what...the game is coming in September/October for the PS3. They want to remain confidential about it to maximize sales on the console. They want to give the perception/appearance that it's only for the console and milk that console dry in terms of the amount of copies sold. After, they'll announce that it's coming out on system Y like they were shocked.
It's top secret! @solidjun If a dev says there are no plans to develop a game for a console then the odds are there are really no plans to develop the game for it. Do you think that Square is so morally bankrupt that they would outright lie to the public?
Yes yes and yes. That is the nature of the video game industry. Sure it was sarcasim but whatever.
every single developer i know do it very frequently... not because its a lie... its just confidential info. or they are not sure.
take Bioshock for example, even Ken Levine said this isn't some conspiracy, there won't be a PS3 version. and look now......... lol
they gave this exact same comment with ff13 exclusivity so I assume we can also expect the same "ff13 on 360" posts as these so4 on ps3 posts right? I mean, we can't start being hypocritical. edit for below http://xboxer.tv/2007/06/no... I think you're wrong. edit again at least you can admit it... Thanks for being a good sport.
the difference is that Square Flatly DENIED that it would go multi-platform. Square didn't do the same thing for Star Ocean 4. They only said "No plans for a PS3 version", which is open ended and there's a possibility that it will come to the PS3. There's no hypocrisy in that. So i'm wrong. I'll admit to that. ^_^
Show me the quote from Square.
There is nothing wrong in thinking that they just aren't allowed to talk about it b/c timed exclusive. Look at Bioshock...it was 360 ONLY and no plans of a ps3 version in the works, but for some reason they hired ps3 devs and we kept getting rumors from random crap. Look at it now *points at enhanced Bioshock version* coming to PS3.
1) how many 50GB taking PS3 games were ported to x360? 0. 2) how many PS3 games at all were ported to x360? 0. I just wanna see atleast one game, which was ported from ps3 to x360. There were a lot multiplatform releases, where ps3 system was a lead platform, but ps3 port to x360, NEVER. That means, for x360 to get a ps3 exclusive game it need to be developed from the beginning. And just for the records, short game like Lost Planet on the Multiplatform engine Capcom spend half a year for every version - pc and ps3. Good luck for waiting ps3 games port on x360, But just for the records - after 1,5 year there were no ps3 ports on x360.
If I'm not mistaken VirtuaFighter was a port from the PS3.
thing is thou about that milking, it pisses people off, if i were to buy a 360 for Star Ocean, cause i almost would, and it released to ps3 afterwards, after Square denied it like the company did for Bio Shock, i would be royally pissed at the fact that they lied, despite it being in development and saying its not....i personally don;t have the money to go buy a console to play games that I want, i bought a ps3 in hopes of playing my favorite games, i figured they would come out to the ps3, well MS is F*CKING me over every day spending the money on exclusives of my favorite games.... If MS would simply believe in and trust there console and let third party devs go multi-platform on games, i would consider saving up to get one, but as it stand now, i refuse to put a F'ing cent towards MS for anything what so ever...hence my non legit copy of Vista, among other MS games and software i've dled...for free....BTW i was gonna buy a 360 for Fable 2, i might just be patient enough to wait for it on PC...
Choose your response. A.)This sucks, I really wanted to play this game on PS3 despite saying the opisite. B.)No big deal 360 can have it but they won't get FFXIII as of now. C.)Yea whatever, time to go play more MGS4 and I'll be back attacking this game, the 360 and its fans in a couple of weeks trying to find ways to downplay it.
D) I will be owning both systems and I'll probably get this game. I also think Square must be out of their damn minds to not release this game on the PS3 too.
You can tell by the ingame graphics this game is built from the ground up for the 360 the visuals are simply not seen on PS3 out side of CGI. And I'm talking about the pics released not grabs from the video.
you really are dense are you?! EDIT: Hey Junken, let me help you out. he's denser than Brittney Spears at a PTA meeting.
I disagree. This game could have worked for the PS3 as well. This is a low blow for people who own PS3's and like jrpg's. And I agree with the guy who called you dense. You're denser than...I don't even know. I would like to compare you to a brick wall but sh*t is more like it. edit: Thank you solidjun! My brain was beginning to shut down when I saw his comment. :[
dude... ... dude... you're seriously deluded, I hope you're joking or just trying to piss people off. if not then you need to get your eyes checked, (i'll even pay for it.)
