• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF

Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:07 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar
UPDATE: CONFIRMED

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

Payment options just added to the Enslaved Sub

7 minutes ago Changed PurchaseRestrictedCountries – JP › AM AZ BY GE KZ KG MD RU TJ TM UZ UA LV LT EE
7 minutes ago Changed AllowPurchaseFromRestrictedCountries – 0 › 1

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

Confirmed from Polygon

Update: A Namco Bandai rep confirmed to Polygon that Enslaved will be re-released as part of a premium edition later this month on PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

http://www.polygon.com/2013/10/8/481...d-in-australia

I've been following this for a little while now, but a pretty big piece of evidence popped up today. This seems to be essentially confirmed at this point, just awaiting on official word from Namco or Ninja Theory.

New Evidence:



Enslaved Premium Edition sent to the Australian Ratings Board with no official platform.

SteamDB Evidence:

Steam Database link: http://steamdb.info/app/245280/#section_history

This entry has seen multiple daily updates for the last few months, if you dig deeper into the entry you see that one of the developers working on the sub named the umbrella package as Enslaved at one point.
They corrected their mistake about a month later, but once something is published on the database, it cannot be taken down.



3rd Piece of Evidence:

This is NeoGAF, you can't hide anything from us.

https://vine.co/v/hqJ9W9ZMqI5

Finally, here are some screenshots of Enslaved from a 360 devkit that rendered them via tiles at high resolutions. Looks pretty damn good, apparently, the console version suffered from frame rate issues as well.







Last edited by Grief.exe; 10-23-2013 at 07:01 PM.
AstroZombie
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:09 AM)
AstroZombie's Avatar
Now it can bomb on another platform!

:-P
Yuripaw
Banned
(10-09-2013, 01:10 AM)
Yuripaw's Avatar
I actually enjoyed this game for what it was...not perfect, but I liked it. This many years later though...why?
salromano
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:10 AM)
salromano's Avatar
Nice. Great game. Enjoy PC peoples.
V_Ben
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:11 AM)
V_Ben's Avatar

Originally Posted by Yuripaw

I actually enjoyed this game for what it was...not perfect, but I liked it. This many years later though...why?

Namco is finally realizing they can release their games on the PC. It took a while, but they're learning.
legacyzero
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:12 AM)
legacyzero's Avatar
Rated M? Coulda swore this game was T.

Bring on that PC version!
antitrop
does not much care for
anti-shooter bias
(10-09-2013, 01:12 AM)
antitrop's Avatar
I'll buy it at a low price.
Parsnip
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:13 AM)
Parsnip's Avatar
I for one enjoyed Enslaved for it was, reminded me of the best parts of PoP08 in a way. And the motion capture was super impressive.

I'll probably double dip, depending on the price.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:14 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar

Originally Posted by Yuripaw

I actually enjoyed this game for what it was...not perfect, but I liked it. This many years later though...why?

Namco has seen just how much revenue can be generated on the PC platform.

Up front sales are quite lucrative, just like on console, but the real strength of the platform is long-tail sales available through digital download. Games are literally generating a large amount of income decades from their initial release.
You just don't see that kind of return on other platforms.

Namco's eyes will really be opened wide when Dark Sous II is released sans GFWL.
OverBlood 3
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:14 AM)
OverBlood 3's Avatar
Do it!
toastyToast
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:15 AM)
toastyToast's Avatar
Release a game that's bombed everywhere else on PC so it can bomb again and never release anything else

God damn it
Dog Problems
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:15 AM)
Dog Problems's Avatar
I love that video by the DrinkBox guys.
SFGamer
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:15 AM)
SFGamer's Avatar
Enslaved is not perfect but it was a lot of fun I thought. It did suffer from technical issues so it will be fun to play this on PC.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:16 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar

Originally Posted by legacyzero

Rated M? Coulda swore this game was T.

Bring on that PC version!

Correct me if I am wrong, I am in no way an expert on Australian ratings, but aren't they more conservative on from an age standpoint?

