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What If Modern Warfare 2 Was A PlayStation 3 Exclusive?

You know, I think it's a question worth asking. In the very recent past, journalists and gamers alike have seen what developers dedicated to the PlayStation 3 can do if they focus all their efforts on producing a game specifically for Sony's console. Due to this, the other part of the debate centers on the following question: could making a game for both consoles be holding the PS3 back? Naughty Dog has already said Uncharted 2: Among Thieves would have to be a completely different game on the 360 as they utilized much of the special Cell Processor. Guerrilla had similar things to say concerning Killzone 2 and those who have played both often agree that nothing on the 360 can compare to either of those two titles.

No, I'm certainly not insinuating that everyone believes this, nor am I saying that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would automatically be a better game if it were made exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It's more of a legitimate question; a query perhaps best answered by the developers. But even they may not know the answer if they've never embarked on a PS3-exclusive project. Our review will be coming very soon but we know for a fact that Modern Warfare 2, despite its visual excellence, cannot compare to Uncharted 2 and in fact, nothing in the console world really can right now. It just seems that PS3 exclusives are on another level of development and maybe we could look at the most popular title of the generation thus far, and then apply this theoretical situation: what if it really was exclusive? Well, for one, Activision would never let this happen as they'd sacrifice like 65% of the sales numbers they're guaranteed to have, and we'll probably never get a direct answer from Infinity Ward.

It's just something to consider. And maybe it's more of a question about multiplatform vs. exclusive titles in general, as games exclusive to the 360 are typically better than multiplats on that console as well (Gears of War is a perfect example). Maybe making games for both distinctly different systems really are holding game designers back, although we realize they often have little choice in the matter, what with the insane cost of producing games like MW2. But then again, we know Polyphony spent $60 million making Gran Turismo 5 and we have no doubt they'll make plenty of profit, despite it not being available on the 360. The same can be said of Turn 10 and Forza 3 on the Xbox 360. So perhaps some developers should attempt more exclusive projects and due to the greater potential of the PS3, that's the platform they might want to examine for the endeavor. Of course, you'll never see major established franchises, especially from mega-global publishers, go exclusive strictly for money reasons, but our question remains...

What say you on this matter?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

11/11/2009 9:31:05 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (96 posts)

SnipeySnake
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 9:45:47 PM
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PS3 sales would increase to infinity.

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wasim
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:34:08 PM

The game would have run at 1080p at 60 fps
There would have been 60 player online atleast since MW2 has mediocre graphics
The graphics would also have been overhauled
as for PS3 sales it would easily murder x360 this XMAS worldwide with its stellar lineup of FF13 and uncharted 2

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WolfCrimson
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 9:54:15 PM
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Kinda offtopic: Gears of War is a TPS, kinda, right?

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Poor_boy
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:06:47 PM

Not kinda, it is a TPS. What made you question the game's TPS integrity?

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WolfCrimson
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:23:39 AM

No just something my cousin said to me... he's an xbot ( we're thinking of admitting him somewhere to reprogram him to lead a normal life :P )and he says to me that Gears of War is so awesome and stuff. His Xbox360 RRODed on him and he got a PS3 (fat, one of the last and same price as slims), and I gave him uncharted 1 to play, and he says he doesn't like it. I was just checking to see if he didn't like it for purely genuine reasons (you know, the game being not his type of thing)but it turns out it was just fanboyism. Ah well...

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ohmikkie
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 11:46:23 AM

I've got both those games and they both (more or less) play the same - apart from shoulder buttons are flipped vertically.

One can say that the Uncharted series has more diverse game-play elements though.

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mustang750r
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 9:56:23 PM
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What Snipey said... INFINITY.

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Poor_boy
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 9:59:59 PM
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Xbox360 would be 3rd in the console race, eventually, discontinued. Take the amount of Xbox360-owners-only people that own COD:MW2 and the amount of Xbox360-owners-only people that yet to buy the game, subtract that to the total amount of Xbox360-owners-only, thats how much attach rate Microsoft is left with if Modern Warfare franchise were to be exclusive. But we all know that is impossible, considering how much money Microsoft has in their pocket.

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:47:19 PM

Lest us not forget that a fairly sized portion of 360 owners are also buying PS3's... more recently anyway; and these 360 owners are also not using their 360's as much.

So you may have more 360 owners physically out there; but it doesn't mean all are using their 360's constantly or as much as they used to... and consider the defections as well that have come across to the PS3 side.

