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A “Significant Amount” of Content Cut From Lost Planet 2 |

Lost Planet 2 producer Jun Takeuchi stated in a recent interview with Japan’s Famitsu magazine that Capcom had to cut a significant amount from the game.

 “There wasn’t especially any big trouble( in terms of development).  More than those kind of difficulties, the edited content was way too much and dealing with that was more difficult than anything.” Takeuchi stated. “This time, truly, the content that was cut was significant,” he added, “and at the end, we had to wrestle with disc space.”

 It was a situation in which the team was on the verge of crying as they shaved down their game to fit on the disk..

This has been a recurring issue for Capcom.  The PS3 version of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition is said to include the full game on one bluray disc while the 360 version will be accompanied by a voucher so the same content will be available for download.

Speaking of DLC, Takeuchi left the door open for the content cut from Lost Planet 2 making an appearance. He’s quoted as saying that it may become available at a later date in the form of downloadable content.

Capcom isn’t the only company favoring to cut content instead of expanding their game to additional DVD discs. Recently Square Enix revealed that they cut a game’s worth of content out of their blockbuster title, Final Fantasy XIII, with no plans to offer it as dlc.

  • JimmyMagnum

    and people were saying that blu-ray isn’t advantageous for gaming?

  • terribledeli

    As long as I still have mandatory installs of 5-7 GB, blu-ray won’t have any any advantages over getting up and changing the disc every so often.

    Furthermore, no one else finds it humorous that he’s complaining about disc space. Yet Capcom decided to use unnecessary disc space by including Marcus and Dom from Gears of War? Sounds like the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing.

    As someone who played through Lost Planet twice (Once through the original release, then once through Colonies), I can safely say the original was a bloated mess and needed to have about a third of the content removed to make the experience much more streamlined.

    That’s what hurts the gaming industry, in terms of story telling. Gamers can’t understand that stuff has to be removed sometimes to make a story work or even, heaven forbid, engaging. Instead, we feel slighted when we discover content was removed to make the original game a better experience.

    The best example I can think of is Ninja Gaiden 2. The Xbox release was just awful. It was a beast that came over and drank all your soft drinks, molested your dog, and threw up on your couch. Sigma 2? Much better streamlined product that kept players engaged, rather than disgusted. But oh no, we can’t respect the game for that. We just have to point out unnecessary boss fights, fetch quests, and weapon changes were purposely left out.

  • Royalty32

    M$ didnt think longevity thats why it will only be out for another year. blu-ray is huge for gaming. Sony will overtake xbox 360 this yr.

  • Trieloth

    LOL, I saw this coming from miles away. Anybody with some education in simple math would have known that it will be a issue. But every xbot out there will STILL argue that bluray is not needed.. Sigh. Gimped Games FTW (M$) !

  • topthis

    Blu-Ray all the way. Games can be hold up to 250GB discs (I know not the standard blu-ray=50gb) but the price will be higher I bet you and this is so unfair they are doing this just to cut down for the 360 version. The 360 is holding back the PS3 on multi platform games.

  • Sadly, as long as 3rd party devs are willing to shred content from their games, Bluray isn’t a necessity for them.

  • JimmyMagnum

    Yeah, I mentioned this over at gtawh. The 360’s DVD limitations are bottlenecking development and the cut content is only going to get worse. It’s easier to cut content and release it as DLC than to spend the money manufacturing multiple discs.

    remember when the PS3 first came out and everyone scoffed at the idea of using blu-ray and that they would never need to use the space? Well lookie here folks!

  • TheRealMaxPower

    I call Bull $hit. If Capcom can’t figure out how to put the game on 2 discs they can call Microsoft and they will do it for them. DVDs cost what $0.50 cents to stamp. MS doesn’t want any problems for their system. MS helps out on a lot of developer issues. There is a team specifically for this.

    If the game has complete content being cut they should just put it on the PS3 version. that simple. Make the extra content available for 360 through Live. There are a bunch of solutions to not short change the their beloved game.

    I think the game will be very short and they are blaming DVD space on their failure as a developer.

    I didn’t like the first game at all and I am not buying this either.

    I am sorry but I cannot accept that as a reason. If the content is done it should be on the PS3 version.

  • Doesn’t Microsoft charge developers extra per disc used?

  • I wish PS3 bluray was 4x :\

  • Gibb

    Microsoft: “Blu-ray is not needed for games.”

  • topthis

    LOL Microsoft is made cause they bet on HD-DVD instead of Blu-Ray. They can’t admit their mistake so they try to make it sound worse when Microsoft feels the impact.

  • oly1kenobi

    Announced today that the cut “stuff” will be available for download on the x-box. Probably at a price. PS3 ftw!