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Yoshida: PS4 Version of Multiplatform Games Must Be Considered the Best

It’s probably fair to say that the PlayStation 3 was dealt an unfortunate hand when it came to multiplatform games. The complex architecture of the console meant that most third-party studios struggled to get to grips with the machine, resulting in plenty of dodgy ports – especially in the system’s earlier days. (PS4, Shuhei Yoshida)

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Why o why  +   1013d ago
I can survive with some to many multiplats being inferior if its only slight...Just make sure you continue to dominate on 1st/2nd party games.. Ill be kool with that
RyuCloudStrife  +   1013d ago
Amen that's why the PS4 is so easy to develop for.
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xHeavYx  +   1013d ago
The sad thing is that millions of PS4 owners will buy the next COD even if it will look inferior. And no, I don't have a crystal ball to see the future, just plain ol' common sense
MikeMyers  +   1013d ago
What we don't want is a situation like before where Sony forces developers to have exclusive content if it gets a later release date or Microsoft demanding simultaneous release dates. This should all be at the discretion of the publisher. I'm tired of console makers making demands and restrictions on multiplat games.

What will be apparent is the PS4 being much easier to develop for. Sony has finally decided to play ball with everyone else and not create proprietary hardware that can make things rather difficult. The PC will always be ahead of consoles because it's not a stagnant piece of hardware. It's always moving forward. So on a technical level it won't really be able to compete. The controller and ease of use like the article says can be the preferred version however on the PS4.

If you're going to disagree say why instead of these phantom disagrees just because you don't like hearing the truth or have personal issues with me.
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CapsLocke  +   1013d ago
"PS4 is so easy to develop for"

Lol, this is a daily comments from N4G "coding masters".
MikeMyers  +   1013d ago

This came from actual developers. They have been praising the new system and some have also had input in the process of its design.
yewles1  +   1013d ago | Well said

"What we don't want is a situation like before where Sony forces developers to have exclusive content if it gets a later release date or Microsoft demanding simultaneous release dates."

So only MS is allowed to to make demands and not Sony...

nix  +   1013d ago
i picked up PS3 because of Sony's exclusive games. i don't care that much about slightly "degraded" third party games. PS4 will be the same
3-4-5  +   1013d ago
@heavy...but a lot of that reason will be because it might actually make sense to play COD on a PS now.

Owning COD on xbox 360 ( every one unfortunately)....and having played 2-3 on the PS3 I can officially say playing COD on PS3 is not fun and your playing an inferior version simply because of the controller and it's loose controls.

The PS4 seems to have fixed that and thus FPS games will be easy to play and more responsive.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1013d ago
Wasn't the N4g hivemind saying that third party games are important too? What happened to that?
MikeMyers  +   1013d ago
"So only MS is allowed to to make demands and not Sony..."

Where did I say that? I said 'or' meaning I don't want either company to have such influence. Yet people gave you a well said bubbles up? lol

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r21  +   1013d ago
With so much power in the PS4, owners will be getting the best of both worlds, great looking exclusives and great looking multiplatform games :D
Monkeycan8  +   1013d ago
This is most likely a noob question but what are "2nd party games?"
IRetrouk  +   1013d ago | Helpful
Teams like insomniac and quantic that make exclusives but are not owned by sony
Jamaicangmr  +   1013d ago
@ IRetrouk

Sony now owns quantic dreams. Insomniac has pledged to go multiplatform.

@ Monkeycan8

2nd party studios are studios that make games exclusively for a platform despite not being owned by that platform
extermin8or  +   1013d ago
not owned by sony/microsoft/nintendo and aren't owned by another publisher say like activision own infinity ward making them 3rd party, but Bungie own themselves so they are 2nd party.
nirwanda  +   1013d ago
Like extermin8tor said but they are aways published exclusively by the platform holder, so bungie own themselves but will be published by a 3rd party or even themselves a bit like EA sports get published by EA but are still 3rd party.
BitbyDeath  +   1013d ago
2nd party are studios who make exclusives based on signed contracts.
creatchee  +   1013d ago
Here's the real answer:

