PS3 development was easy, says COD4 developer
- Posted November 7th, 2007 at 19:23 EDT by
- 36 Comments
It's been a common excuse for underwhelming early PS3 releases, but according to Infinity Ward, the developer of the Call of Duty series, developing the game on the PlayStation 3 was easy.
Many a developer has moaned at the complexity of the code behind sony's next-gen console, but there were no problems for Infinity Ward as they worked on the newly released Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
They put their success down to the fact that they do not dedicated more energy to one platform - and in fact spread out resources and split up teams to work on the game across the different platforms.
Prioritising one console over the other has resulted in many games being released earlier on one console, and later on another - with the PS3 release of certain games often coming after the Xbox 360 release.
The developer stated, “There’s obviously some problem with all the delays we’re witnessing. I think it’s just down to allocation of resources. I think maybe people feel that they’re resource strapped and feel a little bit more comfortable working on the Xbox 360 as it’s been out a little longer [than the PS3].”
“We haven’t had any problems [with PS3] and that’s probably because of our development philosophy. We develop content-agnostic so we don’t have a lead platform. We have a team working on each of the different versions and everyone else forms a team who makes the content platform agnostic.”
- 2:30pm EST - November 7th, 2007
Other developers "having trouble" making ps3 games should take a page or two out of their book.
- 2:45pm EST - November 7th, 2007
This is funny to me, not only is it a tripleAAA game but they say it was not hard to develope for, and it was not delayed, so whats wrong with these other developers........................................
- 2:51pm EST - November 7th, 2007
And this game is perfect i must say.
- 2:51pm EST - November 7th, 2007
The lesson from Infinity Ward: Stop the whining and just freaking make a good game.
- 2:58pm EST - November 7th, 2007
It's good to here some devs aren't totally weak.
- 3:04pm EST - November 7th, 2007
This is what happens when you don't let yourself be consumed by stress for developing a PS3 game. Moaners do nothing while go-getters do something.
- 3:09pm EST - November 7th, 2007
I've heard no complaints from other top developers who haven't released the 'BIG' games yet...seems like it's the multi-platform BIG companies who do all the whining!!! To think, that EA has big powerplants around the world with so many highly competent programmers...you'd expect them to release perfect playing games in no time (mostly for sports games anyway!). COD4 is definitely on my b4 xmas list! And so is Uncharted...if they release a Collectors Edition! Ya tay!
- 3:20pm EST - November 7th, 2007
That's fantastic...... If the PS3 is easy to program for... why do the 360 and PS3 versions of the game look Identical? what about using that "untapped" PS3 power...Don't get me wrong the game is frickin cool and yeah i know I should be happy that it is... but i didn't hold out for a year for the PS3 with the much touted horsepower to get the same thing on another console... Yes I know its still early and games like Uncharted and Ratchet are remarkable but.. remember.. "easy to develop for" was the statement...If so... show me what my beastie can do!!!
- 3:28pm EST - November 7th, 2007
If one company says this why can't the rest? Enough excuses..
- 3:29pm EST - November 7th, 2007
Thats good, but seriously cod4 is overated.
- 3:41pm EST - November 7th, 2007
Nice to hear from infinity ward, developers should do more of what infinity has done, and make the game experience on the ps3 more enjoyable
- 4:21pm EST - November 7th, 2007
This just proves that companies like EA are just lazy and will follow whoever can make them the most money at the time.If sony ever gets back on top i hope they make EA pay for making terrible ps3 games i.e. framerate then blaming it on the hardware.Blackball them sony.
- 4:23pm EST - November 7th, 2007
Good to hear stuff like this. I might try out CoD4 just because they finally moved from the WWII scenario. I don't normally like war games like these but it might be worth a shot, since it's supposed to be better than GRAW2 and I liked the GRAW2 demo.
- 4:49pm EST - November 7th, 2007
itz been a year...and now developerz want 2 say....hey itz not that bad 2 develope for the PS3.....Square-Enix, Konami, and Insomniac been pushing sayin itz different and the PS3 can make our dreamz a reality!!
- 5:00pm EST - November 7th, 2007
This is why games like COD4, RFOM, Motorstorm, Ratchet and Clank Future, GTA4, MGS4, Killzone 2, GT5 and more are all great or going to be great games, because the developers are not afraid to get there hands dirty and put effort into developing the game, while others (EA) just wine about problems there having, instead of trying to find a solution.
- 5:08pm EST - November 7th, 2007
I hate to sound like a wet rag but...... source?
- 5:24pm EST - November 7th, 2007
this is the third arcticle today, where a dev said ps3 development is easy or fun. SO all that bad press earlier on, was probabley devs feeling stressed on the new hardware.
- 5:44pm EST - November 7th, 2007
a slap on the fat face of gabe newell, that f***ing fat bastard.
- 6:01pm EST - November 7th, 2007
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- 7:23pm EST - November 7th, 2007
its kinda nice hearing news like this. keep it up!
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