Contrast Dev: "Very Little Difference Between Versions on PS4 and High End PC"

"It's often been the case that the PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One for that matter, won't be as powerful as the most high-end PCs. Of course, given the architecture and how easy it is to developer for the PS4 compared to the PS3, it would make multi-platform development all the easier for the next generation."

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MariaHelFutura1737d ago

Great news is what the Ps4 does. Seriously, everything you hear about the console is positive.

Bathyj1737d ago

A far cry from the ps3s launch. Its been an incredible turnaround for peoples perception of Sony. They just seems to be ticking every box.

hellvaguy1737d ago

Well besides mandatory paid online. But its really not too terribly expensive.

malokevi1737d ago

What it does, it does great. However, there are a few things it doesn't do, which adds credence to the competition.

andibandit1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Youre all reading way to much into this....

First of all the article should read:

Indie Game "Contrast" will look almost the same on PS4 and High end PC.

Second of all we can begin to question why that is. Is it because:

1. PS4 is as powerful as a high end PC?.
Answer = LOL

2. Is it because it's a indie game, that could hardly stress a high end PC?.
Answer = Perhaps

3. Is it because Sam Abbot is the PR manager at Compulsion games and dosn't want to downplay either version.
Answer = Bingo

Now dont get me wrong i have my PS4 preordered, but im not gonna loose all sense of criticism because of it.

JunioRS1011737d ago

@ hellvaguy

Well, I'd actually rather pay for online multiplayer this time around so that they can actually raise some money to work on making their service faster/more dependable etc.

It seems like a very reasonable policy. After all, I've been paying $60/year for XBL for the last 6 years, so it'll be nice to cancel that and pick up PS+, which is clearly a better value, and in my opinion might even become the better service if Sony invests the raised PS+ funds into it.

Thehyph1737d ago

@andibandit got it.

@JunioRS101 got it, too.

PS4 is not going to be more powerful than a good PC, although the hardware consistency allows for developers to get more out of a PS4 than if you had a PC with the exact same specs. A high or top end PC will always have more raw power to put out though.

I'm perfectly fine with paying to play online. I expected, and wanted, it to happen. Anything to make the service better. I'm not saying it was bad to begin with, but it definitely needed improvement. This benefits the consumer in another way in that Sony is now more accountable for anything that could happen in terms of outages and whatnot.

AuToFiRE1737d ago

I highly doubt its as powerful as a "High End PC." The specs shown at E3 would deliver 1.6 teraFLOPS while my 2 generation old graphics card ALONE still pumps out over 6 teraFLOPS

meetajhu1737d ago

It's a indie platformer and Ps4 image quality will be poor compared to PC.

RedHawkX1737d ago

yep thats why i dont understand why some people are getting an xbox one instead. it boggles my mind and xbox one is the one with a bazillion bad things about it.

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Corpser1737d ago

Would it be great news if he said "very little difference between versions on ps4 and Xbox one?

Smoovekid1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Why are you bringing the Xbox One into this?

dc11737d ago

It would be better news.

Competition is always a good thing. The XBox Two is very likely to be much more performance orientated because of the associated criticisms at the One's architecture and lack of targeted high end graphic rendering (not my words, but MS's).

The 360 came out like gang busters because of previous lessons learned on the OXBox as well as building/improving on what made the PS2 dominant.

The PS3 services improved because MS had there stuff together with the 360. Sony couldn't just match them. They had to surpass expectations (PSPlus) to present a compelling argument (as there was none before) and to change the narrative at the time.

The PS4 (general launch experience and general perception) improved because Sony learned some hard lessons.

The XBox Two (general launch experience and general perception) will improve as well because MS will learn from prior mistakes as well.

MysticStrummer1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

"Would it be great news if he said "very little difference between versions on ps4 and Xbox one?"

It wouldn't be any kind of news, since parity is the name of the game with console multiplats.

Corpser1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )


Because people here would have the opposite reaction. Ps4 fanboys want developers to take advantage of ps4 when compare to xb1, but don't want to heAr pc version looks better than ps4

MasterCornholio1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

Your hoping for him to say that or something?

This is just my opinion but developers should maximize the hardware on each platform. If console A is capable of rendering much better graphics than console B then i dont expect the two versions of the game to be the same. But if a super powerful console is limited by a vastly inferior one then the only ones who suffer are those that made the investment in the more powerful system which is unfair to me.

NeoTribe1737d ago

Would it be great news if he said "very little difference between versions on xbox one and wii u"?

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Lior1737d ago

A low end AMD CPU and a low end GPU do not compare in any way to a high end CPU like a i7 4770k and a GPU like a gtx 770 or 780

wishingW3L1737d ago

and again you can't compare PC and consoles like that due to the fact that PC developers can't program to the metal, so most of that power of that high-end GPU will remain untouched.

