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PS4 & Xbox One Very Close To Each Other Technically, Games Line-up Matters: Rayman Legends Dev

"For all the hype and hullabaloo about the PS4 being more powerful than the Xbox One - which it is, make no mistake - it's easy to forget just how similar both systems are. How does that affect development then when you have two consoles were spectacularly similar but with key differences in frame rate and resolution? How does that matter in the long run?"

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lazygamer1288d ago

"PS4 & Xbox One Very Close To Each Other Technically"

Translation:
Microsoft is paying us to gimp the PS4 version.

Rig_Master1288d ago

Standard operating procedure for Microsoft:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum...

"I've talked to more people since then though and this isn't the usual jostling for publishers on stage that happens at E3. Microsoft is throwing BIG money around to reverse course on idea that they aren't a games console. The rumors are that PS4 versions of multiplats, by those who do take the money, won't be shown AT ALL. Not on stage and not on the show floor. "

And everyone remembers Microsoft getting caught forcing third party developers to sign contracts that forbid them from making the PS3 version of multiplatform games look better.

etownone1288d ago

Wow... Really?

Do the conspiracy theories ever end

truefan11288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Well say whatever you will, I sense all this talk about specs is a deflection. TR the definitely edition sold like crap, the way ps4 fans boasted about it and talked about the specs, you would have thought they were going to buy it. This developer is mentioning games line-up, but that is something ps4 fans don't want to discuss. The Xb1 2014 lineup trumps the ps4 by a wide margin, after already offering the better launch Titles. XB1 players actually played Ryse, Forza, and DR3, did ps4 fans really play KZ and Knack (play not buy). In 2014 Ps4 is using up their 2 main rehashes (infamous & uncharted), with tlou sequel probably 2015, while XB1 will release Halo 5 and Fable Legends in 2015 and GOW 4 and Crackdown 3 in 2016. I can't say for certain because information is scarce, but I believe Titanfall, D4, PvZ, Project Spark, Kinect Sports Rivals, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, and Halo 2 Anniversary>>>>Inf amous, Deep Down, The Order, MLB, Uncharted 4.

Deadmonkey761288d ago

Guess that's why battlefield 4 looked better on xbox one than ps4 but cod looked a little better on ps4 and not by much

xHeavYx1288d ago

It's not like Rayman requires a lot of power anyways

afterMoth1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

I bet the Wii U/Xbox One graphical tier can handle Rayman in 1080p 60fps.

Charybdis1288d ago

Well goes for both sony and microsoft. Both pay for exclusive content as in case with metal gear solid.

Surely hope multi-platform titles will be shown on both consoles. Expect both sony have their fair share of multi plat and exclusives titles being displayed at E3.

Baccra171288d ago

It's not like you're lying. EA especially did this last generation because they didn't want one game to look better than the other on a different console. I was hoping that crap would end but it looks like it's here to stay.

majiebeast1288d ago

@Deadmonkey

Lol BF4 doesnt look better on Xbone are you out of your damn mind. I think you need glasses.

Xsilver1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

@truefan of xbox
"XB1 players actually played Ryse, Forza, and DR3, did ps4 fans really play KZ and Knack."

lmao are you serious?

"In 2014 Ps4 is using up their 2 main rehashes in the first year, with tlou sequel probably 2015, while XB1 will release Halo 5 in 2015 and GOW 4 and Crackdown 3 in 2016."

SO now you don't want more games in one year :/.

Titanfall, D4, PvZ, Kinect Sports Rivals, Sunset Overdrive, Quantum Break, and Halo 2 Anniversary <<<<<<<In famous, Deep Down, The Order, MLB, Uncharted 4,Planetside 2,Everquest Next,Inner Sanctum,Everybody Gone to the rapture,Guilty Gear Xrd Sign,Primal Carnage: Genesis,Rime,Shadow of the Beast,SOMA,Transistor ,War Thunder. FIXED :)

Baccra171288d ago

This was EA's and many game companies policy during last generation. You don't want one version of a game on one console looking better than the other because one console was more powerful than the other, so you gimped the powerful consoles version of the game so that you had parity because game makers felt it would hurt the sale of the game on the less powerful console.

I was hoping this practice would end but I see it's here to stay.

ABizzel11288d ago

They are close technically, and nearly identical in architecture. The problem is one has significantly faster system RAM in GDDR5, and a more powerful GPU.

And for a Rayman game, 1080p @ 60fps should be easily achieved on both platforms. But when more demanding games that extra speed and power are why the PS4 versions end up ahead.

Utalkin2me1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

@Deadmonkey76

Please where did you get your info on BF4 looking better on Xbox1 over Ps4? You're joking right, you do understand there was comparisons done right?

darthv721288d ago

Come on guys. Its not like we are comparing the 2600 to the NES here. both platforms have more similarities than differences so lets just leave it in the capable hands of the developers to bring forth the strengths of each platform.

Stop all the **** measuring in this generation for once. The broken record is still broken and should be changed into something we can all dance to. Now lets decide on disco, funk or something else.

Volkama1288d ago

Bacore that theory is rubbish. When EA or anybody else releases a game their competition is other games on the platform, other games on other platforms, other forms of entertainment and anything else people may spend their money on.

They do not gimp one version to please fanboys. There is often a baseline of parity in a game where that makes sense from a development/cost perspective, but that isn't the reason your PS3 games didn't run better. "Gimping" a game on purpose would do nothing but damage for the publisher.

kopicha1288d ago

@truefan1

same thing to you, say whatever you want or assume whatever you like. it does not change the fact that the hardware is indeed more superior overall. the numbers on specs does not lie. anyone with enough intelligent that understand technology will understand that.

kopicha1288d ago

not to disrespect the game lead of Rayman Legends. But honestly speaking you dont even need a next gen system to make a game like this. Those additional available power is irrelevant at least to this game. however the fact about the hardware between the 2 is that yes they are probably not as huge as a day and night difference. But definitely not "Very Close To Each Other Technically"

AngelicIceDiamond1288d ago

@lazy Yep that's exactly what it is. You have it all figured out now.