Basically, people don't know what they're talking about but like to pretend that they do, so this term exists.
TAURUS-555  +   1013d ago
PS4 rules ¡¡¡
KwietStorm  +   1013d ago
What the hell? That many agrees to disagrees? I would think after the PS3's "unfortunate hand," you guys would demand, at the very least, an equal game.
kevnb  +   1013d ago
honestly, im getting sick of this PR crap. But it seems to be working...
Snake Raiser  +   1013d ago
Ok. But there is no reason to give up on the multi-plat performance front either. Most likely next gen, many of the great games will be multi-plat. Might as well make a strong effort to make them best on your preferred console.
oof46  +   1013d ago
@MikeMyers: The only discrepency with what you said is that it is Microsoft who pushed for same day release. If a game was released first on the ps3, the developer had to add content to the 360 version.

And I did not click like or dislike.
weekev15  +   1013d ago
To be fair its obvious the point he was trying to make is that added content should be at the discretion of the game developer/publisher and not the console maker.

Whilst I agree this would be good, I don't think it will ever happen. Ms/Sony need to give people a reason that their consoles are better so will pay good money to 3rd parties, who would be crazy to turn them down, to make their version the better version.

Capitalism at its finest.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1013d ago
"That might mean that the graphics are better, the controller is more comfortable, or the console is more user-friendly, like you don't have to turn the power on and off or you can switch between your game and Netflix at will. Those things will become key."

User friendly, and switching between (apps) Netflix is all what the 360 can do and is(user friendly).

the controllers are subjective and debatable.

I'm glad Sony will be taking cues from MS's 360 but its clear that user ability, app switching and party chat was the winning factor for MS when talking multiplats and user ability, and Sony realized that.
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Walker  +   1013d ago
Better resolution, frame-rate, textures, lighting, AA, AF and ... should be obvious in PS4 version of multi platform games !
Sony did phenomenal job with PS4 architecture and specs !
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piroh  +   1013d ago
in PS4 versions can also be plenty of exclusive content due to Bluray and RAM. Watch dogs 60 min bonus gameplay as example

obviously i bet most of the developers won´t take advantages of PS4 due to laziness or financial reasons
ZodTheRipper  +   1013d ago
I don't think that developers say "hey, we have 8GB ram and BluRay on PS4, let's make some exclusive content because of that!" :P

The 60min's in Watch Dogs are rather an exclusive Deal with Ubisoft for which Sony had to pay for.
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dragonyght  +   1013d ago
@zod18 they be more like "hey, we have 8GB ram and BluRay on PS4, let's see what this baby can do!" lol
any form exclusive content will be feature base ie. the share button
KwietStorm  +   1013d ago
Really piroh? Really?
stragomccloud  +   1013d ago
I'm getting a PS4 for exclusives and the back catalog of awesome Sony titles; however, assuming they are not lazy ports, I think for me the Wii U versions of games would be the best. Haters gonna' hate, but Wii U owners know how much of a difference that second screen makes when used well. Already great examples are Assassin's Creed 3, Batman Arkham City, and of course any game that supports off screen play. I know that I should be able to play PS4 games on my Vita, but I don't quite yet think bandwidth is where it needs to be to play PS4 games on the go. Anyway, for everything else(EA games that I must own), I have my awesome gaming PC.

That said, I can't wait until I see more of what the PS4 has to offer!!! I'm also really excited about what Microsoft will be bringing to the table. Just a few more weeks until the announcement! It's good to be a multiconsole gamer.
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grassyknoll  +   1013d ago
Batman was worst on the Wii U.
weekev15  +   1013d ago
Dont agree, I played ac on ps3 and wiiu, WiiU version for me was best because WB made really good use of the gamepad. Bundling all the DLC was nice too.

OT its too early to say which versions are going to be best. I'd be surprised to see big differences between XBox/ps4 versions. Clearly WiiU will be downscaled but could end up taking a wee chunk of the pie if devs utilise the gamepad.

