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'Lost Planet' (X360/PC) Gets Connectivity Update

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2007 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded. Capcom has developed a network update which will optimize the online gameplay experience, which will be available through Xbox Live Thursday, August 30th.

Combining a gripping single player campaign and intense multiplayer modes with support for up to 16 players online, Lost Planet is an epic gaming masterpiece. Enormous world maps unfold as players battle hostile creatures in blistering weather conditions across vast snow fields and blazing volcanic areas either on foot or in armed, robotic Vital Suits.

On Thursday, August 30th, a network update will be implemented where players will be able to select from three different connection types when creating an online match. By allowing players to select the best connection type for their environment, the patch aims to improve the game’s connectivity for any players that have had previous problems.

There are 3 connection types. Players should choose the option that suits their configurations:

  • [Default]: This is the standard setting regardless of upload speed.
  • [Pattern A]: This is more suitable when your upload speed is fast. Try this if your connection is unstable with Default.
  • [Pattern B]: This is more suitable when your upload speed is slow and your connection is not stable with Default. Try this if your connection is unstable with Default.

After the update is released, you may experience some problems if you join a multiplayer match where players who have installed the patch and those who haven’t are participating. The expected problems are as follows:

  • Glitches with screen text
  • The game stops progressing at certain screen.
  • Disconnection (disbanded mission, etc)

If you experience problems like these, please try signing out once and signing in again.

The PC version will feature enhanced graphics and effects to optimize the realistic presentation and explosive action in the game, including better shadows and more detailed textures, as well as higher monitor resolutions. In addition, the game will include a new lobby interface that has been adapted for the system. Players will have the option to play either using a mouse and keyboard or a gamepad controller. Capcom will also partner with NVIDIA on their “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” program to showcase the incredible gaming experience that consumers can expect with a PC equipped with the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors.

Lost Planet for PC is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and will be available in June for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

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