Lost Planet 2 Coming To PC In October, Preview Available Now

Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Capcom's Lost Planet 2 is coming to the PC on October 15, according to a recent press release. And a "preview" for the game is available today, meaning you don't have to rush into a purchase blindly later this fall. 
 
This PC version prominently features DirectX11 tech and NVIDIA 3D support, both of which will naturally perform better on higher-end PCs. If you're unsure of how your rig will perform, feel free to hit NVIDIA's official site right now. There's a downloadable preview that'll apparently tell you if you'll be able to run the game and then to what specs you can comfortably do so.

All told, the preview has two parts: Test A and Test B. The former is like a short demo. Its purpose is to give you an indication how LP2 will actually run on your PC. The latter is a benchmark for DX11. It'll "push [your] PC to its limits" and give you a good idea as to what your rig can handle in general. 
 

This is a DirectX11 shot.
 
LP2 wasn't a great game, exactly, and I'm about 90-percent sure things like 3D vision, lifelike water volume and bullet reaction, and higher resolution bosses won't fix what was broken in the original. But if you're dead set on giving this version a spin, this preview might be a good place to start. The actual requirements are just below.
 
== TEASER == Minimum   
  • OS: Windows XP
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or over; AMD Athlon x2 Processor or over
  • Memory: Windows XP 1GB or over; Windows Vista: 2GB or over
  • HDD: 13GB free space or over
  • Resolution: 640x480 or over
  • DVD-ROM Drive: DVD 9 Support Drive
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 / Shader 3.0 or over; NVIDIA GeForce 7800 Series or later; ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro or over; VRAM: 256MB or over
  • Sound Card: DirectSound Support (DX9 or over)   
 
Recommended 
  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Processor or over; AMD Phenom x4 or over
  • Memory: Windows XP 2GB; Vista 3GB
  • HDD: 13GB free space or over
  • Resolution: 1280x720 or over
  • DVD-ROM Drive: DVD 9 Support Drive
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 Series or later; ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series or later; VRAM 512MB or over
  • Sound Card: DirectSound Support (DX9 or over)    
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
Capcom's Lost Planet 2 is coming to the PC on October 15, according to a recent press release. And a "preview" for the game is available today, meaning you don't have to rush into a purchase blindly later this fall. 
 
This PC version prominently features DirectX11 tech and NVIDIA 3D support, both of which will naturally perform better on higher-end PCs. If you're unsure of how your rig will perform, feel free to hit NVIDIA's official site right now. There's a downloadable preview that'll apparently tell you if you'll be able to run the game and then to what specs you can comfortably do so.

All told, the preview has two parts: Test A and Test B. The former is like a short demo. Its purpose is to give you an indication how LP2 will actually run on your PC. The latter is a benchmark for DX11. It'll "push [your] PC to its limits" and give you a good idea as to what your rig can handle in general. 
 

This is a DirectX11 shot.
 
LP2 wasn't a great game, exactly, and I'm about 90-percent sure things like 3D vision, lifelike water volume and bullet reaction, and higher resolution bosses won't fix what was broken in the original. But if you're dead set on giving this version a spin, this preview might be a good place to start. The actual requirements are just below.
 
== TEASER == Minimum   
  • OS: Windows XP
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or over; AMD Athlon x2 Processor or over
  • Memory: Windows XP 1GB or over; Windows Vista: 2GB or over
  • HDD: 13GB free space or over
  • Resolution: 640x480 or over
  • DVD-ROM Drive: DVD 9 Support Drive
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 / Shader 3.0 or over; NVIDIA GeForce 7800 Series or later; ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro or over; VRAM: 256MB or over
  • Sound Card: DirectSound Support (DX9 or over)   
 
Recommended 
  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Processor or over; AMD Phenom x4 or over
  • Memory: Windows XP 2GB; Vista 3GB
  • HDD: 13GB free space or over
  • Resolution: 1280x720 or over
  • DVD-ROM Drive: DVD 9 Support Drive
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 Series or later; ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series or later; VRAM 512MB or over
  • Sound Card: DirectSound Support (DX9 or over)    
#2 Edited by Krrutch (154 posts) -

needs more t-eng

#3 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -

Awesome.  Now I can not care about this game on a third platform!

