Capcom ports Lost Planet to PC

After months of speculation, Capcom has finally confirmed that its Xbox 360 shooter Lost Planet will be released on PC this June.

The Japanese publisher has been working with Nvidia on the PC port, which is said to include a number of enhancements over the original such as an improved multiplayer lobby system and a 2560×1600 resolution – way beyond the much-hyped 1080p.

The game will also be compatible with Microsoft’s new graphics standard, Direct X 10.

“With the resurgence of the PC gaming market, it was a natural decision for us to deliver the Lost Planet experience to gamers on this platform,” said Jack Symon, Capcom’s director of brand marketing. “By employing the latest and greatest technology available, the development team is able to tailor the game for this highly important audience.”

In other news, Capcom has also confirmed that it has captured the rights to publish the MotoGP games on PlayStation formats – a move that appears to be a bold step into the Western market.

The PlayStation rights to the popular motorcycle racing series was previously held by Namco, though THQ will retain the rights for the Xbox and PC versions.

Also on unveiled at the event were new instalments in the Phoenix Wright and Mega Man series for DS, new downloadable games for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and a Harvey Birdman title for PS2 and PSP.

Source: MCV, GamesIndustry.BIZ

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