POS3 Fans choose A. But seriously POS3 fans need to understand that this game is exclusive to the 360 it will never ever come to the POS3 GET IT GO IT GOOOD!!!
*Yawn*... do you get tired of creating multiple accounts just to prove you hate Sony and everything related to Sony.
A.)This sucks, I really wanted to play this game on PS3
HAHA a JRPG on 360? It's gonna fail like just the other ones both in game review scores and sales. If it's not gonna be Unreal 3 the game is going to look like crap. 360 what a joke of a system if it's Unreal 3 it's generic looking if it's not Unreal 3 the graphics are mediocre. Thanks to SqaureEnix and Microsoft they put a series to die for on the 360. Star Ocean series going downhill from here on out.
wow green, way to jack my questionnaire.. lol, but good nontheless
I felt it was not finished. Weeeeeee http://www.n4g.com/gaming/N...
I don't understand why MS is trying to force RPGs onto 360 when their userbase isn't an RPG crowd, and its unlikely having a few good RPGs will get the Japanese to buy a 360 either. The Japanese gaming market isn't even half as good as it once was, if it isn't Nintendo or Sony you don't have a chance there.
So MS can force those people who want to play those games to buy a 360.
It won't change a thing.
Why do you figure the 360 fanbase isn't into RPG's. You should look at the sales numbers before you say something ridiculous. Stop trying to lump all 360 gamers together. After all, the biggest sellers on PS3 are shooters, so I guess all PS3 owners arent into RPG's either.
No it's not that we're not into them. We just don't have any.
Because I don't much care for JRPGs. These look better though so perhaps I will like them. The main thing is that the Japanese developers should try to make sure you can tell the men from the women. I mean seriously, when I go to Japan I have no trouble telling the difference. Not sure why they cannot figure it out in a video game. But if you mean RPGs then you are completely wrong. Oblivion and Mass Effect both sold well and are RPGs. In fact, Sony is the one that doesn't have any RPGs this generation. Right now I don't see that changing and since I like RPGs the most that is fine by me.
"I don't understand why MS is trying to force RPGs onto 360 when their userbase isn't an RPG crowd" Lost Odyssey has some serious legs and is doing good on the X360 without a large install base in Japan. Basically it ammounts to Square wants a larger fanbase in North America and the X360 has this. Microsoft wants a larger fanbase in Japan and Square has this. So both of them got together and said if we work together we can both achieve our intended goals.
they know what they're doing and what their limits are. Why do you think sony is making so many FPS games, because they're trying to do the exact same thing that MS is. Ms is trying to steal gamers from the sony camp and vice versa. People who have an Xbox know it's going to have great FPS games, people with a PS3 know it's going to have great RPG's, now MS is trying to show it has great rpg's too and Sony is trying to show it's FPS games. Welcome to the business world, where almost everything is theft and profits.
When I said RPGs I meant to say JRPGs, sorry for not clarifying. Check my figures? I've looked at sales, most of them at least at VGChartz. JRPGs do not perform very well on the 360, even a game like Lost Odyssey which was hyped as an excellent JRPG (which it was) by the father of Final Fantasy, and it still hasn't even sold 500,000 figures in the US, easily the highest sold JRPG on the 360 and not even 500,000?? Sure those aren't terrible figures, but nothing close to sales of games like Mass Effect, which is a more American style RPG. Eternal Sonata which was another excellent JRPG that only sold 170,000 here. Blue Dragon, which was supposed to be another big JRPG release, sold 220,000. So I have checked my figures, and 360 owners can't say that there aren't any JRPGs because those are three right there that were good JRPGs, and were supposed to be significant releases. Now games like Mass Effect obviously perform well, because those are games aimed at the American 360 market. So once again, like I said, MS is trying to force down JRPGs onto 360 users hoping for success in Japan, when it hasn't helped them too much in the past. MS was even claiming 360 as the "home of the best rpgs" when they were pushing Lost Odyssey in March.
I dont mind that its on the 360 but I still hope it comes to the PS3. I know FF13 is coming to PS3 but we still need all the RPG's we can get. I guess it doesnt matter much because I'm buying a 360 for GOW2 but I dont want to buy to many games for the 360 due to the possibility of rrod. I want this game though, so I guess I will do what i gotsta do.