Q!

"i am home"

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bomba2812
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:00:04 PM
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the game would definitely be better if it was a ps3 exclusive but it will never happen because multiplatform developers hate ps3

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Poor_boy
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:14:50 PM
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By the way Ben, I'm interested in your opinion of the Airport scene in the game. Perhaps an editorial would be cool. I'd like to know what you think of its significance in the game and in the video game industry overall. Sex scenes, profanity, and ridicules violence are of the norm, however, violence in context, now that is new.

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LowKey
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:38:05 PM

I know I'm not Ben, but I would like to say the the airport scene is the most important part of the game. It not only sets the story into place, but it also gets an emotional reaction from the player, which in turn makes said playerfight harder. At least thats what it did for me after seeing all those innocent people slaughtered.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:58:49 AM

Arnold might do one...I know that part made him feel uncomfortable.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:23:14 AM

Me too.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:12:47 AM

that part made me uncomfortable as well. it really was kind of odd. i didnt fire my gun once, til the police came with the riot shields!

but upon realizing the plot i better understood it being in the game. otherwise thats touchy for sure!

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GuernicaReborn
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 11:57:42 AM

I'd like to see an editorial as well, I'd have a few things to say about it.

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jaybiv
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:11:06 PM

Very shocking, but very cool. I unloaded at every opportunity. Why? Because it's a video game and I know that I could never do something like that in real life.

There have been action films where criminals have done this sort of thing and no one made a peep out of it. Actually, many recent action films have had some shocking scenes such as this, so I don't know what the big deal is.

IW give you a couple of options to get around it by allowing you to skip the scene entirely or just don't fire your weapon.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:42:40 PM

jaybiv-

i agree with you and the others. it is just a game, and you cant relate this stuff to real life all the time. movies do stuff like this all the time.

and yes IW gave plenty of ways to get around it, so if you didnt wanna see it, all you had to do was say no at the begining of the game, or not shoot, which is exactly what i did! im proud! ;)

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:50:21 PM

I thought it wouldn't bother me but wow was I wrong. It gave me a dirty feeling because I knew in the back of my mind it wasn't a farcry from reality. It is one thing to see it on the news and another to see it actually happening albeit in a virtual world.

Nevertheless the plot twist was AMAZING. It really got your emotions wrapped into it. The ending though...its gonna get all sorts of crazy now...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:24:01 PM
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The simple fact of the matter is of course it would be (or at least would have the potential to be) a graphically superior endeavor as well as a smoother experience. But then again, if it were PS3 exclusive, 360-only owners would automatically say that it sucks.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:56:12 PM

Too true. My xbot friend thinks this game looks better then Uncharted 2. He called the PS3 version an after thought and said we were lucky to even have it. I just laughed.

It's hard being friends with him.

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Banky A
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:06:24 AM

Yeah, friends like that really baffle me until I'm max confuzzled.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:57:05 AM

Tell him the 360 version is an afterthought. PC CoD is where it's at =P

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Fatcat3788
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:15:36 AM

@legendarywolfeh
Actually the PC version was an "afterthought" this time around. Kinda sad really. I know quite a few people here aren't PC gamers but IW/Activision really screwed them over on this one.

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www
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:34:18 AM

Jawknee, I'd really like to meet that friend of yours, he sounds pathetic!

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godsman
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:24:07 PM
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Honestly, I've seen the PC version's screenshots, there's not much difference other than a higher resolution. If it's exclusive it will look a bit better, but I don't think the developers will make the game any "night and day" difference than it is now.

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cLoudou
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:24:57 PM
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Yup.

Any 360 game can be made for the PS3, possibly made even better.
The same can't be said for most PS3 games for the 360.

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Xra897
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:29:15 PM
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Then all that stuff about sony losing exclusives. was nothing compared ot his if it was to happen

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fatelementality
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:41:44 PM
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Everything looks like cardboard in this game. Don't get me wrong, I think it looks good. With PS3 though, it could look so much better. After playing KZ2 and U2, it just doesn't hold up graphically. I also don't think that the game deserves the praise that it's getting. I would give it an 8 myself. Some levels are way too much do deal with. I came close to beating the first MW on veteran and I'm having difficulty on normal here. Maybe I'm just getting old :( If you don't have an HD set for these newer games, you're f****d. It's hard to see what to shoot a lot. It also pisses me off that the screen gets splattered with blood every time you take a hit. You have to follow the AI step for step as well. I dunno, I'm just not loving this one right now. Mabye I'll get used to it. Keep some damn cover in this game for sure.