At this point can anyone really take the community serious at this point?

Ubisoft stated practically the same thing last year.

http://gamingbolt.com/ubiso...

I guess MS is paying them off alll the way back in June.

If any dev says anything nice about X1 they're getting paid off right people?

How dare they compliment Xbox around here...

assdan1287d ago

It means that they operate in a similar way, but the ps4 is far stronger.

MRMagoo1231287d ago

Dont we all know this all ready , they have the same kind of hardware and all, but the PS4 is still the stronger better hardware, why is this news? My PC is pretty much the same as my wifes yet my PC still has more power because the things that are the same are better specced, my pc has a video card her pc has a video card.

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CYCLEGAMER1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

I would like to encourage you all to watch this video, and wake up. Please watch the entire video! https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Wow...I just posted this comment 4 minutes ago, the video I posted is 9 minutes long, and I already got a disagree. You guys are hilarious!! SERIOUSLY...watch the entire vid, as a "gamer" you may learn something.

Deadmonkey761288d ago

Most of the haters can't stand the fact that someone speaks the truth. I own a lot of systems even the more hard to find or rare systems because I'm a gamer love my neogeo and my turbo grafx 16 I've got the wiiu and xbox one they have great games and I'm waiting for the great games come to ps4 before I buy one. And for some POS to dog another gamer and there system of choice or the system itself is in my opinion not a gamer not a real gamer anyways

CYCLEGAMER1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

@deadmonkey
EXACTLY....I feel like us true gamers are a dying breed or hidden. We are out numbered by trolls and company loyalist. IMO these are the people that are killing the industry and our hobby.

What you are doing is smart and it makes complete sense

LeCreuset1288d ago

What is your video, and why is it important for people to take 9 minutes to watch it? It is a pet peeve of mine when people try to make an argument by saying something like, "watch this video." If it were that great, and you learned something, you would be able to articulate an argument based on that information, instead of just saying to watch the video. I don't know what your point is supposed to be, or what side you're coming down on, but it's pretty ridiculous that you expect people to watch a 9 minute video because it is something that wowed YOU. I may come away from that thinking, "That made no sense at all. What was Melman so hyped about?" Give us something more than just "watch the entire video."

Utalkin2me1288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

Sorry i watched 15 secs and i couldn't put up with the guy anymore. if he was the one getting bullied i can see why.

@Mkai28

Sounds like you get your feelings hurt and need to stay out of the comment section my friend. You live in the middle eastern part of the states?

Mkai281288d ago (Edited 1288d ago )

I agree, a lot of "gamers" down vote you and even argue with u because you say something that doesn't favor their plastic god. (Which ever console it may be) I remember playing games because they were fun. Don't remember playing a game because the system was technically better then another. ( Atari jaguar anyone) (3DO). We all knew how they turned out. If any fanboy(young kids because that's what they mostly are) tries to question me in the store why I brought this or that with my own money, I think I would punch him in the face.

Besides, we were busy going outside playing sports. Now everyone is fat, a dying breed indeed.

johndoe112111288d ago

What the hell does that video have to do with the topic at hand?

CYCLEGAMER1288d ago

@LeCreuset
It is nothing that I have learned from the vid, it is something that I am tired of articulating and typing long paragraphs about, here on n4g. It's something that I want this gaming community to learn and understand instead of being naive and ignorant to what it means to be a true gamer.

The point of the vid is to say that no matter how powerful any console is (the difference in ps4 and xb1 is small), it all boils down to the games. All of this small talk about pixels and brand loyalty that so called gamers have to these companies, are killing the industry. How you say?? Well if someone is unwilling to purchase a console simply because of brand loyalty to its competitor or because of resolution talk, how will the gaming industry thrive?? We as gamers need say screw the companies and focus more on the actual games that are being released.

LeCreuset1288d ago

@Melman

So, you're tired of articulating and typing it, but you want us to spend 9 minutes watching it. Well, I'm glad I didn't, now that you've somewhat articulated your point. It sounds like a problem on your end of conveniently oversimplifying, and failing to understand, the arguments being made. We all know it boils down to the games, but no one is saying that the games don't matter, are they? So you, and others, are arguing a point that wasn't in dispute. I do agree with you that gamers can't just dig into the trenches and defend a company, no matter what. That's not what's happening when people bring up the performance difference though. In fact, the only reason to not acknowledge it, or to not want it acknowledged, is if you are dug into the trenches for a company. Why shouldn't performance factor into my decision when buying a console, especially when the more powerful one is $100 less? You falsely try to tie two separate things together: being an unquestioning fanboy for a brand, and comparing performance between consoles. The latter is something that the former cares not for, as they're going to defend, defend, defend their preferred console anyway.

When one console is doing something better than the other(s), it should be pointed out. That's what creates competition and improves the industry. That is, unless die hard fanboys refuse to acknowledge that the other system is doing something better, or try to downplay it. In that case, no pressure is put on those fanboy's supported console manufacturer to improve. THAT hurts the industry. Differences between platforms have been pointed out since Sega was duking it out with Nintendo. People were just more honest back then, instead of pretending that something the other system did better wasn't significant. As for your worries about the state of the industry, I suggest you check the sales records broken by the new systems.

SilentNegotiator1288d ago

That has absolutely NOTHING to do with this article.

Stedron1287d ago

Could of used this video back in 2006-2009...oh well

webeblazing1287d ago

Lol fanboys are the worst