Gamereactor: "It was obvious right at the beginning, acceptable in the first years and perhaps understandable from smaller developers. But now may be sufficient. Stop cutting corners with the PlayStation 3 versions, please!"
And why on earth don't DEV use the blu ray capacity ? It's like don't use space in a big appartment and live only in one room. Crazy thing.
Well multiplats are always going to prefer one platform, but the PS3 does seems to get the short end of the stick. But when you look at it, it's somewhat understandable, one system being easier to develop for, more likely to sell more on said platform and "incentives" offered from that console manufacturer, your likely to get a better end result. Excuses aside, they should have been closer, especially when games running the same/very similar engines managed much better.
Castlevania is a great recent example. Nothing for the fanboys to fight over, looks and plays perfectly on both systems. I am enjoying this game immensely.
But on the other hand, if they would put more work in to the ps3-version.. Wouldnt it sell more you think? I think more people would consider buying the ps3-version if developers did their console-versions more equivalent.
Lead develop with the PS3 and then port it over to the 360/PC. The games that have done that have come out pretty much equal with one exception (FFXIII which was just a cash in for Square to rush a 360 port). Devs have said its easier to port from PS3 to 360 so why not have all games lead development from the PS3?? Vanquish and Castlevania are 2 perfect recent examples.
I think time and lazyness is the problem. Publishers like Activision will give a short amount of development time to their devs, resulting in a worse off PS3 version. Some developers are just lazy but no one wants to buy their games in the end anyway. Some devs are realising the potential of making quality games for both platforms.
Yea iv'e had it with ps3 versions bieng shafted hell i have'nt touched my copy of black ops since launch until treyarch fix the ingame lag so as of now my copy is just collecting dust.
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Treyarch already has your money, so what do they care, if you play it or if it collects dust. Activision screwed up when they got rid of Infinity Ward, why would you get rid of the developer that made you the most money, and one of your best selling games? I think the reason most people bought Black Ops was because of all the hype and excitement that came with Moderen Warefare 2...it was a great game so Black Ops should be better in every way. Thsts why I haven't bought Black Ops for many reasons: low resolution, lag, spawning, etc...I don't know if they fixed it, but they need to make sniping harder, it pisses me off watching the killcam and seeing myself die when the crosshair is 5 feet behind me. It's bullshit it just shows you don't have to have ANY skill, if you did that deer hunting, the deer would laugh at you...cause you can't shoot for shit.
such as today's it plays greatly to the developers advantage. Why should a developer work harder and take proper time to make the PS3 version of a game equal to the 360 version (or vice versa) when there's already a culture in place where PS3 owners have to try and outdo 360 owners (or vice versa) through sales regardless of a game's quality or lack thereof? Why should they bother when even when they put out inferior product, whichever side has the inferior version will defend their product and say that it isn't? They have no incentive to do better because they are making a killing doing things just the way they are.
A lot of people don't understand... It costs time and money to make things great on the PS3... That is why only the first party games are looking and playing better on PS3. Sony spends the time and money. 3rd party publishers don't get console game royalty revenues to fund their development cycles being longer or more expensive. When Sony makes it easier to develop games on PS3 they will get superior games as well. That's the difference between Sony and Microsoft. Sony provides a high tech console that people have to figure out. Microsoft provided a decently high tech console that is easy to develop upon. Many articles throughout the web have constantly stated that 360 is easier to develop and tune then the PS3. I have seen no articles saying that the PS3 is an easier to develop with system. As for blu-ray, it is a DOA standard. It won the high def format war, but nobody cares or is really adopting it. We are seeing that game brands will shift from physical formats to downloads over time. Blu-ray will go down in history as the media standard that very few people bought in comparison to DVD or VHS.
Well written and spot on. Blue-ray, even though it looks beautiful, will never make it big due to digital downloading. It's happening people. Look at Hulu, Netflix, Steam, etc. Streaming and Digital downloading are the wave of the future. Also, this is a business, think about it. Why waste money on blue ray? It will all be wasted space for 99% of games out there. It makes more sense for the developers to format for DVD, fill it up with content and charge for DLC in the future. The 360 is smart, sure the PS3 has slightly better tech, but it appears to be ahead of what developers want to do. You have the 360 which is easier to develop for, so why not develop for them? I think the PS3 would have done real well, next generation. The problem with multiplats and the PS3 is simple; the PS3 is too good for it's own good.
well because its a lot more expensive to develop on the ps3
@ThatsGaming Very few people bought Blu-Ray? Based on what? Look on any electrical goods website and look at the ratio of Blu-Ray players to DVD players. I bet your one of those people who think the IPhone is rubbish - classic "it's overblown hype because I dont have one" statement. As for the multiplat issues, it's easier to put a DVD sized game onto Blu-Ray than the other way round. People will always take the route with the least resistance, it's only natural.
Broadband will take another 5-10 years before it is fast enough in enough homes for digital download to take over discs. And I quote... "The fact is, and our broadband record shows, that despite significant private investment and some strong strides over the last decade, America's broadband ecosystem is not nearly as robust as it needs to be. Right now, the vast majority of Americans don't have broadband fast enough to take advantage of remote video learning or diagnostics. Right now, roughly 14 million Americans do not even have access to broadband. Right now, more than 100 million Americans that could and should have broadband don't have it. Because they can't afford broadband, don't know how to use it, or aren't aware of its potential benefits." I rest my case...
And the cable companies will have to significantly increase their data caps without jacking up monthly costs. I've gone through 60 GBs quite easily just watching to many movie rentals.
I'm so sick of "xbox 360 version is better" CRAP. All multi-plat games are IDENTICAL pretty much these days. Xbots need to find another lame ass reason why 'their' console is better lol.
u no u lyin to urself right um just checkin
Well I for one wont be buying this, Higher price tag along with the bugs and inferior port hummmmm...... I will wait for killzone 3 and a added bonus I can use the move with it so I dont have to put up with the joypad.
TWO YEARS! And they screwed it up. Congratulations Treyarch, you're officially shit.
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