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Resident Evil: Revelations – Capcom not keen on another small screen version

Thursday, 24 January 2013 22:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

3DS entry Resident Evil: Revelations is coming to a whole host of new platforms, but not the Vita, because Capcom wants to bring the game to bigger screens.

“When we were developing Revelations for new platforms we really wanted to hone in on the experience you get with a large format screen, surround sound, etc,” Capcom’s Mike Lunn wrote in the comments section of the PlayStation Blog.

“This type of setup really helps players get sucked into the horror vibe and enjoy the game to its fullest extent.”

As a small screen version already exists and therefore must have been Capcom’s idea of a good time at some stage, some readers were understandably frustrated with this reply and demanded to know why a quick and dirty port is out of the question. Lunn’s comments suggest a Vita version would be expensive to develop.

“3DS and Vita infrastructure let alone developing games for them are extremely different beasts,” he answered.

“Even just the screens as you mention are completely different resolutions and functions.”

Besides, the new version of Revelations isn’t a simple port. As well as boasting new content, it’s been significantly upgraded.

“Revelations is not just a ‘filter’ slapped on the previous version. Our team literally went in and re-textured (sometimes recreated in whole) the models used for this version so rest assured it will look fantastic,” Lunn promised.

Resident Evil: Revelations is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in May, having released on 3DS in January 2012.

Thanks, Eurogamer.

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44 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    Man… The irony goes hard with this one.

    Resident Evil Revelations was originally intended to be a PSP exclusive?!

    What with this and Monster Hunter; Capcom are making it very clear what they think of the PS Vita…

    The fighting games don’t count by the way, before people bring those up…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. lexph3re

    So in other words so much for that belief that the 3DS version looks and is identical to the console remake their doing. Still think it’s bull they didn’t atleast opt to do a X-buy development for the Vita Ps3 version.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. lexph3re

    I think the Fighting games do count considering they are made specifically for the Vita. I think Capcom’s real issue is the X-Buy Sony is trying to get Devs to do for the devices. Think about it Either A. Make game X 60 bucks and identical on 2 platforms wraped in one box. or B. Make one version for 2 different platforms and Sale them at 2 different SKU’s.

    Hmmmm…. 60bucks for 1 game or 110-120 for 1 game? I think as a business decision it’s easy to figure out what Capcom is thinking. Personally I think it’s a rip off for capcom to pull such a 1 sided business deal.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. monkeygourmet

    @3

    I don’t think it’s cool either, but Sony need to sort it out either way or Vita is going to keep missing stuff in the long run.

    IMO crossbuy isn’t so good. At first hand it sounds awesome to the consumer, but if its putting devs off, what’s the point?

    Sony have tried to cut into devs profits to curry favour with the consumer. It’s a dangerous game as devs will just flood to the 3DS.

    What they should do is cut the bloody hardware and memory stick price then everyone’s happy.

    Cross platform play: another short sighted business venture from Sony.

    Edit: also don’t try to make out their saints, they made me try and purchase all my PSP games again when I had a Vita… Cross buy is purely letting the devs attract customers as they can’t afford to drop the hardware price.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. lexph3re

    Were not talking about BC now are we. We are talking about the current scheme that developers are given to distribute to their consumers. No one is saying Sony is a saint but why would you be mad in the first place if they made a more connected scheme to play on?

    You are telling me that personally you are okay with paying 60 for one game and then 50 for it again? The Same exact game? I wasn’t thrilled when Capcom did that crap with SFxT. 80 for full content on one device and 40 for full on the other? plus DLC?

    That’s something to be mad at the Developer behind. Not the hardware manufacturer. As much as people like to claim Sony is arrogant and selfish. But, that’s honestly not the case. Capcom is finding a quick way to increase their profits. Simple as that, Taking the same game they developed for a portable device and then porting an “upgraded” version on 3 other platforms?

    Really greedy to be honest

    #5 2 years ago
  6. absolutezero

    Why would you buy the same game twice?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. lexph3re

    @6 That’s why I think the X-buy program is great for titles just like this. So you don’t have to buy the same game twice.

    But, Capcom seems to be the primary company milking their IPs on Console and Portable. They choose to instead of making these compatible software available on Like branded hardware and pushing for separate SKU’s

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @5

    Of course it sucks but it’s business.

    What happened when Nintendo stuck with cartridge and Sony went CD? Final Fantasy and Dragons Quest went to the Playstation.

