Yoshida: PS4 Version of Multiplatform Games Must Be Considered the Best

It’s probably fair to say that the PlayStation 3 was dealt an unfortunate hand when it came to multiplatform games. The complex architecture of the console meant that most third-party studios struggled to get to grips with the machine, resulting in plenty of dodgy ports – especially in the system’s earlier days.

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Why o why1994d ago

I can survive with some to many multiplats being inferior if its only slight...Just make sure you continue to dominate on 1st/2nd party games.. Ill be kool with that

RyuCloudStrife1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

Amen that's why the PS4 is so easy to develop for.

xHeavYx1994d ago

The sad thing is that millions of PS4 owners will buy the next COD even if it will look inferior. And no, I don't have a crystal ball to see the future, just plain ol' common sense

MikeMyers1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

What we don't want is a situation like before where Sony forces developers to have exclusive content if it gets a later release date or Microsoft demanding simultaneous release dates. This should all be at the discretion of the publisher. I'm tired of console makers making demands and restrictions on multiplat games.

What will be apparent is the PS4 being much easier to develop for. Sony has finally decided to play ball with everyone else and not create proprietary hardware that can make things rather difficult. The PC will always be ahead of consoles because it's not a stagnant piece of hardware. It's always moving forward. So on a technical level it won't really be able to compete. The controller and ease of use like the article says can be the preferred version however on the PS4.

If you're going to disagree say why instead of these phantom disagrees just because you don't like hearing the truth or have personal issues with me.

CapsLocke1994d ago

"PS4 is so easy to develop for"

Lol, this is a daily comments from N4G "coding masters".

MikeMyers1994d ago


This came from actual developers. They have been praising the new system and some have also had input in the process of its design.

yewles11994d ago


"What we don't want is a situation like before where Sony forces developers to have exclusive content if it gets a later release date or Microsoft demanding simultaneous release dates."

So only MS is allowed to to make demands and not Sony...


nix1994d ago

i picked up PS3 because of Sony's exclusive games. i don't care that much about slightly "degraded" third party games. PS4 will be the same

3-4-51994d ago

@heavy...but a lot of that reason will be because it might actually make sense to play COD on a PS now.

Owning COD on xbox 360 ( every one unfortunately)....and having played 2-3 on the PS3 I can officially say playing COD on PS3 is not fun and your playing an inferior version simply because of the controller and it's loose controls.

The PS4 seems to have fixed that and thus FPS games will be easy to play and more responsive.

ZombieNinjaPanda1994d ago

Wasn't the N4g hivemind saying that third party games are important too? What happened to that?

MikeMyers1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

"So only MS is allowed to to make demands and not Sony..."

Where did I say that? I said 'or' meaning I don't want either company to have such influence. Yet people gave you a well said bubbles up? lol


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r211994d ago

With so much power in the PS4, owners will be getting the best of both worlds, great looking exclusives and great looking multiplatform games :D

Monkeycan81994d ago

This is most likely a noob question but what are "2nd party games?"

IRetrouk1994d ago

Teams like insomniac and quantic that make exclusives but are not owned by sony

Jamaicangmr1994d ago

@ IRetrouk

Sony now owns quantic dreams. Insomniac has pledged to go multiplatform.

@ Monkeycan8

2nd party studios are studios that make games exclusively for a platform despite not being owned by that platform

extermin8or1994d ago

not owned by sony/microsoft/nintendo and aren't owned by another publisher say like activision own infinity ward making them 3rd party, but Bungie own themselves so they are 2nd party.

nirwanda1994d ago

Like extermin8tor said but they are aways published exclusively by the platform holder, so bungie own themselves but will be published by a 3rd party or even themselves a bit like EA sports get published by EA but are still 3rd party.

BitbyDeath1994d ago

2nd party are studios who make exclusives based on signed contracts.

creatchee1994d ago

Here's the real answer:

Basically, people don't know what they're talking about but like to pretend that they do, so this term exists.

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KwietStorm1994d ago

What the hell? That many agrees to disagrees? I would think after the PS3's "unfortunate hand," you guys would demand, at the very least, an equal game.

kevnb1994d ago

honestly, im getting sick of this PR crap. But it seems to be working...

Snake Raiser1994d ago

Ok. But there is no reason to give up on the multi-plat performance front either. Most likely next gen, many of the great games will be multi-plat. Might as well make a strong effort to make them best on your preferred console.

oof461994d ago

@MikeMyers: The only discrepency with what you said is that it is Microsoft who pushed for same day release. If a game was released first on the ps3, the developer had to add content to the 360 version.

And I did not click like or dislike.

weekev151993d ago

To be fair its obvious the point he was trying to make is that added content should be at the discretion of the game developer/publisher and not the console maker.

Whilst I agree this would be good, I don't think it will ever happen. Ms/Sony need to give people a reason that their consoles are better so will pay good money to 3rd parties, who would be crazy to turn them down, to make their version the better version.

Capitalism at its finest.

AngelicIceDiamond1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

"That might mean that the graphics are better, the controller is more comfortable, or the console is more user-friendly, like you don't have to turn the power on and off or you can switch between your game and Netflix at will. Those things will become key."

