07-06-2008 #1Starlight Guest
Hudson: PS3 development too expensive
Hudson has ruled out developing and publishing full PS3 games, due to the development costs on Sony's format being too high.
Speaking to Yahoo Japan, Hudson's president Michihiro Ishizuka ruled out making any full PS3 games, due to the high development costs and associated risks of developing for the format.
While this will undoubtedly be something of a disappointment for PS3 owners, given the developer-publisher's recent games, it's not overly surprising.
Although the company has developed a few full 360 games in the form of (the admittedly dire) Bomberman Act: Zero, Fuzion Frenzy 2 and JRPG Far East of Eden, its focus has predominantly lay with the Wii and DS.
That said, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that the company's coding efforts may yet be seen on Sony's console.
Despite ruling out releasing standard boxed titles on the PS3, Ishizuka (according to the translation, anyway) does appear to praise Sony's PSN download service, describing it as "attractive" in the business sense.
It certainly wouldn't surprise us if Hudson developed games started turning up on the PS Store.
Hudson has been very active in the download sector, being a keen supporter of Nintendo's WiiWare and Virtual Console download services.
It has also released Bomberman Live on Xbox Live Arcade to much critical acclaim - and we're pretty sure that most PS3 owners wouldn't say no to a PSN Bomberman title.
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