For me it'll probably once again come down to who is gonna pay for the exclusive content.
stragomccloud  +   1011d ago
Even though there were performance issues, the game was amazing on Wii U. All of the broadcasts and radio communication went strait to the controller, and the hacking was done using the display. The inventory was easy to work with, and the map being always on made it so I never had to go into a menu and wait. Batman on Wii U was amazing despite the performance issues. So, I am really looking forward to Origins on Wii U since it'll actually be ground up built for the system instead of an unoptimised conversion.
MasterCornholio  +   1013d ago
Well in terms of console games the PS4 version of any multiplatform game will be much better than the same game on the Wii U. But as history has taught us Nintendo consoles are not known to get a ton of multiplatform titles due to poor 3rd party support so if someone wanted a console for 3rd party games the best choice would be either the 720 or the PS4 since they will be the only consoles powerful enough to support next gen game engines.
Karpetburnz  +   1013d ago
That would be nice, but to be honest I diddnt even care that some multiplatform games looked better on Xbox, the differences were so small that you have to put them side by side to notice. you still got the same experience with the game.
ZodTheRipper  +   1013d ago
Only Bethesda games were a pain on the PS3, pther than that I had no problems with any multi platform games.
Lazarus69  +   1013d ago
Actually Bayonetta and the Orange Box where bad versions on the PS3.Although that was probably due the the porting not being done by the developers
etowntwo  +   1013d ago
Only Bethesda games..... The guys that made the 3 best rpg this generation that won each game numerous goty awards.

ziggurcat  +   1013d ago
i also find that any game that uses the unreal engine to be a bit of a mess.

@ etowntwo:

you clearly never played fallout or elder scrolls on PS3... good games, but terrible performance issues.
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Killjoy3000  +   1013d ago
I dunno, on some multi-plats, the framerate was significantly worse on the PS3. The uneven visuals I gave a pass, but when its performance took a hit, that's when I'd get upset.
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ps3_pwns  +   1013d ago
well xbox 360 owners said they get xbox versions of multiplats since some were slightly better so if they dont get the ps4 multiplats then they are hypocrits. now x360 gamers shifted to saying they like the controller better because thats the on thing that cant be the same because ms pattent. but the ps4 controller is better and has been tested many many times. a controller is not a reason to get on system over another the games are and any controller differences dont mean much as it becomes second nature and unnoticable after you use one or the other for a long time. where were these controller freaks during the ps1 and ps2 gen when they and everyone elses was playing with the dualshocks when the xbox was around. dualshock is the best controller bros stop trying to act like none symetrical analogs is the best set up because you have deformed hands. let me use my strong hand.gif

no matter what xbox fanboys will always spin anything to lie and say ms is the best.
ShinnosukeRFD  +   1013d ago
People bashed PS3 so hard when it came to multiplats and Sony took that to heart. They are really listening to every complaint people have had with PS3(Updates,installs,voice chat,PSN store upgrade,streaming videos,etc)
josephayal  +   1013d ago
The PS4 is a really perfect gaming PC
Knight_Crawler  +   1013d ago
Hold on cowboy, the PS4 is looking great but to call it the perfect gaming PC is just plain madness.

To build a decent high end gaming PC on budget can run you up to $1,500.

$1,500 will get you the following components:

CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz ($209.99)
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 ($129.99)
CPU Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($29.99)
Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 7950 (CrossFire) ($324.80)
Video Card - XFX Radeon HD 7950 (CrossFire) ($324.80)
RAM - Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB ($59.98)
SSD – Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch ($129.99)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM ($70.86)
Case - NZXT Crafted Series ATX Full Tower ($119.99)
Power Supply - XFX XXX Series 850W ($122.75)
Optical Drive - Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW ($14.99)
Grand Total: $1,538.13

The PS4 will probably cost $450...what makes you think that with that price you can get the perfect gaming PC?

Edit: Now if you really want to show off, for $2,000 you can really max out your build. You can run dual video cards. You can utilize an i7 processor and its advanced hyperthreading technology (which will really only help you with stuff like video rendering and image editing… but hey, you’re probably the type of person who will be making YouTube videos of how awesome you are!)

