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The Witcher 3 On PS4: It Will Be 'Adapted', Not Ported

NowGamer: CD Projekt has opened up on its PS4 release of The Witcher 3 and hinted at features for the console that haven't yet been fully revealed.

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lazyboyblue1297d ago

Most likely it's the playstation app intergration On tablets, vita and mobile. I hear ps4 will focus on smartglass style features alot. Not a huge leap to imagine navigating rpgs like the witcher with a map displayed on your mobile device.

Thantalas1297d ago

True. But hopefully this symbolises CD Projekt's intent to make sure each version is ported properly so the final product is fully functioning and of a high standard.

Some ports have great coding teams working hard to achieve parity between all versions. But some are not so great. Skyrim on the PS3 is not a great port. I've put over 150 hours into it but the constant loading (from unoptimised code) takes the fun out of it. But to early to say about the Witcher 3. I might get it on PC or a next-gen console.

BitbyDeath1297d ago (Edited 1297d ago )

Not necessarily, porting is a straight cross-over.
You translate it works, bam you are done. (Skyrim anyone?)
Adapting means they'll put a bit more effort into it after the porting is complete.
Maybe make use of some of the extra features, or even touch up the graphics a bit.

bluetoto1296d ago

I just wanted to bubble you up for being so damn helpful!

AsheXII1296d ago

That would only work if we were talking about similar architectures. If you want to port a PC game to the ps3 you need to make adaptations for it to work.

drpepperdude1297d ago

If it wasn't created on a PS4 to start with than it is a port.

mandf1297d ago

Porting is not a bad word. Some are good some are bad. Porting sometimes is the difference from going under or surviving as a company. I could care less if it's a port. A fun game is a fun game.

DigitalRaptor1297d ago

All games are created on PC. I don't imagine there are many that aren't. So what I gather from that, that every single game ever has been released is a port from PC or other computer's engine.

BitbyDeath1297d ago (Edited 1297d ago )

Only when they state the PC is the lead platform otherwise it is created on a devbox.
Hence what devbox's are for.

DigitalRaptor1297d ago

Damn I feel stupid now. Something made me think that devkit were connected up to PCs and the game is built in an engine optimized for that particular console's devkit. To be honest I have no idea how devkits work, so if anyone could explain that would be awesome.

BitbyDeath1297d ago

No worries, here's a wiki article about it -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

porkChop1297d ago

Well just doing a simple port wouldn't be very smart. The PS4 has a lot of features and capabilities that could be beneficial to the PS4 version, why not use them?

MrAnderson1297d ago

Same thing different word, like my doctor told me today, "it's not bruised, it's discolouration" wut?

Mariusmssj1292d ago

Porting a game meaning making it work on other platform that's it. Adapting means porting the game and adapting it to use the features of that platform.

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