Submitted by Abriael 352d ago | news

Dragon Age: Inquisition on Xbox 360 Won’t Look as Good as on PC, Newer Consoles…or PS3

During a panel held yesterday at PAX Prime, Dragon Age: Inquisition Lead Designer Mike Laidlaw dropped a very interesting (and slightly garbled) statement on how the game will perform on different platforms. (Dragon Age 3: Inquisition, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

vishmarx  +   352d ago
i didnt even realise it was coming to ps360

also im pretty sure the comment was addressing both the ps3 and 360 togeteher
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Abriael  +   352d ago
The wording makes it very unlikely, if that was the case he would have moved to "they" instead of continuing with "it".

In any case, I shoot em a mail asking for clarification, just to be sure.
Aery  +   352d ago
"Let’s be realistic here, the Xbox 360 will probably look not quite as nice as the PC or the newer consoles… Or the PS3…"

Wow ...

Anyway, Ps4 or PC for me. I'm already in the new-gen now!
Larry L  +   352d ago
This is not surprising news really, regarding PS3s version of Dragon Age looking better than 360s. Alot of peope have bad memories, but I don't. Dragon Age Origins looked WAY better on PS3. It had a slower framerate due to PS3 having so little RAM and that being BioWare's first outing on PS3, but visually they really took advantage of PS3's hardware where they could.

The PS3 version had it's Blu-Ray packed with al the high resolution textures of the PC version for all of the games enironments. The character models were the same as the 360, but the environments were night and day on the consoles with the 360 version having low rez, blurry textures in all ofthe game's environments, while the PS3's environs are identical to PC.

And don't take my word for it. Look up GameTrailers old 3 way comparison for Origins. Even the anti-PS3 fanboys running that site couldn't hide it.
Irishguy95  +   352d ago
Yeah the Ps3 version looked better larry, but it ran like total ****, I couldn't stand the FPS problems. Really not playing it on PC was just a disservice to myself, which I have since remedied. I didn't know the 360 version didn't have the FPS problems the Ps3 did.
starchild  +   352d ago
@ Larry L

It did look better on PS3, but not "way better". That's a pretty big exaggeration. If the PS3 version looked "way better" then what does that make the PC version? ..."light years ahead"? ..."a generation ahead"?

No, the PC version looked significantly better than the console versions, while the PS3 version looked slightly better than the 360 version.

Besides, the 360 did have some advantages as well, such as 2x anti-aliasing and a slightly better frame-rate.

"Xbox 360 claws back some IQ points though, thanks to its inclusion of 2x multi-sampling anti-aliasing, which is absent on PS3."

"Despite some technical wins for the PS3 code, the overall look of the game is not as impressive as PC on either platform."

"It's also fair to say that both console games aren't strong performers. Dragon Age: Origins is v-synced for better image consistency, but the frame-rate is extremely variable - anything from 15 to 30 frames per second depending on the scene being rendered. In this area the Xbox 360 game has the advantage, but even the Microsoft platform struggles."

"From the quality of the textures, it seems as though both console builds of Dragon Age: Origins are derived from a mixture of the "low" and "medium" settings on PC and there's actually little to indicate that the really high-quality assets from the computer version are present in the console game."

"Dragon Age: Origins remains a strong game wherever you play it to a greater or lesser extent, but the PC really is the place to be. The user interface is stronger, it looks much prettier and it's much more fun to play. Failing that, the console conversions are about equal; their technical differences essentially cancel each other out."
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MWong  +   352d ago
I am surprised they are releasing on current-gen TBH. That is a shocking statement to say though, I wonder why it wouldn't look as good on the PS3 at least?

I do think it will probably be one of the last games made for the XB360 since the XBone is coming out.
Bigpappy  +   352d ago
So you posted your interpretation as fact, then come here to say you reached out to them for clarification? Are you really comfortable with how you presented this.

It is possible that the PS3 version might look better (the first one did) but the second was better on 360). This statement could mean the obvious: 360 will be inferior to PC and Next gen,... and the PS3 WILL ALSO. But that is just my opinion and what seems obvious to me.
redwin  +   352d ago
Well, I won't be getting it then, since its an inferior product.
Destrania  +   352d ago
I didn't realize it was coming to current-gen either.
Gamer1982  +   352d ago
I'm upset this is coming to current gen consoles. It means the game will be held back thanks to current gen restrictions..
ATi_Elite  +   352d ago
OK Graphics aside they better be working on a GREAT Game or I'm just gonna stick with the The Witcher Series.
StoutBEER  +   352d ago
Ummmm no duh? I prefer 360 but i have always known it wasn't as impressive visual wise to the PS3. That's all "PS Fans" talk about. And no shit both are less powerful than PC. So. Why the fuck is this news?!
The_Infected  +   352d ago
Or PS3? So the Xbox 360 version is the worst? Lol
Abriael  +   352d ago
The wording seems to suggest that, but a clarification may be in order there.
ShinMaster  +   352d ago
Well, it wouldn't be the first game to look better on PS3.
I know some people believe that there are absolutely no third-party titles that look better on PS3 than 360, but we know that's false.

