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BioWare: Inquisition On PS3/360 Won't Be "Scaled Back"

Let's say you haven't taken the next-gen plunge yet, and you're not planning to for a while yet.

Does this mean you'll get a lesser version of the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition? From a graphical perspective, yes, of course the PS3 and 360 iterations won't look as good as the PS4/Xbox One versions. But from a gameplay standpoint, you needn't worry.

BioWare producer Mark Darrah told GameSpot that the gameplay in Inquisition hasn't been "scaled back" for the older systems:

"I would say we're definitely making this game to take advantage of the hardware that we have. I don't think we've had to make any compromises. Because this is ultimately about you controlling a party. The combats are designed to be controlled in size, and that's really meant that scaling for the lesser platforms has been a manageable exercise. I don't think we're making any gameplay compromises. Graphically, yeah, I think you're gonna see some compromises on the last-gen stuff, but in gameplay, I think we should be able to keep parity."

Some developers aren't big fans of developing a game across multiple generations. Take CD Projekt Red, for instance; they've said in the past that trying to put The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on the PS3/360 would be difficult, and it would definitely compromise the overall experience. But BioWare knows what they're doing, and Inquisition won't be as massively huge as Wild Hunt.

Of course, if you're a big role-playing fan, you'll definitely want the latest and greatest hardware to play these potentially amazing games, right?

Related Game(s): Dragon Age: Inquisition

Tags: dragon age inquisition, dragon age 3, dragon age sequel, bioware

4/22/2014 11:10:41 AM Ben Dutka

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 11:50:36 AM

If the PS4 versions is as clearer and smoother as the Tomb Raider upgrade was then I'll be pleased enough.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 12:34:29 PM

So like all cross gen games its a 7th gen game with an 8th gen coat of paint.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 1:18:49 PM

Yup, pretty much a game and its HD update in one.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 8:15:03 PM

it's all marketing hyperbole right now as an effort to minimize the obvious.

just wait. wait for the sequel to Inquisition. the one that doesn't have to accommodate the 360 and PS3, then they'll be saying how they're able to do all these things that were never possible on the last gen hardware. because at this point they'll want to persuade you to believe that their sequel is now unbelievably bigger and better than that last "crutched" cross-gen predecessor to help persuade your purchase….

Last edited by Temjin001 on 4/22/2014 8:16:40 PM

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 3:08:25 AM

exactly why people are disappointed with their new systems, or refuse to buy them.
why spend 650+ bucks on a "next gen" console and 1 game when you could spend just 70 bucks and get almost the same game?
im sorry, but next gen does not mean just a shinier coat of paint!
one thing thats really worrying me, not only how long these cross gen ports will last, but also with the way there selling now why bother creating a all new game built from the ground up to show what these new systems can do?
i mean if your churning out the same sh*t, and selling 3M+ units, how many developers are going to bother taking that extra step, spend allot more money, create a much newer amazing game, and risk not selling as much?
only the first party studios?
i wouldnt be surprised to see exactly that, after all that was kinda what happened last gen as well.
i always knew this gen would be the last for me, but certainly not in this way!

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