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:49:14 PM

I am happy to be reading these comments before considering this game. Looking forward to the review here too... so far what I am hearing is that it is not such a great experience... has the hype machine failed again? I am happier sticking with PS3 exclusives!

Q!

"i am home"

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:59:17 PM

I agree. I have no idea why this game is getting a 10 in the graphics department. They aren't anything special. And the blood incthe screen is super annoying. IW took a decent to great FPS (CoD4) and ruined it.

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Zemus101
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:59:21 PM

Yeah, I think I'd rather play KZ2 again.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:08:02 PM

You should still get an HD set so everything looks better, but you know with MW2 running below 720p maybe it isn't necessary for that game :)

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:14:36 PM

The opening cut scene is pixilated like it's been stretched beyond it's limits.

Come on! What the crap is that?!

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fatelementality
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:28:51 PM

I do have an HDTV. I'm just saying that shooters are alot harder if you don't have one. On Halo 3, I had to squint like a son of a bi*** when playing it on a normal TV.

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Orvisman
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 8:46:55 AM

@World,

I'm sure if I look at the back of the 360 box for CODMW2 it will indicate the game outputs at 1080p on the 360. ;)

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Godslim
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:23:56 AM

i thought the set pieces were brilliant dunno y your all bashing the graphics

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:52:11 PM
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If it were a PS3 exclusive the colors wouldn't be washed out, the textures would be much higher resolution, the sound would be much better(for the life of me, I have no idea why IW didn't stick with the gun sounds from the first game). Everything sounds compessed and all the machine guns sound the same. Like toys. I will say this game could look and play 100x better if it were a PS3 exclusive.

IW screwed this up. After KZ2, it's hard for me to enjoy CoD anymore, but I have to admit, I'm not really impressed with MW2 like I was with MW1. The only thing I noticed that looks better is the guns and it's not by much. This was by no means a step forward. Developers have to decide. Are they gonna continue to exploit mediocrity with their half assed multiplats? Or are they willing to sacrafice a few Xbots and go all out and make superior games on the PS3? they could always downgrade and port to the Xbox later. ;)

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:27:43 PM

"But then again, we know Polyphony spent $60 million making Gran Turismo 5 and we have no doubt they'll make plenty of profit, despite it not being available on the 360."

it's greed. Polyphony cares about their work. Craptivision cares about money.

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Warukyure [Power User]
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 10:57:35 PM
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In terms of sales for the PS3 as well as people switching over, as interesting as the idea would be, but let us not forget who the head of Activision Blizzard is. He is after all, the guy that said he would pull all support to the Playstation brand. This idea would be more likely if they replaced ActiBlizz's head honcho.

Off topic but, I bet Square-Enix's sales and PS3 sales would be massive if they replaced S-E's CEO with someone that understands the market better. Actually, even the regular joe can do it...

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Oxvial
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:01:34 PM
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Only the graphs would look better but not in the levels of Killzone 2 perhaps just like the 360 version.

I don't think IW really wanted to make a exceptional game..MW 2 its really overrated.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:12:19 PM

See, I think they new it would sell regardless. They learned that they can get away with mediocrity so it allowed them to not push for anythingore then what we've already seen.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:15:25 AM

MW stepped it up huge bringing the most in depth MP FPS. MW2 has stepped it up even more so. there s only so much you can do with an online shooter, but they definately made MW 2 a more fresh and better experience. until you play it (jawknee i believe you have but otherwise) i wouldnt say its over rated. this many people like it because its that good regardless what system its on!

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:52:30 AM

I didn't hate the game. It wasn't all bad. It was much of the same we've come to expect from CoD but It was hyped like it was much much more.

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___________
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:10:34 PM
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all it needs is to be longer.
four and a half hours, that is a fu**ing JOKE!
o and fix all the bloody bugs, i thought patches were suppose to FIX things not fu** things up.
IW must of hired sony to do the latest patch for them ;)
no patch trophies work fine.
with patch trophies dont work.
O and it needs a better story, and better connections linking stage to stage.
like that part where your in the helli, than flashback and play another mission, than go back to the helli.
i honestly dont know what the .... is going on in that game, its like every mission you play your playing as a different person.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:15:59 PM

Just in the days time I've had my friends copy, I finished the story mode and I have to say, I enjoyed the 1st one much more. It was a better game in general.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:59:02 AM

Because every mission you play, you DO play as a different person. -facepalm-

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Qubex
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:55:28 AM

Do you think MW2 was rushed to market? Mi thinks so... Activision pressure... being very active here!

