Capcom "Investigating Other Platforms" For Lost Planet 2
When Capcom revealed that Dead Rising 2 would be headed to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as most everyone expected, we all just assumed the Lost Planet sequel would receive the same multiplatform treatment.
After all, it's definitely a part of Capcom's business strategy to produce their blockbuster titles for both the PS3 and 360, and Lost Planet: Extreme Condition did eventually come to Sony's machine. However, when Lost Planet 2 was announced, the publisher would only confirm it for the 360; there was no mention of a PS3 version. According to CVG, though, Capcom hasn't yet ruled out the possibility, as producer Jun Takeuchi said, "we are currently investigating other platforms." We're not sure what they're "investigating," exactly, but perhaps they think that the vast majority of Lost Planet fans own a Xbox 360. It took quite a long time for the game to arrive on the PS3 and by that time, there were better options on store shelves. We're not sure what the sales numbers were like, but we're willing to bet they weren't all that impressive...hence, Capcom's reluctance to produce the sequel for the PS3. On the other hand, the user base for Sony's console is a whole lot higher now than it was then, so that should be worth something.
Anyway, we'd like to think that Lost Planet 2 will soon be confirmed for the PS3, because we're fairly certain it will be a quality game. And the PS3 can always use quality games, whether there are a huge number of fans or not.
3/20/2009 Ben Dutka