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.