Q!

"i am home"

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Juanalf
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:16:39 PM
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Well if it was a PS3 exclusive then it would ultimately look ten times better than now but it would suffer from the awful curse that most PS3 exclusives suffer from and that is shitty sales.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:47:32 PM
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Ben,

I agree and disagree. I think you're spot on with respect the the way in which designing a game as a multi-platform game from the beginning can result in a certain 'holding back' on the part of the game developer. However I can also see how a game could be done multi-platform and still not hold back on anything despite being multi-platform.

Games developed first for the 360 and then ported to the PS3 are cheaper - perhaps - for the developer, but generally result in an inferior port. Games that are designed from the start for both platforms typically make a few compromises to ensure the two versions are identical. This is where the multi-platform nature of a game holds back the developers.

What if the developer approached the game with two teams working on two seperate versions of the game. All the same basic assets would remain the same, the design, the artwork, character models, world and object models, physics model, sound story, music, dialog, etc... The differences obviously are in the game engine. If the developer goes in realizing that both platforms have different pluses and minuses and therefore builds a version for each that is tailored to the platform, there will clearly be differences, but since the basic game assets and story are shared, the games are still fundamentally the same game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:58:52 AM

The biggest problem with that is with companies that are more interested in keeping costs low than putting out a quality product, two teams would cost them more and they would rather put out a crappier product than spend that money.

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Qubex
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 2:12:13 AM

Highlander; for "exclusive" games I don't think it is that simple for these developers to use the exact same game assets across both platforms - some tweaking would be necessary if the quality metric and "wow" factor were to be improved...

I think when it comes down to the technical detail of asset production and management; part of the reason why an "engine" can perform better (besides the obvious technology differences such as more cores, more memory etc) is because asset production can be geared toward making them look better and better on that platform running an engined developed for it specifically. The engine can be fined tuned to permit higher polygon numbers, or having the ability to use larger textures (so they remain crisp and fine when close up), and does depend (to some extent) on the compression algorithms you are able to employ because the target platform is that much more powerful... when optimised for...

Reason why I say "when optimised for", is because there are "generic" parameters or thresholds that developers can tweak on multi plat games in order to squeeze out the best from a multi plat engine, for example; the algorithms used for texture compression or element/asset streaming into memory while game play progresses in "real-time"...

So what is the difference then between the exclusive approach and multi-plat approach. Simply put... the Killzone 2 engine for example was built from the ground up; meaning right from the start the developers could actually understand the "upper" processing capacity of engine because of the multi-core architecture of the PS3 and relationship between Cell and Rsx... it is easier to understand this right from the start so you can scope your asset build out in order to take advantage of the extra processing capacity available...

With multi-plat, there is a "generic" target that needs to be obtained with everything that game represents - from the engine to the actual assets used; however in the multi plat case; there are "limits" that are reached fairly quickly in order to keep processing capacities similar (or the same) across both platforms. The developers have only limited flexibility because they can't simply sit there refining for Cell with interfering with the whole production pipeline of the games development - as the engine parameters and thresholds are "generic" across both platforms, so are the assets... same colour depth usually, resolution (in most cases), number of polygons... they can only tweak a little if at all...

MW2, in my opinion, could be of the same caliber as Killzone 2, or even better if it were exclusive on the PS3... simple as that I would say... otherwise, welcome to cardboard city :)

Q!

"i am home"

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 10:35:34 AM

In order for a developer to do that, they would need a reason to. Infinity has 3.3 million reasons not to do that in this case. They sold a but load of copies doing exactly what they did.

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MyWorstNightmar
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:13:07 PM

Spelling correction... butt load... =)

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G-WiZ199
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 11:49:21 PM
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I agree the story is quite convoluted but IW did succeed when it comes to action (I swear they must've hired Michael Bay on the low or something). The graphics are horrible and everything is glossy like an Xbox game. MP online is the only thing that seems better (minus the bugs, which I have yet to experience). I just hate the fact that the maps are way too big for 12 players...it should be @ least 20.

