It's not a habit for their new games, and I'm not complaining at all since here is the first Webisode of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. The game will be released at the end of December in Japan, and a few weeks later everywhere else.
It's worth noting that the video has been encoded with the VC1/WMV9 Advanced Profile codec, as will be more videos in the future here. They work natively with the 360, but require to install either Windows Media Player 11 or at least the codec itself you'll find on the video download page. Mac and other alternative OS users will have to use a nightly build of VLC, mplayer or any other ffmpeg based media player.
@GriftGFX: Gonna go eat lunch now. Thanks for the chat. It's always great to learn more about technology and its potential. I just wish there were any articles on the subject I could find. (7 Hours ago)
*about game engine graphics pipelines (7 Hours ago)
Then you start getting into proprietary software hell and potentially preventing other developers from writing innovative software solutions themselves. It's a WEIRD idea. (7 Hours ago)
and game engine graphics pipelines or even programming interfaces for their products. None of that is their role in the whole thing.. and it shouldn't be. (7 Hours ago)
@Sdarts: Nvidia and AMD already do help developers with optimization more than they should have to. Nvidia and AMD should be improving the hardware and driver end of the technology and not worrying (7 Hours ago)