Microsoft rejects Cave shooters for XBLA

Friday, 28th March 2008 21:24 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to this, Microsoft’s turned down Cave’s insane top-down shooters for XBLA in Japan. According to a statement from Cave:

“Our initial plan was to port lots of good arcade titles to XBLA. We talked to IP holders of these titles, and persuaded them. We secured these licenses, and finally talked with Microsoft. There they rejected all of our proposals saying, ‘We are going to cut down faithful arcade ports.’ We felt so frustrated. We wanted to show them that their decision was wrong. So we switched our two most promising projects into retail.”

Cave’s Ketsui and DoDonPachi Dai Ou Jou Black Label were supposed to be released on the service in Japan later this year. And now they’re not. So that… sucks.



  1. Rhythm

    ah, damn shame. :-(

    #1 7 years ago
  2. scuz

    thats pretty awful. not very objective at all. surely if you gave the public a choice and it paid off (getting sold) then you’d continue rather than a biast opinion of what the select few at the top want.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. patlike

    It’s stupid, in my opinion. Why block professional content from XBLA? You’d have thought they’d be begging for stuff like this.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. bloke

    It’s ‘portfolio management’ mate :-)

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike


    #5 7 years ago
  6. Shatner

    I’m sure there’s a genuine reason for Microsoft’s decision that makes good sense to them and their business plans.

    I, for one, haven’t a clue as to what that might be. I’d love to know what it is.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    Can you imagine playing these on a 360 pad? It’d be a nightmare.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. Enkeixpress

    That game look rubbish. It’s not good enough for Xbox 360. Upgrade the graphics and then maybe Microsoft will actually look at it this time…

    #8 7 years ago
  9. patlike

    They are very mental, it’s true.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Interesting they should go down the ‘retail’ route instead, when it’s unlikely that they’ll do very well. There are always two other downloady game services, of course. For other machines, like.

    #10 7 years ago

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