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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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lazygamer3778d ago

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

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

Rig_Master3778d 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.

etownone3778d ago

Wow... Really?

Do the conspiracy theories ever end

truefan13778d ago (Edited 3778d 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.

Deadmonkey763778d 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

xHeavYx3778d ago

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

afterMoth3778d ago (Edited 3778d ago )

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

Charybdis3778d 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.

Baccra173778d 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.

majiebeast3778d ago

@Deadmonkey

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

Xsilver3778d ago (Edited 3778d 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 :)

Baccra173778d 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.

ABizzel13778d 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.

Utalkin2me3778d ago (Edited 3778d 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?

darthv723778d 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.

Volkama3778d 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.

kopicha3778d 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.

kopicha3778d 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"

AngelicIceDiamond3778d 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...

assdan3778d ago

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

MRMagoo1233778d 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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CYCLEGAMER3778d ago (Edited 3778d 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.

Deadmonkey763778d 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

CYCLEGAMER3778d ago (Edited 3778d 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

LeCreuset3778d 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."

Utalkin2me3778d ago (Edited 3778d 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?

Mkai283778d ago (Edited 3778d 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.

johndoe112113778d ago

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