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Banky A
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:08:04 AM
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Simply put, if it was PS3 exclusive.. it would rock even more, heaps!
One way or another.

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Douchebaguette
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:29:52 AM
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I say: Oh Ben, we know you made this article due to wishful thinking. Wouldn't it be it nice if Kotick [or any other publishers, more-so developers] magically read this article and considered this subtle suggestion? =P

Joke aside, the thought has crossed my mind, and that's probably due to the look on my face when someone claims that MW2's graphics are way above decent.



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BTNwarrior
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:39:27 AM
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if the game was a ps3 exclusive, than it would have never been popular. And xbots the world around would be telling ps3 gamers how halo is the superior fps

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JDC80
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 12:43:10 AM
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If MW2 was PS3 exclusive it could force M$ to make sure any future multi-platform title would be timed exclusive. It would be three years in a row where the PS3 AAA line up outshine their AAA line up and M$ has proven they're all about bragging rights and they have no shame in throwing millions of dollars at a company just to milk an extra month or so just for that game can be viewed as an Xbox 360 exclusive.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:00:04 AM
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I 100% agree that exclusives games are superior to multiplatform games of the same genre. I also think it's worth noting that any multiplatform game cuts corners due to working with more than one type of architecture to program for. Of course us gamers suffer from exclusives if we only own one console and not the others. It's easy to say exclusives are the better route when your console of choice has the majority of them.

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Juanalf
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:21:27 AM

You forgot to add LMAO...FPS on a console....LMAO

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:53:10 AM

I have no problem with a console exclusive FPS. I've played KZ2. Be nice.

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Kaden101
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:01:01 AM
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I can't get excited for MW2 at all. 4-5 hours for the single player?! That's just pathetic. I'm not a massive online player so the single player of games matters to me. After Uncharted 2 I think I'd be disappointed with this.

Also Ben, you state that UC2 & KZ2 are the best looking console games out there. Almost all magazine & web based reviews agree with this, & yet some 360 owners against all evidence keep insisting that Gears of War 2 looks better than both of them. What's all that about?

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WolfCrimson
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:36:47 AM

It's all about this :
Xbot: GeOW IZ BETTAR GRAPHEECALY THAN UC2 AND KZ2!!
Normal person with PS3: No it's not, have you even seen them? Here let me show you.
Xbot: OMG! I HAVE GONE BLIEIEIEND FROM THE POOR GRAPHICS!!
Normal person: Dammit, you fool, stop speaking in caps. This is the real world. And that's just because you are wearing a blindfold the whole time.
Xbot: No I'm not!
Normal person: ...
Normal Person: Hey check out the hot chick!
Xbot: Hold on, lemme take off my blindfold!!

Simple answer: Blind fanboyism. :) It's because that's what the Xbox 360 demands them to do.

Disclaimer: I do not in any way promote lewdness or ogling at lewdness in public.

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Fatcat3788
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:18:20 AM
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Well while we are on the "what if" topic. What if Infinity Ward / Activision "said" they were doing COD exclusive to PS3? Man... That is like a free billion dollars coming form Microsoft just to make it Multiplat! I say I should be hired and given 1% of the earnings made. HAHA

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taus90
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:21:43 AM
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One more topic comes to mind is what if U2 was multiplatform, how much it would have sold by now, maybe more than MW2. and yes i know U2 is not possible on Box, so is MW2.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:55:06 AM

U2 is not a FPS. FPS cater to the largest audience out there. U2 being available on every platform possible would not matter, it still wouldn't sell as much as MW2.

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realmadpuppy
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:24:47 AM
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I have no interest in the game, My focus lies directly at DICE and Bad Company 2. I really enjoyed the SP in BC1 and even though the MP was a little limited in my opinion it was still great.
I just wish that they would start leaking information about the SP campaign sometime soon? I hope to see Haggard, Sweetwater, Sarge and Preston in all their insane glory.

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Snaaaake
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 3:56:00 AM
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What if MW2 was a PS3 exclusive?:
1) It's gonna be 3 times better than the MW2 we have now
2) The game will still sell more than 10 million but not as high as WaW and MW, this is a huge franchise so if it's exclusive to one console then it's bound to move the console sale.

