No Booty on Blu-Ray

While the PlayStation Network has produced many high-profile downloadable titles, Sony has also offered boxed versions of many of its first-party titles. The tide seems to be turning in that respect, though, as Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty follows Wipeout HD by being an online-exclusive release...

While the PlayStation Network has produced many high-profile downloadable titles, Sony has also offered boxed versions of many of its first-party titles. The tide seems to be turning in that respect, though, as Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty follows Wipeout HD by being an online-exclusive release in the UK.

Perhaps the strangest part of the news is that while the UK won't see a Blu-Ray version of Quest for Booty, the rest of Europe will. On August 18, Sony Europe announced that the game would hit the whole of Europe via PSN on August 21 and Blu-Ray September 11, both for £9.99 in the UK. However, today the publisher corrected that statement with us, saying that the game won't be hitting the UK in any physical form. The rest of Europe remains unaffected.

Titles such as Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, Warhawk and Siren: Blood Curse have seen dual releases for download and Blu-Ray; however the upcoming Wipeout HD will also be released online only. For more on Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, check out our full review.

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GANGSTASAN
GANGSTASAN

Thank you very much Sony for making me buy a 360 instead of your PS3. I am ticked off with these stupid plans in Europe.

andrew_ribbons
andrew_ribbons

Once again, Sony proves it's inadequate customer loyalty and screws over the UK market. Yet you guys lap lap lap up their shovelware. Nice one people.

ctg867
ctg867

Okay, well I'm not a fan of spending more then $10 on something I can't share with friends, sell to GameStop, or at the very least have a hard copy of. Therefore I won't buy buying Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online, Siren: Blood Curse, Fatal Inertia EX, Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, or Wipeout HD unless they do. Simple as that. Digital distribution is a nice option for some people, but don't make it some mandatory bull ****, your just screwing your customers then.

raverrozza
raverrozza

the only reason is cos the UK download alot more than the rest of europe so they can get away with not suffering the cost of manufacturing it here. Plus all the titles which are on download could never be considered full games. not one of them commands a full price.

R-Force
R-Force

Just picked up the Blu-ray copy [English version] from my local independent games retailer. They already had copies in. Man, I am so stoaked! :D :D :D

R-Force
R-Force

Oh man, I was waiting for the Blu-ray release! :( Do you guys think English will still be selectable from a France or Germany copy? ClassicPlayer - Wipeout HD is looking great. A new blog post on ThreeSpeech has quoted it as being £11.99, will the release date to be announced shortly!! Can't wait. :D

Vulpis
Vulpis

This is rather weird...maybe they're using the UK as a test-market for shifting to a Steam-like distribution scheme and cutting out the physical media sales?

poopdogg89
poopdogg89

I'm surprised Ratchet is being put on blu-ray at all. From what I've heard, it seems a little too short to be worth the extra effort to put it on a disc.

ClassicPlayer
ClassicPlayer

oh man I was looking forward to Wipeout HD, guess I'll have to stick with getting Fatal Inertia for 360 :P

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Thats odd, well you can chunnel tunnel that stuff i guess or just download it online :|

guy_cocker
guy_cocker

While the PlayStation Network has produced many high-profile downloadable titles, Sony has also offered boxed versions of many of its first-party titles. The tide seems to be turning in that respect, though, as Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty follows Wipeout HD by being an online-exclusive release in the UK.Perhaps the strangest part of the news is that while the UK won't see a Blu-Ray version of Quest for Booty, the rest of Europe will. On August 18, Sony Europe announced that the game would hit the whole of Europe via PSN on August 21 and Blu-Ray September 11, both for