    Devs generally have loyalty to who has the biggest install base and who can they make the most money from. Greedy of course, but what else do you expect? Why was Resi cancelled on the PSP?

    Of course I prefer to share my games over devices but I’d rather have a large support for new games and pay a little big more for the privilege.

    Kingdom Hearts 3DS, Monster Hunter, Resi Evil etc…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @7

    They didnt have to bother releasing it on anything else atall… At least you can now play it if you want?

    #9 2 years ago
  10. manamana

    If Vita would’ve had a bigger install base, they wouldn’t care about ‘different resolutions and functions’ of the screen. They would’ve put manpower through it. It really is a crying shame what happens to the Vita. I bet they aren’t even willing to port MH3ultimate or MH4.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. monkeygourmet

    @10

    This is correct

    #11 2 years ago
  12. lexph3re

    I could play it before I do have a 3DS. But, again not the point.

    “What happened when Nintendo stuck with cartridge and Sony went CD? Final Fantasy and Dragons Quest went to the Playstation.”

    Not the same thing at all. There is nothing wrong with the media format for Vita at all. No restrictions and no revolutionary change.

    “Devs generally have loyalty to who has the biggest install base and who can they make the most money from. Greedy of course, but what else do you expect? Why was Resi cancelled on the PSP?”

    That is also true Devs do have loyalty to larger install bases. But, if that was the reason for canceling the Psp version why migrate it to 3DS with a lower install base at the time? The psp cancellation was based on the piracy issues PSP had. The fact that they had over 5 million people playing Dissidia but only sold a million at the time. Piracy was nuts on the PSP and it wasn’t cheap to develop for PSP at the time either.

    Again, point is Capcom doesn’t care about the hardware sales. On this they care about the fact they can take Monster hunter portable 3 re-wrap it in an ultimate edition. Have 2 different skus for the product 1 for 60 and another for 50. and capitalize on revenue.

    Capcom shows this with all their software which is why they DON’T have loyalty to a single device.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. monkeygourmet

    Basically 3DS vs. Vita is an almost direct repeat of DS vs. PSP so far and I can’t see that changing.

    Simple fact, handheld games shouldn’t have to cost so much to make and hardware should be cheap enough.

    3DS is really stepping up pace after its pay cut and Pokemon is round the corner. Basically Vita is fucked unless they pack-in with PS4 IMO.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    @12

    PS Vita has zero piracy problems at the moment?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. monkeygourmet

    @15

    Of course. Same as people fled from the N64 / GameCube to PS1 and PS2.

    Thing is, Nintendo weathered the storm… Will Sony be able to do the same?

    Considering they’ve basically just done the same with Vita as they’ve done with PSP; I don’t think so.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. absolutezero

    I think I got slightly mis-understood.

    Why would you want to buy the same game with no differences on the Vita and on the PS3. Why would you want both? Its a pretty niche thing I imagine, I mean its nice and all but if I want to buy a game I usually make up my mind what console to buy it on and buy that. Getting another version of the same game for another platform does’nt really affect anything.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. lexph3re

    Of course Sony will weather the storm. Their devices are built to last 5-10 years on the market. Nintendo Handhelds only typically last 2-4 years before hardware revision or new hardware period. Sony is in it’ 2nd handheld generation. And, they don’t have the benefit like nintendo has had of being Solo on the market in the past. So what Storms have Nintendo endured?

    Game Gear? N gage? Ha those didn’t make it past a year on market before being abandoned.

    And yeah, Vita doesn’t have any piracy issues. They are woking hard but the results aren’t giving full access to the device.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. lexph3re

    Getting the same game included in your purchase compatible on your portable device is a bad thing? Playing a game at home and continue when you leave is actually a great thing. I love it personally.

    With Capcom they are selling Monster hunter 3 ultimate with cross compatible features on Wii U and 3DS. If you want the full package they ae charging a premium. 60 on console and 50 to take your grinding on the go. I would much rather have a 60 dollar sticker for one game to take where I want and then sit at the telly to enjoy.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. absolutezero

    So do the cross game deal things share Save files?

    #19 2 years ago
  20. lexph3re

    Yes they do. For instance Playstation All Stars, all data transfer seemlessly through your profile. If I have a ranked up Big Daddy (currenty at 889) then when I pop on the ps3 the data,achievements, carry over. The only unusual thing is how it deals with trophies. Vita and Ps3 has different trophies and what you earn on ps3 isn’t earned on your vita and vice versa. So that is the only draw back.