And bout this game, a 5-7 hours campaign?
Dude, IW are better off making a MMO shooter like MAG if they want to neglect the single player campaign like that.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:46:34 AM
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There is NO DOUBT IN MY MIND that exclusives are ten times better than multiplats

Uncharted 2 and Metal Gear Solid 4 is all you need to look at

That said, there are SOME (very few and far between) multiplats which actually reach the level of exclusives, but those are very few.

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tumbletunnel
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:47:01 AM
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Thats why Rockstar is busy in silence on AGENT. They found back there love for the Playstation (after going multiplatform with GTA) and decided again to make something exclusive.

What if Criterion could stick to PS3 ? Black 2 should blow us away! But hey, EA decides.

Uncharted 2 is only a step in the right direction. More to follow next year on God of War, Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo and not to forget The Last Guardian...


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Snaaaake
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:58:49 AM

Ya, I sure hope those PS3 exclusive lineup can convince developers to go BluRay exclusive.
Though for some developer money is all that's in their head.

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gumbi
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:08:38 PM

Oh man, I am so stoked for Last Guardian. I'm pumped for God of War as well, but I probably put more hours into SoTC than both God of Wars combined. Well, at least until next week when the GoW 1&2 pack comes out and I can play them again in HD!!!

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Day_v
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 5:46:15 AM
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i understand why devs go multiplat. You Give your all and design a masterpiece of a game. KZ2 you sell 2 million, Unchartered 2 you sell 1.38 million (so far). Thats the thanks you get. You make an inferior(comparatively) game and make it mutiplat and you rake in the profits eg MW2 3.3 million on ps3 so far. its like a slap in the face for devs. ppl should thank these hardworking devs by buying their games in the millions and in the future you'll see more awesome exclusive games.

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Jawknee
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:57:53 AM

Halo and Gears out sell most ps3 exclusives too. I don't know why. Many like them but I don't think they are as good as most of Sony's exclusive line up.

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Ricochet
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 6:05:49 AM
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If infinity ward follows the trend of pushing the PS3 limits to its "boundaries" then yes. But if they try to be like HAZE. They can GTFO themselves.

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LightShow
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 6:34:28 AM
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i think that if it were ps3 exclusive, then itd prob look nicer but run exactly the same. The guys up at Infinity Ward dont know enough about the architecture to make it significantly better than the 360 counterpart.

i imagine that after one or two titles, after IW gets their heads around working the PS3 to its potential, the third would blow everyones minds. They'll need to acclimate tho.

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DeathNSmalDoses
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 6:37:05 AM
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Being honest guys this is a silly question

both consoles if they had it as exclusive will most probably had a better looking game.

Some stuff are limited thanks to the 360 but there are limitations thanks to the PS3 also its all about taking advantage of what they do have Ps3 obviously has the cell which allowed us games like uncharted 2

but the 360 it self has a better graphics card so it could do more polys on screen than ps3 (theoretically)

the real disappointment on Microsoft part is there #1 games use a really really crappy engine (Unreal 3)

reason i come out with this is because currently the 360 looks like its hit it limit but have we all forgotten a new engine will be out soon and it's graphics alone are like 2x better than unreal 3 and is arguably better looking than uncharted 2.

Yes Cry engine that engine is sick in detail and its running on both consoles so expect to see even better games in the near future :)

Microsoft are just lame and play cheap tactics over and over again, there exclusives are mainly concentrated on one engine aka unreal 3 and it sucks at least Sony developers would actually go as far as to make there own engine to utilize the hardware aka naughty dog

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Aftab
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 11:32:08 PM

Nope. PS3, due to it's extra-processing power, can do more polygons, since they don't use much RAM. 360, with more usable RAM, can do more textures, but no thanks to the DVD format, can only fit so many per disc.

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Deadman
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:26:10 AM
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If it were a PS3 exclusive then would the PSXE community give it the love it deserves?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:55:36 AM

NO

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bigrailer19
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 1:43:49 PM

YES, i believe they would!

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Karosso
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 9:40:07 AM
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It it was a PS3 exclusive, it would look amazing and it would sell soooo little that IW would go out of business...
I mean what the fu** is wrong with this picture? Killzone2 sells only 2 Millions copies since February and this games sells 3 Million copies on the PS3 alone in the first few days...
I'm starting to believe that most people just got the PS3 for Blu-ray movies :(

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 10:29:23 AM

The 360 is a FPS wet dream. You have to realize that a majority of console gamers this generation are FPS whores. The 360 and Live have created a reputation for being THE place to game if you want to FPS online. Don't sweat it, this game doesn't belong on the PS3. I bought my PS3 for games I can't find elsewhere. The 360 is a mini PC, mini in all areas.

