PS4-exclusive Deep Down gets new screenshots, beta details

Capcom releases pair of new screenshots for upcoming free-to-play PlayStation 4 game; beta scheduled to start this summer in Japan.

Resident Evil and Dead Rising publisher Capcom has released a pair of new screenshots (via DualShockers) for its upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive free-to-play game Deep Down. Presumably meant to show the game's diverse environments, one image depicts a fiery hellscape, while another gives us a peek at an icy cavern.

DualShockers notes that a Deep Down beta was scheduled to begin close to the PS4's launch in February, but has now been delayed to sometime this summer. There's no word just yet if the Deep Down beta--or the game itself--will come to Western markets.

Deep Down is set in 2094 New York and runs on Capcom's new Panta Rhei engine. The game will feature dungeons that exist in a shared-world, similar to that of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls.

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said earlier this year about Deep Down's free-to-play business model: "To ensure people playing the game don't lose interest, we will keep working to deliver stable long-term services."

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Bili5
Bili5

The only f2p title that could be called AAA and didn't screwed up is Path of Exile. Can't believe it will happen here thought.

deadpen
deadpen

Two Worlds had great screen shots, but it was compared to elder scrolls and lost the fight. This looks like something that will be compared to ES which could be a down fall for this game.

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

I would be happy with more games like Dark Souls.

jZangetsu21
jZangetsu21

If this works like Warframe I'd go for it. Sure you have to spend some money in Warframe for slots and what not, but all weapons and frames can be obtained without money.

NightlyOne
NightlyOne

I'm kind of wondering how it will turn out, given the quality of some free-to-play titles. But I do have to say, everything I've seen from in-game footage and what I've read about the game is really good. In other words, I'm certainly looking forward to this.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

Free 2 play with microtransactions no doubt

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

an exclusive dragons dogma 2 would have been a better deal for sony and for the rest of us.... unless you dont have a ps4.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I'm really dubious about this being free to play. It looks fantastic no doubt but it being free, how much content is there going to be? If this is a "dungeon" which is basically like a bandit outpost in Skyrim and takes fifteen minutes to run through that will suck.

I really hope I am wrong but FTP hasn't had a good start overall.

Keaze_
Keaze_

2094 New york + medieval armor/sword/shield?


Uh...k.

bluebird08
bluebird08

This games graphics are gorgeous

rasterror
rasterror

As long as they don't show it in motion this game looks great. Once it starts moving and you start fighting it looks absolutely terrible.

Infinity_Gauntl
Infinity_Gauntl

I had such high hopes for this game but after the last reveal it kinda killed it.....and then I see these screens and I want it again....I guess Im 50/50 on this game at the moment.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

For me this was the only decent game I've seen so far on ps4, lets hope f2p model doesnt F**k it up.

blprater
blprater

Hey, it could be like Warframe (which I like). If you want to get a weapon faster, you pay for it. Otherwise, you can still unlock it but it takes longer. Warframe is still fun to play for me and I don't spend any extra money on it. I can only assume at this point, this game will be similar in the way you progress and level up. If it's different and requires you to pay at any point in order to "win", I just won't download it. It's really that simple. 


xx_darksoul_xx
xx_darksoul_xx

Here is how I view F2P. Play for free and don't give them a dime. It's that simple. Let them see you play, but don't give them anything. I do it all the time. Not only are 90% of the games I try crap... but it is the fastest way to retire this model. Only on rare occasions do I find one worth spending money on. But that is rare. Like a politician giving you his paycheck because he just wants to give something back. It is that kind of rare.

Razor10000
Razor10000

the graphics in this game are amazing

jynxten
jynxten

So it's a song of ice and fire?

dionycef
dionycef

I really cannot see the argument for the F2P games. Everyboday is more than happy to pay 60 $ beforehand trying a game ,than paying almost the same amount and most probaly  less or nothing at all, based on how they like the game. There are games that are moneygrabbing for sure and can be dismissed at early stages for that, but there are tons F2P games which are really good and worth the money anybody wish to spend. The only issue for F2P games is that you cannot resell your investment, which in the other hand is a decent solution for the companies not to lose sales and fight piracy without using HORRIBLE DRM and online pass solutions.It is also fair since the player spent enough money ,it most probably means the game was good and money well spent (as long as it is not more than the usual admission price)

kouji03
kouji03

Why are people complaining already and saying that it will be pay to win at least wait for the game itself and see if the micro transactions would be a game breaker instead of dissing the game its not like you will have to pay to check if the game sucks or not.

Rushaoz
Rushaoz

Can't believe how much crying is going on in here over a f2p game. Don't you guys have lives worth living where you can concentrate you can re-route your hate and ignorance torwards something positive?




Guess not. Carry on then, losers.