    In MGS collection your saved data is added to a cloud and when you boot up on either you can get the save right from the in game loading screen.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. monkeygourmet

    @17 & 18

    Considering Nintendo handhelds have been up against:

    Game Gear
    Lynx
    Lynx 2
    Nomad
    Turbo Grafix
    Neo Geo Pocket
    Wonder Swan
    PSP

    (Pretty much the history of handheld gaming the Nintendo again made popular)

    Plus numerous devices that emulate GBA and other other consoles games AND smart phones, yeah, I’d say the have done a pretty good job.

    Remember, Sony didn’t NEED to go into the handheld market, they were purely after a bit of the delicious Nintendo pie, AGAIN.

    The PSP was financed off the back of the success of PS1 and 2, idea being a portable PS2 experience.

    And, guess what, Vita was a portable PS3 experience.

    Defining marketing factor: the AAA experience to play on the bus that no one asked for…

    Hence why games like Bioshock are going AWOL.

    I would also like free games on the go. But importantly, if I can’t have that I’d just want my platform to be properly supported.

    Remember, whatever your personal feelings, this article is about Capcom NOT porting a game they easily could to Vita for whatever reason.

    As much as you dislike that, it’s a very real problem for the console.

    Kingdom Hearts has gone to 3DS as have a lot of other games I’m sure. I love the Vita as a technical achievement, but like so much of Sony’s marketing, if the support isn’t their and the price isn’t right, they can go fuck themselves.

    I sold mine for practically the same price I bought it for (had it on a good hotukdeals Asda discount). I had Uncharted, Little Deviants, Ridge Racer, and numerous PSN games…

    So glad I traded it in for the 3DS.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. absolutezero

    Lets not pretend the 3DS is drowning in games right now, in comparison to the DS its library is pretty barren.

    p.s. I still fucking adore mine.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. lexph3re

    The article is indeed about Capcom not wanting to make another POCKET title out of this. Not, Oh the Vita is a crap place to deliver.

    I also, was pointing out it’s no surprise because of capcoms choices. So, this is not about my “personal feelings” This is about Capcom. Very simple. Also, you were an earlier adopter that just couldn’t wait. Simple as that.

    Your saying no one asked for a Console like experience? Keywords also and please remember them PS3 LIKE. Not exact, not the same. Sony has been saying Console LIKE from the beginning. Everyone else is saying they said Exactly like Ps3.

    Edit: Every Nintendo device is the previous consoles tech condensed on the go. So saying no one wants a portable psone,2, or 3 on the go is like saying no one wants a portable nes,snes,n64, or gamecube on the go. Just simply not true

    ‘End Edit’
    Absolute pretty much said it as well. The 3DS is not swimming in software either and they have been out 3 years now. So, clearly it’s not a definitive place for handhelds to be made on.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. lexph3re

    I also realized this a little late. But as a person who constantly talks about Sony needing to evolve. How could you not seen their portable division as a evolution in delivering their products?

    You can’t say they need to change and evolve then cast down their evolution. That’s contradicting what you say you want to really see.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. monkeygourmet

    @22

    It’s really, really picking up the pace though;

    Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney
    Luigi’s Mansion
    Animal Crossing
    Pokemon X & Y
    Fatal Frame
    Castlevania
    Fire Emblem
    Project X Zone
    Monster Hunter
    Devil Summouner : Soul Hackers
    Mutant Mudds 2
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon : Gates to Infinity
    Dragons Quest
    Ace Attorney 5
    Bravely Default
    Beyond the Labyrinth
    Harmoknight
    Ikachan
    Monster Hunter 4
    Professor Layton Aztan Mysteries
    Shin Megami Tensei 4
    You kai Watch

    Plus:

    Treasure exclusive 3DS game
    New Zelda
    New Mario

    Loads of e shop stuff and the solid gold things that have already come out.

    All games listed (providing your into the genres, there’s a bit there for anyone, look to be at least 8/10 quality).

    Looking pretty damn good to me. Also, EVERY DS game is playable too which pretty much makes the 3DSXL the best console in a long time value to gameplay ratio…

    #25 2 years ago
  26. monkeygourmet

    @24

    Keep beating that drum dude…

    I don’t know what your even arguing about now.

    Even Sony aren’t happy with PS Vita sales… They just aren’t in a position this time to bail it out.

    Also lulz for actually believing Capcoms lame excuse to not port this…

    #26 2 years ago
  27. dreamcastnews

    ‘Game Gear? N gage? Ha those didn’t make it past a year on market before being abandoned.’

