PS3 and PC owners won’t be getting a taste of Lost Planet 2‘s four-way co-op action, as Capcom has seems to have confirmed the title will be exclusive to the Xbox 360.
I guess we should have seen this coming when Capcom debuted the trailer for Lost Planet 2 on Xbox Live Marketplace, but the company’s upcoming third-person shooter has only been announced as in development for the Xbox 360.
“Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that Lost Planet 2 is being developed for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, following an exclusive announcement on Xbox LIVE that happened Monday, February 23,” the company wrote in a press release. No mention of PC or PS3, just 360. Which doesn’t really entail a direct statement of “no PS3, no PC version” but would suggest that they won’t be coming along quite as soon, at the very least.
But wait, didn’t Capcom make a big fuss out of saying that they no longer believed in platform exclusivity? “All major titles launched during the next fiscal year or thereafter will be developed as multi-platform game,” the company stated last year. The key to doing that, Capcom explained, would be the MT Framework development platform that would make multiplatform games easier to create. Lost Planet 2, Capcom is quick to emphasize in both the debut trailer and in its PR, runs on an upgraded version of MT Framework, the creatively named MT Framework 2.0.
So really, don’t be surprised to eventually hear that the game will be announced for PS3 and PC. You might just have to wait a little while longer, which could be all the more painful considering that, contrary to our past speculation, Lost Planet 2 won’t feature just three person co-op but four-player support.