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Devs Used PS3 As Lead Platform For Hitman: Absolution

We're hearing this quite often: developers are using the PlayStation 3 as the lead platform in the game design process and it seems to work.

In a recent IncGamers interview with Hitman: Absolution game director Tore Blystad, he confirmed that the PS3 was the lead platform for the latest Agent 47 quest.

Unsurprisingly, he said the PS3 can be difficult to work with, but can ultimately produce better results in comparison to the Xbox 360. Said Blystad:

"The PS3 is a difficult beast, so if it works on that then we take that as a good sign for the other platforms. Most of the developers are using the PS3 kits to test their stuff.

The PS3 and 360 versions look very similar to each other because the memory and things like that are of a similar power. But the way the systems use the memory makes the textures look a bit different sometimes, and we have to trim them down on occasion [for 360]."

A number of developers have taken this approach and occasionally, we hear of teams that have completely switched; they once started on the 360 and then moved to the PS3. Platinum Games is a good example, as Bayonetta was designed first on the 360 and was later ported to the PS3, while Vanquish began its life on Sony's machine, and both versions of that game turned out very well.

We have high hopes for Absolution because this is one great franchise that deserves a top-quality installment.

Related Game(s): Hitman: Absolution

Tags: hitman absolution, hitman ps3, absolution development

1/11/2012 10:21:01 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

bebestorm
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 10:59:57 AM
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Good to hear but I love to know more details about absolution.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 11:11:54 AM
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This is good, It's just a shame that all developers don't realize making the PS3 the lead, will also make their multi-plats better for all consoles.

But then again, there will always be those who always want money over good product.

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JLB1
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 11:23:41 AM
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Nice! Things like this says a lot about a dev team. No short cuts and no bs. They didn't take the easy way out, and because of that, hopefully it works out. Absolution looks interesting, the gameplay demo was very reminiscent of the last iterations. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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Jalex
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 11:37:42 AM
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I'm actually very surprised by this. Like the sixth-generation 'Splinter Cell' titles, all previous 'Hitman' games have been developed PC-Xbox-PlayStation (in that order). So to switch that up at a time when most developers use the 360 as the lead platform for home consoles because it's the easiest to port, really shows to me that IO cares about giving all their fans the best experience possible (then again, it's been almost six years since 'Blood Money', so it's the least they could do).

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firesoul453
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 11:42:05 AM
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See thats what I love, when a developer makes the best game possible with the hardware given instead of making it worse to run on different hardware!

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 12:30:08 PM
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I have the Hitman Collection that I bought from BestBuy awhile back, and I can't wait to get Hitman Absolution to add. :P

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 1:12:37 PM
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Nice. Good to know we'll be getting a decent version of this game, as it's one that I've had my eye on for quite some time. I suppose that we shouldn't really be surprised. IO is a subsidiary of S-E now, and although they've slipped, they still know that they belong to Sony.

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TheRaPtuRe
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 1:27:58 PM
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http://www.officialplaystationmagazine.co.uk/2012/01/11/hitman-absolution-ps3-gameplay-preview-and-screens/

Looks awesome!

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Xombito
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 1:42:12 PM
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Are you reading this Bethesda?

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Godslim
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 1:59:18 PM
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God i love the hitman games.....they just got better as they went along! blood money was brilliant fun

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Godslim
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 9:36:51 PM

yeh graphics look damn good

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