Shak @ PS3Center.net writes: "We look at how Final Fantasy XIII has been affected by multiplatform development, and why it would not have been the case if the game was exclusive to one platform."
Then it has been affected if not then it would be too hard to prove so lets wait and see. SE would be dumb to admit it so the proof really is in the pudding
Either fanboy or not, either console war exists or not, we all knew that one version would suffer due to the multiplatform status the game suffered. The only thing I truly hope is that they keep the original Japanese voices in the PS3 version. I have a feeling they might cut out that feature to provide equal products in the market. Either that or increase the number of DVDs in the X360 version. I just hope they find a way to please everyone a find a way to provide the original voices.I love the japanese voices in japanese RPGs. ;) EDIT: @jack_burt0n I know they said that but its so stupid to deny that to those who have the chance to get it just because others dont have a way get it on disc. Im hoping the final product will surprises us. **fingers crossed**
but dumping down the PS3 version to make it equal to the 360? thats just plain wrong. last time i checked, it is the PS fans who bought most of your games and made you whatever you are today, SE!! good job on turning the back on your fans!!
@griever They already said no japanese voice track due to space.
What is this, like the tenth story this week on the same subject matter? I think it's about time everyone got over it, you're tainting your impression of the damn game before you have even played it. No amount of whining and moaning is going to change the fact that the game is now multiplatform, buy the game on PS3 and be done with it, jesus.
360 has yet to surpass uncharted 1 in graphics PS3 has surpassed uncharted 1 with killzone 2. And its gonna surpass it again with uncharted 2. And again with god of war 3, heavy rain and gran turismo 5 Final Fantasy XIII could have been up there with ps3's best. But instead, square held back its potential and brought it down to the console which still hasn't surpassed ps3's 2007 title. A year more on the market, easier to develop for and it still has nothing that comes close to touching ps3's best titles. No standard hard drive, a last generation media format...someone tell how that doesn't hold back what ps3 could have produced? http://www.kineticninja.blo...
Another "great" article by the reliable and totally unbiased "PS3center.net" Come on!...
and a PS3 gamer at that, I don't care that it's coming to 360. I do care that it's taken twice as long to arrive and has been gimped. SE could have just used the White Engine and created another engine for the 360 while finishing the PS3 version, instead they started completely over with a multiplatform engine. This Automatically means the game has been modified from it's original form. Also, while for the most part the core gameplay likely has not suffered as much as the graphics, there has likely been some level design changes. Especially when it comes to the world map, which has likely been altered to prevent constant disc swapping from players going back to earlier parts of the game. There is also a worse case scenario in which the game has been made extremely linear, similar to most FPS nowadays. Either way the original masterpiece FF13 was going to be has been altered.
Sadly the 360 has gimped around 54.2% from the original PS3 version but i'll get the game anyway...
Whoever thinks this is true please tell me which was the console that downgraded MGS4 on the PS3? Also, the Demo was built around PS3 since the Xbox 360 deal had been sealed very short before. If an Xbox 360 Demo is released and look as good or slightly better than that demo then all this talk will be buried.
Xbox 360 has yet to surpass Uncharted in graphics? So what. I am fairly confident devs are not in business to make the prettiest graphics. They want to sell games. I can name a few games that have sold much better on the 360 than Uncharted has, but can't name any games that have sold better on the PS3 than Halo. At the end of the day the devs are in the business to make money. -Death
"I can name a few games that have sold much better on the 360 than Uncharted has, but can't name any games that have sold better on the PS3 than Halo. At the end of the day the devs are in the business to make money." Wii Fit sold way more than Halo and it's better than Halo?
How are you enjoying playing sales? Good game is it? How far are you? Is it fun playing sales? If you like sales s much, you should have bought a wii, and only a wii. Me? I'm playing games that can't even be done on your console. Laters
damn man. I always had you as a gamer with a preference for the 360 then you type that crap. When did we care about the devs so much. If they make a great game then good, we'll pay for their game and keep them afloat but you ask your favorite dev for rent money when you've lost your job (hope you dont btw) They wouldnt know who the ef you were and wouldnt give a d about your life so why is sellz more important than integrity again??. Wii fit must be right up there on your list of quality titles and the gt franchise must PWN the forza franchise by 8 times if we use that sales chart as the gage of quality...tut tut some of 360 guys love to act like patcher sometimes yet you DONT get paid for it and its sad. For the final time SALES DO NOT EXCLUSIVELY EQUATE TO QUALITY. Fiats sell tons more than farraris but what would you rather have?
