Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

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Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

Postby NiniendoLeibowitz » Sat 18 Apr 2009 07:28

Paris, April 17, 2009 - Following the countless messages and questions from fans which followed our announcement on April 1st regarding the launch of Syberia 3, Emmanuel Olivier, President of Microïds, gives more details on that announcement.

"Syberia 3 is not an April Fool's joke. The game is highly expected by the community of fans of adventure games and fans of Kate Walker and it will be launched, it is one of our most strategic projects at Microïds and we have been anticipating it for a long time.

It will be released on PC for sure, however, on PS3, this could actually turn into an April Fool's joke because SONY is the only decision-maker on this point, as strange as it may seem to some people.

Benoît Sokal, the author of Syberia and Syberia 2, has mentioned several times in the press that he would only participate in a sequel to his masterpiece if he had enough financial means to design and develop an exceptional title. Today Microïds is ready to invest in this ambitious production. But everyone knows that to amortize the development costs of a major video game with that level of quality, it is essential to develop it for multiple platforms, PC and consoles.

However Sony Computer Entertainment has already censured Microïds in 2003 by denying that Syberia was released on PS2 in the United States though it had previously been released in Europe on that console. The same refusal happened for a dozen other Microïds titles for the U.S.

Beyond this censorship of the authors and their producers who believe in their creations and who take the financial risks when building up productions for the console without knowing whether they will be approved or denied by SONY in the last minute, the exorbitant royalties demanded by SONY to manufacture the games on its consoles seriously hamper the financing ability of independent producers. Microïds has paid more than 15 million Euros of royalties to SONY for its entire catalog, which represents 55% of the Microïds turnover for this platform. April Fools? Well no! It is unfortunately the "rule of the game" imposed by SONY.

The revenue shortfalls due to the PS2 games we were not able to sell in the United States, a highly significant territory, coupled with the excessive royalties paid to SONY for the European territories, have so far prevented Microïds from having the ability to reinvest in an ambitious sequel to the Syberia series.

So today we launch an SOS to all fans of the Syberia series: let us rally to support the independent creation and convince Sony to change its rules. Send all your messages of support to: supporToSyberia3PS3@microids.com

SYBERIA 3 on PS3, an April Fool's? It's up to SONY!"

Emmanuel Olivier
President
Microïds


http://kotaku.com/5216167/adventure-gam ... so-on-sony

To be honest, I could care less for a PS3 release. I think it would be nice to have a Wii port though. PC will do fine.
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Re: Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

Postby acrossthenorthernsea » Sun 19 Apr 2009 23:55

Yes the wii is MUCH for suited for Syberia. Since it is a point and click game the wiimote will help alot.

I dont see how it could be fast and easy using a regular playstation controller...
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Re: Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

Postby phil1908 » Mon 20 Apr 2009 09:57

and the persons that haven't a PS3?????? :tsk:
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Re: Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

Postby NiniendoLeibowitz » Thu 18 Jun 2009 03:18

phil1908 wrote:and the persons that haven't a PS3?????? :tsk:


You'd think that with the way Sony treated them, it's tantamount to burning the bridges between the two companies... :oops:
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Re: Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

Postby Tomeszka » Sun 21 Jun 2009 08:41

Omg
who cares about it? i don't even know what ps3 is.
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Re: Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

Postby jannes » Sun 5 Jul 2009 12:29

Tomeszka wrote:Omg
who cares about it? i don't even know what ps3 is.

Well, as they said: No PS3 version = no money = no Sokal = no Game.

I don't care much about the PS3 version either, my main concern is how I am going to get the game running on a seven year old desktop, but I appreciate that multiple platform development is necessary to make the game economically feasible. I hope it all works out, being an adventure gamer is hard enough these days....
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Re: Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

Postby Volarberg » Thu 20 Aug 2009 07:39

I don't care about PS3.
I have a very hard PC, so i'll add the best graphics in the game...and it will run perfect on my PC!!! :D

Only the small enough monitor is a problem.
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Postby bgardner104 » Fri 9 Oct 2009 05:14

Syberia 2 is on the xbox 1 and plays great
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Re: Syberia 3 not quite in Sony PS3

Postby Youki » Sat 6 Feb 2010 16:55

My friend has PS3. But I don't care about any NDS, PSP, Xbox or PS2/3 I just want it on PC, that is all.
I'm really, really sorry for my English xx.
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