VideoGamer.com writes: "Capcom has commented on the confusion surrounding what platforms the recently announced Lost Planet 2 will be released on, saying "clarity will come over the coming months"."
I think everyone knows that it will come to the PS3/ PC eventually. This generation seems to be all about the 'timed' exclusive. And the strategy works for the most part. Once a game has already been out on a platform the initial buzz surrounding it's release collapses. Honestly, owning all 3 systems, I wish it would stay exclusive as most third-party software tends to suck. (And please don't rhyme off any massive lists of third party software. When you're spreading resources across 3 instead of 1 platform there is, more often than not, a noticeable difference in quality - Dead Space being the exception, not the rule.)
I am just curious. Do Playstation 3 fan really care about Lost Planet 2 over the other great multi-platform games that will be coming out this year on the PS3, excluding exclusives?
it is quite clear capcom wants ms to stump up some cash for some form of exclusivity...
TheHater - I dont, only because LP1 was crap IMO. If they release a demo and the game feels better, I might give it a look. Otherwise it doesnt matter to me.
Yet on the same token, people were allowed to bash Killzone 2 because the first Killzone was really "just average". I got attacked in a previous thread over stating this same opinion. I am going to reserve judgment on the sequel until I find out more info, as should everyone else. However, I didn't really care much for the first game's overall delivery. You could tell it had some great ideas, but execution fell short of its goal. Still, I'd rate the first LP a 7/10.
Well said reapers to many fanboys (and I'm not calling anyone here's comments fanboys) live in the past when bashing anything. PS3 has no games, KZ2 will suck because of how KZ1 was etc. etc. people need to wait till something playable shows up (maybe E3) that you can get a chance to see for ourselves b4 you pass judgment. KZ2 is proof of this.
I think the "exclusive" reveal was on the 360 for two reasons: 1)Gaming devs are competitive to a certain degree. When you look at the engines being built by Sony 1st parties (compared to 3rd party non-UE3 games), they just don't stand up. Sure they look good, some even great, but still not AS good. Capcom wanted to show off MT Framework 2.0 more than LP2. 2)It wouldn't have been that impressive an announcement on PS3, in lieu of the exclusives they've already announced/shown. Essentially, more bang. You announce LP2 on the 360 first with the new engine, because frankly, they need it more.
@1.1 I care....I liked Lost Planet MP a lot. I had it on 360 tho so I dunno what the PS3 version was like. Tho I want LP2 for PS3.
Think you've nailed it. That sounds like the most logical reasons to announce over xbox live. Microsoft needed something big from xbox to be announced and this was a good opportunity even if it is a multiplatform game.
the reason why they have not releaesed information is because they are most likely in contract negotiations.
Well I think people see what they want to see, seems like most of the above conclusions are based on personal opinion or emotion. To me the simple answer for a multiplatform developer to hold back on announcing a game for the ps3 means that they are still involved in negoitiations with microsoft for a exclusitivity deal, if microsoft pays their asking price it will be exclusive, if they don't it will be announced for the ps3 at a later date. We can all of course speculate but just observing the trends of this gen its pretty clear the reason for this.
I'm confused as what you're implying. Are you saying that 3rd party non-UE3 engines don't stand up to first party Sony engines for the PS3? Or the other way around? Because I haven't seen many third-party PS3 engines that stand up to Killzone 2 or Uncharted.
Yes, I'm saying 3rd party, non-UE3 engines don't stack up against Sony 1st party engines. With the two examples you gave, KZ2 and Uncharted 2, both of those look better than Lost Planet 2, imo. So what position does that put Capcom in? Show off their new engine on the PS3 too, where the bar is still higher than they (Capcom) can reach (doing multiplatform development)?
I smell some kind of exclusivity. =)
Capcom probably didn't expect such a level of desperation from the Sony fanboys so they're playing it up right now. They probably assumed people would just figure it out: announcing the game exclusively on Xbox live, listing it as Xbox only in Famitsu with an attached interview with the game's creator, releasing this official announcement on that same day: "Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Lost Planet 2 is being developed for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, following an exclusive announcement on Xbox LIVE that happened Monday, February 23,”. Of course, they will keep the wording a little ambiguous in case Sony wants to pay them some money to release it on the PS3. They have to protect their butts somehow. Capcom needs money right now and porting the game at this stage in development would only delay it even further and cost more money. Besides, the original sold great on the 360 and badly on the PS3. Sony fanboys should buy more games and post less on N4G.
And when Lost Planet debuted on the 360,I really wanted to play it. Then the port came and... Let's just say I don't care about Lost Planet 2.
chris I think a better translation would be that "we're still pissed off at sony for telling us are 2D games suck and they dont want them" Its funny how many ps3 fanboy say they dont care yet they cared enough to read the article and post a comment.
I'd care. I would like to have the game on my PS3. Though with all the other great games coming, it would probably get overshadowed (for me personally at least). But I would still like to have Lost Planet 2 on PS3.
With crap like God of War 3 and Heavy Rain on the way. I'd want Lost Planet 2 as well.
u should just shut up TheMart At Xretards.
