Peggle 2 no longer Xbox One launch title

Developer PopCap clarifies the release window for their addictive puzzle game.

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Although there is no specific launch date at this time, PopCap says that their addictive puzzle game will not be an Xbox One launch title. Speaking with GamesBeat, PopCap said, "Peggle 2 is a 'launch timeframe' title...But [it] will not launch day-and-date with the Xbox One -- instead, it will become available a few weeks later in December."

At Gamescom, Microsoft formerly listed Peggle 2 as one of the 23 titles coming to the console on it's November release, but PopCap called this a mischaracterization; their game was always meant to release sometime shortly after launch.

Discussion

194 comments
wyan_
wyan_

and not a single fuck was given that day...

tomservo51
tomservo51

Delay due to pushing the xbox hardware to get it to run in1080p

Riddick123
Riddick123

Ummmmm ok then.  I guess this marks the end of the Xbox One.

Manatassix
Manatassix

Meh no big deal a Launch window of two months is pretty reasonable.

The whole fuss about what titles are launch day and launch window really isn't a big deal. Theres a decent selection on launch day to find something worth getting with the console the launch content seems staggered back through early 2014 which works well for most people with steady releases to play. 


raziel2kain
raziel2kain

my sarcasm: with this delay ps4 won the console war !!!

raziel2kain
raziel2kain

comments full of sarcasm about canceling xbox1 pre-orders for peggle 2 delay!   LOL

so_hai
so_hai

Is this the first time Peggle's been mentioned on the front page?

DVONvX
DVONvX

I can't keep track of what games are "launch" and "launch window" titles. When I think launch, I think day 1. 

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

No worries, I think I've got that on my Motorola Razor anyway...

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Really? Was this really worth an entire article? Of course Peggle is the reason to pick up an Xbox One at launch. Preorder Canceled.

Puck269
Puck269

(Enter Nintendo Doom Troll-speak) OMG developers are delaying stuff for the XbOne!! Microsoft needs to get out of the console space and stick to their operating systems.. Microsoft is so done in the gaming space (End ridiculous doom-talk).  LOL  Come on people, where is all the mud to sling?  I sure remember this being the signs of the end for Nintendo when stuff started getting delayed for the WiiU.  =)

blackace
blackace

Meh, I'll get it when it's available. I loved the first game. Didn't take me long to beat that one.

mal617
mal617

Can't wait for the XB1

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

Goes to show how brainless EA really is to even consider this game to be worthy of next gen in anyway shape or form. EA needs to go back to gaming school and relearn what they knew when they actually made quality games.

quebec946
quebec946

i guess i should jump for joy.

triton1977
triton1977

Why do people even bother playing these games?
I can understand if you're 5 years old...but not if you get a 400-500$ console just to play this.
Hell...there is free games on facebook and for mobile devices.
Peggle, Octodad, Resogun etc., they all look like $5 PC games, so why are they on nextgen consoles?

dribblesbarbax
dribblesbarbax

Spend 500 bucks to play Peggle 2? No loss there.

MigGui
MigGui

oh boy, how am I supposed to spend my time when my xbox 1 arrives? I was so hoping for this...

does anyone give a shit to peggle 2?

DIGN
DIGN

So now you're telling me I payed $499 for a paperweight? Pre-order cancelled until Peggle 2 releases... just ruined my holiday season.

normanislost
normanislost

Hahaha suck on that xbots!!!! Nah I'm kidding who actually gave two craps about this as an Xbox exclusive?

Demimorg
Demimorg

Peggle was a really cool game, I hope I can play the new one on PC.

Manatassix
Manatassix

@WingChopMasta I get the Sarcasm this isn't really directed at you, but cancelling a preorder because any game has been delayed to less than January seems a bit pointless. All thats doing is making your chances of getting a console before the end of January much less likely and missing out on playing the games a month down the line when they are released. 

