Preparing the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts for launch alongside the other versions proved to be a "logistical nightmare", Infinity Ward has admitted.
It should of been kept on the current gen systems as far as I am concerned. I mean considering its quality across the board they clearly couldn't cope. I think they would of been better off focusing on an entirely new next gen experience for next year.
I agree with this. I hope the games that come out in Q2 of 2014 and later start becoming only next gen. The companies really are wasting time they could be using to optimize the next gen performance by trying to release it on current gen as well as next gen.
Aparently three times the opimization was done on Xbox One, but it still ended up 720P.
They should have do have done that but they didn't want to secede to Battlefield. They know that if they don't come out with a CoD every year now everyone will forget about them. Bf4, Titanfall, and Killzone: SF would bury them.
I agree with both you and theDivision above. I do still feel that if they had kept Ghosts current gen they could of kept relevant (if that is the right word) and then fully focused on a next gen only title next year. They needed more time to build an acceptable engine. It is awfully optimised.
If you can't release a quality game, don't release it. It may seem like a good business decision at first, but it really does damage the franchise itself... The decline of CoD has begun by the looks of it.
Well ive read comments on miiverse and 1 guy says while playing it on wiiu and watching my bro on ps3 it's a joke how much better wiiu looks....
Yea it's called a "new engine"... You know one that was made with the next gen platforms in mind.
Exactly. Dice were smart enough to know this so they did Frostbite 3 for next gen. IW just added new features to a 10 year engine and that's not cutting it. They need a new engine built ground up.
They're so used to copy/pasting they lost any actual technical talent they may have had in the past 6 years.
They took the lazy way out and it is going to hurt their game name. I am kind of glad they did this. I am sick of CoD.
Infinity Ward doesn't actually have any real talent. It all left after Modern Warfare. All IW knows how to do is rearrange the drapes and call it a new game. Come over to Battlefield, people. Yeah, you'll need to lose your bad run-n-gun habits and you'll get steamrolled for a while, but once you "get it" you'll never want to go back, I promise.
I can understand, they can no longer use the same 14 year old Engine to fool 14 year old kids.
It's worse , with quite a few titles in 60 fps for mp already , they wont be able to hide behind it . And pretend their game is visually inferior because the have the 60fps goal . Thankfully their fans will find them an excuse already "we care about the gameplay and fun !!" , as if better designs and graphics ever were detrimental to fun
That being said, both PS4 and XBoxO should be able to run @ 1080p 60 fps.
PS4 does. Correction: It runs at 1080p.
Exactly my point! So why would you buy the xbox? It's almost 2014, everything should be 1080p unless the game has a shit ton going on. (Battlefield 4) and at least it's upscaled to 1080p
Should have brought out current gen cod in August.
anyone would know it was going to be tedious to launch across 6 platforms..so why didnt they just stick to current gen and focus their efforts towards making a better game or delay the launch of the next gen versions?..i mean first of all it was made known the campaign would be 4hrs long and now this?...imo this was kind of greedy ...they rushed to get a product out to combat bf4 and may be killzone and they ended up making a sub par game across all 6 platforms...the game will still sell loads but this will definitly affect the popularity of the franchise..i see many fans moving over to bf4...
A lot of people will probably trade in their current 360's and dPS3 to upgrade to the new consoles to help pay for them. This way they still get to play a COD game, although by the sounds of it, it looks like its better to play it on the current gen machines rather than the new consoles PS4 at least, need to wait until the xbox one version is reviewed to see if its got the same issues
This just gives others a chance to take COD's spot at the top. We all know BF has been eyeing that top spot for some time now, but with stiff competition in Killzone and Titan Fall, this could be COD's last go at the top if they don't make some drastic changes before the next release.
Apparently the PS4 version, at least, is causing issues From Joystiq "A key pillar of the Call of Duty experience has always been rock-solid 60 frames per seconds gameplay. On Xbox 360, Ghosts maintains this mandate. The PlayStation 4 version, however, has noticeable technical issues, sometimes slowing to a crawl, particularly during set-piece moments with multiple effects. One specific moment I was able to replicate multiple times on PS4 was a campaign scene that ran smoothly on Xbox 360 and PS3, while the game chugged On PlayStation 4. These frame rate hitches happen throughout the campaign on PS4 and, in a series known for its Hollywood-inspired bombast, it detracted from the experience." No word on the Xbox one version if its the same, i believe the review embargo for the xbox one version is a week later.
The x1 ver might function better due to 720P, if not they are really terrible at developing, maybe the 1080P made it that way? Im not getting either ver cuz cod is just boring.
If what Joystiq is saying is true, it's really inexcusable that IW could allow this to happen when the PS4 is, by all accounts, infinitely easier to develop for and more powerful than the PS3. It's like they had 2 teams developing this game. One did the current gen (likely the GOOD team) and the newbies did the next gen versions and screwed it up. How can you make a game like CoD, a game that isn't graphically impressive or taxing, perform so terribly on new consoles that are more like PC than any other consoles before them? That's a lot of bad developers over at IW.
Iw are just terrible devs, honestly same engine for years and still cant get it to function well.
All jokes aside they are trying to run this on nex gen hardware so I am not surprised. What launch games don't have bugs in them.
i dont know why the dude keeps saying new engine. It was said by developer a while ago that they arent using a new engine, they just edited and improved on the current one. which is why the game doesnt look next gen.
Next game better be impressive looking. I want my Codfish in 3D full 1080p.
I don't know how nightmare-ish it really was because Ubisoft did a fantastic job with Assassin's Creed IV Blackflag, and they also had to make ports on all platforms including Wii U. I couldn't wait to dive in so I picked up both the PS3 version and Wii U and let me tell you that I am really surprised at the outcome of the two. Let's just say that I wound up taking one back... I'm keeping the other even after it releases on PS4, that's how much it impressed me and how great the game really is...
i was surprised only 4 people where there in bestbuy near my place, when i drove by the nearest grocery
The game has been crap for many years now. I hope battlefield 4 an titanfall takes them them down.
What a bunch of whiners. Of course it's going to be challenging making a cross-gen game with new platforms. What were they expecting?
pirated version is out now on pc and people are struggling with a fix to make the game playable with 4gb ram because the game requires 6. Are you serious? i finished bf4 with 2.5 gb ddr2. this is insane. they wanna force people in to buying components. I finished crysis 3 also with my ram and no problem .WTF is wrong with them???
based on the way it looks it should have stayed on PS3/360. Doesn't look like much effort went into making the game look next gen