Star Ocean 4 Headed to PS3 – Exclusive my ass.

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Star Ocean : The Last Hope, the Tri-ace developed, Square-Enix published RPG was released exclusively on the Xbox 360 earlier this year. It did pretty good business in Japan – so good in fact that it is to date the best selling 360 title in the land of the rising sun, with countless RPG fans having bought a 360 solely for this game.

I imagine then, that they’re gonna be less than happy. Like with Namco’s Tales of Vesperia, the not-quite-as-exclusive-as-previously-imagined game is now headed to Sony’s console – and it too will receive significant upgrades. Star Ocean: The Last Hope International, as the PS3 version has been dubbed will see a February 2010 release, and will include tweaks to the engine and battle system.

The tide seems to have swung in the PS3’s favour – Earlier this gen it was all too common for PS3 exclusives to find their way to the 360. I, for one, am glad. Third party exclusives – particularly with the overwhelming financial outlay this generation – make little to no sense.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: September 15, 2009

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Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • I think that it has started becoming a marketing tool. First the game is exclusive to one console only. Then, it suddenly becomes available to the other with tweaks, improvements and extras.

    Sounds like Marketing BS to me. Either way, I am always happy when games go multiplatform, I just dont like it if they go about it this way.

    Completely Exclusive, so that after you all rush out to buy it, they then also supply to the other console as well.

  • WitWolfyZA

    Wasn’t it stated this was a timed exclusive, or am i the only one that knew that it was going to PS3 as well?
    “Enchanted arms” i could understand becuase it even had the “only on xbox” badge on it and when i looked again it was on PS3 as well!

    And I knew this wasn’t a exclusive when i didn’t see the “only on xbox” badge too.

    And I finished this game on Sunday… Dude that last boss is a pain in the neck!

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