So I wouldn't be too surprised if it was true.
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Irishguy95  +   352d ago
I don't know why this is funny, why wouldn't the 360 be the worst? Is the weakest console of the lot.
vishmarx  +   352d ago
have you been asleep the last 6 years?
and im talking multiplats before you bring in last of us
Irishguy95  +   352d ago
Yes vishmarx, Ps3 has been showing better quality Multiplats for a while now. Back when CELL was alien the 360 had better multis
ShinMaster  +   352d ago

Seems like you're the one that's been asleep.
There are several multiplatform/third-party games that look better on PS3 than 360. So I wouldn't be too surprised if this was true.

Don't just repeat everything fanboys say on the internet.
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come_bom  +   352d ago
He probably meant both the PS3 and X360 versions will be inferior to other versions, but since I'm getting it for PC... I'll let the fanboys fight to see witch console versions looks the best.
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starchild  +   352d ago
It's funny how hard people fight for slight wins that only amount to a distant 2nd place.

I think you are right, though, about what he meant. It doesn't seem likely that he would lump the PS3 in with the PC and next gen consoles, while singling out the 360 version as the inferior one. More likely he just meant to say that the same goes for the PS3 version (as far as not being up to par with the next gen versions). In speech people sometimes don't get their words out right.
chris13gt  +   352d ago
PC>>>All the other versions.
IcyEyes  +   352d ago
Not really.

Probably 75%/80% of the PC will be <<< Ps4/x1.
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Irishguy95  +   352d ago
Why is that? Bioware are always much better on PC? Is there a reason that would change?
vishmarx  +   352d ago
i played ME 3 on the pc.graphically insignificant difference and no controller support.
that DOESNT account for MUCH better.

even da 2 had horrible dx11 .on dx9 it was much similar to the console version
swtor isnt anything special.
da:o too looked mediocre

i still believe that pc version was and will be superior but it just isnt worth the price of admission as is with games like bf4 ...
in an rpg i end up caring a lot less how the games looks 5hrs in
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MidnytRain  +   352d ago
People keep bringing up that statistic almost as if that "15 - 20%" don't even exist. Even if it is that low, that's still hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of gamers.
Irishguy95  +   352d ago
Vishmar for a start, M&K > Pad for Dragon age. For ME I liked M&K much more too(personal pref as M&K is simply better for shooters). Never mind graphics, the frame rate is significantly superior. Finally, graphics are better(not Much better but still better). ME1 on 360 was a mess compared to the PC version.Drragon age was equally a mess on consoles for a variety of reasons
nick309  +   352d ago
Buying ps4 version then.
IcyEyes  +   352d ago
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demonddel  +   352d ago
The 360 is 8yrs old why would this be surprising the fact that its keeping up is Surprising to me
boya3gob94  +   352d ago
What about wii u? Awww no one is giving our NEXT GEN console any attention (sarcasm)
MrWonderful  +   352d ago
I don't know why this would surprise anyone. They've had plenty of time to play with the ps360
BallsEye  +   352d ago
no sh!t
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kingduqc  +   352d ago
PC>>>>>>> Ps4>xbone>>>wiiu> ;ps3/360 for image quality, fidelity and smoothness.

"Next gen"
T2  +   352d ago
Ya right every dude on here drops 2k on a pc every three years , dont think so . I could do it but know itd be like burning money, no thanks
kingduqc  +   352d ago
2k every 2 year

haha, Man those console fags really are clueless.
MidnytRain  +   351d ago
1. You don't need a 2k PC
2. You don't need to upgrade every 3 years
3. His comment was only the truth, and had nothing to do with the dudes on N4G
romancer  +   352d ago
Putting this "news item" into plain English:

Dragon Age: Inquisition on the 360 may not look any better than Grand Theft Auto 5: what a tragedy.

A year from now, won't most people be purchasing the PC or Next-Gen versions, in any case?

Seems barely worth mentioning.
PurpHerbison  +   352d ago
Obvious title.
Bonerboy  +   352d ago
Wow breaking news flash! "Games look better on PC" !?!?!?

No sh*t.
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cesuf  +   352d ago
Some console fans are still dellusional about pc gaming existing in some far off high tech universe where everything is coated in chrome.

For their sake, don't ruin it for them.
Supermax  +   352d ago
Gasp oh my!
XboxFun  +   352d ago
Yea, I'm sure it will be a pixel off compared to the PS3.

C'mon, the comparison articles of multiplat games have been pretty much dead here on N4G for a while now.

Anyone who believes there's some huge massive difference in third party titles is only fooling themselves.
cunnilumpkin  +   352d ago
and all versions will look like crap compared to the pc version
Acquiescence  +   352d ago
This game comes out in late 2014...
who the hell would even want to play a current-gen version of it by that point?
AO1JMM  +   352d ago
Who cares?

If I get it it will be on PS4 or PC.
Tei777  +   351d ago
Since this was targeted for fall 2014 I hoping it would be next gen exclusive. Oh well, the next gen version looks pretty enough

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