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Stellar Blade Had A Smaller Scope Before PlayStation Partnership & Support

Shift Up's upcoming action adventure game, Stellar Blade, was smaller in scope prior to the partnership and support from PlayStation.

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DarXyde78d ago

Yes, that is generally the case when a small unknown studio gets massive backing. Hellblade II is a game that, while similar in length to the first game, certainly would not have the impressive production value it currently has without Microsoft.

jznrpg76d ago

First game had great graphics at the time. The combat was meh but the graphics were high end. Not much seems to have changed really.

DarXyde75d ago

I don't think they could maintain the attention to detail and quality without some financial backing. Hellblade II does appear largely in the same vein as the original, but I don't think they could have made it what it is at $50 USD without some serious enhancements in their resources.

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Stellar Blade developer interview with spoilers

Famitsu: "About a month has passed since the release of Stellar Blade It is said that an update including a new mode will be implemented on May 24, 2024, so we interviewed Director Kim Hyung-tae and Technical Director Lee Dong-gi again. We asked him about the future prospects for this work."

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Stellar Blade Added As Reward For PlayStation Stars Members

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Shift Up's Stellar Blade has now been added as a reward for PlayStation Stars members.

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Hugodastrevas2d ago

No thank you, I prefer to own my games physically whenever possible.

FyBy16h ago

So getting digital licence for free or "nothing" is always "nothing" for you? Generaly I understand, that people prefer physical copies. But if someone gives something for free, I dont get it. You dont have internet? :-)

monkey6021d 12h ago

These never seem to justify the rewards. You'd be better off earning the stars and redeeming them for the store credit. Then using that store credit towards the game like Stellar Blade. You would get further with your points that way and spend less of them

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VersusDMC1d 7h ago

When i did the calculations for helldivers 2 you saved 10 dollars plus the tax you would have to pay compared to buying it with store credit.

Problem is games aren't on Stars on launch and when it goes to stars it is close to having a sale.

anast1d 9h ago

I heard the physics on this game are top tier.

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Stellar Blade Update Adds Two New Surprise Outfits, Here's How To Unlock Them

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Shift Up's Stellar Blade has received two brand new surprise outfits. Here's how you can unlock them.

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helicoptergirl5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

Brand new outfits? Aren't they the ones that were censored? Fans got up in arms about when the devs changed them a little bit? Well whatever the case, they should never have been censored in the first place. Glad the "original outfits" are back, so it seems. I personally don't care about the outfits per se, but I do care about censorship in the games industry and I hate it when it happens.

Huey_My_D_Long5d ago

Jury is still out on it being censorship but ok

lucian2295d ago

The outfits were Def changed that's one thing for sure. And and in a lazy way.

Aside from that, yes there are new outfits including two new ninja ones that weren't in game at all

CrimsonWing695d ago (Edited 5d ago )

It’s so weird right? Like their “intended designs,” but then give the uncensored variations? Whatever it is everyone can now have their cake and eat it, too now.

But yea, straight up censorship and a lazy “reasoning” behind it. This all could’ve been avoided had they just done this in the first place… but all’s well that ends well.

lucian2295d ago

i think in the end it helped with sales; bad press is good press as they say

blackblades4d ago

This couldve been avoided if they made the changes before the game went gold. Next time Stella blade 2 make sure the game is the way they want it before it goes gold. Also the multiplatform game gatcha I guess I'm curious how that is going to go. Considering how nikke is on mobile how stella is on console

blackblades5d ago

The OG ones arent back these new ones are recolored versions of the OG ones. Meaning they didnt change them back. They were probably intended to be that way like the creator said.

lucian2295d ago

then version 1.0 wouldnt have been different

CrimsonWing694d ago (Edited 4d ago )

That really makes no sense considering they made variations of suits. These suits are literally variations of the pre-patch original designs and again think of it this way, if those previous suits were always the “intended design” why the huge push back or need for “internal discussions” when they could’ve easily reversed the changes with a patch if they always intended to release the original “unintended design” versions later? It makes absolutely no sense, so what, these are the “unintended versions?”

I mean the guy even said in an interview the changes in the patch were going to upset people, so…. Why would you do that when you released the game knowing not everyone would be able to do the update patch? All these people without internet are getting the unintended designs?

It’s all super weird. What I think happened is the “internal discussions” was with Sony and they got Sony just to ease up. One thing’s for sure they can’t patch these up and say the changes were always the intended final design…

VariantAEC4d ago

@Crimson
Where did they say there were internal discussions about the designs you feel were censored?

CrimsonWing694d ago (Edited 4d ago )

@VarientAEC

https://in.ign.com/stellar-...

“At the same time, Kim also understands that this answer will not convince all users, hence, they are discussing the issue internally and will be coming up with a solution soon.”

That help, bud?

And I’ll let you dwell on this thought, if the outfits were never intended to be a design… why are they now? Also, why are they the variants of the censored outfits, uncensored? Keep in mind these were the outfits released on the disc sent to retail where the developers knew not everyone can do the updates to patch them, sooo… Super weird, if you ask me.

I wish I was as gullible as some people. I always wondered how politicians can think they can get away with bullsh*ting people with PR talk… I now know why they think they can get away with it.

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Dirty_Lemons1d 11h ago

How long do y'all reckon before the inevitable Nier crossover outfits make their way onto Eve? I love this game.