Edit: For more information, see this comment http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...7&postcount=36
Last edited by Grief.exe; 10-09-2013 at 01:34 AM.
Seance
Banned
(10-09-2013, 01:17 AM)
Loved the game, but I don't know why they are bothering with a PC release. I can't imagine it selling well.
Derrick01
Banned
(10-09-2013, 01:17 AM)
Derrick01's Avatar
I'll buy it cheap, I enjoyed it a bit when I played it on 360 but it was kind of a mess on there.
Gbraga
Junior Member
(10-09-2013, 01:19 AM)
Gbraga's Avatar
I'll double dip for sure :)
MoeB
so vintage
such math
power levl=1080
(10-09-2013, 01:19 AM)
MoeB's Avatar
weirdddd. but this means that it will have a prolonged life.
Courage
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:20 AM)
Courage's Avatar
Such a good game.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:20 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar

Originally Posted by toastyToast

Release a game that's bombed everywhere else on PC so it can bomb again and never release anything else

God damn it

Originally Posted by Seance

Loved the game, but I don't know why they are bothering with a PC release. I can't imagine it selling well.

I doubt it will bomb.

The game is running on UE3, so the port was probably trivial. I'd imagine it was done with a very minimal staff, similar to Dark Souls.

The profit potential is probably very large comparable to the sunk costs.
Charles Alan Ratliff
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:21 AM)
Charles Alan Ratliff's Avatar
I really liked this game (and the DLC). I'll buy it again during a sale sometime.
Parsnip
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:21 AM)
Parsnip's Avatar
Trip is probably showing too much cleavage for the Aussie ratings board.
I imagine the bonus costumes are going to be included in this as well.
Lijik
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:21 AM)
Lijik's Avatar
If it comes with Pigsy's Perfect 10, Im there

ready to pull off some sick combos
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:22 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar

Originally Posted by Dog Problems

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

https://vine.co/v/hqJ9W9ZMqI5

I love that video by the DrinkBox guys.

And quite relevant.
antitrop
does not much care for
anti-shooter bias
(10-09-2013, 01:24 AM)
antitrop's Avatar
That Vine was bomb.
Psycho Powaa
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:24 AM)
Psycho Powaa's Avatar
I'd double dip and also get Pigsy's Perfect 10 since I didn't play that yet.
HarlockJC
Banned
(10-09-2013, 01:24 AM)
I wanted to play this game. One of the few games I am upset was not on a Nintendo console or PC.
Buckethead
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:24 AM)
Buckethead's Avatar
Mark Richard Davies up in this.
Oemenia
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:25 AM)
Oemenia's Avatar
Awesome news, this game deserves way more attention and would play a lot better with 60 FPS.
Naminator
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:26 AM)
Naminator's Avatar
Didn't play it on the consoles, seemed like a nice game, I don't really have too high of standards anyway.

Will pick it up if it's like 30$, otherwise fuck that.
diaspora
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:27 AM)
diaspora's Avatar
HD textures, AF, and added effects could make this look really nice.
UnluckyKate
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:28 AM)
UnluckyKate's Avatar
Loved the game. Still not sure about that last hour or so...

Way less memorable than Heavenly Sword too but More good Ninja Theory and more good Andy Serkis is always good
Oemenia
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:30 AM)
Oemenia's Avatar

Originally Posted by UnluckyKate

Loved the game. Still not sure about that last hour or so...

Way less memorable than Heavenly Sword too but More good Ninja Theory and more good Andy Serkis is always good

I thought the ending was awesome, a little abrupt but certainly though-provoking much like the rest of the game and its themes.
TucoBenedictoPacifico
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:31 AM)
TucoBenedictoPacifico's Avatar

Originally Posted by V_Ben

Namco is finally realizing they can release their games on the PC. It took a while, but they're learning.

I'm fine with that, and as far as I'm concerned *everything ever made* should be on PC, even when I'm not interested in it.

What worries me a bit about these companies testing the PC market with these "unusual" picks (games that bombed hardly and/or that weren't very good in the first place) is the risk that if these "unappealing" titles bomb hard, they could take it as a signal that there aren't money to be made on PC and stop releasing other stuff.
antitrop
does not much care for
anti-shooter bias
(10-09-2013, 01:32 AM)
antitrop's Avatar

Originally Posted by UnluckyKate

Loved the game. Still not sure about that last hour or so...

Way less memorable than Heavenly Sword too but More good Ninja Theory and more good Andy Serkis is always good

I would play Heavenly Sword again on PC. I really enjoyed it.