    No, no. N-Gage was on the market from 2003-06, Game Gear was like 91-96.

    I think we could all come up with theories as to why Capcom aren’t porting the game to the Vita I suspect it’s the low install base. Also, let’s remember that Capcom are no strangers to signing exclusive deals with Nintendo so maybe they still have some handheld exclusivity.

    Nintendo have always had, and always will have the handheld market cornered, their games just lend themselves to handhelds, quick games of Mario Land or Mario Kart, Star Fox or even Tetris; the Vita just doesn’t have that – it has smaller screen versions of full blown PS3 games that work really well on the big screen when dedicating time to a game but when out and about or sat on a bus a quick game of Uncharted doesn’t really work out as well as a quick blast on Mario.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. monkeygourmet

    @@24

    Nintendo devices condensed?

    Yeah, but there not cutting edge and they make a profit rom the get go… I know which companies business plan I would invest in.

    By the time Vita picks up, the novelty of TEH GRAFEX will have been surpassed by phones and the like. Or worse still, the next Nintendo handheld.

    Once again, damn smooth timing there Sony…

    #28 2 years ago
  29. monkeygourmet

    @24

    Also, evolution is not about raw power.

    Sony seem to always try and over compensate in this department. They like to show their new tech when that arms race has been lost to China / Korea etc…

    Fucking arrogant wankers, typical old school Japanese business sense.

    They need to pick up a ‘book of the five rings’ and understand battles can be won in different ways.

    It’s like they are scared of dishonouring their fore fathers for trying a different approach?!

    Forcing themselves on their own sword out of stubbornness…

    #29 2 years ago
  30. lexph3re

    Professor Layton Vs. Ace Attorney
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    Animal Crossing (not localized)
    Pokemon X & Y (not out)
    Fatal Frame
    Castlevania (not out)
    Fire Emblem (not out)
    Project X Zone (not out)
    Monster Hunter (not out)
    Devil Summouner : Soul Hackers
    Mutant Mudds 2
    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon : Gates to Infinity (not out)
    Dragons Quest (not out)
    Ace Attorney 5 (not out)
    Bravely Default
    Beyond the Labyrinth
    Harmoknight (not out)
    Ikachan (not out)
    Monster Hunter 4 (not out)
    Professor Layton Aztan Mysteries (not out)
    Shin Megami Tensei 4 (not out)
    You kai Watch

    It isn’t drowning in swoftware at all. Still not the point of the article or the topic. Let me roll you back so you can get WHY the discussion is on Capcom and on Vita.

    Capcom doesn’t want to release the game on handhelds again. We take a look at that. Analyze why would they say that and give theories. Why you have to turn it into a Vita vs 3DS thing? I don’t know. That’s just what you do “enter x” vs Sony and then you have a plethora of why Sony are failures to follow.

    @27 That statement wasn’t literally of their length but at the fact they they weren’t real competition to begin with. Atleast with Sony and Nintendos devices the diversity of the market is not only interesting but staying strong in favor of the consumer. Well atleast to a certain degree

    #30 2 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    I agree with Dreamcastnews. SONY needs to improve in that area and should have a Vita team solely focusing on that type of short burst gameplay.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. lexph3re

    The evolution isn’t in the “Raw Power” But the connectivity. The legitimate means of having platforms across a spectrum to communicate and share content. Now why you look solely at the raw power of it makes no sense to me.

    It really seems like your mad at Sony for indeed trying something different then the latter as Nintendo are the ones dedicated to using what they once had. Not taking chances on the market. It’s like your philosophy is in complete reverse with the two

    #32 2 years ago
  33. lexph3re

    @Tea they do seem to be making a effort on the short bus factor. The 6 weeks 6 games free ps mobile deal has had me looking in on PS mobile weekly to get a free game but also seeing they are increasing PS mobiles offerings.

