Houk wrote:Anyway, as has been brought up, regulations require us to translate all DLC into certain languages for each region in Europe. This wasn't the case before, which meant we could release DLC in English no problem. But that regulation has changed, so if we want to release DLC in those regions, we have to translate certain PSN data into the required language.
Okay, That actually clarifies it a bit. I could check through the store to confirm this but I know recent releases did seem to be silly enough translated . I checked out, and indeed, the content description for FF XIII-2 DLC for example is translated. And yeah, it's not like Trophies initially were optional, then required etc. etc.
And no, I actually do not think that scandinavian and polish experts are everywhere in America - I think translators for our languages are hard to come by because these do represent languages only we in small countries speak.
I think we should get some contact to sony because this regulation of "service" is not something we want. We had a english store for 5 years, we have played EVERY game we had in English and still continue to because we do not care. We understand English quite enough to play games.
Thanks for clarification. It actually made me double check this stuff. I think now it indeed is sony who needs to be blamed. They frankly do not know how stupid their regulation is. Because:
A: 99% of gamers in Scandinavian/Polish area play their games in English and have good knowledge of English (heck, I myself learned the core myself through videogames because they were not in damn Finnish)
B: They want description to be in - say - Finnish, for game that otherwise is completely English. That is just silly.
C: They themselves have not translated the store in completion to said language, it only makes the store look disconnected and something with language identity crisis.
Because if this is true, it may affect other not-THAT-large game publishers in future as well and I do not want to see that.
I actually look forward to neptunia V and probably will buy Disgaea 4 next month. This indeed is something I cannot give complete fault to. I can myself say that if you go to an american company and just whip "Hey can you translate into Finnish" - you will not probably find a person. It was a goddamn joke in some flick how "nobody checks if you actually can speak Finnish even if you write it down to your resume"