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Fallen-Champ
07-18-2011, 09:15 AM
Far Cry 3 on PC will surpass console versions, Ubi says
NewsPosted 18/07/2011 - 2:11pm GMT+1
Differences 'might not be as much as people' expect.

The PC version of Far Cry 3 will be better looking than the console counterparts, but the differences might not be as striking as gamers expect, lead game designer Jamie Keen has told VideoGamer.com.

"The PC does have a lot more grunt under the hood - or it can have grunt - so there's a lot more that we can push there," said Keen. "That doesn't mean to say, 'Let's only push PC and leave the consoles behind.' We will keep pushing to get as much out of the consoles as we possibly can.

"When we do finally unveil what the console versions looks like, I think people are are going to be surprised. Yeah, there are going to be differences, but it might not be as much as people realise."

Far Cry 3 follows the recent trend for leading with gameplay from the PC build, before showing off the less visually impressive console versions at a later date. Besides a brief glimpse of EA's Battlefield 3 on PlayStation 3, the game has been shown only running on PC.

"That's why we're making no bones about this being on PC, and everything that goes along with that," said Keen. "There are going to be areas where the consoles aren't going to be able to push things as much as the PC can.

"So, there is going to be a difference, but as much as we can minimise that gap, we're certainly working as hard as we possibly can to do that."

Keen concluded: "We're very lucky, in that we're going on the same base that Far Cry 2 had, and now our tech base is very, very strong."

Info found here
http://www.videogamer.com/xbox...rsions_ubi_says.html (http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/far_cry_3/news/far_cry_3_on_pc_will_surpass_console_versions_ubi_ says.html)

I think it's a no brainer that the game will look better on PC, graphics cards are constantly released and processors and chips are always evolving, I might have to look at PC gaming someday, the games are always a lot cheaper and drop quicker in price, usually you get mods and free updates - I am only on console because its so damn easy popping a disc in and playing in seconds.

Fireseed
07-18-2011, 09:34 AM
Thanks for the info. Itīs to good to know and could be mean that the lead platform for FarCry3 is the PC.

Good choice! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Martythemerc
07-18-2011, 01:16 PM
But..but, if they can make a 3D version for the console to play on your 3D TV - how cool would that be!?

Ilovepho
07-18-2011, 02:08 PM
Thanks LambChop.

Sorry I dont get why Keen said what was obvious to everyone. It's like saying 2012 Ferrari will run faster than Toyota Corolla http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CuZtds_Lst_Stnd
07-18-2011, 02:46 PM
Nice find LC...


Originally posted by Ilovepho:
Thanks LambChop.

Sorry I dont get why Keen said what was obvious to everyone. It's like saying 2012 Ferrari will run faster than Toyota Corolla http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Perhaps its 'sensible marketing'...so many multiplatform games of the last few years have disappointed graphically on a PC.

Yes the devs are working wonders with what they continue to produce on the old console platforms, but the PCs of today are capable of so much more.
As such its disappointing when a game looks and plays like a straight console port.

We saw similar statements for FC2, initially it was a PC exclusive, then it was opened out to multiplatform but with the PC as "the lead", but by the time folks went to Montreal for a demo day, iirc it was the Xbox version folks were playing.

Be interesting to see just how different they are, Crytek made similar claims for Crysis 2 when they went multiplatform, and while that did look stunning on PC, the graphics of the original when played on Max settings where better imho..

RaZoRFINNISH
07-19-2011, 07:59 AM
Originally posted by CuZtds_Lst_Stnd:
Nice find LC...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ilovepho:
Thanks LambChop.

Sorry I dont get why Keen said what was obvious to everyone. It's like saying 2012 Ferrari will run faster than Toyota Corolla http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Perhaps its 'sensible marketing'...so many multiplatform games of the last few years have disappointed graphically on a PC.

Yes the devs are working wonders with what they continue to produce on the old console platforms, but the PCs of today are capable of so much more.
As such its disappointing when a game looks and plays like a straight console port.

We saw similar statements for FC2, initially it was a PC exclusive, then it was opened out to multiplatform but with the PC as "the lead", but by the time folks went to Montreal for a demo day, iirc it was the Xbox version folks were playing.

Be interesting to see just how different they are, Crytek made similar claims for Crysis 2 when they went multiplatform, and while that did look stunning on PC, the graphics of the original when played on Max settings where better imho.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'd more likely call this bad lying as every freaking multi-platform developer says stuff like this to boost their sales.

CuZtds_Lst_Stnd
07-19-2011, 08:10 AM
You cant say its lying until we see the end product, but I can relate to the point you are making.

As I said, so many multiplatform games of the last few years have disappointed graphically on a PC.

I really want this to be the eception, but we shall see

RaZoRFINNISH
07-19-2011, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by CuZtds_Lst_Stnd:
You cant say its lying until we see the end product, but I can relate to the point you are making.

As I said, so many multiplatform games of the last few years have disappointed graphically on a PC.


I really want this to be the eception, but we shall see

Yeah i know, but i still think the thing that marks a proper game is the mod tools (For PC). It shows support from the developer- and that they care about their product- and their customers.

Just every damn developer says the exact same thing. And so far, none has succeeded to bring us what they promised.

Fireseed
07-19-2011, 09:37 AM
Here is an additional video-interview with lead game designer Jamie Keen and some edited footage -> http://www.computerandvideogam...-says-far-cry-3-dev/ (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/312112/news/definitely-life-left-in-ps3-360-says-far-cry-3-dev/)

Iīve not seen them here at the forums, so enjoy!

Mr_Shade
07-19-2011, 01:06 PM
I am personally hoping that the game will be like Crysis 2..


Amazing looking on Console, but slightly better on PC's that can handle it..


Even with DX11 the PC version of that is not 100,000 times better than the consoles - it's a noticeable image improvement - but not earth shattering [unless you download the high detail texures] - but the PC has better physics and lighting etc

I personally don't want to see low resolution textures and sloppy models etc - The PC can handle a lot more detail, so I'm hoping that the PC version does shine.. but I think it will in textures, model detail and effects..

Or maybe something surprising.. Maybe a Crysis 1 kind of wow..

The above is my personal opinion.. before someone post's on twitter that Ubisoft said 'PC sux' - they don't http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

hanz_h
07-19-2011, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Shade:
I am personally hoping that the game will be like Crysis 2..
Oh my lord you just put your job on the line there. I'd delete it while you still can http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif.

Personnally I think that when a game is truly and fully optimised for PC it will quite noticably pass the consoles.

I wasn't gonna post this but here's a recent tech demo by Epic Games made on the Unreal engine that shows what current generation high spec PC's can produces and what Epic expects the next gen consoles to be capable of....

http://www.eurogamer.net/videos/epic-games-next-gen-samaritan-demo (http://www.eurogamer.net/videos/epic-games-next-gen-samaritan-demo-2?size=hd)

Now tell me again consoles are close to what high end PC's can do http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Achilles

Jaskdavis
07-19-2011, 02:07 PM
@ Hanz, No one said its "CLOSE" We all know consoles are 6 years old and a PC better be able to surpass them. The people that **** me off are the PS3 fanboys saying "The PS3 has WAY better graphics than 360" Which is not the case, The PS3 is a little better since it came out a year after xbox 360, so it has a better graphics card? SO WHAT they still have 512mb like the 360 does and you paid $200 more? My point is we have to give credit that there are console games that look as well as they do with horrible specs (compared to PC now which is what, 4gb of ram?) Far Cry 3 will look great on both consoles for what they are, I have never seen a PC that had the same specs as Xbox be able to run Crysis 2 the way the Consoles do! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif