Capcom has revealed that they had no alternative but to cut the Xbox 360 version of Lost Planet 2 due to the limitation of DVD space. Since the PS3 is using Blu Ray discs the upcoming game for that system will remain in its entirity un-edited.
Lost Planet 2 producer Jun Takeuchi said in an interview with Kotaku that the DVD dics used for the Xbox360 required a portion of the game to be trimmed. He further stated that edited content on Xbox 360 was “way too much” and that dealing with the problem was “more difficult than anything” in the development because the content cut was significant. The development team was almost in tears while having to cut swathes of the game to fit with the available DVD disc space.
The only little bit of hope for Xbox360 players was that lost content could come later as a download on the Xbox Live Marketplace - at what cost is too early to predict!
The edited, significantly cut down version of Lost Planet 2 will be released for the Xbox 360 in May.