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Capcom, Nvidia To Bring  Lost Planet  To PCs

Capcom, Nvidia To Bring Lost Planet To PCs

April 13, 2007 | By David Jenkins, Brandon Boyer

April 13, 2007 | By David Jenkins, Brandon Boyer
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Nvidia Corporation has confirmed that it is working with publisher and developer Capcom to bring a version of Xbox 360 hit Lost Planet: Extreme Condition to PCs this June in the U.S. and Europe featuring DirectX 10 support.

After first being revealed via a Famitsu report, Nvidia has confirmed to Gamasutra the company is "working with Capcom to bring this title to the PC and include DX 10 graphics," with Nivida providing the development team with DX 10 graphics cards "ongoing technical assistance."

Nvidia has also said the game will feature "Extreme High Definition" (XHD) support, with resolutions up to 2560x1600 pixels, as well as "advanced special effects, and improved lighting and shadows." Although DirectX 10 is only supported by Windows Vista, it is unclear whether a version of the game will be released which is compatible with earlier versions of the Windows operating system.

Nvidia currently produce the only graphics hardware compatible with Direct3D 10 (the GeForce 8 series), explaining the company's close co-operation with Capcom on the title.

Although Capcoms Lost Planet and Dead Rising have been high profile exclusives for the Xbox 360, both critically and commercially, PC versions of the same game have never traditionally been an obstacle to console exclusivity deals, from any publisher.

More than most Japanese publishers, whose home audiences do not regularly use PCs for video games playing, Capcom has a long tradition of producing PC ports of successful home console games.

Titles such as Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Street Fighter and Devil May Cry have all appeared on the format although never to any significant commercial success.

Said Nvidia VP of content Roy Taylor of the partnership, "We're excited to work alongside Capcom to bring the latest Nvidia technology and Microsoft DirectX 10 features to Lost Planet. Lost Planet is another example of how leading game publishers are focusing on the PC as the premier gaming platform."

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