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Submitted by zdkapl 380d ago | opinion piece

Building A Better Handheld Multi-platform Game

Zack at Nintendo Gamer Thoughts says: "Anyone who has owned a handheld game system knows how most multi-platform games work. The handhelds usually get a watered down ugly port. This multi-platform problem still exists today on the 3DS and the Vita. This is the year 2013, we have running water, penicillin, and sliced bread, so why can't we get decent 3DS and Vita versions of games?" (3DS, PS Vita, Tag Invalid)

joeorc  +   380d ago
The Facts:
The 3DS and PS Vita are both powerful platforms when compared with their predecessors, and both have had great games that take advantage of the hardware's capabilities.

wait a min:

When looking at both the PSVita and the 3DS in hardware performance with their Predecessors, there really is no "We" its pretty Much the PSVita is a far larger leap over the 1st PSP than what the 3DS leap over the DS is.

That does not say that the 3DS is not a very good handheld, because it is a great Handheld.

But the 3DS's increase in Hardware over the DS is nothing like the Gap of the PSVita from the 1st PSP. and to imply that it is doing a real disservice to educate the consumer about both platforms hardware. performance vs the previous generation hardware performance.

The Gap in performance is staggering but really that only apply's to the PSVita im not being Bias this is just quite blunt the truth. There is A REASON WHY MULTI-PLAT's cannot be exactly the same because the gap between the PSVita and the 3DS is quite large, its not even close. this once again is not saying the 3DS is not quite the fun system or to imply that just because the PSVita has such a gap that the 3DS is any less of a fun or very viable mobile game system than the PSVita.

No, this is quite frankly to point out that, the 3DS's hardware is not like when talking about the HD Twins of the PS3 and XBOX360 is when developer's make a Multi-platform game. the PSVita and the 3DS while can indeed have multi-platform games made for the platforms, the 3DS is no where near in hardware performance as the PSVita.

that is just the Blunt truth.

Thus what your asking for would in effect cost more to branch off in to multi-teams, which publisher's already do with the xbox360 and the PS3. ASKING THE PUBLISHER TO SPLIT FURTHER MANPOWER RESOURCES for handhelds also would increase cost's. further Many publisher's do not have the manpower currently to do such when there is now 2 more platforms on the way.
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