But Heavy Rain isn't even a game. Lost Planet 2 will probably be a timed exclusive with a exclusive demo and exclusive downloadable content, etc. PS3 version will be a bad port with framerate problems. Capcom should just make it a full 360 exclusive.
You only know 2 exclusive titles for the PS3? You must have been asleep for the past three months.
Maybe 360 getting a special verison....Capcom is confusing SOB!
SOunds like it'll be a timed exclusive then.
Yeah, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they went that route.
oh, just make it exclusive! i don't fvcking care! with all the amazing ps3 games coming, this game will not catch the attention of the majority of the ps3 owners. Just keep it exclusive! Capcom is now losing my respect for them. they fvcked-up on my favorite RE series. it's no longer the same RE i've loved! and besides, its the 360 that need games now.
would u just shut the F*C* K up what about DEVIL MAY CRY we had it exclusive on playstation for 1,2 and 3 somehow u got 4 and resident evil is the same too and now ur crying over one game???WTF!!! i mean its good but i bet not one person c's it as epic its just another game for passing time sh8t man i really got pissed when MS got DMC thay said the reason was cause camcom was goin multi wee if thts true then were definitly gettin this even though we dont need it XP and stupid billgates is prepaired to lose huge losses just to win he's like a stupid 12 year old with endless money XD IDIOT
It's a timed exclusive for some F'ed up reason.......
I picked up LP1 shortly after launch and really enjoyed it. I'm hoping this clarity they are referring to is a simultaneous release for the game across all platforms, so I can get it day 1 on PS3, since i like trophies better.
MS ran out internal studio to shut down to reserve cash to bribe 3rd party developers.
Timed or not, we get it first and that's what matters.
Translation: We didn't hire the same folks that Guerilla Games, Media Molecule, Konami, and Insomniac did. We hired the same retards that Valve hired and they keep inserting Blu-ray discs up-side down because couldn't code their way out of a wet paper bag. If it seems like it's coming along fine in the next few months, we'll release it for the PS3. If our programmers prove to be as dumb as the Valve idiots, we'll have to release it for 360 and PC only.
I think you have it! Kudos for that (and bubbles for you). I honestly didn't think about the whole "What if we can't get it to work on the PS3 and it delays everything?" angle. The fact that it says "coming months" suggests to me that THEY don't even know when it's coming for the PS3. And I honestly believe that it is coming for the PS3. I'd be shocked if it wasn't.
Going by the first game I'm really not bothered, half the game was walking around at a snails pace which broke any momentum you had.
Of course its coming to PS3/PC! It has become some sort of delusional tactic of microsoft to pay developers to have them announce releases on their platform with the clause to remain silent about multi-platform support. Its the same thing that happened with the Resident Evil 5 demo - Microsoft claimed that the Demo was 'exclusive to XBL'. At the time Capcom was restricted from discussing details about the demo appearing on the PS3, but guess what, a week later, the exclusive demo mysteriously showed up on PSN. Now while I love my 360, I really dislike Microsoft's business practices. With these stunts, they are trying to mislead the consumer into believing that they can only have this gaming experience on their platform when in reality that is a incorrect. I understand that 360s first party support is next to nothing and 3rd party support is imperative to the 360s success, but I preferred the exclusive DLC direction opposed to these other shady practices. It strengthened multiplatform games on the 360 and offered a different experience that they could correctly advertise.
I think you're pretty on the mark. ...now think about this. Most 3rd party devs have come out saying that using PS3 as lead results in the best results for both consoles. I'll even go so far as to say I think it's very likely that Lost Planet 2 is actually being developed on PS3 first, then ported to 360, but is being held back to allow MS to get the sales from multi-console owners first. MS does not have 1st party exclusives to rely on, so they are doing everything they can to pull the wool over consumers eyes to make them believe certain 3rd party titles are exclusive as well. Lost Planet was multiplat, the rest of the series will be. That's pretty obvious. Just like Star Ocean 4: TLH will be. As soon as the NDA's are lifted you'll hear statements like "Star Ocean 4 was a timed exclusive" etc.
It could be that Capcom is using the PS3 as lead, but I would lean more towards the use of their proprietary MT Framework tools that allow initial development on the PC and port to the PS3/360. Luckily for PS3 owners, Capcom seems dedicated to quality cross platform so Lost Planet 2 should be nicely polished. I ended up purchasing Lost Planet for PS3 when it came out. I enjoyed it, I hope they make the grapple hook more fluid in the second one.
I seem to remember at E3 Sony doing the same thing with Mirrors Edge. It's called business. I can't believe some the asinine comments I'm reading and the all out bash fest on MS. My thought is they are saving the announcement for GDC or E3 and yes it will be some type of exclusive agreement, either timed or just exclusive. The first game had all it's success on the 360 and I think Capcom knows they have a market for the game on the 360. The game looks flat out gorgeous and gives ANY game a run for it's graphics at least from what little footage we've seen from the teaser. This is of course my opinion.