"ps3center.net" .......well you know what Xboxcenter.net says.......the opposite. in fact as I'm reading it THEY said ps3's version was the version that gimped both cause of it's slow blu-ray drive and 256 of GDDR3. come on what do you expect both websites to say.....
"I am fairly confident devs are not in business to make the prettiest graphics." Let's just ignore all the developers spending millions of dollars to make better graphics engines. Oh and the PR statements that says "Our sequel has better graphics than the last game." Oh and the millions of gamers who spend $2k on their computers for better graphics. Sales are sales, but the real devs are the ones aiming to push the boundary, innovate, and of course that means PRETTIER GRAPHICS. And what's better? A good game that sells poorly or a poor game that sells millions? Give me the good game that sells poorly.
I own a PS3, Xbox 360 and a Wii. I also have a decent PC. I am playing what ever I want. I am also old enough to know that devs make games to sell, not to look pretty. As for Wii Fit being better than Halo. From a publishers point of view it cost less to create and sold more. It is definately the more successful product. That is what determines success when selling a product. As a gamer, we look at things differently. The majority of people crying about Square also seem to think they have an unlimited budget and don't need to make money. That is where fans and reality take different turns. -Death
i didn't know we had so many squeenix employees in n4g who know what's going on inside square
That's your first problem! The devs I buy games from are in the business of making great games; Yours are in the business of selling lots of games! That's why I have great games and you have great sales! Enjoy your sales! @below: There is nothing to b1tch about, your version of Bioshock wasn't downgraded!
i think u owned that bot fan:) -REbirth
Millions of gamers have played it. The newest versions of FFXIII does not look as good. That means it has been downgraded. I'll leave it up to you guys to conclude what led FFXIII to its current downgraded state.
its called progress, by you logic, your fine with playing snes graphics, as long as the game is good. Oh and BTW, devs are in the business of creating best graphics, its what differs between one game to the next. Since were talking final Fantasy, I believe 1-12 obviously throughout the series, "graphics" was improved from 1 console to the next consoles. I don't recall them going back to pixel art on a next generation console. It's so obvious that FF13 has been downgraded on the ps3 to fit with the 360. The demo of a game in early development does not get downgraded, if anything it gets better. By pics from what i've seen and can compare with old/new, its obvious its been downgraded. Any person with a a reasonable mentality can see it, but then again 360 fanboys aren't reasonable.
What does gameplay have to do with multiplatforming?
The more information that comes out about how gimped the game is becoming due to SE's stubborn determination to make the games identical on both platforms, the less interested I become in the game. I may end up passing on the game. Honestly, I haven't enjoyed a FF game since FF Tactics and FF VII, and I still consider FF III/VI to be the best FF game of all time. I may wait for FF Versus XIII and pass on FF XIII unless SE fixes these glaring issues that gimp this game before launch.
I've been turned off ever since they decided against Japanese voice tracks just to keep it the same as the 360. Look, it's fine you want to get a bigger piece of the pie, but there's no way in hell I'm going to take you seriously with your comments or your game, no matter who you are, when you can provide something but choose not to due to limitations of the other platform and then continue to say nothing is affected.
Here is the truth: Microsoft paid squareenix upwards of 70 million dollars for square to break their exclusivity with Sony over ff13. A few of the stipulations were that the game had to be identical or better on the xbox, and that the ps3 version could not contain any "extras" that the xbox version wouldn't be able to include. There ya go. That answers every question. Don't even expect dlc for the ps3 version. Buy white knight chronicles instead if this bugs you ps3 guys. I am.
The sad thing is that you're probably not at all far from the truth.
"From a publishers point of view it [Wii sports] cost less to create and sold more. It is definately the more successful product." you're forgetting that we are not the producers of that game, just the consumers. i had more fun playing free flash games on the internet than wii sports as a whole. if anything its sad to see so many people buy such lame products and ignore the good stuff that actually comes once in a blue moon for the wii.