NEWS - Thursday, December 14, 2006
Lost Planet Changes ContinueFollowing the promise of enlarging the text for Xbox 360 owners that have yet to jump into the HD era, Capcom today announced further changes that the team behind Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions is currently including within the Xbox 360 title. Set for release in a patch when the game arrives on January 12th, many of the changes are designed to improve the games matchmaking and lobby features based upon feedback from the multiplayer demo that was released earlier in the year. Although theres few revolutionary changes, the improvements should enhance the overall multiplayer aspects of Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions and iron out any of the frustrating niggles that fans identified. The list of improvements made by the update include: Private slots can be set by host. Invite friends to a match. Number of players in a room will be displayed next to name of the room. Players will not be kicked all the way out to the main menu if they try to join a full game. New button allows players to refresh the match list without going out to the main menu and selecting Quick Match again. Players will now go to a post-game lobby at the end of a match, not kicked back to the main menu. The ability to replay a match with the same group without leaving the post-game lobby Cycling maps on replayed matches when map selection is set to Random. Text size on the team selection screen will be greatly increased when using non-HD resolutions. When manual team selection is set to ON, players will have 20 seconds to form teams. The time limit on each match will be maxed out at 60 minutes, instead of the current unlimited time. A players custom match criteria will now be saved.