HammadTheBeast1737d ago

Planetside 2 Max settings PS4.


badz1491737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )


don't take this the wrong way but you're being a dick! Steam statistics has shown that majority of pc gamers on Steam are on middle range setup! don't just come in here listing the highest end of cards available out there and pretend that all pc gamers have the same setup!

back on topic, what this Contrast dev is saying is, his game doesn't need thousands of dollars of a pc to be optimized. that is all!

TIER1xWOLFPACKx1737d ago

You seem butthurt, have a snickers it will make you feel better. Anyway your disagreeing with developer that knows what he is talking about.

Joe9131737d ago

Who cares are your feelings hurt because he compared the next gen consoles to a high end pc. You must be a dev too or and has had first-hand experience with both of the next gen consoles right that’s how you know more about the next gen then this dev right lol are you trying to be a dick or are you trying to get ppl to game on pc instead of a console because I don't think it will work. Like I said before if that was such a huge factor I think more ppl would be gaming on computers and not consoles right. I really want to know why pc gamers come to these articles and try to sway ppl to game on pc or to try and trash console gaming IMO it is stupid I don’t get on pc website much do console gamers get on pc websites and bitch about how console gaming is better or is it only pc gamers that do that lol pathetic.

MasterCornholio1737d ago

Try playing Planetside 2 at max settings on a computer with a weak GPU and a Weak CPU and see what happens.

NeoTribe1737d ago

You must feel threatened coming out with a whiny comment like that. Go play minecraft.

Eldyraen1737d ago

Specs matter but games>specs. I game on PC as primary platform ATM but the article is right as nearly all PS4 games look as good or better than at least 75% of PC games of today. When it releases that might change though as new engines scale better (both up and down) so PC will see even better looking games as well.

To be honest I would be happy if many PC games looked as good as Killzone 3 or Infamous SS. We have some that look better but not all devs can afford or attempt that level of quality. When they do yes its usually better but that's the minority to be honest.

andibandit1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )


"Anyway your disagreeing with developer that knows what he is talking about."

Sam Abbot is not a developer, he is the Public Relations Manager at Compulsion Games.....and the last thing he is gonna go out and say as PR manager is: our game on X totally sucks compared to our game on Y

Metfanant1737d ago

And here comes Lior, another butt hurt PC fanboy that either A. Can't read or B. Simply can't comprehend what they are reading...

Once again NOBODY has said that the PS4 is more powerful than high end gaming rigs...yet the PC nut bags come running in here like their hair is on fire screaming about $600+ gpu's that cost more than an entire PS4 and how much more powerful they are than thr "low end cpu" and "low end GPU" found in the PS4...

Yet they all fail to realize that no by is arguing against them...and that there is NO WAY they could build a $400 complete PC that can match the specs/performance of a PS4

kikizoo1737d ago

Theory =/= real world

Even ps3 after 10 years can make games on par with best pc games, so for ps4, it would be ZERO problem.

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ATi_Elite1737d ago

Contrast Dev: “Very Little Difference Between Versions on PS4 and High End PC”

So they made the game for the PS4 then ported to the PC. FACT.

I don't see a lot of bells and whistles in Contrast anyway. Right Now Arma 3 is the god of graphics and the upcoming StarCitizen will eclipse Arma 3.

Contrast is about as Graphical as America's McGee's Alice. (which was a fun game)

Metfanant1737d ago

There is no FACT that this is a PS4->PC port...what IS fact however is thay this game is not a technical tour de force and should run very similarly on a PC and a PS4...

Pain1737d ago

Compare a Console to a PC and in come the PC trolls.. and moron Xbots .. this generation is going to be full of idiots.. more so then the last.. fun times ahead all..

SignifiedSix911737d ago

Don't forget the annoying sony zealots!

Autodidactdystopia1737d ago

you mean compare one person and another person and GOD forbid both of them want to participate in the discussion?


I also do not consider myself an idiot, I feel that you just lack the knowhow to build a pc yourself, otherwise you would not be calling us idiots.

think outside of the box you just put yourself in.

Pain1736d ago

@ Auto llack of knowhow to build a PC? u talking to me lol? my rig is 2k+ i know how to build a rig..

Like i said this gen is going to be fun and full of idiots.. both sides..

GDDR6_20141737d ago

Great news when a developer doesn't optimize their game to a more powerful platform?

Metfanant1737d ago

Has nothing to do with optimization...this is not a technical monster of a game...its a smaller indie title...its never going to push hardcore PC hardware...and is not intended to do so...

gamernova1737d ago

The ps4 can play at resolutions beyond 1080p? PC gamers can :P

Smoovekid1737d ago

Hold on I'll go find someone who cares.