    Only problem with that is No one knows about this deal making it a vain measure

    #33 2 years ago
  34. theevilaires

    Oh thanks Lex I didnt know about it I’ll check it out and I agree with your #32 statement. Monkey just isn’t a fan of the way SONY does their things but for me and you it suits us very well. I’m one of those raw power loving dudes Monkey its why I buy and use PlayStation over Nintendo. Just because you got a few hundred thousand grannies who play the Wii and don’t know anything about why raw power matters (KZ3,UC3,GOW3) doesn’t mean you’re right ;)

    P.S. be careful Soong doesn’t read that part where you dis Japanese people and praise Chinese and Korean. I said something to that affect a while ago and he got mad :D

    #34 2 years ago
  35. monkeygourmet

    @32

    Risk in the market:

    Game Boy
    Virtual Boy (Fail)
    Choosing cartridge over CDROM (arrogant fail)
    N64
    64DD
    Nintendo DS touch screen
    Wii with motion control and an under powered console with zero online
    Wii U, first dual screen home console

    Seriously… Don’t make it sound like Sony take risks fanboy. All they do is copy if it looks profitable or try and shoe horn a shit load of tech into something for better or worse.

    I only listed those games as if I had listed previous games I thought you would have said: TEH OLD… Can easily do that too…

    Zelda ocarina of time
    Harvest Moon
    Resi Evil
    Mario Kart 7
    Street Fighter 4
    Dead or Alive
    Kingdom Hearts
    Mario 3D Land
    NSMB2
    Pilot wings
    Star Fox 3DS
    Paper Mario
    Cave Story
    Ghost Recon
    Kid Icarus
    Pushmo

    You get the picture…

    The reason I compare the two?

    It’s an article regarding a fairly important issue of the Vita not recieving ports for whatever reason.

    What other handhelds are out there? The 3DS of course.

    It’s obvious the two will be compared and in situations like this, regardless of Capcoms shitty excuses, the Vita still loses out. For a platform, that isn’t good which ever way you want to look at it.

    @34

    And I used to love the RAW power thing too, until PC gaming kicked off and made everything else look feeble in comparison.

    Also, I’m fed up of bull shots.

    No matter how powerful the PS3 or 360 or whatever, the pre release screenshots are always from a rendering rig… Sad really.

    Will get a PS4 eventually for exclusives but unless Sony change in a big way, I’ll never like their business style.

    Nintendo, for all it’s safe practice with software really takes risks with their hardware considering they only manufacture gaming machines. Maximum respect for that. :)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. absolutezero

    Man I sure could’nt see this anal pained derail approaching.

    MG how long do you think we’ll have to wait to see any of those games make to the EU.

    Remember we’re still waiting on the first Shin Megami 3DS title. At least the Vita is region free.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. monkeygourmet

    Also the ‘more connected’ argument kind of fails.

    It completely contradicts the AAA experience.

    Basically the Vita doesn’t know if it wants to be a AAA powerhouse handheld or an iPOD.

    It doesn’t know if its Martha or Arthur…

    #37 2 years ago
  38. monkeygourmet

    @36

    How many games can you afford to play on handheld aswell as buying full price console games?

    For me, the 3DS has easily had enough games to keep me busy. Remember there’s Castlevania, Luigi’s Mansion just around the corner then Animal Crossing, Project X, Pokemon etc… Plus numerous others

    Vita is region free but remember who fucked up Liksang?

    #38 2 years ago
  39. absolutezero

    Liksang was dodgy as fuck, as seen by the fact that the people running just opened another website straight afterword, play-asis was operating at the same time and had no problems, same with yes-asia and many other importers.

    Its not about what I can or can not afford to buy its the fact that these games are available to buy somewhere else that I can not purchase. If I had the choice available I could make that decision myself. I want to play Mega Ten now, I would buy that game, its been out for over a year in the US. I want to buy a boxed version of Code of Princess with the artbook and soundtrack. I can’t unless I buy an American 3DS.

    All of the previous Nintendo handhelds were Region Free.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. lexph3re

    Monkey you can shove that Fanboy rhetoric up your ass. I think it’s absolutely funny every time someone gives you a valid point in defense(in your eyes) or facts on a company you scream “OH YOURZ A FANBOY” “YOUR PRECIOUS DEVICE”

    Keep that shit to yourself. The fact’s were simple, your list of current games that are on the market for 3DS represent 3 YEARS ON THE MARKET. And, Vitas offerings are more then even that list. No Fanboy required to state the damn obvious.

    Also, This is about Capcom and Vita AGAIN CAPCOM! and VITA!

    As for the Risk thing. N64 didn’t fail at all so picking cartridge over CD wasn’t a fail. It just made them lose a little face. Gamecube was a cd based device and THAT device failed.

    My arguements on this topic has nothing to do with “The Vita can do it too.” It’s based on Capcom business plans. Seeing how we can come up with theories and explain them.

