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Fat Princess: Her Majesty Awaits…

Deborah Mars's Avatar + Posted by Deborah Mars on Jul 17, 2009 // Managing Producer, SCEA Santa Monica Studio

Hey Everyone,

This is Deb Mars, Managing Producer at SCEA Santa Monica Studio. We know many of you are anxiously awaiting the sweet PlayStation Network arrival of none other than Her Royal Highness: Fat Princess.

You have been very patient, and we really do appreciate all your support. Since E3 back in early June, we and the fantastic development team at Titan Studios have been working very hard to get the fine lady and her beloved subjects all ready for their much-anticipated debut.

So here’s the deal: We have tons of info to share with you, but we want to take this opportunity to let you all ask the questions. So, go ahead…ask us. Let us know what you want to know.

Post questions below in response to this blog entry, and then we’ll gather a bunch of them to put forth to Titan Studios. They will answer these questions directly during a PlayStation Eye video chat interview with our good pal, Jeff R, next week.

Enjoy some of the new screenshots, and we’ll be seeing you on the battlefield soon!

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+ rougex24 on July 22nd, 2009 at 1:45 pm said:

well im gonna stop getting interested in this game if it dosnt come out soon man


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+ rougex24 on July 22nd, 2009 at 1:57 pm said:

i mean i dont want to be mean to all of ya creaters of fat princess but man just freakin release the game!


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+ rougex24 on July 22nd, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

i hope theres a co op or at least a splits screen to this game that be awsome


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+ justinjohnson69 on July 22nd, 2009 at 3:27 pm said:

@ShadOforce hey when will it start? ive been waiting all day!


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+ ShadOforce on July 22nd, 2009 at 3:38 pm said:

@justinjohnson69
I have no idea
D;
Perhaps they forgot about it.
._.


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+ justinjohnson69 on July 22nd, 2009 at 3:52 pm said:

oh and its 6:00 PM central pacific where i live… hurry up =( if they forgot about it… i will find them.. >=[


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+ justinjohnson69 on July 22nd, 2009 at 3:55 pm said:

@ShadOforce well thats effin bull if they did cuz i want to when they are releasing the game im really tired of waiting… they have been working on it since 2006… how long does it take to make a PSN game?!?! why did they have to tease us with the trailer in 08 =[ and make us wait ALL this time.


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+ justinjohnson69 on July 22nd, 2009 at 4:04 pm said:

and why can they never answer us when we ask questions that arent about that?


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+ Mowgli619 on July 22nd, 2009 at 5:05 pm said:

what actions or precautions did you guys at titan studios take, to achieve a balance in the game play so that casual and hardcore gamers can enjoy?


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+ lucygoosey on July 22nd, 2009 at 8:05 pm said:

I laugh when people say they won’t get this game because of the delays. Really that 15 dollars that you stole from your parents in anticipation to this game has to go somewhere.


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 22nd, 2009 at 8:55 pm said:

I just want to know when the Q & A is now! I’m starting to wonder if maybe the cake really is just a big FAT lie after all :(


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+ mhsmith0 on July 22nd, 2009 at 9:38 pm said:

Unfortunately, the Q&A had some bugs that needed to be worked out, and will be delayed until an unspecified date. Fear not, because the team is hard at work at making important improvements, and you’ll be even happier with the final Q&A for the extra time that was taken to make it as good as possible.

Moreover, despite what you think you have heard, the Q&A never actually had an official release date. Therefore it’s not actually late. Therefore none of you have any reason to be unhappy at the development team.

:P


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+ ShadOforce on July 22nd, 2009 at 10:48 pm said:

Bad news, folks. mhsmith0 is correct. I guess it’s official now:

The Q&A session with Titan Studios has been postponed to….”eventually”

ಥ_ಥ


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+ kwijbokiller on July 22nd, 2009 at 11:38 pm said:

please release this game soon
btw 2-player split screen would have been great especially if you guys brought back four player split-screen that’d be awesome not too many games do that anymore but this has some great potential for that stuff i’d to purchase some sort of Co-oP DLC and im sure alot ‘o’ people would too, just a thought ohh btw….
PLZ RELEASE THIS ALREADY


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+ justinjohnson69 on July 22nd, 2009 at 11:49 pm said:

HOW THE HELL DO YOU HAVE A BUG ON A PS EYE CHAT?!?!?!?!? I HAVE A PS EYE AND I DONT GET WHY THEY CANT JUST DO IT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES INSTEAD OF MAKING IT SO DAMN COMPLICATED….