Through some serious research, I believe these parts will treat you well at $2,000:

CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5 GHz ($315.88)
Motherboard - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 ($244.99)
CPU Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($29.99)
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 670 (SLI) ($389.99)
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 670 (SLI) ($389.99)
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 MHz ($128.99)
SSD - Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch ($192.64)
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM ($70.86)
Case - CM Storm Stryker – Full Tower ($169.98)
Power Supply - XFX XXX Series 850W ($122.75)
Optical Drive - Samsung 24x SATA DVD RW ($14.99)
Grand Total: $2,071.05
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FlyingFoxy  +   1013d ago
The reason i love gaming on PC is the freedom, free online and tons of games you cannot play on consoles, plus better frame rates. Cheaper games.

2 x graphics cards have micro stuttering, running eyefinity setup with 2-3 monitors brings awful frame rates. 1080p + 1 high end card is the best for performance and quality.

PC gaming for me is about the performance while keeping a high framerate and having better in game graphic settings over console but keeping 1080p. That alone makes the difference.

My next build will probably be when DDR4 comes out or just after, have some nice 12gb or so goodness. My i7 920 does just about as good a job as the newer cpu's and late this year it'll already be 5 years old, such a good processor.
hduce  +   1013d ago
Even a gaming PC can't be a perfect gaming PC.
TopDudeMan  +   1012d ago
Yeah, and if it is, it won't be prefect for longer than a month.
BuffMordecai  +   1013d ago
Unless Microsoft changes its leaked specs, the PS4 should have the best console multi-plat games.
Jaqen_Hghar  +   1013d ago
hopefully devs take advantage if PS4 has better specs. A man would be satisfied with a slightly higher framerate
stuna1  +   1013d ago
Would it be accurate to say they know something that we don't know!? For him to make such a statement makes me think that the information that we already know, has'nt really scratched the surface of what Sony has planned for the PS4, and more importantly for us as gamers.
ZodTheRipper  +   1013d ago
Not really, he's simply saying "we need xxx and xxx to be relevant next gen".
I'd rather say they did learn from the mistakes they did with the PS3 and know now what to focus on.
stuna1  +   1013d ago
I actually agree with that! I think it would be foolish to think that both console makers won't have something that will appeal to some type of gamer! These are exciting times for all types of gamers, no matter who you support.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1013d ago
That suggests to me a directive. If Sony demand this from 3rd parties then they have to offer something in return
extermin8or  +   1013d ago
How about letting them publish the game? It's all publishers like Microsoft offer for the 360 and yet Devs has still jumped through the hoops...
Arai  +   1013d ago
Ladies and gentlemen I give you PS4 Model_cech-4444:

On-topic: Sony got their act together, E3 is one month away (thankfully).
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gamernova  +   1013d ago
I doubt that it would better than PC versions unless you could mod on the ps4. Ex:Skyrim I am not trying to directly call out Sony but if they include PC on multi, then that's a check they can't cash.
bumnut  +   1013d ago
Of course the PC will be the best, I would be limited to 1920 x 1080 if I bought multiplats on consoles. Would probably have to pay more for the game too.

Don't forget, PC's will have another generation of graphics cards before either of the new consoles release.
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sandman224  +   1013d ago
I hope so its about time playstation gets some love from multiplatform games. I don't want to hear Xbox version runs better for the next gen games. Now I can buy call of duty for my ps4 and not worry about lower resolution and slight frame rate drops.
SpitFireAce85  +   1013d ago
I cant wait for E3 i took the day off from work so i can
watch the press events live...
arum1234  +   1013d ago
Apparently the last 30 mins gameplay of GTA V showed by Rockstar to press was played in a PS3.