Major_Glitch1737d ago

Can PC gamers play while lounging on a couch? No? Moving on. The pc trolls just don't get it. Most people don't want to spend hundreds of dollars every few months constantly upgrading a rig, just so we can play our games hunched over a desk. I'll pay the one time fee to purchase my console of choice so that I can play games on me 50" hdtv while relaxing on me couch.

aquamala1737d ago


of course we can, my gaming PC is right next to my consoles connected to the same 55" TV

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Autodidactdystopia1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )


yes. my daughters pc is connected to a 120 inch screen and it is entirely controlled by the xbox 360 controller.
It has all of their movies, all of their music, all of their games (snes,genesis,master syetem, n64,dreamcast,psx,ps2, gamecube, wii, and of course bout 30 PC games ranging from mw3 to crisis 2. its got a blu ray drive wifi N and a wireless 360 receiver all in a small compact package. about the size of a 360 original.

the only games it doesn't push 1080p with is crisis 1 and 2

the card they have installed is the 6770 low profile edition

all of this was built for 600 bucks in hardware.

all of the software can be launched closed and controlled no matter what console is playing via the 360 controller.

so in a long ass answer.. Yes and my kids love it.

oh and this pc has never been upgraded and is still trouncing the ps3 and 360 in terms of horsepower over a year after I bought it and built it.

kikizoo1737d ago

Yep, better resolution...but less great games, and ugliar, like each generations.

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JunioRS1011737d ago

"Titanfall this, Titanfall that"

I'll take The Order: 1886, please.

ATi_Elite1729d ago

LOL you dam well know your butthurt cause PS4 is NOT getting Titanfall.

JsonHenry1737d ago

This will probably be the case for a short while like it was with the X360/PS3.

Typically the only differences were things like higher rez textures, advanced depth of field, farther LoS on objects, higher world density, stereoscopic 3D, and higher resolutions than 1080p and higher FPS than the standard 30-60fps.

So no, there won't be hardly any differences. /sarcasm

Enjoy the PS4 guys. Its going to be a monster of a console. But at the end of the day it is a console. PLEASE stop comparing it to other products like the PC. The comparison isn't fair and in the end it only makes you sound like an idiot.

ChrisW1737d ago


No one around here likes hearing such nonsense about PC gaming being better than console, regardless of how truthful or factual your arguments are.

So, plain and simple... You're a troll. But only because you're against the lowbrows of the gaming world.

otherZinc1737d ago

I'm sick if all this dam* talk...make a game that's 1080P native, running at 60fps at launch then...Or, stfu!

Talkin all that s**t!

RumbleFish1737d ago

The Infected gets Agree(144) | Disagree(20)and is bubbled down for trolling. This site's system is a mess.

Also the fanboys on this site are a shame.

ChrisW1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

I agree... But, you've been a member here since 2008 and you're still complaining about stuff like this?

RumbleFish1737d ago

You're right. I am supposed to give up idealism.

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TurboGamer1737d ago

Translation: The PC version will be a crappy ass port.

Ducky1737d ago (Edited 1737d ago )

It's an indie platformer that isn't trying to be on the bleeding edge of visuals.

The fact that both versions look nearly identical is to be expected.
... and calling it a crappy port is a bit unfair when the dev is considering Steam Workshop support. They seem to care about each platform they're on.

decrypt1737d ago


If history is anything to go by, its Playstation that gets the crappiest version of all platforms. PC being the best version most of the time at least ;-)

Check: Skyrim, BF3, Metro, Mafia 2, Dragon age for reference.

ravinash1737d ago

Might have been the case with the PS3.
But the PS4 with the PC like design should mean that devs don't have any excuse to do any lesser job on the playstation than any other platform.

HammadTheBeast1737d ago

Shouldn't you be petitioning for Red Dead?

Also Last of Us, never "better" on PC. Lulz

decrypt1737d ago


Thats like asking why isnt there Dota 2 on PS3?

sync901737d ago

Fanboy we don't wanna hear it. you sound butthurt, sticking up for your beloved pc. What a nerd!

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poopsack1737d ago

A port from what, itself?

Lior1737d ago

Ok everyone just listen they do not optimise the games nvidia and AMD release drivers which get the most out of the games

NeoTribe1737d ago

Even if pc does get a port, its because nobody, even developers give a damn about pc. Pc is not supported like consoles are because there niche. Quit nerding out on articles not even relevant to your interests.

aquamala1737d ago

PC is niche? here's EA's Q1 FY2014 financial report, revenue by platform

PC 298 million
Xbox360 256 million
PS3 238 million

chaldo1737d ago


Tell me more about your non-existent PC please. You really know how the games are on PC eh?

TurboGamer1736d ago (Edited 1736d ago )

Coolermaster GX550 PSU
intel Core i5 3450 ivy-bridge
MSI nVidia GTX460 768MB (waiting for next years GTX860 Maxwell)
Gigabyte B75M-D3H
16GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 corsair vengeance RAM
2TB WD Green for OS and games.
3TB WD Green for everything else.

Does that answer your question?

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mafiahajeri1737d ago

Can't wait to play the elder scrolls online beta exclusively on the PS4 as well the amazing planetside 2!

porter4701737d ago

Get a gaming pc then you don't have to wait

mafiahajeri1737d ago

Hmm I do have to wait if I want to play elder scrolls and I already play planetside on the PC is specifically said on the PS4 not PC it's a different experience.