This announcement from Square Enix today makes sense. Just Cause 2
is going to be full of ridiculous moments that will be hard to duplicate. Something will happen and you'll want to be able to share it with others. Players of the PS3 version will have a nice built in feature with their copy of the game that will allow them to do so.
If something crazy happens, select an option to save a recording of the last 30 seconds of gameplay and to the PS3's hard drive. You can then upload the video to a Youtube Channel. There will even be an option from the game menu to record up to 10 minutes of action for those that want to create walkthroughs, speed runs, machinima, etc.
It's certainly nice to have this option available. I can't wait to see some of the insane stunts that will be pulled off by players of Just Cause 2
. Hopefully this will also be in the PC version so that 3rd party software isn't required to record the action.
Built-in video capture to ship with Just Cause 2
PlayStation players to publish their greatest achievements to YouTube
LONDON (January 22, 2010) - Square Enix London Studios, a part of Square Enix Europe, today announced that Just Cause® 2 for the PlayStation® 3 will ship with a built-in video capture feature, allowing players to record clips of their greatest in-game exploits and upload directly to YouTube®.
With some of the most incredible emergent action sequences seen in any game, Just Cause 2 frequently features moments which simply defy description. Moments where the physics, gameplay and AI all come together to create an over-the-top stunt or spontaneously chaotic scene of carnage players will want to watch again and again. By activating Just Cause 2’s video capture feature, players will be able to automatically record the last 30 seconds of gameplay directly to the PlayStation 3’s hard drive and upload to their YouTube Channel.
BASE jumped from the highest bridge in the game? Captured. Jumped out of a jet fighter and crashed into an oil rig? Recorded. Parachuted off a cliff onto a passing helicopter, laying waste to a military harbour with missiles, before ejecting, skydiving down through enemy flak, grappling soldiers to passing aircraft, leaving nothing but the smoking remains of the military might? Saved, uploaded and published for the world to see.
Also available from the in-game menu, a 10 minute capture feature allows players to create more detailed and planned presentations. Gamers will be able to capture and share in-game mission walkthroughs, create online speed-run competitions, direct their own South East Asian-inspired Machinima and more, with the greatest YouTube videos linked from our official website allowing users to vote on their favourites and prizes awarded for the best of the best.
As Rico Rodriguez, the Agency's most powerful weapon, players must take on the island of Panau and its military regime in order to track down Rico's former boss and mentor, Tom Sheldon, who has gone rogue with millions in Agency cash and intel. Using a unique grapple and parachute combination, there is no vertical limit as the air becomes your playground: grapple a passing plane in flight, hijack helicopters, BASE jump from the tallest buildings or mountains and leave a trail of chaos and destruction in your wake. Just Cause 2 offers players the freedom to tackle missions any way they choose and, with over 100 vehicles and countless upgrades and collectibles, the choices for relentless adrenaline-fuelled actions are limitless.
Just Cause 2’s video capture and upload feature will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. Just Cause 2 will also ship for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows® and will be released under the EIDOS® brand portfolio. All formats will release in-stores on March 23rd, 2010, in North America and March 26th, 2010, in Europe, Middle East, and Australasia. More information is available on the official website at www.justcause.com.
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