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+ justinjohnson69 on July 22nd, 2009 at 11:54 pm said:

AND YES WE DO HAVE A REASON TO BE MAD AT THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM WHY CANT THEY ACTUALLY COME UP WITH A TIME FRAM ***AT LEAST*** TO GIVE US?!?!?!?!? ITS SERIOUSLY ANNOYING… HAVING IT DANGLED IN OUR FACE LIKE ITS SOME AMAZING THING THEN ITS A BUNCH OF BULL… LEMME GUESS THE Q& A WONT BE TILL ANOTHER MONTH I BET… OBVIOUSLY THEY ARENT *HARD AT WORK* OR THEY WOULD HAVE HAD ***1*** BUG FIXED BY NOW… sorry for caps XD


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+ justinjohnson69 on July 22nd, 2009 at 11:57 pm said:

but how in the freaking world do you have a bug on a PS eye chat its stupid… and why cant they just send the stuff in messages? its not like we will be able to even watch the chat anyways


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+ justinjohnson69 on July 22nd, 2009 at 11:58 pm said:

im tired of waiting… been waiting since they announced it in 2008 and my patience has run out… SCREW FAT PRINCESS!!!


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+ mhsmith0 on July 23rd, 2009 at 12:23 am said:

ummm… I’m not actually in the development team.

That was supposed to be a sarcastic post mocking the fact that the game was late w/o any commentary for a while and then just a bunch of lame excuses, and then the Q&A started running late w/o any commentary, so I jokingly filled in the dots w/ the same kind of lame excuses they’ve been making for the game.

Sometimes sarcasm doesn’t work so well on the net, unfortunately. Sorry about the confusion.


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+ mhsmith0 on July 23rd, 2009 at 12:24 am said:

PS I thought the :P in the post would have given it away, I guess I should have been clearer about it.


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+ ShadOforce on July 23rd, 2009 at 2:45 am said:

Everyone calm down. I don’t think you realize how hard it is to create a videogame. It takes an enormous amount of time regardless of what kind of game it is. Even games like Noby Noby Boy which look really simple and play simple take an incredible amount of time to make. I’ve actually helped work for some teams that have tried to develop games by providing artwork, 3D models etc while the other side of my team does the coding for the game.. For anyone here who thinks that bugs can be solved with the touch of a button are very mistaken. Coding any game is very complex and it may take awhile to find out what went wrong and fix it. Coding errors can be easy to fix, but sometimes they are not. When they’re not easy fixes they can potentially be very frustrating to figure out. For example, if you are programming an RPG game and you’re working with something as [seemingly] simple as the UI and how it functions when the player is healed by a spell, one line (or a set of lines) of coding could be the difference between a character being healed to 100/100 hp and 1,000,000/100 hp. Now that is just one tiny part of a huge game. Imagine what the REST of the coding is like for the entire game.


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+ ShadOforce on July 23rd, 2009 at 2:46 am said:

Coding for animation, damage, collision detection, sound effects, etc. is time consuming and requires hard work and dedication. So far we know that there were most likely bugs in the Beta version that caused the delay, but the thing is that if you try to solve one error in the game’s coding, you may accidentally open up new errors to solve because one set of coding may, in fact, affect several different sets of codes. IF one of them gets messed up, you may have to go back and fix all the other sets of data the bug had messed up. Hell, if things go REALLY bad, you may have to rewrite the entire code so it works the way you want to.


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+ ShadOforce on July 23rd, 2009 at 2:46 am said:

Although I’ve been pissed off because of the delay, I understand that Titan Studios is probably working as hard as they can to get everything finalized. Whatever the bug was it must have been detrimental to Fat Princess’s gameplay and I think we can all agree that we wouldn’t have wanted them to release a broken game. Supposedly there might have been an error with connectivity and multiplayer mode which is the most important part of the game. (THERE IS NO WAY I CAN CONFIRM THAT; IT’S JUST AN ASSUMPTION MADE AFTER PLAYING THE BETA.)

I’ve already expressed my disappointment for the delay, but all I can do is be patient until they successfully finalize the game and release it. My gut feeling is that this game is going to be damn well worth the wait.

GO TITAN STUDIOS! YOU HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT!


