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post #11 of 30
Consoles are easier to develop for, given the console APIs have been standard for years now. When DX9 was the norm for PC games it was easier to release console ports because people couldn't really tell a difference. With DX10 it was a bit harder, but with DX11 it's very apparent if a game is a console port (based only on graphics). Developers are spending more time and resources to make DX9 (console) compatible versions as well as DX11 compatible versions. This probably explains the trend lately of releasing DX11 patches after release to make deadlines.

Let us pray that the new console generation is here before DX12 comes out, or else things are really going to be screwy. A DX9 game and DX12 game will be night and day.
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Consoles is where the most money is made so they develop for consoles first then port to pc.
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Maybe not everyone recalls 2007 very well, it was a while ago. Allow me to refresh our collective memories? In late 2007 the original Bioshock came out any many of us thought it was one of the best looking games yet released....
Good valid points and actually, I agree, maybe the OP did exaggerate slightly. And yes, Crysis is a bad example since it is quite a marvelous game (graphically). I really wish I could be optimistic about the development of C2 but these days when it comes to PC gaming the glass is always half empty. Is it unrealistic of me to doubt that Crytek can fix everything that was wrong in the Crysis 2 leak and demo(haven't tried the leak, just seen it) in the short amount of time they have been given?
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No it doesn't... Go play Crysis Wars, right now, max it. Then go max Crysis 2 and tell me that Crysis wars looks WAY better than Crysis 2. Me thinks you are mistaken.
Crysis 2 looks the same, except there are crappier textures, an annoying shaking HUD, and an unnecessary bloom effect
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As Abba once said, "money money money".
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Damn, my FPS dropped from 200 to 199 fps. I'll have to reformat Windows and add another graphic card.

Thats pc gaming for you...
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Console ports still have better graphics than the console versions.
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Damn, my FPS dropped from 200 to 199 fps. I'll have to reformat Windows and add another graphic card.

Thats pc gaming for you...
RROD... Ship to MS £50.. Repair Console..Ship back..RROD..Ship back...Sent back..RROD...NOOOOOO MORE WARRENTY!!

Thats console gaming for you.
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Arent there more to games than just how they look?
Edited by blaze200 - 3/15/11 at 4:31pm
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It's where the money's at. Not everyone has $800-$1000+ to blow on a computer nor are they as computer savvy.
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