Newer consoles have been improved - it is just us original early adopters that got screwed. That is standard though so I am not bitter - sometimes you cannot wait.
but the rrod problem still exists, newer machines are still breaking, i believes its down from the 33% to like 10-15%, which is still a high number considering that Wii and Ps3 have less than 1%
Its great theat the 360 is getting loads of RPG's but i will give this one a miss. I used to love the jrpgs but they seem a bit stale to me now. I prefer the western Mass Effect style now. Just my opinion.
i prefer rpg and for me Tears to tiara and The Witcher (both ps3 exclusive) and maybe Mass Effect (PSW Rumor) are better than SO4 (maybe timed) exclusivity it's all for gain fans in japan but sony have a solid jrpg lineup FFXIII,FFvsXIII,Disgaea 3,And the new shin megami tensei is already too big for microsoft... Also good job but not enouth...
Damn, who'da thunk it. 360 is pwning all competition in the area of RPG's. No one could have predicted this.
I think you could wrap the 360 in bundles of Yen and still no one in Japan would buy one. Worse is that JRPG's rarely sell well in the US. Microsoft should be playing to its strengths in the Domestic market where it could easily capture the growing legions of disillusioned Wii owners. As long as the 360 is stuck with a chintzy external power supply and a case that exudes that cheap plastic toy feel no one in Japan is going to suffer the shame of displaying one in their living rooms. Square is going to kill the franchise for a wad of cash, but I guess that's good of a reason as any.
No plans... but we all heard that same song before and it SHOCKed us all on a BIOlogical level.
Nice - bubble for you.
but what the lord giveth, it seems, he hath taken away... hahaha site's so funny.
Can you play this game now? If you think those screens are in game, go look at Last Remnant "underwhelming (source: 1up)" gameplay! It will ship on 18 discs if that is in-game. If anything, those are PS3 game screens. Something has to sell it. Cause FFXIII is the only game so far that looks close to CGI in-game from Square Enix.
I bet 1000 euros when I'll be beating the last boss in SO4 you'll STILL be here talking about FF13 , yeah talking and not playing BTW thats in game and looks 10000000000000000000 times better than WKS. Sorry man you get a the story of a white knight while we get SO4. BTW when is WKS coming out in USA and EU ...lol
All of a sudden All u guys dont care bout Star Ocean ? Comon man even tho I own both them cosoles sayin u guys dont care is a lie
They are really going after the Japanese market which might be a good move. If you look at it, Japan hasn't really jumped into the "next gen" console war yet (not counting the Wii). There are alot of sales to be had in Japan for Xbox or PS3. Xbox is getting the jump with some solid RPG titles. Really have to give MS props for the effort.
If MS wants to get serious they need to do a minor redesign that ensure the console is quieter (f'n DVD player) and if possible, incorporates the power brick. Not sure if it is possible without both GPU and CPU at 45 nm but that would make the difference IMO.
Japan is giving up on big consoles. Handhelds are the thing in the Land of the Rising Sun
I got to admit gambare has a point, but can only be proven if SE maintain FF13 exclusivity to PS3. Then we can say SE want to play it safe, not to take side with either Sony or MS in the console war. Beside we can say Tri-Arc is pretty much MS's b*tch, aye?
LOL at the PS3 fanboys using Bioshock as proof all games will come to PS3. I'll use Ace Combat as my wishful thinking tool; what happend to the PS3 version? oh it must mean the PS3 version will be dropped or not considered and I will use this example for every PS3 title. lol
But there was some news some time ago about SquareEnix saying that they wanted to put a exclusive game for the 360, since the PS3 got their best exclusive, and there were another news that the SE took away a game from the list of the PS3 releases and it was this one, but they already said that SE plans was to have some exclusives for PS3 and others for 360, they hadn't mentioned yet which time exclusives are they gonna work after FFXIII
I'll take my chances with White Knight Story and wait for the port of this. Win, win.
And look what happened this is just propaganda its not really exclusive its just time exclusive I don't know why people are actually going to believe there word when people actually swallowed take twos word when they said the same thing until then I'm going to see what happens.
score one to the money hat. wait where have i heard this before? it like begins with 'B' and ends in 'ioshock'. hmmmmmm.
idiot square enix. It will not sell as well on 360....
Agreed 100% , Star Ocean has always been on the PS brand systems.. why change it to the 360? unless there was alot of money involved.. they should know they just lost alot of sales.. specially in japan.. i have conifidence that it will make it to the PS3 later.. with extras..
where's the Sony loving SE?