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