Ubisoft: Far Cry 3 Won't Be Watered Down On Consoles
If you missed out on that gorgeous Far Cry 3 presentation at E3, don't worry too much.
First of all, they showed PC footage and not console footage and secondly, developer Ubisoft Montreal says you should see the very same quality in the console version. Hence, don't worry about missing that great E3 PC video; you should be able to see it when you play the PS3 or 360 versions. In speaking to CVG, producer Dan Hay said his team could "definitely" replicate the PC version of Far Cry 3 for consoles (even though PC players will be able to "dial it to 11").
"Far Cry is a franchise born on PC, so we want to make sure with the PC experience you can dial it to 11. But at the same time we've got a ton of experience working on Xbox 360 and PS3, and for us making sure that they're on parity with that stuff is incredibly important.
So we want to make sure that if you're playing it on PS3 it looks incredible, and if you're playing on the 360 it's unbelievable, sounds amazing and looks fantastic."
This has often been a topic of conversation amongst gamers: if the game is designed for one platform and brought - or ported - to other platforms, what is the result? Is the Xbox 360 better suited to receive a PC-oriented title due to its architecture? Do PS3 owners feel miffed that more could've been done? Well, whatever you might think, here's hoping Ubisoft is telling the honest-to-goodness truth about Far Cry 3.
...but we've heard this sort of thing before.
6/16/2011 9:13:41 PM Ben Dutka