Submitted by ktchong 2708d ago | article

The Game Has Changed: The Force Unleashed

This summer, Xbox and PlayStation junkies will get to feel as if they've gone inside a Star Wars movie, one that in some ways has a mind of its own. As the author discovers firsthand, video games are entering a whole new universe.

Notes: This is a "making of", behind-the-scene coverage of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. (Culture, Dev, Industry, PS3, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed , Tech, Xbox 360)

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Graphics by ATi  +   2708d ago
I REALLY hope they iron out the framerate issues this game has.

I would think the PS3 version would fare a little better because of the intense physics calculations going on.

Anyways, the game is impressive to say the least, and I hope it's polished as hell before its release.
Skerj  +   2708d ago
For that to happen the game would have to be made from the ground up on the PS3 and they'd have to move the physics calculations to the SPES. Not sure if they've done either but so far it only seems like Sony 1st and 2nd parties do and Criterion.
Graphics by ATi  +   2708d ago
Well, it would be a goddamned shame if they didn't use the SPUs. I believe Lucas Arts will...they're using some pretty advanced tech (DMM specifically, and how that interacts with the Physics engine) that I would say would REQUIRE them to use the PS3's capabilities.

I guaran-fukin-tee you that you couldn't get all that crap to run on the PS3's one PPC core.

No sir-ee.
power of Green  +   2708d ago
Maybe maybe not. Hell Most devs don't even use more than one core on the 360 hardware and rarely use more than 2 or 3 core to the fullest(1 core = 2 threads).
tgh machines  +   2707d ago
I don't mean to be a fanboy but...
How is this game even possible on the wii?!? I thought Really good physics required a really good processor.
miasma  +   2707d ago
They did mention that "Simpler versions of the game will be published for PlayStation 2 and Nintendo’s Wii and DS platforms."

There would be sacrifices.

also: "Making The Force Unleashed a next-gen game meant a couple of things. For one, every time new consoles are introduced, game-makers essentially have to start a brand-new computer-code base that is compatible with the new hardware, and each console requires its own proprietary code. “It would be like, in the film business, if you had to stop and re-invent the camera, re-invent film, re-invent lighting, re-invent how you record audio, and re-invent the theatrical aspect of it."

That type of statement says to me they are willing to put the time in to getting the best they can out of each respective console (no matter how current), and write to each.
Jo0j  +   2708d ago
Nice vid. Game is looking better and better.

"I guaran-fukin-tee you that you couldn't get all that crap to run on the PS3's one PPC core. "

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mighty_douche  +   2707d ago
Not very excited by this, EVERY Star Wars game to date has been pretty pants and i dont see this being any different.
Skerj  +   2707d ago
What about KOTOR 1 and 2, Jedi Knight II, and Jedi Academy? I can't stand Star Wars itself but I must admit those games rocked.
mighty_douche  +   2707d ago
i know the games you listed are very popular, but just not with me (dont hate me), im not gonna bash people for enjoying whay they like, no sir, but i just cant see this game being in the same league as many ther titles releasing over the next few months.
Skerj  +   2707d ago
No use in hating you for stating your opinion. Usually it's right, the vast majority of Star Wars games are crap, only selling on that license alone. For someone who abhors Star Wars I found the games I listed entertaining. This one has potential, I'm thinking it's going to play like Second Sight/PsyOps on steroids. If that is truly the case then it's going to be awesome.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2707d ago
To late, I hate you.
tatotiburon  +   2707d ago
Star Wars rulez!
ReBurn  +   2707d ago
Summer can't get here fast enough.
Darthdad  +   2707d ago
I am looking really forward to this!
miasma  +   2707d ago
Good read...
I am looking forward to a handful of games, but this one is my personal "highly anticipated". If they can really provide gamers with a nicely polished game, this will be the big jump forward in video games.
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solidt12  +   2707d ago
I am most impressed with this game so far this year. Best physics yet.
mighty_douche  +   2707d ago
sloth4urluv  +   2707d ago
I have crysis and it has great physics, but its not like DMM that they are using. The tech in this game looks really good.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2707d ago
Ok I have seen enough of the force powers, what I want to see now are more of the fighting combos with the light saber. Revenge of Sith wasn't all that great but it had some pretty good light saber combos mixed with force powers. If it's all about the force powers, I might be weary of buying it. If this game comes out and it has a deep combat system like Ninja Gaiden then this will rule the day. I used to sit for hours trying to figure out all the combos in Ninja Gaiden or Prince of Persia games and if you added force powers to that style of combat... hell yeah.

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