RayStorm HD On PS3? Maybe In the Future, Says Square Enix

By Spencer . May 5, 2010 . 1:43am

imageToday, RayStorm HD makes its worldwide debut on the Xbox 360. Tomorrow, it lands on PlayStation 3, but only in Japan.


Why? We brought that question to Square Enix, but haven’t received an answer yet. So, we turn to Twitter where Rootbeerking (a Siliconera commenter?) pinged one of Square Enix’s many Twitter accounts.


“There is a tough reason I cannot disclose…Sorry. It might take time but may be in the future, he said,” the resident Square Enix downloadable games tweeter wrote. “Maybe in the future?” That’s better than a flat out “never gonna happen”.  Another strange thing about RayStorm HD is the ESRB rated it for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 half a year ago.

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  • Aoshi00

    It’s a good thing I got the Hori semitsu stick for shmups on 360 and sanwa stick for fighters on PS3 :)

  • MisterNiwa

    Would Square Enix mind getting their head out of Microsofts… you know?

    • nyobzoo

      yea, I really think Square hates money this generation

      • Hraesvelgr

        Untrue. Exclusivity deals get them money.

        • MisterNiwa

          Microsoft sucks big time for ruining gaming industries with their silly timed exclusive deals.

          • Hraesvelgr

            Eh, I’d point out how this sort of thing happened even before Microsoft entered the game, but I feel like I’d be wasting my time… These things haven’t really affected me, but I’m not really a Sony fan, so that may have something to do with it. I kind of wonder how many people would be complaining about this being potentially timed exclusive if it was for the PS3 instead, too…

          • Ereek

            It doesn’t matter who does it, timed exlclusives suck.

            And as for your latter comment, you apparently didn’t see the 360 users complaining all over the Internet about the PS3’s timed EU exclusitivity of Batman: AA.

  • ECM

    Exclusivity of some sort strikes again, to the detriment of the fans.

    • Yup, that was my conclusion as well. Damn Microsoft and it’s money!

  • WHOA! I’m in a news article?! Far out man! Thanks for the shout out!

    • Thank you for asking the question :)

  • wharcraff

    Now that they’re bringing this back, they might want to look into the rest of the series(RayForce,RayCrisis) and make a proper collection.

  • sirfratley

    Damn you Square Enix for become the Microsoft Bitch, and damn you Microsoft for throw our entertainment to the toilet.

  • thebanditking

    Hmm..more timed/paid for BS from Microsoft? Sorry but this game is banned from my list of potential buys until S-E takes their head out of MS check book. Its really a shame that MS is so desperate for exclusive titles that they resorted to this. It pisses off people like me who want choice, especially with PSN’s more relaxed DRM policy ( My brother and I share an account/sub account so sharing content is a big plus for me) but its crap like this that really lowers my opinion of MS this gen.

    Hopefully like Crystal Defenders this will be a 6mo. deal.

  • Aoshi00

    Wow.. I know it sucks it’s not on PS3, but can’t people just accept the fact that the 360 is the de facto shmup/visual novel machine now, bought w/ money or not.. if people want to play the game so much just get a 360 alrdy (I dunno if people are cheap or just that I spend too freely..), that way you could play ALL the games…I’m going to get this on 360, but I wouldn’t mind waiting for several months because I usually get my XBLA titles when they do a temporary price drop anyway (like I got Ikaruga for 400 MS pts, yea I know you need to have Gold, I use it to stream netflix). And one thing I like about MS, they have demo trials for every single one of their arcade titles for people to try before they decide to buy it.I understand any game should be available to everyone, but somehow I like exclusives like Heavy Rain/Uncharted and Alan Wake/Gears of War.. or Sin and Punishment and 428 for the Wii (well, 428’s been ported to PS3…) it makes me appreciate owning that system..

    • I’m not cheap, I’m just waitin’ for a remodel of the 360, then I’ll totally buy one. But even so, given the choice I’d rather have my games on the PS3, cause from my brief experiences with the 360, I wasn’t really a fan of the controller.

      EDIT: Plus I don’t think people would be complaining if it weren’t for the fact that it was announced for both the 360 and PS3, only to find out that the PS3 version is Japan Only. That’s why I’m complaining.

      • Aoshi00

        Get a Jpn PSN ticket then (might cost a little more), or wait for the eventual 360 Slim if you think it’s better valued later, as it is the Jasper chip model took care of RROD alrdy w/ optional game install and USB flash drive enabled, it runs even cooler than my PS3. I kinda want to upgrade my Jpn 360 too if a new Natal model comes out (but it wouldn’t take the faceplates..), so it’s not like there’s no way for PS3 “fans” to play it. To me it just constantly sounds like “Evil MS has exclusives, I can’t play so and so game because I refuse to buy an Xbox 360 all these years, boohoo…” Get a grip, you want to play Sin & Punishment, don’t have a Wii, get one. Doesn’t matter if exclusives are first or third party, each system has to have some good games, it doesn’t matter to me and I love it, because I have 3 consoles, and I assume many people could at least afford it. It’s either fanboyism or stubborness getting in the way.

        For shmups, I actually prefer the 360 controller’s analog stick or the HRAP-SE stick (since it’s SA for PS3 which is better for fighters), it’s tighter and makes better movement than the looser PS3 analog stick. Even if Deathsmiles comes out on both system I still wouldn’t get it on PS3. I rarely use the d-pad to move my ship. I prefer many games w/ the 360 controller too, feels more sturdy than DualShock 3. At first it felt more bulky, but I really grew to like it.

        • Yeah, I was thinking I’d buy a Hong Kong PSN card if the game is released there. But then I’m a patient person, and I can wait for the game to eventually be released on the North American store, where I will be able to get the game without going through hoops and spending more money than I should for the game.

          My problem with the 360’s controller, mainly, was with the buttons, they felt gummy(for lack of a better word). As for analog sticks and shooters, I got into shooters with the Saturn and Dreamcast, so I’m much better with a d-pad, than with a analog stick/arcade stick.

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