Actually the whole cancelling preorder of a console you are planning on buying at the same price anyway in a few months thing just makes it look like the person cancelling is either throwing some kind of childish tantrum that wont affect anyone in the end but themselves anyway or they just don't have the sense to look into their purchase buying decisions before preordering.

Cancelling with the intention of waiting a year or two for a price drop or because you have decided the product doesn't suit your needs and you don't intend to buy it makes perfect sense. Mostly the internet seems full of people drunk on the reaction poor demand for the Xbox one had on Microsofts policy changes... throwing a silly tantrum isnt what changed those policies a complete lack of preorders did but thats hardly going to get any games Launched sooner is it.

Manatassix
Manatassix

@triton1977 

Because people enjoy playing with a toy sometimes? Peggle isn't going to forward the quality of narrative storytelling in the medium, its not trying to.

Its a TOY. Oh and Adults that don't spend time in recreational play are just letting their minds stagnate and increasing the loss of plasticity within their brain so mocking adults that like to play with toys to keep themselves mentally active is quite frankly an argument against your own intelligence. Arguing that somehow its unreasonable to play Peggle on a Next gen console (which I'm actually taking as your point) is just narrow minded. 

I want to play these types of games on my console so I can relax in my sofa using a controller thanks. I have a PC hooked up to my TV that could play peggle I have a phone in my pocket that could do the same... its not the same experience and if someone wants to have a variety of experiences on their new console exactly why should they not?

blackace
blackace

@triton1977 I don't think Peggle 2 is the reasons gamers are buying an XBox One. just like gamers aren't buying a PS4 for Resogun or Octodad. These games are more like fun distractions from the main games. That's about it. 

bigmikeOK
bigmikeOK

@triton1977 I think news was pretty thin this week. I mean the biggest story of the weak was over a video game being up scaled to 1080p which is a pretty weak story to me.

Manatassix
Manatassix

@normanislost I dunno I wouldn't mind having this on the PS4 makes a nice addition to the library. I'm not picking an Xbox up for this game but its certainly a factor in the decision as it fleshes out the variety of experiences

Majkic666
Majkic666

@Demimorg they will probably make a F2P version of it where you only have one ball, have to spend money to be able to get more balls (each ball bought only lasts for 1 round)

triton1977
triton1977

I get that there is a demand for this type of game even for some adults, but they could atleast try to make it look good.
Im not talking about adding blood & gore...

Manatassix
Manatassix

@sammoth @WingChopMasta @mythical_gamer @bluefox755 

Ok the difference between 720p and 1080p I can totally see on my TV but 4k? um yeah nope not forking out for a 50" 4k TV any time even remotely soon thanks. The whole argument over PC vs Consoles thats being brought up CONSTANTLY just makes everyone involved look like a near minded idiot incapable of thinking outside their own selfish needs and like most assholes they just haven't thought the reality of the situation and peoples lifestyles through at all. 

So yeah. Dumbass argument that has nothing to do with the article in the first place anyway... and yeah I guess I called everyone assholes. Thats always a clever move on the internet ;)

Manatassix
Manatassix

@triton1977 I guess thats a personal taste issue. Some people rather like the way Peggle looks running in a nice high resolution.

Manatassix
Manatassix

@triton1977 @hellknight40000

Um so Resogun looks like a $5 PC game.. 

so you're saying that the FREE game coming with the PS4 looks like its running on the most powerful platform currently on the market and its $5 cheaper than it would be on that platform...   wheres the problem?

triton1977
triton1977

@WheelerJared @triton1977 @hellknight40000 For me this sounds like..:

"This year we colored the pokerdeck with small dots instead of just green."

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

@triton1977 @hellknight40000  Resogun uses half the ps4's ram. It couldn't even run on current gen. Also, Have you seen the gameplay videos? so many particle effects and high res textures. Resogun IS a next gen game. It may not be the next gen realistic military shooter you want but the graphics are definitely worthy of a next gen console.