Capcom, the publisher of Lost Planet, received feedback from the Xbox Community about the Lost Planet multiplayer demo and released this statement:
Capcom is listening and taking our community to heart. We appreciate all the great feedback we have received from our fans regarding the Lost Planet demos, especially the recently released multiplayer demo.
We have noticed the recent concern about the text size in Lost Planet for SDTV users, in particular the “Elimination” mode of the multiplayer game where players’ scores are displayed on the top left of the screen. We want to assure gamers that we have already implemented a solution for text display in Elimination, which will be reflected in the final game (although it’s unfortunately not in the demo).
Lost Planet will automatically detect if you are playing on an SDTV and change the score display settings for this mode automatically. For the benefit of both you and your readers, we’ve included before and after shots of the text adjustment. In screenshot “LP – SD BEFORE”, you see how the text would have appeared before we implemented the change. In screen “LP – SD FINAL”, you can clearly see how the rankings text has been greatly enhanced, making it much easier for players to quickly determine scores and standing during a match.
We would also like to remind you that demos on Xbox Live Marketplace do not completely reflect the final product, as they are still early works in progress.
Additionally, steps have been taken within the single player game to make objectives more easily understood. New objectives are delivered to the player as both voice over and text. Once a new objective has been given, players can pause the game at any time to consult the in-game PDA.
Please share this with your readers as we want to make sure people know that they will have a great experience with the game.
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition will be available on January 12, 2007 with support for up to 16 players online. The multiplayer demo is currently available on Marketplace!”