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Lack of SSFII beta for PS3 explained

Regional submissions not so Turbo.

Capcom has explained that it would be too costly and take too long to get a SSFII Turbo HD Remix beta running on PS3.

For now, only those of you with an Xbox 360 will be invited to participate after you buy Commando 3 from Live Arcade.

"We are resource constrained. This project already has gone over the original budget," explained Christian Svensson, Capcom business development boss, on the official forums.

"We wanted to do a beta to test the new network features, but even if it were possible for Sony to do, it would require three submissions (US, Europe, Asia/Japan) to reach the same global audience we can with Microsoft in a single test and global submission."

"We treat the PS3 extremely seriously. To date, we are still the only third party publisher doing cross platform, simultaneous digital releases. Believe it or not, this is not easy and to suggest we aren't treating the PS3 as important would be ignorant of what we're doing for it," he added.

Svensson went on to say that even if it could be done it would have pushed the release back a few months, which he expects you would not have liked.

The results of the 360 test should also help the PS3 version, as there is "code parity across the two".

"Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 will be an excellent title on PS3. The lack of a bonus beta doesn't make it not worth its asking price," Svensson reassured us.

Commando 3 will cost 800 Points in Xbox 360 and will grant you access to the SSFII Turbo HD Remix beta shortly after downloading for around eight weeks.

Pop over to our Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 and SSFII Turbo HD Remix gamepages for more information.

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