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No Trophies For Oblivion Re-Release

"Sorry."

It’s the news RPG-loving trophy whores were dreading. A staff member over at the Bethesda blog has recently confirmed that the upcoming 5-year anniversary edition of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will not be receiving trophy support, despite high demand from fans:

User: Any release for PS3? Trophies and everything?

Staff: PC, PS3, and 360. Sorry, no trophies.

Oblivion isn’t the only re-release launching this summer that isn’t trophy compatible. Resistance: Fall of Man, the first half of the Resistance double pack, won’t be updated either. Insomniac has explained that reworking trophies into the experience would mean “re-opening” the project, something which they are unlikely to have the time or resources for with Resistance 3, Overstrike, and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One in the pipeline.

Source: Bethesda Blog

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50 Comments
  1. BIGAL-1992
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Not surprising. With basically most of the team working on Skyrim and the rest working on other projects, to implement trophies would have taken up precious time they don’t have.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 21:30.
  2. Ryan1991
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Damn. Was getting ready to buy this again.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 21:30.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      so was I.

      Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 22:13.
      • sabbat7001
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        Same here. I thought it was a good excuse to play it again. Oh well. I’ve experienced it once so…sale lost I guess.

        Comment posted on 27/06/2011 at 00:08.
  3. Deathbrin
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    And it has achievements? Double fail.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 21:40.
    • Ryan1991
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Yeah. Surely it can’t take up that much time and effort for these guys to chuck in a few already made up trophies?

      Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 21:48.
      • Voganlight
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Psyonix said it took them 20 minutes when implementing it for SARPBC.

        Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 22:24.
      • Akuar
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        It can’t, and their choice of not doing so is an extremely odd and stupid one. It’ll most certainly hurt sales.

        Comment posted on 27/06/2011 at 11:23.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      The 360 SDK and the PS3 SDK are two completely separate kits. The system that’s used for the achievements on 360 may not work the same as the Trophy system on PS3. Also, we don’t know how big or complex the achievement system on the 360 version was, so why use precious time to implement a trophy on the PS3 system that could be take a multi-gigabyte rewrite on a five-year-old game that could be glitched, or fine-tune one on a game that’s nearing completition?

      Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 22:27.
    • Lorcan
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Oct 2008

      The big problem is testing. Getting the code over is far more than a simple 20 minute copy/paste job. But even if that bit was done quickly, they would then need to get a QA team to play through the game, collecting each trophy in the various orders and combinations necessary to make sure that there are no bugs or glitches within the code.
      Usually it’s OK in most games because they’re being QAd anyway, but it does, unfortunately, take a lot more effort than ctrl+C, ctrl+V..

      Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 23:28.
      • BIGAL-1992
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        Exactly! It may have took 20 mins to implement it, but it took a hell of a lot more time to get it working properly.

        Comment posted on 27/06/2011 at 00:14.
  4. Lord_Gremlin
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    It doesn’t include DLC. AND has no trophies… So, basically this is gimped Oblivion GOTY. Superior version available for less than $20.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 21:52.
  5. TheDemocrodile
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    well… no sale here then :-(

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 22:02.
    • MrTwP
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Double no sale

      Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 22:22.
      • Kled
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        No sale here either, was my very only request :(

        Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 22:32.
      • BrainDiver
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        Another no sale. Looks like I will never play this game now…

        Comment posted on 27/06/2011 at 03:26.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        I just don’t get it. I don’t understand why companies don’t see that trophies will get you a lot of sales, loads of them. There are a ridiculous amount of trophy whores out there (possibly including myself). Just a bad business decision.

        Comment posted on 27/06/2011 at 07:47.
    • kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      same here no re-buy from me.

      Comment posted on 27/06/2011 at 08:56.
      • gaffers101
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Same here, shallow aren’t we….

        Comment posted on 27/06/2011 at 14:53.
  6. PoorPaddy89
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    So is there any reason I should buy this over the Steam GOTY deluxe edition? Either way, although I have it on PS3 I would rather get it on PC. RPGs play better on PC I believe.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 22:22.
  7. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Hang on, so what does this re-release actually have then? Might as well just pick up the standard edition then, or, just wait for Skyrim.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 22:58.
  8. gideon1451
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    I expected as much.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 23:03.
  9. bacon_nuts
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    I’ve borrowed it from a mate, so wont be buying, finding it pretty addictive, storming through the main quest and joining any group that’ll have me. Skyrim looks infinitely better though.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 23:21.
  10. xdarkmagician
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    If there was going to be trophies for this game I would have bought it, but without trophies this game will remain a memory of the 360. Bethesdsa you really F’ed this one up! This could have easily been the biggest game of July, but now it’s just a f@#king joke of another un-needed re-releases. It doesn’t even have all the DLC available.

    Comment posted on 26/06/2011 at 23:24.

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