A “Significant Amount” of Content Cut From Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 2 producer Jun TakeuchiÂ stated in a recent interview with Japan’s FamitsuÂ magazine thatÂ Capcom had to cut a significant amount from the game.
Â “There wasn’t especially any big trouble( in terms of development). Â 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,”Â he added, “and at the end, we had to wrestle with disc space.”
Â 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 recurringÂ issue for Capcom.Â The PS3Â version ofÂ Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition is said to include the full gameÂ on oneÂ bluray discÂ 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 companyÂ favoring to cutÂ content instead ofÂ expanding their game toÂ additional DVD discs. Recently Square EnixÂ revealed that they cutÂ a game’s worth ofÂ content out of their blockbuster title, Final Fantasy XIII, with no plans to offer it as dlc.