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Yeah, I realized that basically what you said - Zip wouldn't exactly have the resources of Blizzard so I edited it.
It's not even developer resources that's the problem...it's system resources. Consoles are terrible at handling large amounts of bandwidth.
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It's not even developer resources that's the problem...it's system resources. Consoles are terrible at handling large amounts of bandwidth.
But even games like FFXI are able to be played on the PS2, I'm sure this can too.
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post #13 of 25
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It's not even developer resources that's the problem...it's system resources. Consoles are terrible at handling large amounts of bandwidth.
Apparently the game is supposed to only load what's happening in the are in a relatively close proximity to you. The whole battlefield isn't loaded the whole time, so it's probably not that much more bandwidth , if any more at all, than other games.

But I want to know more about the game itself. They haven't even said if it will be an FPS or third-person shooter. I hope it's an FPS, but third-person is likely because Zipper used to make SOCOM.

But seriously... 256-person online... I have to go change my pants, brb.

Back. Anyways, I've been waiting for more info about this game. I got excited as soon as I saw this thread, then I read it and it's not that much more info. I'm disappointed
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Apparently the game is supposed to only load what's happening in the are in a relatively close proximity to you. The whole battlefield isn't loaded the whole time, so it's probably not that much more bandwidth , if any more at all, than other games.
Then is it really 256 players?

Sorry, I'm just ultra-skeptical of it at this point. I don't even have a PS3, but I want to see this succeed.

Mainly because I'm craving a Planetside successor
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256 players is quite ridiculous I must say. Especially for a console game. A lot of games don't even have that many players total I think lol. I second the motion to change this game from MAG to LAG.
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post #16 of 25
There wont be 256 players all in one area fighting each other, it's pretty much impossible even with today's hardware and internet structure. It'll be like PlanetSide, a lot of people, but spread out over a wide area, so that the network code is manageable. I believe PS had a maximum of 330 players per map (110 per side, 3 sides), and it really only started to netlag when there were 50+ people in the area.
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post #17 of 25
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Then is it really 256 players?

Sorry, I'm just ultra-skeptical of it at this point. I don't even have a PS3, but I want to see this succeed.

Mainly because I'm craving a Planetside successor
Yes, it is supposed to be. It's an "MMO shooter". Although they are yet to tell if it's an FPS or third person.


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256 players is quite ridiculous I must say. Especially for a console game. A lot of games don't even have that many players total I think lol. I second the motion to change this game from MAG to LAG.
I have heard that it won't load the entire map/level and everything going on. It will only load the area in a relatively close proximity to you, so it doesn't have to load and process all that data from 256 players, plus the objects, and the physics and interactions in the environment, etc. all at once. It will just load everywhere close around you, and as you move it will load the stuff that has come into your area as you move.

That's what I've heard, anyways. So it won't be constantly having to send all of the data of everything going on at once.

But it will still be a pretty good networking feat to get this to work well.
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A press release from Sony trumpeting the firm's pride in the PlayStation 3's 2009 lineup includes the first official word that we'll see God of War III, and the 256-player online battles of MAG later this year.

The February 27 release of Killzone 2 "ushers in an unprecedented year of titles to hit the PlayStation platform throughout the year including the blockbuster exclusives Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, inFamous, MAG, Heavy Rain, God of War III and MLB 09 The Show," Sony writes.

This is the first release window information for many of the games mentioned by Sony, and while unforeseen delays could push any of them back to 2010 or beyond at a moment's notice, it's nice to hear the PS3's biggest upcoming releases are so close to completion.
Quite dissapointed that its not released in PC.

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isnt MAG that HUGE ass multiplayer game? I dont see how it could work unless they sectioned off certain amounts of players to avoid lag.
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Quite dissapointed that its not released in PC.

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true but why would it. its a PS exclusive, has been since release. im glad it still is, platforms need their exclusives.

plus God of War is made to be played on a big screen TV. GoW3 looks SICK.

MLB 09, i tried the demo. seems almost exactly the same as 08. and Uncharted 2 is my next most anticipated title this year after Resident Evil 5.
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