#4 Posted by twelve1784 (114 posts) -

Maximum system requirements?

#5 Posted by zaglis (910 posts) -

I think that benchmark did more harm than good.
The guy that plays it is horrible and really makes the game look worse than it really is. 

#6 Posted by ZeroCast (1869 posts) -

 Test A and Test B reminds me of the Resident Evil 5 benchmark test. After all, this is a Capcom game right?

#7 Posted by Emiel (607 posts) -

Meh. Lost Planet never interested me.

#8 Posted by Finstern (641 posts) -

game always looks great in screenshots like this but unless they've changed the core mechanics (pro tip: they haven't) its still gonna be awful... 
  
Capcom if you want to stop losing those profit margins I suggest you not even bother!

#9 Posted by SumDeus (1857 posts) -

It's not a very fun game to begin with...

#10 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

Feels more like an expensive bench marking tool considering how okay it was.

#11 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

while I have little interest in this game, the benchmark should be interesting.

#12 Posted by Swinghi (142 posts) -

Great, now we can play the game that all the consoles panned.

#13 Posted by cocabis (104 posts) -

meh

#14 Edited by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

"Can your computer handle giant akrids?"
I'm pretty sure it can. I, on the other hand, don't. I'll pass it.
 
PS: what's the deal with the "maximum requirements"? If my PC is better than that, it will NOT run the game? The proper term is "recommended", not "maximum", LOL

#15 Posted by captain_clayman (3321 posts) -

lame

#16 Posted by AnAmericanPatriot (141 posts) -

SHOULD I care? 

#17 Posted by Undeadpool (4935 posts) -

The Akrids? Sure. It's the frothy-mouthed, screeching fanboys I'm not sure my computer can handle.

#18 Posted by stafax (283 posts) -

does any one with a pc even care? after people realized how jank this game was on console, people quickly stopped caring about it on ps3 and 360.

#19 Posted by Sauson (561 posts) -

I just don't think this game will play well on the PC control wise. I mean it controls weird enough on a gamepad how weird will it be with a mouse and keyboard?

#20 Edited by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

When I first saw the information about this game, leading up to its first release, I thought it looked like it was an awesome game! Then when I saw that it was actually coming out for the PC too I was so excited for this game that I went and pre-ordered it! Then, just before it comes out, I find that you are delaying the PC version for almost a year after the console kids get there version? Forget about the fact that the game reviewed badly and that I have never heard a single good thing about the game, how the fuck to you expect anyone to care about this game so long after it has been out? Anyone who was even slightly interested in it has ether played it by now or are too pissed off by this bullshit move to even care about the game. Every time one of you guys do this with a PC release you are saying to the PC community that you don't care enough about us or the platform to release this game at the same time as the rest. So why should we care about your fucking game? You couldn’t be bothered to release it with the rest of them.

Drives me fucking nuts. I swear if these guys do the same thing with the Dead Rising game I will go something something...
 
EDIT: I guess I should thank you guys actually. If you had of released this on time I would have bought a bad game. So thanks for that I guess.

#21 Posted by Kraznor (1578 posts) -
@SkullcrusherMountain said:
"Awesome.  Now I can not care about this game on a third platform!"

Yeah, played the 360 one briefly and it is truly terrible.
#22 Posted by Jazz (2269 posts) -

Oh look, the game that nearly everyone hates because Brad didn't like it. 

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#23 Posted by 1337W422102 (1011 posts) -

I'm blazingly indifferent.  I'm glad that they're releasing it so that Lost Planet PC fans can get a chance to play it, though.  I commend them for that.  I personally don't care about the franchise.

#24 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

If anyone is interested, I just ran this on my machine: 
 
Nvidia 9800GT 512MB
AMD Athlon X2 5400+ 2.80GHz 
2GB RAM  
 
Ran at 1680 x 1050, all settings on high, no V sync and no AA.
 
and averaged 34 fps on the first test, I didn't run the second. ran really well actually, rarely dipped below 30 and when it did it wasn't choppy at all.