Just saying.
thegood33  +   1013d ago
I think the new Xbox and PS4 will have enough similarities to make multiplatform games almost identical to one another. Especially for the first few years of the consoles' life cycle.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1013d ago
Even if its turns out to be the best, I doubt there will be a huge gap between the next Xbox and PS4.
PFFT  +   1013d ago
Who is this fool again??? AHHHH another Sony payroll worker saying that their system will be the best. Im quite shocked :/ ANYWAYS We will see Mr. Yohida. We have yet to TRULY see what the other console can do.
GraveLord  +   1013d ago
U jelly?
Nicolee  +   1013d ago
PFFY got the point tho as headline about Multiplatform , we don't know about spec of newxbox yet therefore no way Mr. Yohida will know for sure that PS4 version consider the best, if about Exclusive games then i don't have doubt about it at all ( god of war , last of us , uncharted 3 and beyond 2 souls are one of best looking game this gen so i know exclusive on PS4 will be the best looking games as well )
Godchild1020  +   1013d ago
Microsoft will do it and Reggie from Nintendo did it as well (COD:BO2 on the Wii U). It's all PR talk, but Sony and their First and Second Party teams have done a great job on the PS3, even if people don't want to believe it.
isarai  +   1013d ago
While everything is looking VERY positive with the PS4(it's going to be tough to beat 8gb GDDR5 ram) that's still kind of a shot in the dark as MS have yet to reveal anything at all about their consoles graphical capabilities/specs
bumnut  +   1013d ago
If 720 had 4 GB and PS4 has 8 GB, games would just be reduced to needing 4 GB RAM.

Im guessing Sony Exclusives may use all of the available RAM though.
kingduqc  +   1013d ago
Sorry but the better version is always the pc version...
kostchtchie_  +   1013d ago
looking forward to the excuses developers use to explain why there games are crap in next gen
isyourhouseonfire  +   1013d ago
The PS4 can't suddenly be the best with multiplat games after the PS3 was second to the X360 with all multiplats. Still, the PS4 only has to be "close". I think Sony can pull that off.

What Sony has on their side is Call of Duty: Ghosts. Even if MS has dibs on the 'better' version, the fact that the game is a classic and a GOTY contender will help the PS4 stay afloat.

I'm excited!
Soldierone  +   1013d ago
Just pull a MS. Make a rule stating the experience must be the same, and be released the same. That way developers have to really decide. A few dollars from MS, or all the fans from the other half of the customers base.
BABY-JEDI  +   1013d ago
I think the banality of this is that Sony learnt the easy to develop lesson from MS. Now MS seem to be adjusting their focus from gaming & more onto multi-media (Sony's initial focus last gen).
It's a funny old world don't you think?
ACEMANWISE  +   1013d ago
They need to pick the option that leads to the best results for all platforms.

If using the PS3 as the lead platform leads to the best results for 360 and the Wii, then that should be the option used.

It seems to early to tell given the fact that the next Xbox hasn't been announced. The idea is to use the method that yields the best results for all platforms while considering that all versions get similar results.
supersonicjerry  +   1013d ago
If that is true the only one that won't be is *drum roll* CoD.
jessupj  +   1013d ago
I wonder even if the ps4 is more powerful, will MS greedy rumored policy still hold multiplatform games back.

You know the policy I'm talking about. The one that dictates multiplatform games can't look better on competitor's consoles.

I'm very eager to see how the next gen will play out.
MuhammadJA  +   1013d ago
Multiplatform games are always gonna be best on PC.
SonyAddict  +   1013d ago
Sony should take a Microsoft point of view on this and say if it doesn't look better on ps4 then we don't want that shit on our system!.
Ah shit someone beat me to it, soz bout that!
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DivineAssault  +   1013d ago
Devs are so used to putting in a lot of effort for PS3 games that when PS4 comes around, they will be jumping for joy when they finish their games in 1/2 the time with better performance.. Itd be nice if they use that extra time they save to polish the game to absolute perfection but only certain devs put that much heart into their work wich is sad..

I honestly dont think MS nx box will be as powerful.. Close but not equal.. Games will be the same im sure except for system specific features.. The nx box will be attractive because of its media functionality.. Nothing wrong with that either but my nx gen machine will be for gaming first.. Since sonys main focus is games, im going with them as of now.. MS will need to WOW the hell out of me to make me get their system instead.. Not just graphics either, i mean tons of games i like & tons of new exclusives i want to play..
GoldenRimz  +   1012d ago
Sony fanboy till the day I die. LET'S TAKE THE HOOD BACK SONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

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