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Rocket League Dev: PS4K Is No Different Than Having Another Platform To Develop For

Will Developers Be Able To Handle Another Console?

Rocket League Dev: PS4K Is No Different Than Having Another Platform To Develop For

Rocket League Dev: PS4K Is No Different Than Having Another Platform To Develop For

 

The PS4K is slowly but surely becoming reality, with rumours and reports surfacing regularly. Although it hasn't been officially announced as of yet, Jeremy Dunham, Vice-President of Psyonix (Rocket League), stated that developing for the PS4K is 'no different than having another platform to develop for' in an interview with Gamerbolt.

A lot of rumours on a more powerful PlayStation 4 have been popping up lately, and although no official statement has been given so far, it appears the PS4K, or PS4 Neo, is authentic. Though developers have openly criticised the concept of an upgraded PS4, the developer behind Rocket League stated that it doesn't really matter all that much.

Rocket League Dev: PS4K Is No Different Than Having Another Platform To Develop For

"It’s really just a matter of whether or not you can support another platform, and that’s really what it boils down to- how the pros and cons of the hardware, or the extra VA time needed, or the amount of new assets you have to build, those are all considerations that all developers have to make, any time they develop for any additional platform, be it Sony or Microsoft or even the iPad," Dunham told Gamerbolt.

It seems it's reasonable to assume that at the end of the day, a new SKU like the PS4K is nothing more than another platform to develop for. If this means trouble for developers comes down to one thing: can those developers support another console?

 

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08-05-2016, 23:52:05

zambutu
I guess I just don't see the big deal. Drop PS3 support and move forward..Quote

09-05-2016, 01:33:07

NeverBackDown
Still more engineering support that goes to literally the same platform just one that is more powerful..
I still think consumers will be more mad about it. Only 3 year old consoles and a new one already? May as well have bought a PC at that rateQuote

09-05-2016, 01:59:33

xnax2802
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Still more engineering support that goes to literally the same platform just one that is more powerful..
I still think consumers will be more mad about it. Only 3 year old consoles and a new one already? May as well have bought a PC at that rate
Well, they should've Quote

09-05-2016, 22:15:58

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by xnax2802 View Post
Well, they should've
I don't disagree!
My friend is pretty annoyed with this new PS4k/Neo(whatever it's called) situation. He told me if he knew ahead of time a new console would come out 3 years later that's more powerful, he would have rathered given me the money to build him a PC.. So that's how I see it, people are gonna get annoyed and mad. I know I am, my ps4 is not a year old to me yet, and now a new one? Waste of money imo. I could understand after 6/7 years a new one, but not even 3 yet? Too soon Sony!Quote

10-05-2016, 04:53:50

SuB
I completely disagree, we were stuck with the 360 and PS3 hardware for FAR too long, Compare how fast things moved back in the 8-bit / 16-bit / 64-bit days...

People were spoiled by having those consoles for too long and in my opinion, the industry as a whole paid the price.

The graphics stagnated and it hurt the progression of graphical fidelity, and instead all they did was try and eek as much as they could from the hardware, which always had a ceiling and had no real innovation. Keeping the hardware on a faster change / update cycle keeps them more current (even if they are behind still) and keeps the platform more up to date and gives people an affordable option for 4k and VR. (because lets face it, to build a 4k PC is going to cost a pretty considerable amount more).

Keeping consoles on a faster refresh cycle is a good thing. People have that kind of disposable income nowadays and it kind of makes sense.Quote
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