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PS3 development was easy, says COD4 developer

It's been a common excuse for underwhelming early PS3 releases, but according to Infinity Ward, the developer of the Call of Duty series, developing the game on the PlayStation 3 was easy.

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HeartlesskizZ3359d ago

Who said it was not easy? that it took longer to get to know the system does not mean is harder to dev for it. Look at Kojima's Team(MGS4).

I guess it all depends on who are the devs.

ruibing3359d ago

Yeah, but Sony's development Playstation Edge tool is improving with every game released. Naughty Dog already said that they made sure to make their development process open and is dedicated to helping all other PS3 developers with their projects once Uncharted is completely released. You have to respect a close-knit community of developers that are helping one another like this.

deeznuts3359d ago

Who said it was not easy? Oh, how short of a memory people have. Carmack and Gabe Newell, just in the last few weeks, I believe.

Figboy3359d ago

and how many games have Carmack and Newell released on the Playstation 3?

hmm, let's see...um, 0 each. that's a whole lotta nothin'

Infinity Ward, Naughty Dog, and Insomniac at least *HAVE some actual PS3 development experience, so i'll take their word over Carmack and Newell anyday. especially considering that Newell is one of the most obnoxious PC-hugging fanboys i've ever seen (and i *LIKE PC gaming for the most part).

the PS2 was difficult to develop for also. didn't stop games like MGS2-3, God of War 1 and 2, and a *SLEW of other games from rocking. history dictates that it takes time to come to grips with new technology. as the technology becomes more elaborate, the longer the learning curve for getting a handle on it.

we are at the stage now, nearly 12 months into the Playstation 3's life cycle, where developers who were brave enough to take a stab at early PS3 development, have learned how to work with the machine, whereas developers that were wishy washy, afraid to try a new way of thinking, will probably continue to have problems with the system, and complain about it.

either they will shut up, and learn the console, or they'll continue to b*tch and moan, or pull out of development.

the way i feel, if they aren't even going to put in the effort to learn the consoles intricacies, then i don't think i should put in the effort to play their game. i'm not paying $60 a pop for a [email protected] job. i'm not saying my library is flawless, and i have a fair share of weak games for my PS3 (ie, Lair), but i have plenty more where there was obvious love and heart put into the product (like Resistance, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet and Clank Future, Folklore, and soon Uncharted and Assassin's Creed).

unlike last generation, however, i'm a lot more judicial about where my money is going. i know game development isn't easy; i've *WORKED in the gaming industry for over 3 years, and i know how hard it is. but there is a time to b*tch and moan, and there is a time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. i'm glad Infinity Ward, and quite a few others (Kojima Productions, Team Ninja, Insomniac and Naughty Dog, Ubisoft, to name a few), have decided that the investment was worth it, and bothered to learn the PS3. it's a good machine, and is capable of some pretty fantastic stuff. and PS3 owners deserve some quality software, considering the investment we've plunked down on the machine.

fortunately, there is plenty of software that is looking *FANTASTIC, and that's already out that's fantastic, so, personally, i'm not disappointed with my purchase at all.

BrianC62343359d ago

What about that loser who used to work at Harmonix and attacked Sony on his dumb blog? Talk about idiots, he's a big one. He sure looks foolish now. I think I'll have to find his blog again and post this article on it for him.

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JCITY3359d ago

the developers get used to making games on it and when that happens it's a wrap ....there going to start making some crazy games on it...this is good for gamers like myself

Sevir043359d ago

thats why we got games on time from Team ninja. and COD4 devs Infinity ward. i will support them to the end because they rock. awesome devs deserve our money.

jaaz3359d ago

and comments like this from the developers will finally shut-up the lazy developers who whine that the PS3 is harder to develop for.

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