PS3-Exclusive Saint's Row: The Third Gameplay Mode Is MIA

PS3-Exclusive Saint's Row: The Third Gameplay Mode Is MIA

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PlayStation 3 owners hoping to enjoy that exclusive gameplay mode in Saint's Row: The Third that they were promised are in for a bit of disappointment.

At E3 2011, Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton promised PS3 fans that when Saint's Row: The Third hit the console, it would include an exclusive gameplay mode centered around the game's now infamous sex-toy-cum-baseball-bat. Now that the game has hit store shelves, this phallocentric gaming option is nowhere to be found.

Joystiq reports:

After vaguely announcing "an exclusive mode on the PS3 utilizing [Saints Row: The Thirds's] signature weapon" back at E3, we never actually heard what that game mode would be. As it turns out, Volition and THQ apparently never settled on one, and the exclusive content deal seemingly didn't pan out.

We discovered as much when retail copies of Saints Row: The Third arrived for review on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 last week. After booting up each and looking around thoroughly, we can assure you that there's no content difference between the two versions.

Inquiries on the topic sent to publisher THQ have been met with a de rigueur "no comment," and so far Sony is likewise mum.

Hopefully this news doesn't dissuade any of you Sony devotees from buying Saint's Row: The Third -- it really is a fantastic, hilariously juvenile sandbox game -- but we do have a weekly "bad news" quota to fulfill, and it was either this or mentioning that you were adopted. Sorry you had to find out this way.

Source: Joystiq

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I'm adopted? So my mom wasn't kidding me when she said she found me in a crater...

Normally, I'd talk about false advertising, but....I never even heard about this.

Zachary Amaranth:
Normally, I'd talk about false advertising, but....I never even heard about this.

Yeah, I don't remember this ever coming up. Console exclusive stuff pisses me off anyway.

I heard somewhere that Microsoft was pretty insistent that any game released on both PS3 and 360 had to be completely identical or they wouldn't allow the 360 version to hit shelves. Wish I could remember where I heard it though.

So they spouted off prematurely AND pulled out at the last minute?
How is that even possible?

Meh I don't even listen to the "exclusives" anymore because usually they end up like this, or turn themselves into timed exclusives...or just become open to everyone.

TestECull:
I heard somewhere that Microsoft was pretty insistent that any game released on both PS3 and 360 had to be completely identical or they wouldn't allow the 360 version to hit shelves. Wish I could remember where I heard it though.

Sounds like a misinterpretation of something which was posted here in news a while back.

Vigilantis:
Meh I don't even listen to the "exclusives" anymore because usually they end up like this, or turn themselves into timed exclusives...or just become open to everyone.

Or are crap anyway.

That they didn't even have an idea going in means this would have probably sucked, too.

I actually forgot about this. I got it for 360 anyway (BTW, why am I writing this when I should be playing?!), so to me this is more around the field of good news as it means I'm not missing out on any content.

DVS BSTrD:
So I guess they spouted off prematurely AND pulled out at the last minute.
How is that even possible?

That's what happens when... wait, were still talking about videogames here right? >_>

TestECull:
I heard somewhere that Microsoft was pretty insistent that any game released on both PS3 and 360 had to be completely identical or they wouldn't allow the 360 version to hit shelves. Wish I could remember where I heard it though.

There was news here that Xbox wouldn't ever release, what is now, PS3 exclusives (like InFamous, LBP) and that games would have to be released at the same time.

(I really dunno what to type in to the search bar to find the article)

EDIT: I did find it! http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.309008-Microsoft-Doesnt-Want-Sonys-Sloppy-Seconds?page=1

Zachary Amaranth:
Normally, I'd talk about false advertising, but....I never even heard about this.

This.

There was supposed to be an exclusive game mode? I've never heard anyone mention this during the pre-game hype and general SRt3rd excitement.

Does anyone actually remember this? And did anyone actually care about it?

Well, shame on SCEA for announcing before it was nailed down, but I can't exactly feel tons of outrage about what sounds like a pretty trivial bit of the kind of exclusivity that makes a lot of gamers grind their teeth anyway.

But you can still play the game right? I mean isnt that really all that matters at the end of the day.

Zachary Amaranth:

TestECull:
I heard somewhere that Microsoft was pretty insistent that any game released on both PS3 and 360 had to be completely identical or they wouldn't allow the 360 version to hit shelves. Wish I could remember where I heard it though.

Sounds like a misinterpretation of something which was posted here in news a while back.

Vigilantis:
Meh I don't even listen to the "exclusives" anymore because usually they end up like this, or turn themselves into timed exclusives...or just become open to everyone.

Or are crap anyway.

That they didn't even have an idea going in means this would have probably sucked, too.

Sorry you are right, how I forgot to add that to the list is beyond me haha.

Okay, so I'm not the only one who never heard of this before.
I just picked up the game and hope to be doing horrible things with that "bat" regardless of a specific gameplay mode.

TestECull:
I heard somewhere that Microsoft was pretty insistent that any game released on both PS3 and 360 had to be completely identical or they wouldn't allow the 360 version to hit shelves. Wish I could remember where I heard it though.

Something like that. Microsoft's little issue with sharing is probably what caused the whole 360 getting Skyrim DLC a month in advance fiasco.

OT: Never heard of it! For a second though, I misread the first part of the article and thought they removed the dildo bat. I was like, 'But that's practically the game's mascot!'

Patrick_and_the_ricks:
I'm adopted? So my mom wasn't kidding me when she said she found me in a crater...

I love you for making that reference.

I never really heard about this so I'm not disappointed =D. Ignorance is Bliss it seems.

Hmm never heard of this exclusive... well as long as it is saints row 3 and it works forget little add on games and go nuts. Shoot, kill, maim, burn, runover, octopus!

Well, this sounds less like 'mwahaha, tricked you, foolish consumers' evil crap and more like 'derp, we forgot to tell you' amateur crap, but THQ shouldn't be doing either if they want to play with the big boys. (Because the big boys already do that and they're supposed to be the alternative.)

Good riddance. I have a PS3 and I say good riddance to bullshit exclusive content. Fuck it, I´m not buying a Xbox just for the privilige of playing stupid exclusive DLC´s and honestly anyone that defends it has no right to complain when excellent exclusives are in a console they don´t own.

Never heard about this before now. I'm still really disappointed by the fact that Saint's Row: Drive By was cancelled. The PS3 exclusive I really couldn't care less about.

TestECull:
I heard somewhere that Microsoft was pretty insistent that any game released on both PS3 and 360 had to be completely identical or they wouldn't allow the 360 version to hit shelves. Wish I could remember where I heard it though.

The workaround is ussually that any exclusive stuff is a download on PsN thats free. Like the Joker maps, or Kratos.

Didn't this happen with Battlefield 3? Something about the PS3 exclusive for that not being found?

UPDATE: PS3 version will contain Saints Row 2... which is NOTHING to scoff at.

But only for first 90 days since its release. That should be about February 15th ish.

So yes, I will get it for next year.

 

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