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Old 06-17-2007, 05:03 AM   #1
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Katamari sequel leaving playstation?

I figured even though this is 360 news but of an older/current playstation series, I'd put it here since everyone looks in the playstation forum thanks to 90% of us being psx owners.

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Newsweek magazine's gaming blog reports that Namco is continuing to solidify its ties to Microsoft and is on the verge of signing an exclusivity deal for the Katamari sequel Beautiful Katamari on the Xbox 360.

The game in and of itself is not considered to be a deal-breaker for consumers, but it illustrates a growing trend whereby developers are choosing to either abandon PS3 exclusivity for cross-platform development, or simply abandon PS3 development.

Sony higher-ups have attempted to address the trend in a new online blog, where Senior Director Dave Karraker concedes his company's console is often more difficult to develop for, but only because it is more advanced.

A more pressing concern for Sony is that its monthly unit sales still continue to lag behind the competition - giving less incentive for developers to cope with PS3 kit.
http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/level...clusivity.aspx

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2007/...o-develop-for/

Mind you I fully expect this to be a timed exclusive and later will come to ps3. Or most likely ps2 since theres more units. I dont much like the sony rep guy saying the ps3 is more harder to develop for because its more advanced. They just created a slightly retarded development process, just like the ps2. CPU power its stronger. Graphical power, no.
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Old 06-17-2007, 05:45 AM   #2
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Maybe they took Ninja Gaiden director's advice?

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Speaking in London yesterday, Hayashi slammed developers who complain that the PS3 is difficult to create games for - saying that "if they think it's difficult, they should get out of the ring."
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:25 AM   #3
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Funny considering he's primarily focused on the 360.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:20 AM   #4
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wasnt this all clarified days ago, the exclusivity is for Katamari on Xbox Live Arcade not the upcoming new game
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:01 AM   #5
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Wasn't Beautiful Katamari always rumored to be XB360 exculsive? like Ace Combat 6.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:40 AM   #6
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Beautiful Katamari is both and Ace Combat 6 is a timed exclusive i think
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Old 06-17-2007, 11:13 AM   #7
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Dunno. That one says sequel.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:35 PM   #8
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Do a lot of people even play that game? It is fun for like the 1st 2 stages then it gets repetitive. Plus it will be great to use the motion controller to move the ball.
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:01 PM   #9
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It's addictive from the beginning until the end the futhur you get in the game the more fun it is as you can get even bigger.

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Old 06-17-2007, 01:43 PM   #10
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I'll be interested to see the file size of this game for XBLA. This might be this first game to exceed the limit size, or lead to full online distribution of larger games.
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Old 06-17-2007, 02:25 PM   #11
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Castlevania is bigger than 50MB
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:53 PM   #12
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I'll be interested to see the file size of this game for XBLA. This might be this first game to exceed the limit size, or lead to full online distribution of larger games.
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Castlevania is bigger than 50MB
They increased the limit to 150 MB, after Castlevania: SOTN was released.

So it was the first for a few days or so, but not permanently.

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Old 06-20-2007, 12:01 AM   #13
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It just boggles my mind why this isnt coming to the Wii. This should clearly be a Wii game.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:31 AM   #14
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yep.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:03 AM   #15
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http://www.joystiq.com/2007/06/19/ga...xbla/#comments

its a full game
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