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ttg dropping xbox 360 development??

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pleasee understand i don't want to start a flame war or a microsoft supremisist thread!

Basically, i've noticed since wallace and gromit's xbla release troubles there's been a lack of xbla releases from telltalegames.. Even though in a press release somewhere, ttg said releasing tales of monkey island on xbla was a top priority because of the sames of smi:se and mi2:se.. And back to the future was meant to be on all platforms!

But neither have surfaced, back to the future's xbox development seems to have been brushed under the rug, s&m season three hasb't been ported yet, and there appears to be no official word on anything :( - apart from the new csi game definately out on the xbox at retail, in line with the other platforms...

am I missing something? Does anyone know if we're getting xbox ports of these great titles? I own them all on the pc, but aside from monkey island i've been waiting for and completing the xbla versions!

Looking forward to an answer if anyone has one!

Graeme

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  • I know it sucks to hear this (I don't own a PS3 either), but in the future you're probably going to see more of Telltale on the PS3 and less (maybe even none at all) on the other two consoles.

    Let's look at every episodic series Telltale's done with a planned console release, what service it used, and how the episodes were released.

    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People (WiiWare): Telltale decides the PC and Wii versions of each episode should be released on the same day, and withholds the PC version until the Wii version can come out too. Due to Nintendo's slow approval process, SBCG4AP as a whole (on both the PC and Wii) is delayed two months, and Baddest of the Bands almost isn't released on time. Telltale never tries waiting for the console makers ever again.

    Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures (XBLA): Due to Microsoft's approval process, the first episode comes out on the 360 two months after its release on the PC. The other three episodes are released on the 360 four months after the series finished on the PC.

    Tales of Monkey Island (WiiWare): The Wii release of each episode goes through some sort of delay compared to the PC version, from as little as 11 days (Episode 2) to as much as two months (Episode 5). Each episode also needs to be toned down to fit WiiWare's 40 MB file limit.

    (On the subject of WiiWare, note that Puzzle Agent still hasn't come out for it yet. I'm assuming this is the fault of Nintendo, not Telltale.)

    Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse (PSN): The PS3 version of every episode comes out the same day as the PC/Mac version, without Telltale having to wait on Sony's part or tone the game down to accommodate their service.

    Of the three downloadable console game services, PSN just works for Telltale's episodic format better than XBLA and WiiWare. I'm not exactly happy about the apparent PS3 favoritism either, but it makes sense. I can't say I'm surprised Back to the Future is (as far as consoles go) PS3-exclusive. You can count on Jurassic Park being on the PS3 too (although I'm still kindling the hope that one will be on other systems).

    That said, CSI: Fatal Conspiracy is going to be on all three consoles, so Telltale clearly hasn't given up on the 360 and Wii yet. :)

  • @RAnthonyMahan said:

    (On the subject of WiiWare, note that Puzzle Agent still hasn't come out for it yet. I'm assuming this is the fault of Nintendo, not Telltale.)




    I TOTALLY FORGOT THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON WIIWARE! (cap locks to show the remembering)

  • I'm guessing they are going to release the Wii version in a Disc and the XBox version in a Pack.

  • One main thing to remember is that the PSN allows TellTale to price things as close to their own store! I remember the complaints from Wii owners moaning about having to pay $10 an Episode for Monkey Island and the same from Xbox owners in regards to Wallace & Gromit.

    The PSN is the only one that can offer a Subscription based Licence and Package/Bundle Licence, meaning people can pay for the whole season and Download the game episodes when they are released, pretty damn close to how Telltale operates here!

  • It does make sense, but I feel the Wii and 360 users are mssing out :(

    Even if it's just really late, I'd love for Strong Bad, TOMI, S&MS3 on the 360, with the newer games to follow suit, even if I had to wait a year or so.. :(

  • Sorry to any Xbox fans, but the Xbox does not deserve to have these great games. It was, in my book, a failure.

  • @The Gentleman said: Sorry to any Xbox fans, but the Xbox does not deserve to have these great games. It was, in my book, a failure.



    I don't know wether to prod or not, so I will. What's your beef with Xbox, i'm no fanboy, i'm gay for my pc gaming, but the console's cheap, sold a ton, has a great line-up and has raked the money in for Microsoft. Despite hardware failures that are dealt with in a pretty pro manner, it's not too shabby

  • Puzzle Agent is still coming to Wiiware. CSI: Fatal Conspiracy is going to the Xbox 360. We have absolutely not 'dropped' Xbox 360 development although at this time there are no plans to release Back to the Future on that platform.

  • @Alan Johnson said: Puzzle Agent is still coming to Wiiware. CSI: Fatal Conspiracy is going to the Xbox 360. We have absolutely not 'dropped' Xbox 360 development although at this time there are no plans to release Back to the Future on that platform.



    On the subject of puzzle agent, has it been submitted to nintendo yet?

  • @Alan Johnson said: We have absolutely not 'dropped' Xbox 360 development although at this time there are no plans to release Back to the Future on that platform.



    Any comment on Tales Of Monkey Island or Sam & Max Season 3?

    I'd also love Strong Bad on the Xbox, but.. you know.. I can't see that happening now really :(

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