PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down delayed to improve graphics

Capcom will ensure that nobody confuses its upcoming PS4 title with a PS3 game.

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Capcom's free-to-play online adventure Deep Down will be delayed so that Capcom can take full advantage of the PlayStation 4 hardware, the company has said.

While Deep Down has only been currently confirmed for release in Japan, the game was expected to go into beta roughly around the same time the PlayStation 4 launches in Japan on February 22.

"About Deep Down, I think we'll give full fledged information to everyone after the summer, so you may have to wait for a little while beyond the launch [of PS4] on February 22nd," said producer Kazunori Sugiura in Dengeki Online (translated via Dual Shockers)

Explaining the decision, Sugiura said that the team wants to take full advantage of the hardware inside the PS4. "Since we don't want to risk to be told ‘This could have been done on PS3!' we want to finish a game that fully uses the PS4 hardware specs."

Deep Down is set in 2094 New York, though the game has a Medieval aesthetic. The game is said to feature four-player co-op play with randomly generated dungeons.

Discussion

223 comments
jhiand
jhiand

is it me or did I hear "Welcome Back!" in the video at 7:29? does this mean possibility of localization? 

megakick
megakick

This looks like a real game SONY don't want that, only mobile phones games.

tightwad34
tightwad34

So are you going to only focus on graphics for the improvement? I would hope and think not.

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

Really? From what ive seen these game is one of the most NextGen looking game. Anyway just dont follow The Last Guardian Method or im a bust some nuts!

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

i prefer it to be delayed rather than having a very bad graphics !!!! cuz this game is worthy to play + to wait :) lol 


and i hate you Capcom lolz 

Kyrylo
Kyrylo

Keep wasting time capcom. LOL 

Marky360
Marky360

People are stupid everyone keeps on complaining because the games free to play. So what just because its FTP doesn't mean its going to be money grabby and suck look at DC Universe that games free to play and its just fine. You lemmings need to calm the hell down you all thought the game looked good at first but now because its free to play you all of a sudden hate on it geeze what hypocrites. I mean seriously even if it does suck the fact that its free to play means you won't waste a dime finding that out where as if it were a traditional $60 purchase and sucked you'd have to waste $60 to find that out. I swear only the gaming community would be stupid enough to complain about something being free.

Marky360
Marky360

How can this game possibly look any better then it already did when they first revealed it?

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

free2play? the first dungeon(s) might be for free, to get gamers a taste of the game and interessted, while later dungeons might cost something...


Capcom ist probably just trying out new business models..

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

As long as we don't confuse it with a Pay2Win game...

We don't trust you capcom...

milanfla
milanfla

well I tougth it was going to be awesome until I saw free to play.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Why delay for graphics? Delay for bug fixing or story/gameplay tweaks but the game already looks fine.

I mean it isn't like many people are going to be playing it after their first trial go. I thought it looked great until I saw it was Free to Play.

dark__soulls
dark__soulls

Pissed about it being a F2P game and even more pissed that its set in 2094 new york. Of coarse ill play it though lol its free! but i will never give a cent to this F2P fad. Its premise is, well below par games and making money off dumb people.


they should be ashamed of themselves. 

rynn21
rynn21

Deep down the shitter. I hope that isn't the case. When it was first revealed it looked neat, but from what I've read about f2p and micro-transactions it just sounds like Capcom is back at work trying to rip off the gamers yet again. A good idea gone it looks like..

juyan16
juyan16

well, that's good to hear considering the announcement trailer looked ten times better than what I'm seeing now.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

"

PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down delayed to improve graphics Capcom will ensure that nobody confuses its upcoming PS4 title with a PS3 game."

Troll title. What was actually said.

" Explaining the decision, Sugiura said that the team wants to take full advantage of the hardware inside the PS4. "Since we don't want to risk to be told ‘This could have been done on PS3!' we want to finish a game that fully uses the PS4 hardware specs."

Martin, the new Eddie.

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

I don't know, the game seems interesting but the whole free to play thing is always worrying, especially with Capcom, who manage to mess up normal games and how they manage DLC for those games.  Really, I just want Dragon's Dogma 2, the first was really good but definitely left room to expand/improve and it seems those who played it really like it plus it got good reviews, so maybe Capcom will be convinced to continue with it.

nbf4548
nbf4548

I didn't realize it was set in 2094 New York.  That sounds pretty interesting.  If they do a good job with the free to play like DOTA and Path of Exile, then I would be happy.  If they screw it up like an iPhone game though, I hope they have an unholy backlash from it.  

wyan_
wyan_

Clicked article because it sounded interesting, then skipped straight to the comments as soon as I saw free-to-play. Fuck this.

jer_1
jer_1

So bummed this is f2p. I would have gladly paid you 'tards $60 for a solid game, now you won't make a cent from me.

cctv100
cctv100

I like the sound effect

BradBurns
BradBurns

It's "free to play", so who cares? Take as long as you want, Capcom..

I know some people are into that but I completely lost interest once that aspect of the game was made clear. It has a really nice look, though. Reminiscent of Demon's Souls.

GreySif
GreySif

If the gameplay turns out to be shit im gona rage..

drodriguesaar
drodriguesaar

A lot of prophets here huh. So if the game is cheap and boring why bother with it? Just don't play it. Go play something else or not, cuz we are prophets and everything is already known....

drewdogg513
drewdogg513

i saw the game on youtube doing the tgs event and the game looks very good but the problem isn't graphics it's free to play free to play.free to play games are boring except for path of exile and i got excepted to elder scrolls online to and man, is that game  boring and they want a $20 a month subscription for that all free to play needs to be thrown in the abyss.

deathstream
deathstream

Yeah, I don't believe that excuse for a second.  The one thing previews have praised is how good it LOOKS.  The gameplay is what has been called into question.

