Lost Planet 2 May Miss The PS3
Even though Capcom typically has a multiplatform approach to this generation, it doesn't appear as if they want to bring Lost Planet 2 to the PlayStation 3.
This may seem odd, as Dead Rising 2 is certainly PS3-bound, but perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Extreme Condition likely didn't sell so well when it finally emerged on Sony's machine. Now, the game's producer, Jun Takeuchi, says they're "only working on the 360 version of Lost Planet 2 right now." He made the unfortunate statement during Capcom's Captivate 09 event last week, and when pressed about other platforms, he would only say that they're "not ready to announce anything...at this time." Because the new series debuted on the 360, there's every indication that Capcom may just want to focus on the platform that most of the Lost Planet fans identify with. The publisher may not think it's worth the time and money to produce a PS3 version of the sequel, and we probably can't blame them for this outlook. On the other hand, there's a chance that Lost Planet 2 could just be another timed exclusive for the 360, even though many PS3 owners just shrug their shoulders and say, "eh, they can keep it."
From our point of view, if the game is good, it'd make for a worthy addition to the PS3's library. At the same time, there are plenty of PS3 exclusives that will occupy our time, so...
4/28/2009 Ben Dutka