Haggis and tatties wrote:
CBOAT posted a few things on neogaf the other day, one was quite intresting..
No live stream for real reasons. Xbone architecture is still not full complete. The latest version of the SDK from a couple weeks ago dropped performances by 15-20 percent across the board. Now before you get mad at me this happens ALL THE TIME in console development and it will eventually be fixed but there's no chance for an early October release or...
... certainly not for all 21 countries. Localization is absolute one hundred percent BS. TRUTHFACT. The excuses are some that nobody with common sense would consider. Look at the countries dropped. Cross references them against the languages being spoken [in them], official or otherwise in said countries. I said it yielded issues 2 months ago and the chicks have come home to roost. [something something Smartglass] Paying the price now.
Late October launch for PS4. Sony SDKs are ready. You could basically master your final version right now. Today, even!
If you thought people were mad about Bayonetta's sequel going to WiiU you will be someone unhappy about what Microsoft is getting exclusively from Platinum. Other Japanese developers are in play but too, but Kamiya is the only one I can confirm. The game is not for North America or Europe, which makes no sense but whatever.
Big Park(?) killed their game. It was a MOBA. It's dead. The whole studio is now focused on TV stuff. All the bes talent went to Big Tusk(?) or left MS entirely. Rare is still Kinect focused.
TRUTHFACT 6: New indie publishing policy is not set yet and probably won't be until after launch.
September surprise early. I apologize in advance. Everything I saw over last 24 months said there was no chance of a kinectless SKU [to start]. Concrete decision up till now. However,
There are whispers that there will be a kinect optional SKU early next year, probably around March or April. There's enough smoke around this that I didn't want to wait until September to say it! We'll have to wait for launch sales to see for sure.
Of course none of this is offical, but CBOAT has been very accurate in some of the stuff leaked to neogaf.
Just to be clear, I don't think we will see a Kinect-less Sku at launch (though it wouldn't surprise me in the least and it would be foolish not to) but I do think (as the article suggests) that we will see it early next year, I personally think it will earlier than March or April as Microsoft will have lost a lot of ground to Sony in those 5-6 months, 2 of which are Holiday shopping months.