Vegas 2 For PS3 Won't Be Xbox 360 Port
By now, we all know that PS3 ports of Xbox 360 games don't turn out very well, so it's great news to hear that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 for the PS3 will not be a port of the Xbox 360 version.
During a VideoGamer.com interview with Vegas 2 Ubisoft Montreal designer Philippe Therien, they learned that the team is "working really hard right now to put them on par graphics-wise," but he also mentioned there would be "slight differences" between the two versions. These differences will center on the technical aspects of the production, though; Therien says that in terms of gameplay, both versions will be identical. Perhaps more interesting are his comments on the inherent differences between the two pieces of hardware, which sheds some light on the development process when creating a game for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.
"They're (the PS3 and Xbox 360) very different," he said. "PS3 and Xbox 360, it's not the same at all. When we were working it's not like there's a 360 version and it's being ported on PS3, that doesn't really work. So what we did is we split the team in three, we got people working on Xbox, people playing PlayStation and people working on PC. These three teams are working together but in parallel to make sure everything gets to the same point. That's not to say that one console is better than the other, they're just different. We just want people to choose the platform of their choice to play Vegas the way we want them to."
Sounds like a good approach to multi-platform development, doesn't it? And it's good to know that PS3 owners won't be getting the shaft with Rainbow Six Vegas 2.
Related Game(s): Rainbow Six Vegas 2
2/8/2008 Ben Dutka