Lets face it, this week’s PlayStation Update was below average for Europe. While the US got the Uncharted: Eye of Indra Motion Comic and the Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time demo. Even the NBA 2K10 demo has been pulled from the European Store. However, if Mike Kebby, PlayStation Store Team member at SCEE, is to be believed, next week’s update will be huge. The R&C Future demo will be out in Europe next week and the Rock Band: Beatles Abbey Road DLC is scheduled for next week too.
Unfortunately, Kebby didn’t have any news about Final Fantasy VIII or several other highly anticipated titles. There is also no word on when the Uncharted motion comic will be available in Europe. According to Kebby, “To be honest with you, this was the first I heard of this comic,” though he is now looking into it. Gamers looking forward to the Oddword titles will have to wait longer before they are released on the Store.
Clearly, communication between developers and SCEE is lacking. It’s no wonder that SCEA and SCEJ get great content but Europe is way behind. We know that SCEE deals with many languages and currencies compared to the other regions so things take slightly longer to appear but surely the content can be released in English until a localized version is available.
At least Europe is ahead in terms of Dynamic Themes compared to other regions.