Capcom Wrestles With Xbox 360 Disc Restrictions

The PS3's Blu-ray format offers developers plenty of space to fill. But the Xbox 360 doesn't use Blu-ray, it uses DVD. That makes things tricky if a studio is planning to release a multi-platform title like Lost Planet 2.

In a recent interview, Lost Planet 2 producer Jun Takeuchi said Capcom had to cut a significant amount from the game. When asked how development was going, he replied, "There wasn't especially any big trouble. More than those kind of difficulties, the edited content was way too much and dealing with that was more difficult than anything."

"This time, truly, the content that was cut was significant," Takeuchi added, "and at the end, we had to wrestle with disc space."

Takeuchi went on to expand on how difficult it was to make those cuts, saying that 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 — though Takeuchi is most likely being facetious. The upside to these cuts? "I think we could be able to add that content at a later date as downloadable content." Everybody wins!

The original Lost Planet was first released as an Xbox 360 exclusive and eventually ported to the PC and the PS3.

カプコン竹内「『ロストプラネット2』はディスク容量との戦いだった、泣く泣く削った部分もある」 [はちま起稿][Pic]


Comments

    why not just put it on 2 discs then?

      They don't split the game onto more discs because Microsoft financially penalize developers who put a game on more than one disc.... I don't like the idea of paying for content that should have been included to begin with. Should just make it for PC and PS3 :D

        Really? Wow. Offering inadequate hardware then charging people when they try to deal with it.
        One more reason why I hate you M$.

    The downside is, the cut content will not appear on PS3 Bluray disc dispite it has enough space

    I tried to read that article Mr Wildgoose... but that picture is too hypnotic... must... not... stare...

      Ashcraft even! Do you SEE what the picture has done!

      They see him rollin', they hatin'!

      I don't get how guys like that even manage to get on a motorbike.

        i find those kind of images really distasteful. and by that i mean in this context only. put it on youtube or fail blog, you got yourself a winner. fatties, stop distracting me from kotaku!

    I dont understand why they dont split it onto more discs like other games have done?

    is there something im missing?

    dang it oh well its still gonna be an awesome game and who knows if they do release it as downloadable content hopefully it will be at a reasonable price (free would be good) hehe. Damn I love capcom though

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