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Capcom: Sony montion control delay does not affect RE5: Gold release

Friday, 22nd January 2010 21:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Capcom has said that Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition’s release date will not be changed, just because Sony’s has delayed the release of its motion controller.

Revealed to contain support for the Sony Gem/Arc/Controller during last year’s Tokyo Game Show, Capcom says that support for the peripheral was never announced for the US version of RE5: Gold – known elsewhere as the Alternative Edition.

“Capcom has not announced any compatibility between Sony’s motion controller and Resident Evil 5 in North America,” a company rep told Joystiq. “The release of this product will be unaffected by the delay in our territory and is still on track for a March 9 release with the individual pieces of downloadable content released prior”.

No word on whether Capcom plans to release a patch for the game upon the controller’s release.

Yesterday, it was revealed that the original release of Resident Evil 5 contained the extra content included with the Gold Edition at some point – which will also be released as DLC.

New screens featuring Excella Gionne from the Mercenaries Reunion episode were also released.

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  1. SplatteredHouse

    Only now, this convenient fact comes to light; or, are they suggesting earlier comments should have been read as if this detail were implied, before.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Bulk Slash

    It’s disappointing that they’re dropping this as it’s the main reason I’d consider buying RE5 again. RE4 Wii Edition’s controls were truly outstanding so if the Sony motion controller could replicate that success it could have at least partially redeemed RE5.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Alakratt

    Capcom is really making bad moves this gen. No motion controls for the new RE5, wow. I imagine it would be implemented via patch later on, but what’s the point of denying it now? Oh yeah, they’re afraid it won’t sell until then. Dumbass.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    @ALakrat

    Patches are not used to overhaul the entire engine.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Would an additional control method be defined as overhauling the engine though?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. onlineatron

    Could they add a few lines of code that prepares the game for a motion control patch?

    After all it’s only controls… it should be as simple as something like ‘if X is pressed or performed animation Y is carried out’.

    #6 4 years ago