The fact there is any confusion in the first place is because some backroom deal is being worked out--probably for MS to get the game as a timed exclusive. Capcom is just waiting to announce it, probably at GDC. Look at how other companies, like EA or Ubisoft, handle their multiplat information. They announce all platforms at the same time. There is no "confusion."
Of course not. But I for one am sick and tired of this new trend of "keeping A-holes in suspense" with a damn simple answer.
Capcom are the ones who created this confusion, all I can think is that the game will be a timed-exclusive.
i mean why the hell wouldn't capcom announce it for the ps3 unless they want to cut a deal with ms??
Seems most people didn't like the first game. I enjoyed it. I dunno what platforms it will be on, however I could wait for a PS3 version since I buy all my multiplatform games on PS3 now.
They can't say anything now because Microsoft doesn't want them to. It'd be even funnier if this was a simultaneous release.
you know, the whole ms said so doesnt even make sense, capcom is a third party dev, MS has no saying about their dev proces.
you're kidding right? Lost Planet is a pretty obvious example of the opposite Foxdog. As well as Star Ocean, Bioshock, Eternal Sonata, etc etc.
For people who don't care about LP2, you guys sure are on every thread about LP2.
clarity ? Why dont they just say its also coming to the ps3, why so secret about it? We already know it will come to the 360, whats is holding them back to announce wether or not it will be multi.
New to the business view of gaming Foxgod? Or are you being sarcastic?
How is an NDA relevant? Capcom signed a NDA with themsevles saying they can't announce their own game to the public just yet? I am with Foxgod. If it is multi-plat (or whatever they decide) just say it. It takes one sentence to clear confusion, not months.
Just admit its 360 exclusive capcom, we all know that graphics like this cannot be done on the PS3.
I guess foxgod has never heard of the game MGS4 or KZ2
Prob they cant announce it on PS3 for 3-4 months, likely MS wants it to be seen as exclusive for E3 to up the number of games coming out on their system. So neither Capcom or MS can say it's exclusive but they won't say it isn't either. I'm guessing u'll here the PS3 announcement after E3, although whatever deal was made this game isn't a system seller so who knows anymore lol
Sa da tay!
Who's going to buy a console based on this title? Given that's it started as a 360 exclusive, its more than likely that it will sell the most on the 360. And yet we're treated to either MS's insecurity that it might do better on the PS3 if its released at the same time, or Capcom's greed and attempt to stir up interest.
dont care didnt like the first game at all MP sucked big time
They are obviously on the negotiation table with Microsoft. Hey you can't blame them... during this economy troubled time you need to improve your chances of success. It's obvious that if Microsoft want this game to be exclusive and is willing to pay for it.. something that Sony is not as proven many time by the DLC and other exclusive games they lost. as an xbox 360 gamer I can careless... I loved Lost Planet 1. I just thought that they could of release some DLC story content. They abandon it too quick... I hope Microsoft can secure DLC like they did with GTA and Mass Effect.
It's odd seeing as they already, in the recent past at least, said it was being developed for multi platfo9rms that this should now happen./ Admittedly while I was underwhelmed by the first game(which I played on the 360)the trailer does look a lot better but who knows how it'll turn out and the only Capcom game I've really liked since the disaster of DMC4 is SF2THDR with, so far, SF4 and RE5 not living up to, imo, the hype or their predecessors-and CTYD on the Wii is an insult to gamers and the first(and not particularly great)DR on 360. For me Capcom are just not quite hitting their previous marks-and not for want of trying as they, more than almost anyone else, listen to their fans-of which I still count myselkf as one. So your two real possibilities are Capcom thinking they'll make a bigger splash announcing on a platform devoid of Sony first party games OR MS wishing to secure either a full or timed exclusive late in the piece as I still believe that they were telling the truth when they originally slated it for release on all three. This would explain, in the first instance, why they don't want to say anything concrete yet and in the second why bthey might breally not yet know themselves. All I really hope is that it's a much more satisfying game than the , in many places, slow first LP.
yeah and have you pay for extra maps, and other features while the ps3 version comes with all of that stuff in the game like lost planet 1. LOL you dumba$$.
Actually if it free on the PS3 is free on the xbox 360. By the way.. how is it going for you PS3 owner... did you get GTA4 and Fallout 3 DLC for free already? lol! ohh wait.. you didn't nor is getting $h!t! ... how is that for having an complete game... you dumba$$.
DLC makes a game complete? wtf! that is another lame excuse for not having decent games at the least! i wonder how is the sales going for GTA4 and FO3 DLCs?
capcom got an offer for timed exclusivety from MS and they're just seeing public reaction before they decide
Not coming to PS3. Its not in development for PS3 because they want to see if they need to bring it to PS3 and are working on a deal with MSFT.
I initially liked LP1 (PS3 version), but found it got VERY repetetive after a while. I'll investigate the potential of the sequal and make up my mind nearer the time, but it's not very high up my "games to get" list at the moment.
We all know it's coming to the PS3, so why are you jumping around the fire?
don't care (for now)..first one wasn't worth spending money on. So lets wait and see what the second one offers.