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Karosso
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:45:35 PM

Nice to see you back LV!
Haven't see you around much :)

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 5:46:26 PM

The thumbs downs scared me away!


Na, just been busy with school and work the past few weeks. Nice to see I've been missed.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 10:13:25 AM
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Graphics, sound, and more content.

In other words, a better game.

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anaconda
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 11:38:43 AM
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well if it was ps3 only it might look a little better. but the online community/play still would not be as good as the 360. i wish gears of war was on the ps3 and had its own severs. i was also wondering about the last gen consolses the ps2 and the xbox. if the call of duty of that time was mad what console would look better. it would be the xbox.

i would like to know when they are going to make some games for the ps3 that are in 1080p resolution. they have games in 1080 on the 360
i watched both final fantasy trailers on both my consoles. i do own both. the ps3 was in 720 and the 360 was in 1080 ?. i am begining to think that the ps3 cant process game in 1080. atleast not disk based games.

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Andysw
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 4:03:39 PM

The playstation 3 is well capable of displaying games in true 1080p. It just depends on the developer whether or not they want the time to make games 1080p native.

About the xbox 360's 1080p output, they're not true 1080p. Xbox 360 games are only 1080p because the xbox 360 has a fancy upscaling function which upscales games to 1080p. So far the highest definition the xbox 360 can output is 720p. It would be difficult to display games in true 1080p on the xbox 360, it at all possible.

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thj_1980
Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 3:29:00 PM
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Okay, if this was to happen the ps3 would boost sales like crazy and most 360 users would buy one just to play this amazing game. Though it seems far fetched and out of the question to IW, it would be an interesting thing to see the next call of duty a ps3 ( at least something like a map pack or mode ) talk about MW2 crazed!!;)

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orangpelupa
Friday, November 13, 2009 @ 12:55:56 AM
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if MW2 was a PS3 exclusive :
it will have perfect 60fps and no textures pop-in.

and maybe it will also make many PC gamer get mad lol

but if MW2 was a PC exclusive...
wow.. it will be very awesome but will need damn expensive Graphic Card... ugh. (i live in Tropical country, too hot to do overclock)

im glad MW2 was a Multiplatform game. I no need to upgrade my PC to be able to play it :) :)
happy playing at 1440x900 with 4xAA, max AF, :) :) :)

even my 3years old laptop already can play it on 720p :) :) :) but of course without AA :p

but damn, why is MW2 only support 18players online?
i usually play MW1 with 50players online.



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oceancalm
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 4:50:56 AM
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I lol'd so hard at all the comments

both versions had their own dev teams read http://ps3.qj.net/Infinity-Ward-Call-of-Duty-4-for-PS3-had-the-best-coders/pg/49/aid/108287

the fact that Sony's in house teams can make it do a bit more is because they have a bit more backing and it's required to make the PS3 not look like a bad choice compared to the 360 when all the 3rd party games look and run better on 360 even MW2 see here

http://www.lensoftruth.com/?p=16236

anyway it's a great game on either system

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willdigital
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 12:44:40 PM
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@Karosso I think people are buying the PS3 for the blu-ray and play games ever so often. I'm still waiting for their exclusives to sell big numbers. As much as they talk about UC2, I was waiting to hear 3+ million copies sold in a day or so. With games selling more on the 360 it seems to me that there are more 360 sytems on over the PS3.

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Beamboom
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 7:51:33 PM
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Quote: "we know for a fact that Modern Warfare 2, despite its visual excellence, cannot compare to Uncharted 2" - I simply do not agree, Ben!

For such a comparison to make any sense you must take into account the playfield size, number of moving/animated objects and visual draw distance. The playfields in U2 are *tiny* compared to mw2, and mostly static (or statically animated, like the train sequence) and designed so that the draw distances are almost always very close.
In this respect I am far more impressed with mw2!

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WATSHAPPENIN25
Sunday, November 15, 2009 @ 9:26:25 PM
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They wouldnt make as much money making it a ps3 exclusive guz sales wouldnt be as high...

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tayizfire
Sunday, November 29, 2009 @ 12:03:08 PM
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@beamboom lmao whoa dude mw2 is nowhere close to uncharted 2 or killzone 2 graphically

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