PS3 Michael Jackson game incorporates feedback from Wii version

Ubisoft says it took advantage of the delay between platform launches

Ubisoft didn't originally intend to release the Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience before the other consoles, but since it worked out that way, the publisher is taking advantage of thedelay to tweak the experience based on feedback from last year's best-selling Wii release.

Ubisoft's international product manager Guillaume Cada said in a recent interviewthe delay "was an occasion to really improve our game, and have the best experience possible for the gamers." Cada noted, "For example on the PlayStation 3 version, we used some of the journalists' feedback during the review [of the Wii version]."

He said reviews were largely favorable when it came to the dancing mechanic and gameplay, but the dearth of bonus content and criticisms with the game's Dance School mode were key points it wanted to correct.

On the latter point, Cada said, "We decided to improve these so now that in the Dance School you see yourself dancing, just like in a mirror, so you can modify your moves." With regard to new content, "We also had unlockables, now you have Trophies from the PS3. Every time you unlock a Trophy you unlock a visual or video in the Extras and in the Gallery part of the game."

Cada also mentionedday one DLCfor the PS3 version, including at least one "iconic" song from Jackson. In each of these quotes, Cada refers specifically to the PS3 version, so it's unclear if all the extra contentwill appear in the Xbox 360 version as well. Both will be in stores next month.

[Source:Digital Spy]

Mar 7, 2011

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