Resident Evil 5 Exclusive Time Frame? No Way

Ripten writes: "If you haven't heard by now, rumors are starting to fly around concerning Resident Evil 5 and an announcement at E3. The biggest (likely nothing more than the result of Xbox Fanboys) is that RE 5 will have some sort of exclusive time frame for the Xbox 360. Meaning PS3 owners will have to wait months if not years.

Sounds 100% bogus to me. Capcom did put on paper that there will be a "huge" announcement regarding their beloved Resident Evil Franchise, however if there was some sort of time frame, what does Capcom or Microsoft earn?

Yes Microsoft could be in a position to sell a "few" more systems. But they would shell out a pretty penny for it. Ask yourself, is it worth it for them? The answer is clearly no. Look at RE4 for the Nintendo Gamecube. If you forgot, Nintendo and Capcom also had a time frame before the PS2 version. Did that even come close to saving the cube from ending up being in third place in the console wars? Of course not".

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sonarus3774d ago

I dunno, if it does happen its a great move for Microsoft but Capcom once again screws their Japanese fans for some cold hard cash. The best way to get money on a big game is for a simultaneous worldwide release. IMO that is what capcom should be aiming for and not accepting bribes for timed exclusivity.

TheHater3774d ago

Not only will the screw the Japanese gamers, they will also anger the Playstation Fans every more. If Capcom is smart, they will not have a time exclusive, unless MS is paying them like a 100 million dollars or something. They will be loosing money from PS3 copy being sold. A lot of Playstation fan will take this personal, and don't buy their game. If Capcom does have a time exclusive with MS, they will only hurting themselves in the future.

sonarus3774d ago

Capcom is overrated. I thought dead rising was the best game ever and i thought lost planet was the best looking game ever. Both remain unfinished and i almost always finish my games even if they are crap. I beat spider man 3 for crying out loud

TheHater3774d ago

Dead Rising was pretty fun, but I thought it was overrated. I personally HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE Lost Planet. That game should have stayed lost.

Lifendz3774d ago

Was it worth making a system with a last-gen storage format? Was it worth it to make a system w/o a standard HDD? Was it worth paying for DLC for GTA IV that isn't coming anytime soon? I could go on and on? Was it worth staying in the gaming business when your gaming division has yet to turn a profit?

mikeslemonade3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

360 can have this overated game. The game is just another "GTA4". RE5 looks like an upgrade from RE4 that's it. I expect more from a year 2009 title than a robotic 18-inch arms Chris Redfield. So far Capcom this generation is turning into EA it's always money first and customers 2nd. Capcom has only published good games this generation but none are great.

jwatt3774d ago

Ok lets be serious, that resident evil looks sick, y'all can say those other games are overrated but don't say that for RE5 even if it could be time exclusive.

dragunrising3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

I hope the huge announcement at E3 is Resident Evil 5 for the Wii. I'm looking forward to the game on PS3/Xbox360 but the controls in Resident Evil 4 were amazing. With that said, I don't see why they can't use the Resident Evil 4 engine. I also don't mind owning a couple versions of the same game if I have to wait for the better version to come out(ex- Resident Evil 4 for PS2 and Wii, also Ninja Gaiden Black, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma).

Condoleezza Rice3774d ago

For those that don't know,the gameplay mechanics in Gears of War are VERY similar to Resident Evil 4.Now,I personally believe Microsoft may indeed be going after Resi 5 for this very same reason,so for those wondering why Microsoft would spend a bucketload of cash on this franchise,they're betting on the gameplay mechanics wooing GeOW fans over to it.

Personally,I think Resi 5 looks like it plays too similar to Resi 4,not a bad thing,just a worrying observation.

mikeslemonade3774d ago

You guys hyped about the RE5 trailer need to look more closely. All the gameplay looked spliced and the gameplay at most ran 1 or 2 seconds each time. Now if we saw the gameplay for 10 seconds the zombies would look so robotic. I expect more from a 2009 title.

joydestroy3774d ago

seriously. RE5 looks totally sick. i don't own any of the previous iterations, though i've played RE4, but this will be a day 1 purchase.

Metal Gear Solid3774d ago


Sony started the practice of paying for exclusives back in 1996 for Tomb Raider 2, after the first was a success. Sony have been doing this for 12 years and now it's coming back to bite them in the ass.

znu3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

your the guy who got the handle Metal Gear Solid

high expectations from you (considering how kickass your game was)

better not screw it up ;)

On Topic

Capcom games have never been a strong point for me,but RE5 looks good

let's hope they don't screw us over

ThanatosDMC3774d ago

IMO, Devil May Cry 1 and 3 were the best games. 2 and 4 are worthless trash that should have never existed.