For like 3 hours, or however short it was.
Dryk
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:33 AM)
Dryk's Avatar

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

Correct me if I am wrong, I am in no way an expert on Australian ratings, but aren't they more conservative on from an age standpoint?

No they're just different

Our system goes

G: General
PG: Parental guidance recommended for under 15s
M: Not recommended for under 15s
MA15+: Restricted to over 15s
R18+: Restricted to over 18s

Your M is closest to our MA15+ from what I can tell but probably a bit over since a lot of M games get rated R here, T sits somewhere between PG and M but closer to M. It's actually really hard to compare them properly.
Last edited by Dryk; 10-09-2013 at 01:36 AM.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:33 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar

Originally Posted by TucoBenedictoPacifico

I'm fine with that, and as far as I'm concerned *everything ever made* should be on PC, even when I'm not interested in it.

So happy for fighting game fans on PC right now, I am not interested in the genre in the least bit, but they are getting some great releases.
Poetic.Injustice
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:34 AM)
Poetic.Injustice's Avatar
Enslaved was the last game i finished before my 360 red ringed, Not the greatest way to go out I suppose.
Last edited by Poetic.Injustice; 10-09-2013 at 02:00 AM.
Anonumos
Banned
(10-09-2013, 01:34 AM)
This game should be much better at 60fsp
leatherhat
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:35 AM)
leatherhat's Avatar
Striking while the irons hot
Rodney McKay
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:36 AM)
Rodney McKay's Avatar
Good ol' Steam database. Still waiting for that Halo 3 port!
statham
be hot
be naughty
be Xbox
(10-09-2013, 01:37 AM)
statham's Avatar
That vine was great, & this will be bought.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:37 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar

Originally Posted by Rodney McKay

Good ol' Steam database. Still waiting for that Halo 3 port!

News of the Halo franchise on PC has been pushed back to 2014.
dEvAnGeL
Junior Member
(10-09-2013, 01:38 AM)
dEvAnGeL's Avatar
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this game man, the framerate was seriously bad in some places but it was gorgeous, the facials animations on this game have no equal, i seriously hope this is true!
Last edited by dEvAnGeL; 10-09-2013 at 01:41 AM.
-MD-
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:38 AM)
-MD-'s Avatar
I remember really loving this when I rented it. Pretty sure the ending was shit but it was a really fun game. Definitely gonna be in my library when it hits $5.
ArjanN
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:40 AM)
ArjanN's Avatar

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

I doubt it will bomb.

The game is running on UE3, so the port was probably trivial. I'd imagine it was done with a very minimal staff, similar to Dark Souls.

The profit potential is probably very large comparable to the sunk costs.

Pretty much this.

I liked what I saw of the game on consoles. With some better IQ and framerate I think it'll still look great.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:41 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar

Originally Posted by Lijik

If it comes with Pigsy's Perfect 10, Im there

ready to pull off some sick combos

From the video it seems like there is a block and counter system, looks very fun and fast paced overall.

Frame rate definitely dipped a couple times.

Originally Posted by Dryk

No they're just different

Our system goes

G: General
PG: Parental guidance recommended for under 15s
M: Not recommended for under 15s
MA15+: Restricted to over 15s
R18+: Restricted to over 18s

Your M is closest to our MA15+ from what I can tell but probably a bit over since a lot of M games get rated R here, T sits somewhere between PG and M but closer to M. It's actually really hard to compare them properly.

Thanks for the information, I edited it into my post.
Grief.exe
Don't stop believin'~~~ hold on to the feeling
(10-09-2013, 01:46 AM)
Grief.exe's Avatar

Originally Posted by ArjanN

Pretty much this.

I liked what I saw of the game on consoles. With some better IQ and framerate I think it'll still look great.

And if it doesn't sell initially, eventually the sale price will overwhelm the barrier to entry.
-PXG-
-dry humper-
(10-09-2013, 01:49 AM)
-PXG-'s Avatar
Should run really well. Dat UE3.
pock3tmonster
Member
(10-09-2013, 01:50 AM)
pock3tmonster's Avatar
Please let this be true. I briefly owned the PS3 version of this game and enjoyed it immensely. The post-apocalyptic world was beautiful. I only scratched the surface, but I'd love to add it to my Steam library.

Thread Tools