I don’t actually know what I was thinking when I saw this tweet about a friend of mine and his new PS3. I was just a little confused. Was this a joke? It’s hard to tell in this world that we live in.
The truth is that the more games we play on our PS3, the more likely we are to be playing more games on that console, which means that the games we play get more entertaining. It’s one of the reasons why I have been trying to convince my kids to get a PS3. I want them to have as much free time in a PS3 as I do in an Xbox and also to play a lot of games.
It is true, games are getting more interesting with each generation. The PS3 games on my PC are often better than the same games on my Xbox, and vice versa. You can have games on a console and also a PC.
I played a lot of Xbox 360 games in my early teens, but I never played a game on a PS3 until my teens and even then I was doing it as a joke. I have played a lot of PS3 games since then, but I still find myself having to do a lot of research to find games I like. But now that I have a PS3, I have been able to play a lot of games that I would otherwise not have had the time to.
I love the idea of porting games to a new platform. And that makes me happy. But I am also not a fan of the idea of porting games to a new platform and then having to wait for a patch to get it working, because then that means you’re using the old engine in the game, which is bad if you don’t want to. So now that I have a PS3, I am not going to be doing this porting.
I am not entirely sure how I feel about this, but since the PS3 is so compatible with the old engine, I am not entirely sure if that will change. I could see this being a reason for developers to choose to port to a new console, but I am not sure that I will be choosing PS3 over Xbox360. But if I did, I would at least allow the developers to port the game to the PS3. (And then allow me to play it).
It seems as though most people I know are on ps3, so I would definitely allow them to port. And they would be allowed to play if they wanted to. As long as they made the game themselves. That is, except for the fact that they would have to include the ps3’s compatibility code in the source code, which I doubt they would do.
Yes they would. I don’t know if they’re that afraid of sharing the code, or if they are afraid of copyright holders making the code available to their competitors. But if they don’t want anyone to port the game to the PS3, they should really say so.
The thing is, that is not the case. Most of the ps3 exclusives are completely compatible with the ps3. The only exceptions are the new Halo games and the PS2. So if you have a game that works with your ps3, it’s probably going to work. But that doesn’t mean it will work without ps3 compatibility and that will be a huge problem when they get there.
That said, there are a couple of games that have a lot of PS3 compatibility, but are not portable. For example, the new Dead Island series games are mostly PS3 compatible, but Sony has had some trouble getting them ported to the X360. The latest issue is with the online version of the game. The problem is that the online multiplayer of the game is all PS3 compatible, but the single player is not.