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+ Azigos on July 23rd, 2009 at 6:34 am said:

Hey man, they published this sentence on Facebook “don’t stop believing – hold on to that feeling”.

This sentence is from a song of Journey. The album is Escape, out at… July 31.

Don’t stop believing! July 31 is near!


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+ SirConstantine on July 23rd, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

IMAGINE THE GAME GETS CANCELED!!!!!!
oh will that be hilarious!!!!!!


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+ MacG69 on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:00 am said:

I understand that “it takes time to make a game” n all that. But when you say 3rd quarter that’s still a estimated release date. If this doesn’t come out soon chances are i won’t buy it. So stop screwing around release the PS3 version, then work on the PSP one.


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+ Maakasukage on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:23 am said:

Yay Fat Princess, Please get it out when you can. Summer is kinda boring at the moment I need this game XD. lol and You have my support Titan. What ever is going on, I can only hope it gets done as soon as possible.

Can’t wait for the interview. Please release it today ;)


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:30 am said:

THE GAME COMES OUT JULY 31!!!!!! Trust me, it’s true. Who wants to bet money on it? I sure could use some cash right now. Fat Princess comes out NEXT WEEK on July 31.


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:34 am said:

JULY 31!


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

HURRAY FOR JULY 31!!!!!


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

I CAN’T WAIT FOR JULY 31!


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:35 am said:

I can play FAT PRINCESS on JULY 31!


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:36 am said:

The whole world will play FAT PRINCESS on JULY 31!


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+ Maakasukage on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

If u still here Dirty Dave, Where did u find this information….please share. Either way im willing to wait. I would just like to know ur source?


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:37 am said:

The whole world will rejoice, crank up Queen-Fat Bottom Girls, and play FAT PRINCESS on JULY 31!


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:39 am said:

Oh yes, I will give you my source. Hold on one moment please


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+ Maakasukage on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 am said:

Dirty Dave, If anything it would be the 30th, thursdays are updates.


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:44 am said:

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2009/07/23/fat-princess-arriving-for-dessert-next-week/

Hong Kong is always right about these things and Fat Princess has a global same-day release date. Also Titan Studios have a very clever hint on their Facebook. A quote from a Journey Song that came out on an album that released JULY 31:

“Don’t stop believing, hold on to that feeling!”


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 9:45 am said:

Just trust me on this one: Fat Princess will be out NEXT WEEK


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+ Maakasukage on July 23rd, 2009 at 10:00 am said:

Hmm the asia playstation site? was that ur source. I guess thats a better source than most sites. I have learned to not trust rumours so many times lol.


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+ MooseCan on July 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 am said:

Clan support?
custom soundtracks?
split-screen?
RELEASE DATE??
Any DLC plans?


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 10:18 am said:

MAAKASUKAGE: Not only that but on Titan Studios facebook page they have a quote from a Journey song off of an album that came out on July 31:

“Don’t stop believing, hold on to that feeling!”


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+ Dirty_Dave on July 23rd, 2009 at 10:19 am said:

Fat Princess will be out NEXT WEEK. Trust me everyone. The cake is not a lie!


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+ Maakasukage on July 23rd, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

lol hey did u read my comment. Saying how this game rocks more cause for once the Cake isn’t a lie XD. P.S. Im going to go to Titan Facebook im never one there but maybe i’ll try to get on it more.

P.S. One more question, How much can you customize ur character. Also one more question again =D I did see you can make a Female character for your female consumers. But in Stage Demos and dev diarys and Walkthrough you never see a girl character., Other than the princess. But the Question Is it content you have to unlock or is it going to be in the final version?


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+ Ospov on July 23rd, 2009 at 11:29 am said:

@DirtyDave you know the PSN updates every wednesday and the 31st is a friday, right?


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+ Ospov on July 23rd, 2009 at 11:30 am said:

^ meant to say thursday


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+ rougex24 on July 23rd, 2009 at 11:49 am said:

when will the game come out i at least hope the demo will come out today lol!!!


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+ rougex24 on July 23rd, 2009 at 11:50 am said:

holy crap i just won the game!!!!!


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+ rougex24 on July 23rd, 2009 at 11:51 am said:

just kidding i wish i did so do any of you have the beta?


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+ rougex24 on July 23rd, 2009 at 11:53 am said:

i cant wait till next week though for it t come out!!!!


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