#25 Posted by Binman88 (3687 posts) -
@Jazz said:
" Oh look, the game that nearly everyone hates because Brad didn't like it.  "
I'd love to know how many of the people who say it's crap actually played it. I haven't so I can't pass any comment on it.
#26 Posted by Jazz (2269 posts) -
@Binman88: It's not awful by any means. It's an okay game if you like that sort of thing. All the whining about controls is something i really don't understand. It doesn't play like a western shooter..oh no! I've played far worse in my time.
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#27 Posted by Matiaz_Tapia (265 posts) -

People are really quick to hate on this game. It really doesn't deserve it. 

#28 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5256 posts) -
@xSUFFOKATEx said:

" I just don't think this game will play well on the PC control wise. I mean it controls weird enough on a gamepad how weird will it be with a mouse and keyboard? "

Played the first Lost Planet on PC and it works just fine just like any other PC third person shooter. However it does have the option to use a gamepad, so if mouse and keyboard is too much or too weird, you can always switch over to gamepad to feel a little more at home.
 
I guess I am the only one looking forward to this on PC regardless of Brad's shocking review.
#29 Posted by ajamafalous (11990 posts) -

Thank god I can play it in 640x480!

#30 Posted by Lazyaza (2180 posts) -

Finally confirmation! was worried the poor sales would mean no PC version.  I loves me some capcom pc games, own dmc4, sf4, resi 5 and lp1 all on pc (3 on ps3 too).
 
Must have played LP2 on ps3 for a good solid month, stopped because I unlocked everything their was to unlock lol 

#31 Posted by PufferFiz (1379 posts) -
#32 Posted by FritzDude (2263 posts) -

Now we can play a mediocre game with better graphics... Sweet!
#33 Posted by JSwan13 (280 posts) -

ugh
#34 Posted by VipeR (107 posts) -

Meh, Don't care about conosole ports

#35 Posted by MasturbatingBear (1781 posts) -

Was never really interested in t he series.

#36 Posted by smitty86 (698 posts) -

people still care about this game?
 
*shakes head in shame*

#37 Posted by TomeOne (16 posts) -

I'm amazed Capcom bothered since it did poorly on consoles.

#38 Posted by Dark_Jon (581 posts) -

Wow, what a resource hog

#39 Posted by TheIneffableBob (243 posts) -

The DX11 benchmark is crazy intensive. Haven't tried the DX9 one yet, but one guy got 120 FPS with an HD 5970, so something like an HD 5870 should get 60+ FPS easy.

#40 Posted by Brodehouse (9949 posts) -

I like Lost Planet 2.  I think it's got some issues, mostly with the accessibility of getting into games.  But I think it's mostly hated on because it doesn't play like every other shooter, and there is an incredible demand for orthodoxy on this site and others.  When people buy shooters, they demand that they know exactly how they play before they even unwrap the plastic.

#41 Edited by PufferFiz (1379 posts) -
@TheIneffableBob said:

" The DX11 benchmark is crazy intensive. Haven't tried the DX9 one yet, but one guy got 120 FPS with an HD 5970, so something like an HD 5870 should get 60+ FPS easy. "

Just did it and got about 40average with it at 
1080
32x aa
tess high  
everything else maxed 
 
and this is on my oced 470 and 920
 
not bad. though I do wish there was some dx 11 - 9 switcher, so I knew what I was getting with dx11 dynamically.
#42 Posted by Jangowuzhere (76 posts) -

Maybe they will be nice and make the console PC version less frustrating:D:D:D
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#43 Posted by BadNews (507 posts) -

Loved this game. Even with all the bad reviews I bought it and will buy it a second time. If you don't mind playing exclusively online with randoms or friends, get this game. Otherwise it's not that great. :/

#44 Posted by CalebCrawdad (16 posts) -

Lol by some work of faith, may this version be better then the console versions that let me down so hard.

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