    @Absolute There is absolutely no butt hurt over here. Just frustration that Monkey can never seem to stay on point with what is being discussed without pulling fanboy cards while clearly being one.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. monkeygourmet

    @40

    Of course, the Vita is a complete success I forgot…

    It’s achieved everything Sony had hoped and hoards of developers are clambering to make games for it…

    Considering this game was supposed to come out on PSP originally, now Capcom can’t even be fucked to bother releasing it to the Vita after it went to a competitors console, yeah I find that pretty ironic, as I said in my first post.

    If for one second, you can imagine I actually like the Vita as a console but not Sony, maybe you will manage to keep your blood pressure in check… What an over defensive, company line towing fool…

    Have some extra PSN points for sticking up for Sony, oh, wait a minute… They don’t care about you…

    If you enjoy the console fine, but please try and separate business from emotion if you can.

    Okay, if this is about Capcom and Vita, how about this. I won’t mention the 3DS.

    Capcom can’t be FUCKED to BOTHER converting this game to Vita… Hmmmm… I wonder why?

    It’s not difficult, considering they have managed to make SF Vs Tekken and Marvel Vs Capcom…

    The MT framework is scalable…?

    No, they can’t be fucked.

    Where’s Bioshock?

    They can’t be fucked…

    Where’s Kingdom Hearts…?

    Now, these ARE problems for a platform, as much as you want to bury your head in the sand, many, many, many articles relating to the problems Sony are having with the Vita…

    Crazy amounts of Sony blindness.

    @39

    I know what your saying, but the games are out there. Also, BC is stellar and across the board with all DS games. Only thing I’ve thought was a bit shit was the E Shop, it yeah, maybe not for you, but overall from a business perspective;

    Nintendo is killing it.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. lexph3re

    ^ please tell me you don’t take yourself seriously? Please tell me that nothing that I actually said didn’t penetrate that thick dense skull of yours.

    Did I ever even bring up Vita being a success? NO.

    You are so delusional just fuck it. I thought a reasonable discussion could exist but clearly it just can’t.

    You are so up Nintendo’s ass anyone who gives you a different opinion is like taking you out of you Shit fetish you are flailing in.

    I’m done trying to talk this over with you. Anyone else care to discuss CAPCOMS business decisions and how it reflects across the spectrum of devices they port to let’s do it. As for This derailed fanboy bullshit it’s for the birds.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. monkeygourmet

    @42

    How about this dipshit:

    Capcoms business model is one of the most greedy and money grabbing I have seen in recent years of gaming.

    From lazy ports, franchise changes no one wanted (Resi 5 & 6), dubious DLC on disc scandals, Capcom have shown both innovative breakthroughs and championed new IP’s (Dragons Dogma), yet at the same time showing a Luddite attitude towards other Business models.

    However, their MT Framework created in house has let them create games quickly and easily over a wide number of platforms and even create ports for handhelds and mobile devices.

    Resident Evil Revlations is due to be released on all major platforms including the PS3. For some reason Capcom has decided against a Vita release; citing its ‘already made a handheld version’ (paraphrase)

    This is quite strange. The MT Framework is easily scalable across devices? Coupled with Sony’s stellar idea of providing X Platform play (and this remake also includes co-op play) and also enabling the publisher to choose wether they want to include a cross buy feature too, it seems very strange Capcom wouldn’t want to take advantage of this and increase their profits for a minimal amount of work.

    A good Therory is that they are being greedy, something we have already outlined above (they certainly show signs of this). However, given that Capcom doesn’t have to include cross buy (A new Trails type game coming out for both the Vita and PS3 doesn’t), it seems strange they wouldn’t want to do a quick conversion from PS3 to Vita given that the Vita was advertised as a AAA gaming system on the move?

    Maybe they could include remote play for Vita? Again this has not been confirmed yet.

    Overall it’s a very strange case, only really culminating in the ideas that:

    1. Capcom don’t like easy money… Or,
    2. Porting this game to Vita is simply not worth their while given a fairly low attach rate.

    Is that better for you?

    It all boils down to the fact you only want discussion if it fits within your framework doesn’t it Lexy?

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Dragon246

    @lex
    Why not ignore the monkeys ?
    Vita aims for a different market than 3ds, which is fine. Also, vita doesn’t have games argument is pure bullshit. Vita whooped 3ds ass in 2012 in games, its just too expensive right now.

    Oh, and if vita is already fucked, then wiiu is too, since its also failing hard in sales.
    Give them 1 more year.

    #44 2 years ago

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  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]