It sounds like a PlayStation 3 version of The Witcher 2 hangs in the balance - does CD Projekt remake the same adventure again for a new audience, or does it build a new adventure for existing fans?
Going to say no. And even if there is one I'm sure MS worked in a 6-12 month release clause into their own. The thing I don't get is that this is an EU game, the PS3 is strong there, and still the devs aren't doing a PS3 version so far.
It's more based on lack of man power/funding.
That plus the fact that the 360 is nearly identical to PC in terms of programming while PS3...not so much.
@fluffyd, That is really the main reason. From price of production, porting, QA and the like, the Xbox is essentially a 2005-6 Windows PC. In essence the Logistics of recreating/porting a PC game to Xbox is incredibly simple, both finance and in time.
They expressed interest in doing it, but they said it's come after the 360 version. If they get enough capital after the 360 version releases, I think it's likely.
Dude, porting games is NOT incredibly simple. Have you ever done any programming? LOL.
of course there will be one... but it's just a matter of when. CDProjekt is a small company, the only reason they're doing 360 first is because they only have enough man power to do one at a time.
@Khronikos Have you? No one is saying that port games is just use the same stuff on another disc or order, snap your fingers and bang! Obviously it's nothing like it. But compare the challenges to port a PC game to 360 (most of which have to do with optimization, not need to make whole new code) and to PS3 (completelly different architectures from the basics - Cell is RISC, not CISC - which means that you need to converse the whole code, much of which can't be done automatically and need to be done again in the new language). Easy is, afterall, a comparative term, "easier than what?" and wouldn't you say that porting to 360 is easy when the parameter for hard is porting to PS3?
@fluffyd: It's not that identical but easier then the ps3. The 360 is more closely related to the PPC system apple used before they moved to intel. All early development for the 360 was done on apple's G5 series until MS quietly shifted it back to windows. Oddly enough the 360 cpu cores are based from the Cells PPE's. This who issue has nothing to do with manpower or specs but everything do with MS's willing to fork over money. MS doesn't really have the studio power Sony has so their best move is to out pay them.
EUhas multiple languages to translate for. I am not sure you would all get it at the same time. US+CAN is the bigger and easiyst market to release for. Then you can port is to places like UK which also has a large 360 install base. That is not the problem though,as had been stated many time, it is much easier to develope and port from PC to 360.
They just don't have the manpower to finish up the 360 version, continue work on their next game, and make a game on a new platform for them that is expensive and notoriously difficult for developers which have no experience with said platform
it is because they cannot afford it. they have stated they would like to but do not have the man power to develope the witcher 3 and a ps3 version at the same time as the 360 version. to be honest a ps3 and gaming pc are all you need for a complete gaming solution
That's what I have.
Get on PC if you can.
Hope one day it does.... I unfortunately don't have a rig that can run W2... nor a XBOX. So hopefully one day we will see the Witcher 2 on PS3.. it is kind of like that surprise when I heard Mass Effect 2 was coming to PS3.. and I really wanted to play it. Fingers crossed
I would just leave the pc ports for next gen considering this gen is almost over with. I'm not playing psychic here, I'm just guessing since I don't see any real must haves after today's release of Twisted Metal, besides StarHawk. I don't think there's gonna be another GTA this gen. I wouldn't recommend Rockstar to invest any more on this gen when they can concentrate on a solid launch title release. Next gen could be huge with games like Uncharted, God of War, GTA, a new Fallout MMO, ect, ect,, as launch titles next gen. I know what I say seems far fetched, but if I was a publisher, that's the risk I would take. Also, instead of having some crap DRM protection, just make online passes $20 bucks and games new for $49. I bet everyone would stop buying used. Might as well buy new.
You must be living under a rock. Last of US, Uncharted 4, and Dust 514 to name just a few. I'd also mention Halo 4, but clearly that is of no interest to you.
you do realise Naughty Dog ARE NOT working on Uncharted 4....that was a rumour not a confirmation article. but i do agree this gen has a few more gems to put out before the next arrives, The Last Guardian comes to mind
Even though I love Uncharted... Uncharted 4 is not happening for a looooooooooong time
a fallout MMO would be god awful.
Far Cry 3? Tomb Raider looks class, Dust 514 looks intriguing, can't wait for Last Of Us and yeah.... that's about it :p (along with Dark Siders and anything else TBC/TBA
I would like this to happen but somehow don't think it's going to. Hopefully Witcher 2 on 360 is successful so then there'll be more chance Witcher 3 is multiplatform.
I kind of doubt it ends up on the PS3. Maybe if it were a runaway success on the Xbox 360 you might hear something about it. I think everyone should be able to play this game, but then again, would people want to wait another year or possibly longer to get a PS3 version? Especially with all this next gen stuff in talks. It might not be worth it for them to port it over. It could get lost in the shuffle pretty easily. Also, they have a huge PC hit, they will probably want to get back on and strike while the iron is hot and make a followup game. So it's really a toss up, I wouldn't hold my breath though.
CD Project said they dont have the man power to make a PS3 version right now. they have that new IP they announced, and the 360 version of Wither 2. they arent the biggest developer, size wise, so i dont blame them. i do hope they change their minds though, everyone needs to play this game.
Played it on the PC, and will probably play it again when they release the big, free PC patch that adds everything extra the 360 version is getting. I'll be curious to see how it sells on the 360 compared to the PC. I don't see it being a mega hit, and I'd be surprised if it cracks a million copies.
"Badowski's comment about the potential PS3 version of The Witcher 2 needing new content to pass concept submission may refer to Sony's policy of requesting new features for PS3 games that have already launched on other platforms." I thought that was Microsofts policy not Sonys.
Microsoft's policy is that games launching at the same time on PS3 and 360 don't have extra content on PS3. Sony's policy is that if the PS3 version releases substantially later than the 360 version, it has to have extra content.
As far as I know, Microsoft does not release titles that have already been available on the competing platform. When they acquired FFXIII and Metal Gear Rising, they both had/will have a simultaneous release on the Xbox 360. That's why Microsoft would not take MGS4.