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Rumor: Resident Evil 5 becoming a PS3 exclusive? Doubt it ...

This is a rumor we thought we'd never see. Resident Evil has been a franchise to grace both Nintendo and Sony consoles since inception. Even Sega got their fix on the Saturn and the Dreamcast. PC? You bet. Handhelds, movies, you name it -- Resident Evil has touched it. Except for a Microsoft system, oddly enough. Perhaps that hesitation is what spawned the latest rumor: Resident Evil 5 is inching toward PS3 exclusivity. With Sega out of the race and Nintendo opting not to use graphics as a selling point, RE5 looks towards the PS3 just like Silent Hill 5 is -- should sales improve, exclusivity may result.

A variety of Japanese media outlets have come out to confirm that the initially planned 360 version of the game has been dropped by Capcom. No evidence, no quotes, just heresay from magazines and denials by Capcom. Thus the rumor. On the flipside, Capcom and Microsoft have enjoyed monumental success with Dead Rising and Lost Planet. The multiplatform announcement for Devil May Cry 4, followed by the announcement all Capcom games from then on would be multiplatform, lay credence to debunking this rumor. We have no idea. We won't hold our breath, but if the rumor is true, it would be the biggest surprise of the year.

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1. I've mentioned this elsewhere, but I think Capcom's whole "multi-platform philosophy" isn't going to stick for long. I'm sure we'll see more Xbox exclusives from them which could also lead to PS3 exclusives as well.

Posted at 5:23PM on May 31st 2007 by Cagalli

2. This could always be some pat on the back for PS3 owners for the DMC4 thing, and for declining to port DR and LP(when they're even on the same damn engine) to PS3 when so many people have been begging for them.

I still doubt it's true, but if so then I would like an explanation instead of business smoke and marketing mirrors.

Posted at 5:28PM on May 31st 2007 by OrganicShadow

3. The only way this is true is if Sony forked over some SERIOUS cash for the series to be exclusive to the PS3. If it does happen though, this is quite a feather in Sony's cap... sure to sell quite a few systems.

Posted at 5:41PM on May 31st 2007 by Chris

4. Considering we're talking about Capcom, the only way I see this is possible is if Sony offered a sh**load of money to Capcom for exclusivity or some sort of dispute or arguing between Microsoft and Capcom over the 360 version of the game resulted in Cpacom changing their mind about a 360 version (or possibly both scenarios). Anyways, seeing as this is CAPCOM!!! I won't believe it until I see it.

Posted at 5:56PM on May 31st 2007 by TheGuy

5. Just like you said, the way Dead Rising and Lost Planet sold. There is no way there going to pull it from the 360

Posted at 6:01PM on May 31st 2007 by DJ

6. once sales "improve" then I guess you can make that assumption but only when they improve.

Posted at 6:57PM on May 31st 2007 by Azorean

7. Isn't Capcom getting fed by Microsoft?

Posted at 7:54PM on May 31st 2007 by massive_98

8. @7 if by fed you mean giving them boat loads of cash then yes capcom is getting fed by ms

Posted at 8:15PM on May 31st 2007 by pete

9. This is absurd. The only way this becomes a PS3 exclusive is if Sony BUYS Capcom.

Posted at 9:55PM on May 31st 2007 by TK00

10. Has anyone else noticed that Japanese game studios milk games for all there worth?

Now that I think about it American studios do the same thing.

Does anyone know of any Killzone 2 or Afrika news?
(I keep spelling Africa wrong when I am not supposed to)

Posted at 10:23PM on May 31st 2007 by massive_98

11. this wont happend since crapcom is MS dog

yeah you can see bill gates take out the dog in the mornings xD

Posted at 10:29PM on May 31st 2007 by naruto007

12. Every formerly Sony inclined developer that makes a shift towards more multiplatform games gets stick from Sony/PS3 fanbois.

I look at it this way, without the Xbox360 installed base neither DR nor LP would have had a chance in hell getting approval from the Capcom board and so never would have gone ahead.

Capcom are in the games business to make money and very few big budget PS3 exclusive games will be possible on the PS3 for now and some time due to the small installed userbase.

There's simply no incentive short of a huge payout from Sony for PS3 exclusivity whereas the Xbox360 is cheaper to develop for and utilise which all developers appreciate and can make use of.

Posted at 12:39AM on Jun 1st 2007 by kingnick

13. By the time this game gets realeased the PS3 install base will be huge take a look a this fall's game releases.

Posted at 2:07AM on Jun 1st 2007 by Lp47

14. If this is true. I will buy a PS3.

You see folks, ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Posted at 7:47AM on Jun 1st 2007 by bearattack79

15. Just a little FYI for you all:

To date Sony has sold about 1.5 million PS3s in the US. In the same timeframe, without any next-gen competition the year before, Microsoft had sold 1.7 million XBox360s in the US.

Sony has sold almost a million units in Japan while Microsoft has sold dick in Japan.

I don't have the European numbers to compare, but they're not that far off from each other.


Sony isn't as far behind as many of you would like to believe or have others believe.

Posted at 1:41PM on Jun 1st 2007 by theDude

16. Capcom is full of sh!t. Their reason for taking DMC4 to 360 is to, basically, make more money. Thus, why haven't they opt. to bring Dead Rising to the PS3? They'd make more money and its not as if M$ has a choice to the Devs. choice. I think Capcom is getting paid off to do this or that. If RE5 is a PS3 exclusive, i would be sooooo happy.

Posted at 2:11PM on Jun 1st 2007 by Bob

17. Capcom are real basta#ds. if it wasnt for sony they would be as big as they are now!!! i knw that they had some big games before RE games but re made them what they are and because of the ps1 and RE on the ps1.

Posted at 2:54PM on Jun 1st 2007 by irishgamer666

18. You fanboys kill me. Why would Capcom NOT want to make the most $ so that a few rabid fanboys could have their exclusive games? All of a sudden Capcom becomes crapcom and is full of $hit because it wants to expand its market. Grow up.

Posted at 4:04PM on Jun 1st 2007 by Edude

19. Well if the previous games wernt on Microsft systems why should they get this one. Nintendo doesnt have the graphics or space. If Capcom did this they would sell regardless. Sony would sell lots and lots of PS3 and capcom fans will be happy to see the capcom love. Don't go to 360 capcom can't you guys see your loyal fans are with Sony and the graphics and memory with blu-ray could help you guys boost this game. I hope its exclusive.

Posted at 3:01PM on Jun 2nd 2007 by Lp47

20. Sony doesn't need Res:5 exclusivity...

Killzone, Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, MGS4, FF13, Uncharted, Home, Folklore, EightDays, The Getaway, MotorStorm, Resistance, White Knight Story, 2Days2Vegas, Grand Turismo, Ratchet & Clank, Lair, Sigma, Socom, Tekken6, LittleBigPlanet....hmm.

Oh yeah, Res:5 and Silent Hill 5, +9 other exclusives to be announced E3 2007.

Big Guns, to say the least. ;)

Posted at 10:16PM on Jun 15th 2007 by Lol.

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