Chronicles of Riddick: En route from Xbox to PS2 for Xmas?
Vin Diesel is "working on" bringing Escape From Butcher Bay to the PlayStation 2 by holiday '04.
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In an audio interview posted some weeks ago on movie site ComingSoon.net, actor-turned-game-impresario Vin Diesel slipped in a brief mention that the PlayStation 2 version of Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay is in the works and is being primed for a release this holiday season.
In the interview, Diesel's tone suggests frustration that the game is not being released sooner for the PS2: When asked by the interviewer why the game has been an Xbox exclusive, he said, "That's a question I have." Diesel goes on to say he is "trying to get the PS2 game [to retailers] by Christmas; to release with the DVD." (Last week, news of an upcoming PC version of the game filtered into the public domain via entertainment bible Variety.)
Given Diesel's resolve to address the game's current production, gamers can consider the question of when the game is due to the PlayStation 2 platform moot. Or can they? A VU Games spokesperson checked in with the following comment today, saying that "at this time there are no plans to do Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay on PlayStation 2."