User friendly, and switching between (apps) Netflix is all what the 360 can do and is(user friendly).

the controllers are subjective and debatable.

I'm glad Sony will be taking cues from MS's 360 but its clear that user ability, app switching and party chat was the winning factor for MS when talking multiplats and user ability, and Sony realized that.

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Walker1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

Better resolution, frame-rate, textures, lighting, AA, AF and ... should be obvious in PS4 version of multi platform games !
Sony did phenomenal job with PS4 architecture and specs !

piroh1994d ago

in PS4 versions can also be plenty of exclusive content due to Bluray and RAM. Watch dogs 60 min bonus gameplay as example

obviously i bet most of the developers won´t take advantages of PS4 due to laziness or financial reasons

ZodTheRipper1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

I don't think that developers say "hey, we have 8GB ram and BluRay on PS4, let's make some exclusive content because of that!" :P

The 60min's in Watch Dogs are rather an exclusive Deal with Ubisoft for which Sony had to pay for.

dragonyght1994d ago

@zod18 they be more like "hey, we have 8GB ram and BluRay on PS4, let's see what this baby can do!" lol
any form exclusive content will be feature base ie. the share button

stragomccloud1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

I'm getting a PS4 for exclusives and the back catalog of awesome Sony titles; however, assuming they are not lazy ports, I think for me the Wii U versions of games would be the best. Haters gonna' hate, but Wii U owners know how much of a difference that second screen makes when used well. Already great examples are Assassin's Creed 3, Batman Arkham City, and of course any game that supports off screen play. I know that I should be able to play PS4 games on my Vita, but I don't quite yet think bandwidth is where it needs to be to play PS4 games on the go. Anyway, for everything else(EA games that I must own), I have my awesome gaming PC.

That said, I can't wait until I see more of what the PS4 has to offer!!! I'm also really excited about what Microsoft will be bringing to the table. Just a few more weeks until the announcement! It's good to be a multiconsole gamer.

grassyknoll1994d ago

Batman was worst on the Wii U.

weekev151993d ago

Dont agree, I played ac on ps3 and wiiu, WiiU version for me was best because WB made really good use of the gamepad. Bundling all the DLC was nice too.

OT its too early to say which versions are going to be best. I'd be surprised to see big differences between XBox/ps4 versions. Clearly WiiU will be downscaled but could end up taking a wee chunk of the pie if devs utilise the gamepad.

For me it'll probably once again come down to who is gonna pay for the exclusive content.

stragomccloud1992d ago

Even though there were performance issues, the game was amazing on Wii U. All of the broadcasts and radio communication went strait to the controller, and the hacking was done using the display. The inventory was easy to work with, and the map being always on made it so I never had to go into a menu and wait. Batman on Wii U was amazing despite the performance issues. So, I am really looking forward to Origins on Wii U since it'll actually be ground up built for the system instead of an unoptimised conversion.

MasterCornholio1994d ago

Well in terms of console games the PS4 version of any multiplatform game will be much better than the same game on the Wii U. But as history has taught us Nintendo consoles are not known to get a ton of multiplatform titles due to poor 3rd party support so if someone wanted a console for 3rd party games the best choice would be either the 720 or the PS4 since they will be the only consoles powerful enough to support next gen game engines.

Karpetburnz1994d ago

That would be nice, but to be honest I diddnt even care that some multiplatform games looked better on Xbox, the differences were so small that you have to put them side by side to notice. you still got the same experience with the game.

ZodTheRipper1994d ago

Only Bethesda games were a pain on the PS3, pther than that I had no problems with any multi platform games.

Lazarus691994d ago

Actually Bayonetta and the Orange Box where bad versions on the PS3.Although that was probably due the the porting not being done by the developers

etowntwo1994d ago

Only Bethesda games..... The guys that made the 3 best rpg this generation that won each game numerous goty awards.


ziggurcat1994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

i also find that any game that uses the unreal engine to be a bit of a mess.

@ etowntwo:

you clearly never played fallout or elder scrolls on PS3... good games, but terrible performance issues.

Killjoy30001994d ago (Edited 1994d ago )

I dunno, on some multi-plats, the framerate was significantly worse on the PS3. The uneven visuals I gave a pass, but when its performance took a hit, that's when I'd get upset.

ps3_pwns1994d ago

well xbox 360 owners said they get xbox versions of multiplats since some were slightly better so if they dont get the ps4 multiplats then they are hypocrits. now x360 gamers shifted to saying they like the controller better because thats the on thing that cant be the same because ms pattent. but the ps4 controller is better and has been tested many many times. a controller is not a reason to get on system over another the games are and any controller differences dont mean much as it becomes second nature and unnoticable after you use one or the other for a long time. where were these controller freaks during the ps1 and ps2 gen when they and everyone elses was playing with the dualshocks when the xbox was around. dualshock is the best controller bros stop trying to act like none symetrical analogs is the best set up because you have deformed hands. let me use my strong hand.gif

no matter what xbox fanboys will always spin anything to lie and say ms is the best.

Ruggadagod1994d ago

People bashed PS3 so hard when it came to multiplats and Sony took that to heart. They are really listening to every complaint people have had with PS3(Updates,installs,voice chat,PSN store upgrade,streaming videos,etc)