Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Primal, Jun 16, 2006.
This is one of the reasons that I think if the PS3 does not sell very well durring its launch season, developers will ditch it worse than they did with the N64.. (aka: why Im not getting one at launch if at all)
Call me bias to this article. The reason? The very first two words.
Since the topic is up, anybody know how difficult ports from 360 to PC will be this gen. Apparently Xbox1 ports to PC were comparitively easy. Also, will direct X 10 make any diffrence in the ease and therefore amount of ports.... AKA, I want to play that new Bioware game on the PC.
If it sells, they'll program for it.
I remember all the bitching and whining about how hard it was to program for the PS2 when it came out too (from Oddworld Inhabitants for example).
*coughs* who were being bankrolled by Microsoft also.
Well, rumor has it now that some developers are already putting off PS3 development in favor of Wii development thanks to Nintendo's strong show, and Sony's embarassing show. So Im thinking if Nintendo pulls a stronger launch than PS3, and the 360 keeps doing what its doing, Sony can quickly find themselves in a whole world of pain.
Sony is basically betting their whole company on the PS3 and blu-ray. And Im not liking how its looking for them right now.
However, if Sony sees exceptional sales of its console durring the holiday season and more importantly the months after, they might hold their possition as #1.
We will see by Christmass time how things are turning out!
This thread is just stupid (no offense Primal).
You may as well grab a gaming engineer who works for Nintendo who says the 360 and Wii won't be compatable for reasons x, y, z.
OMG 360 SUX!
I mean, do you think this tool is going to come out and say, "Hey the PS3 is one fucking awesome system, I personally can't wait"? No. Why? Paycheck reasons.
"They" said it about the Wii. And Ports between the Wii and 360/PS3 are gonna be impossible because of the controller and overall strength/weakness of the Wii/360.
With that said though, I'm glad, his might cut out the lazy ports. If you own all three next gen systems and the new madden comes out, you're only gonna get it for one system, unless all three offer soemthing really, really unique to offer.
Also, this could backfire on MS, Sony friendly developers might just stick to the PS3 and not port to the 360 which would kill it's third party support.
360 is a kickass machine. I mean seriously, I have never been as impressed with a console as I have with my 360, but there are like 2 games out until freaking SEPTEMBER.
Something is afoot at the Circle K.
John Carmack of Id Software said something very similar to this during E3, but not specifically about ports. I think it's safe to say that writing anything to get much out of the Cell processor will be difficult, whether it's a port or not. Difficult though it may be, developers are making games for it anyway, including ports from 360 and even Wii (Rayman: Raving Rabbids will eventually reach all new platforms). If developers find it worth the effort, they'll keep doing it. If not, they'll quit. No news here.
Here's my prediction: All 3 systems are going to sell well, and each are going to have their own kickass games.
You just blew my mind
That this comment was made by a MS engineer merely opens it up to more scrutiny - it does not discredit it.
I will be curious to see if there is any forthcoming refutation or confirmation from a reliable third party.
every time a new system is on the way with a unique architecture, they say this same crap. it'll be difficult because a lot of developers are lazy and like to bitch about the fact that they have to learn a new way of doing things. They said the same crap about the PS2, and that certainly didnt suffer any lack of games.
and come on, did you expect microsoft to say something positive about the PS3?
...yeah they said the same thing when the PS-2 came out.
that's the craziest idea I've ever heard, it'll never work!
In other news:
Sony Manager: Wii is powered by kittens sacrificed to Satan.
Nintendo Designer: The 360 uses subliminal messages to make you more violent.
But it was doom for the Saturn. I don’t think all this curtains for the Playstation brand but it could be a bad blow and open the door for either a return of Nintendo or the further rise of the Xbox.
The PS3 will sell, it’s coming with so much momentum from PS1 and 2. Also consider Mom and Dad average are not following all this stuff and even of they where if Jr. is demanding a PS3 for Christmas that’s what they are getting. The trick will be keeping that going if everything we have been reading start to have negative effects.
if this really does hurt Sony, i see a slight change:
1. X-Box 360
2. Sony PS3
3. Nintendo Wii
1. Nintendo Wii
2. Sony PS3
3. X-Box 360
They might not be #1, but they'll end up #2 in both places.
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