DÃ©jÃ -vu Edition: Destroy All Humans: POTF NOT canned for PS3 (in Europe)
It was only yesterday we were lamenting the loss of the ability to abduct cows and terrorise puny fleshy-sacks on the PS3 with the announcement that Destroy All Humans: Path of the Furon (henceforth known as DAH:POTF) was canned.
It looks like it was all a big misunderstanding however and, according to a new report from Eurogamer, the game will still feature on the PS3 – but only in Europe.
The only information we have at the moment is from a nameless THQ contact (we don’t mean to be harsh or anything as Eurogamer literally doesn’t tell us who said it) who has come out and issued the following communication:
“Destroy all Humans: Path of the Furon will be released on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 formats on February 13th 2009 across Europe. Due to the game being shipped earlier in North America on 2nd December a decision was made to proceed exclusively with the Xbox 360 format in that market.”
Is a non-Europe PS3 release even possible in the future? We’ve contacted THQ for an official comment to find out.
Conspiracy theorists are already seeing saucers in the sky and guessing the logic behind this (seemingly bizarre considering PS3 games are region free) decision. Well, we’ll wait for the official comment from THQ but early assumptions suggest Sandblast Games had difficulties with the PS3 port of DAH:POTF and, considering localisation for Europe will take a couple of months, this gives them enough time to fix it for the Old World.
Obviously with the holiday season approaching, and cash flow being something of an issue at THQ at the moment, the publisher decided to push the game out for the 360 next month to maximise that lucrative holiday sales revenue. After some “cost benefit analysis from marketing” it may have worked out financially safer to not go with a NA release of the game on the PS3.
You’ll know more about ten minutes after we do. Stay tuned.