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Submitted by UnRated 878d ago | opinion piece

Dark Souls 2 Could Be A Cross-Gen Title

The possibility of Dark Souls II to be a cross generation title is high (Dark Souls 2, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

zerocrossing  +   878d ago
Not sure how I feel about this...

It would be better as a next gen exclusive so they can take advantage of the new and more powerful tech, IMO.
decrypt  +   878d ago
Everything is X86 next gen. Hence devs dont incur much cost making a game multiplatform. Its more profitable for business to cater to all platforms.

Since all the platforms are PC like architecture there is a good chance all platforms will get good optimzation and if the devs can get more money catering to more platforms plus the gamers are happy with that too. Id say its a good thing more games are multiplatform.

Now the difference between the consoles obviously wont be too much they will be very close to each other in performance just like current gen, While the PC tends to progress.

I would think they should make PC version lead, then dumb it down for consoles. That way everyone wins. We will end up getting more games like BF3, taking advantage of every platform out there.

@below

Unfortunately we have seen many devs close shop this gen. So yea more platforms just ensures the devs stay alive and we keep seeing them bring on the games.
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zerocrossing  +   878d ago
The only problem about the game being a cross-gen title is the PS4 is far ahead of the PS3 it's capable of allowing developers to things in games that wasn't previously possible.

If it's available for previous consoles then that would just hold the game back, IMO.
mrmancs   878d ago | Trolling | show
SaturdayNightBeaver  +   878d ago
some console fanboys downvoting .. but i agree bro.
puamdefokejpn  +   878d ago
Agreed,.. but then again, if more people play it the better,..(and your framerate will be stable :) -you won't be able to blame the framerate while sucking)

Fromsoftware is really my favorite developer ever,. so I wish them all well,.. Also they need to bring 3D Dot Heroes to the Vita. -get this, because it is awesome
a_bro  +   878d ago
they should bring a souls game to vita as well, LOL
DragonKnight  +   878d ago
This is pure speculation. Just because a new engine is being used does not mean that the chances for a cross gen title are high.
landog  +   878d ago
maybe it will actually run above 20 frames on ps4 nextbox
theDECAY  +   878d ago
I've had a few points with frame rate slowdown in the original, but overall it really was never a big deal. I wouldn't say it ever cost me many souls or anything worth much.
Campy da Camper  +   878d ago
The underground portions of Souls were quite bad on ps3.
Hydralysk  +   878d ago
So pointless conjecture is enough for an article now?

Who goes "Huh, Dark Souls 2 is running on a new engine, an engine that could maybe run on next gen consoles,, this means DS2 could be cross generation. THIS IS NEWSWORTHY."

The gaming media seriously needs to stop regurgitating rumours.
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OhReginald  +   878d ago
If it doesn't have a cross-gen release I will be one sad puppy.
FATAL1TY  +   878d ago
Deep Down 2 :D
DivineAssault  +   878d ago
PS4 it will be then!
theDECAY  +   878d ago
Honestly, PS4 or PS3 doesn't really matter to me. Just as long as it awesome.
Kaiou  +   878d ago
Well , it's on PC which is technically next gen (at least as far as resolution , space screen shadows , antialising ) .
SpinalRemains138  +   878d ago
I have been looking forward to this game since I heard about it, and assumed it was a current gen title only. The fact that it may be both means nothing to me.

What make these games awesome is the ambiance of lonliness, original multiplayer aspect and difficulty. Sure the next gen could take the visuals to the next level, but the fact that the game may be both, does not in any way mean the PS4 version will be gimped. The game rocks as is anyway.

How picky and complainy are we going to be? Lets just play some dam Souls!

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