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

Unless it goes pay to play and comes on disk as a complete game not a game with so many missing parts that will be over priced to get to make the game feel somewhat complete I am not touching Crapcoms future failure with a 10 foot pole.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

all the people who say that nobody cares about graphics (people who bought an xbox one thinking graphics would be better, and turned out they paid 100 dollar more for a piece of crap). And yet developers delay games to improve graphics.


Obviously people do care about graphics then, or why would they bother.

tightwad34
tightwad34

@Marky360 You do have a good point, but people are scared off by it because of the completely justifiable concern of a lack of quality when you hear Free to Play. Besides it's not truly f2p especially if you want to make it far in the game. No way in hell will you be able to play through the whole thing without forking over some dough.

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@Marky360  

the fear of it beeing f2p, is that it might ge either a very cheap or very short/limited game, ...or it might cost more to finish it, then it would have to buy it like a normal game...


well, I'm very curious about the game, looking foward to it...

SamehH99
SamehH99

@wyan_ Free-to-play =/= bad. Pay-2-win == bad. Don't confuse the two.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@drewdogg513  Wait...what?  Elder Scrolls Online is NOT free to play - you pay up front for the game, then pay a subscription.  It may very well drop the subscription in the future, but if they continue to charge for it up front it still isn't free to play. :/

rob9999991
rob9999991

@Aaronp2k OK, fan boy troll. If you don't like a system of a given reason fine, but coming on here calling something crap when you have not even tried it just makes you sound simple. Fact is the games on X1 are very good... The exclusives especially. They are actually better than what PS4 has offered so far. I've played most of the games for both systems and even though the PS4 is more powerful and all the games look good, right now a lot of their offerings are not as fun on average. Will that change? Maybe. That's up to developers and realistically so-so launch games will be replaced by better offerings and AAA titles very soon. That holds true for both X1 and PS4. Regardless, I'm not going to act like a 10 year old and troll the PS4 because their games haven't been as fun. That would be lame...something you know a lot about apparently. Time to grow up kid and if you are an adult and post like tat, I feel sorry for you.

Marky360
Marky360

ninboxstation

Yea all that's true but it wouldn't cost you one dime to find that out where as if it was a $60 purchase up front and it ended being any of those things you'd be out $60 so as far as I'm concerned it being free 2 play is a far less evil then everyones making it out to be.

tomtomtom1230
tomtomtom1230

And this game is using a little of both elements by the looks of it. What does that equal, Einstein?

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@rob9999991 @Aaronp2k  none of the systems have good exclusives yet. they all suck. ps4 however has the advantage for multi platform. and I was talking piece of crap as in performance wise, not the actual console itself. there are people that don't care bout graphics, and like things like kinect and so on. But they are the people who say nobody care about graphics, which is just plain wrong because like I said if nobody cared about graphics then why are capcom improving them for deep down?


nothing fanboyish about what I said, xbox one is crap for gamers. for people who want a good all in one entertainment solution like kinect and tv and so on it is good but other than that it sucks. plus I would take killzone and knack over dead rising 3 (yawn another zombie game) and ryse (yawn another 3rd person sword fighting game) any day of the week. you could counter that by saying killzone is just another fps, and I agree to some extent. But as it stands right now killzone is the best graphics available on any console, and displays the possibilities of the ps4 which is a good reason to try it out (rent it for 3 days).

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@Marky360  

that's probably the main reason, ot get poeple interessted in it for free, then make them pay if they like it...  (instead of playing a "demo" only, they play the actual game and can pay more the more they like it..)

Capcom just has a bad reputation of milking the cow till it's skinner than Bates in Insomia...(or McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club), so they think there might be some catch to it..., but Capcom is really probably just experimenting with some busines models (or it's beeing financed by Sony a bit or something..)

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@sladakrobot @Aaronp2k  it would be great if it accept discs for people who have kept hold of theirs I agree. But it would be better if you could get the games digitally. digital is the future, having to get up out of your chair to change discs is a thing of the past now we can have our gaming experience completely in the chair. And lets face it, not having to get out of your chair and switch game and so on all by pressing a few buttons kicks ass.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@sladakrobot @Aaronp2k  and?


can still play them, that is the point. Also how do you know that you can't, sony have not announced how it will work all that has been said is the emulation will be similar to pcsx2 and have the ability to increase textures and so on. pcsx2 is capable of playing from disc, so why couldn't ps4?

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@sladakrobot @Aaronp2k  umm, you can play ps1 and ps2 games on the ps4 without streaming. you do have to stream ps3 games true, but whether it works well remains to be seen. streaming ps3 games is still better than no xbox 360 games on xbox one lol.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@deathstream @Aaronp2k  umm all my points have been proven. and how can I be a fanboy (or your very childish rendition referring to fanboyism as a cult) when I play pc also. I bought ps4 because I fancied a console, and ps4 is the better system. It is as simple as that, 1080p beats 720p...fact!


Sony gets better mature exclusives, the last of us won awards, uncharted won awards, infamous won awards and plenty more sony titles have also won awards. Sony game studios games shit all over ms game studio games. Sony has been around longer than microsoft has in the games console department also, and are providing backward compatibility for ps1, ps2 and ps3 games. That means with ps4 you have access to a larger library of games.

deathstream
deathstream

@Aaronp2k  


Yeah, you are a proud member of the Cult of Sony.  All you are doing is spewing disproven Sony talking points.