NTM23
NTM23

I'm not sure how I really feel about this game deep down...

ignitingicarus
ignitingicarus

@deadpen The only people who would compare this to the Elder Scrolls are casuals who don't know any better, because all they've ever played was Oblivion and Skyrim. The more obvious comparison is to the Souls series or Dragon's Dogma. Mainly because it's using MT Framework 2.0.

sampson3121
sampson3121

@deadpen this will be a freebie, so it's hard to compare. if you own a ps4 you will be playing it.

sampson3121
sampson3121

@NightlyOne DC universe, war thunder, war frame and a little game called planet side 2 are amazing f2p....a few yrs ago i could see that complaint being a concern, but not now.

Lucent85GS
Lucent85GS

@Keaze_  I'm pretty sure that the game itself is set in 2094 New York and the medieval stuff is a virtual reality within that world. 

croxus
croxus

@rasterror  

Are you kiddin right?

Ths game here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlB5RB6t3Nc


is a let down?? Seriously? ATM there is no game that can be compared with it and its highly unlikely that another F2P will by the time it comes out...

shravan_perne
shravan_perne

@xx_darksoul_xx  you an 95% other players do feel this way... The rest of the gull... err 5 % support the whole game cost... 

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

@xx_darksoul_xx I agree with you mate very rare that a game is truely a great f2p game. But when I get addicted i find ways to justify spending the odd £5 here and there. By the end of this generation console gamers will be as sick of the slow progression cunty f2p model like most pc gamers are and only then will the trend tdie out. Or more likely devs will find a way to keep people paying.

rasterror
rasterror

It's free to play, expensive to enjoy.

jack00
jack00

@kouji03 Because it's capcom, capcom doesn't know how to f2p.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@kouji03  Because the phrase "free to play" is only a PR sound bite its always been "pay to win" how do you think they make money ?

xantufrog
xantufrog

@Lucent85GS @Keaze_that's kind of cool actually - I remember being pleasantly surprised by the Sci-Fi twist revealed in the original assassin's creed. I could appreciate what you described in this game

rasterror
rasterror

Whoa, simmer down and take a cold shower. Did you really pay attention? The animations aren't that smooth, the combat is very clunky, and while very pretty the game looks bland and uninspiring. Plus being free to play means it's gonna be expensive to enjoy, and knowing Capcom they are gonna nickel and dime you like crazy. And it would be nice if they took the combat mechanics from Dragon's Dogma instead of just just poking monsters with a stick until they fall.

Keaze_
Keaze_

@ricku1967 @rasterror  If recent history is anything to go by, Alpha stage is when developers need to show the graphics, as they get dumbed down when the game is released.

rasterror
rasterror

That's why you shouldn't show off a game likes it's a final build and stick to pictures. The combat looked terrible.

xx_darksoul_xx
xx_darksoul_xx

@Gankstar_VX84 @xx_darksoul_xx   Well said, and very accurate. I guess I just come from a school of thought that says you can't get something for nothing. And if you can get it, be suspicious... very suspicious... because there is no such thing as a free lunch. There are some decent F2P games, but I would rather have complete games with all the add-on's, skins, and bonus features for one price. Even if that price is $100. At least I know everything is included. I don't like to be bled dry like some kind of meal ticket. When you download a movie, you get the whole movie. They don't add on bonus endings for $15. They don't give the actors different outfits for $10 in an alternate version. It's fleecing.. straight up. And yes.. some F2P aren't like that. But it is rare. And for those people that can't afford $60... get a job. Nobody ever gave me nothing. Anything in life worth having involves working to get it. That is why I hate the model F2P. It is like the Wal-mart of games. LOL Great comments bro!!

xx_darksoul_xx
xx_darksoul_xx

@de-astroturfer @kouji03  Exactly. Only dumb people buy into the word "free" as a reason to play something. I have yet to play one F2P game that kept my interest longer than a week. Most of them are pure garbage, even if your purchases are aesthetic only. F2P = P2W. They don't make these games because they love entertaining you.


Kurt Cobain said it best about dumb people: "With the lights out. It's less dangerous. Here we are now, entertain us. I feel stupid and contagious. Here we are now, entertain us."

hystavito
hystavito

@xantufrog @Lucent85GS @Keaze_  It has pros and cons.  It gives them the freedom to take it in any direction they want, which can result in cool things and also really stupid things :).

ricku1967
ricku1967

@rasterror yep you are right again..No developer should try to promote their games before the release of the game. thats just ridiculous and crazy thinking on their part

shravan_perne
shravan_perne

@xx_darksoul_xx  While I agree with most of what you are saying.... I would argue that PVZ 2 is a great free to play game ... most of the good parts are truly enjoyable.... but it is tempting to spend money on useless short term upgrades....