Yes, i still hate Nero and Lucia for that matter.

Nostradavis3773d ago

Update 6/19:
Capcom Corporate Officer and VP of Strategic Planning and BIZ Dev, Christian Svensson, issued two separate comments concerning the rumored “exclusive MS timed release” on the official Capcom blog which confirm my prediction and hopefully debunk the exclusive release rumor.

The first comment was made on Jun 18, 2008 - 11:13PM stating:

“The assertion is false. RE5 is a multiplatform release that fits with our oft-stated crossplatform strategy.”

The second comment was made on Jun 19, 2008 - 09:32AM stating:

For the avoidance of doubt… simultaneous release.

GameDev3773d ago

to the 360 first, that is an absolute guarantee that the game will come nowhere near its target renders.

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TheHater3774d ago

this is capcom we are talking about here. Don't get your hopes up. Personally I think this might be a time exclusive on the 360.
Will I be surprise? NO.

DJtyler3774d ago

Timed exclusives do not sell systems. I repeat this will not help MS sell any 360s it just annoys the crap out of PS3 owners.

Bzone243774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

"Annoys the crap out of ps3 owners"

That would be worth it to me. lol

juuken3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

Ah, but that's what MS wants to do! They're starting to monopolize the gaming industry!

Bladestar, believe what you want to believe. Defend MS to the last dying breath for all I care. But it won't change the fact that THEY ARE starting to monopolize the gaming industry. They're throwing money left to right to 3rd party developers because they know they have an even weaker lineup than they did in 2007. Don't get me wrong, they still have some good games coming, but Sony's lineup overshadows them.

Bladestar3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

"it just annoys the crap out of PS3 owners." That's worth every penny... hell.. please microsoft drop $200 mil!

"monopolize"... sore loser favorite word... all three companies (Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft) have enough money and resources to make a great console... please stop the the whole monopoly crap... the games buddy.. not monopoly will be what would make microsoft be on top if Nintendo and Sony don't get their priority straight. No one is asking sony to spend so much money on blu-ray intead of the games... causing them to cancel game projects... and borrow money..

RememberThe3573774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

Are you serious? How much schooling have you had? Economically this would be a waist of money for them. This game will not move units. We saw it with the Gamecube and RE4. There would be no reason for them to spend the money. If they were to make it exclusive than thats another story, but we're talking about a timed exclusive here. It wouldn't be very smart of them. However, they're known for throwing money the wrong way so I could totally see this happening.

And you talk about Sony and Nintendo Like they're the ones with slowing sales and a poor line '08 line up. MS needs to get they're sh*t together cause my 360 is getting little to no use anymore... I understand that you love your self some MS but come on the writings on the wall. MS needs to build a little more hype around they're big white box. Hopefully we'll see some kick ass stuff at E3.

UrbanJabroni3774d ago


Seriously, if you are going to question someone's intelligence, maybe you should proofread your own post?

Willio3774d ago

ouch to proofread. But if there was a time exclusive on RE5, PS3 owners might sadly get accustomed to delays due to MS's continuous bribery. If this becomes a norm, it will help MS in the long run. MS does have the most available cash at disposal to spend.

gogators3774d ago

it still doesn't make much sense to sign timed exclusives.

Black_Jack3774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

a timed exclusive on either console wont help any gamers what so ever. the only people benifitting will be microsoft and thats moneywise. so if anyone says yeah wooh great xbox360 timed exclusive, then you must be a fanboy because for me id want it to released accross all platforms so that everyone of my friends whether they be using an xbox360 or a ps3 will be able to enjoy it with me.

this is purely bad news. nothing good about it, and for id say there is no real benefit for gamers in general by clinching this deal.

god damn business tactics..

edit: wtf i lost a bubble!?!

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chidj23774d ago

capcom its sony friend

if they say yes to m$ they r going to lose so many fans in the ps3

TheHater3774d ago

Capcom isn't Sony friend. The are now MS butt buddy

chidj23774d ago (Edited 3774d ago )

ok, sony show 2 capcom some love ($_$)

RememberThe3573774d ago

Capcom goes where the money takes them. They're business people, they have no loyalty.

avacadosnorkel3774d ago

would grant MS exclusivity for free.

jackdoe3774d ago

Lol. In your "world of make believe" probably.