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From Resident Evil 5 DLC To Final Fantasy XIII Suffering On The 360: News Roundup September 6th

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Today’s news sees talk of additional downloadable content for zombie shooter Resident Evil 5.  In other news, Square Enix are set to take on the publishing role for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in Japan, and PS3Centre looks at how the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII will be affected by the Xbox 360 edition.

Resident Evil 5 Downloadable Content Rumoured

From Resident Evil 5 DLC To Final Fantasy XIII Suffering On The 360: News Roundup September 6th

Capcom has recently expressed interest in additional downloadable content for Resident Evil 5.  Capcom vice president of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson said “We're talking about it. I don't know if you have seen some of the threads on Capcom Unity, but questions came up on whether we are going to do any more.”  Christian stated that after asking what fans would want, a thread spawned that was “literally hundreds of posts long” and seen “tens of thousands of views.”

The Resi 5 team have been discussing their options ever since, but that’s all he’s willing to reveal.  The last DLC released for Resident Evil 5 was the controversial “Versus” multiplayer mode, something fans believe should have been included in the game without them having to pay for it.  Hopefully if any more DLC is headed to Resi 5 it will be worth the money.  [VG247]

Square Enix Handling Publishing Duties For Japanese Modern Warfare 2

From Resident Evil 5 DLC To Final Fantasy XIII Suffering On The 360: News Roundup September 6th

In a move to perhaps strengthen their grasp on the western gaming market, Square Enix has officially announced they will be responsible for publishing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in Japan.  Call of Duty 4 will also be republished by Square Enix as part of the Xbox 360’s Platinum Collection.

People have had their suspicions ever since Square Enix hinted the idea on a teaser site a while back, so official confirmation was pretty much inevitable.  Square Enix will be responsible for publishing the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC editions of the game.  Modern Warfare 2 will be hitting Japan slightly later than the rest of the world, with a winter release date slotted in.  [AndriaSang]

PS3 Final Fantasy XIII To Suffer Because Of Xbox 360

From Resident Evil 5 DLC To Final Fantasy XIII Suffering On The 360: News Roundup September 6th

PS3Centre has published an article detailing how they believe the Xbox 360 edition of Final Fantasy XIII will affect the PS3 version, focusing on the multiple discs issue.  The addition of a 360 version has already forced Square Enix to downgrade the graphics, but now the gameplay look set to suffer.  Apparently due to the size constraints of the DVD, Japanese voiceovers with English subtitles are no longer an option.  The DVD doesn’t hold enough space to feature a Japanese audio track, something PS3 fans were looking forwards to.

Another area of concern is the pacing of the game.  If the game was only on a single Blu-ray disc, then the player could explore much more areas, and take part in more side-quests at any time, as the space on the disc allows this.  Apparently DVD limitations mean the game will be cut up, with many areas only being available at a specific time or on a specific disc (the 360 edition is likely to appear on several discs).  Although there is no doubt the PS3 version of the game has been compromised to “keep both versions of the game identical,” the extent of it may be exaggerated here.  Whatever the case the game is still on track for an early summer 2010 release date in the UK.  [PS3Centre]

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Deathtrap3000  Sep. 7, 2009 at 01:21

Bout time a multiplat was held back because of the 360. Revenge lol.

Gunn  Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:09

Regarding FFXIII, seems my biggest fear has been realised. It was bad enough to delay it but to downgrade it, doesn't make sense?! Would it have really mattered if the 360 version came out a few months later with revisions.

Does this mean that the JPN version will be different? If it has english subtitle option then I think I'd rather import it.

JimmyTim  Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:12

The part about Final Fantasy XIII has been taken from a PS3 website. Of course they're going to say it's suffering due to multiplatform. Not to mention the part about the graphics suffering due to it being on the 360 is a down right lie.

I'm actually gonna get FFXIII on the PS3 because I want it on one disc rather than several. Which will probably be the only advantage over the 360 version.

JimmyTim  Sep. 7, 2009 at 10:13

Oh and while the Japanese audio will probably be cut from the Xbox 360 version, why does that automatically mean it'll be cut from the PS3 version? It doesn't. They'll record it in Japanese first anyway, it's not like the audio won't exist anywhere.

Gunn  Sep. 7, 2009 at 11:39

@JimmyTim,
If you listen to the interview, he says that they wanted to keep the 360 and PS3 are near identical as possible, so it is a contradiction as they previously said the PS3 version would not be affected by the PS3 port.

In terms of graphics I'm not sure if the in-game engine will suffer but the movies will as they again stated the x360 version will use high compression to squeeze the data into as few discs as possible while the PS3 version can use either uncompressed or at least lossless compression.

It's all a bit of a let down, I just hope this is over exaggerating it.

Greg  Sep. 8, 2009 at 23:22

PS3Centre !!!!!! "How they believe the Xbox 360 edition of Final Fantasy XIII will affect the PS3 version"

I would be intrested to hear what a website called something like 360centre and "How they believe the PS3 edition will affect the 360 version".. otherwise don't it make this story one sided and pointless?.................

How come 360 exclusive "LOST ODYSSEY" comes with a choice of "4" languages, Japenese,English,French and German.
Can anyone answer that ? ......

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