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Oblivion Headed to PSP & PS3 76

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errorjustin writes "More Pre-E3 news is coming out - Bethesda's 2006 line-up has been revealed, and on the list is are PS3 and PSP ports of Oblivion. Both are currently slated for a November release, which further backs up Sony's insistence that the PS3 will launch in November. A formal announcement is expected in a couple weeks at E3."
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Oblivion Headed to PSP & PS3

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  • Hah! (Score:4, Funny)

    by Knight Thrasher (766792) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @03:51PM (#15199509) Journal
    If Oblivion chugs my AMD Socket 939 2ghz system with a 6800GTX a 1GB of RAM, I can't wait to see what it'll do to a PSP :P
    • Re:Hah! (Score:3, Informative)

      by Nesetril (969734)
      The PSP version is going to be all sprite-based. My source is the advertisement leaflet that came inside the Oblivion box (for PC).
    • Re:Hah! (Score:4, Funny)

      by johnfink (810028) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @04:18PM (#15199754)

      Look, if you can't pony up for the dual-core Athlon [amd.com], and the doubled up GeForce 7900 [asus.com], don't take it out on the game developers. Come on out of the stone age, why don'tcha.

      I just have no tolerance for people that let their technology sit around for months without upgrading.

      • (from Alienware) with 4 gigs of RAM and a nVidia Quadro 3450.

        Now, granted, the Quadro is a top of the line CAD card, and not a gaming card
        but still you'l think that my setup would be able to handle Oblivion without
        hurling.

    • http://elderscrolls.com/games/oblivionmobile_overv iew.htm [elderscrolls.com]
      Bethesda already has a portable version of Oblivion!
      It should run relatively well on a PSP... ;-)
    • My bet is it will be top-down view 2D.
    • You must have something wrong...I run Oblivion on a 939 3000+ with a 256 meg 6800 with a gig of ram at 1280 x 1024 and it runs like a charm. I work in a computer repair center and have for the last 11 years. Most of the time when a game runs poorly on a system that it should run fine on. It's alot of crap running in the background. If you have more than 3-4 icons down in the bottom right hand side, next to your clock you've got too many. (and they should be things like a speaker icon, not messagers or hp
      • I also experience dubious performance with it, not to the extent it's unplayable but enough to be distracting and spoil the game, with an AMD68 FX, 2 GB DDR, 2 x 7800 GTX 256 MB and I don't run anything else in the systray (I only use Windows for games, as it's not suitable for Real Work) and yes it still has performance problems due to an inadequate engine, just like it's pre-decesor Morrowind did.

        This is not due to overly aggressive FSAA, Ansiotropic filtering, multisampling or supersampling or something
      • And what do you mean by "runs like a charm" ? What is your framerate outdoor when fighting two or three NPC at the same time ? If there's a lot of foliage, rain at the same time and if the NPC casts spells I'd say that with your config you should get about 7 or 8 FPS (assuming you play on the default high setting). That's what I get and I have a better computer than you.

        Oblivion has some serious performance problems.

        BTW... I'm a computer consultant (for about 13 or 14 years now) so you don't impress me with
        • well i haven't looked at frame rates..i just know it doesn't chunk..looks smooth outside in the rain fighting a couple of npc's. Not sure i like the attack on computer repair center techs. I will agree alot of them are a+ certified morons, doesn't mean we all are. Also getting a game to run right sometimes has alot to do with the ver of drivers that you are using, and what brand of hardware you are running it on. If the original poster is running it on a cheap motherboard, or on a "big store box" not bu
          • What I was trying to say is "looking smooth" for someone may be "slideshow" for someone else. The original poster may have a better framerate than you and still thinks Oblivion is a slideshow. My personnal limit is 20 FPS. Type tdt from the console and look at your framerate (or use Fraps). Compared to other games with similar graphic quality, Oblivion is really bad.

            As for attacking repair center techs, this was not my intention. But as you said yourself, "a lot of them are a+ certified morons". Don't try t
  • with Oblivion no longer exclusive to the xbox360, the Console Wars are totally going to be a dogfight. However, they should have done the PS3 version first, so that the xbox version could get parallelized better (and make a better use of the power triple core)...
  • by Nananine (967931) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @03:51PM (#15199519)
    My PSP will potentially run Oblivion better than my current rig. I cry.
  • by kevmo (243736) on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @03:54PM (#15199545)
    "Both are currently slated for a November release, which further backs up Sony's insistence that the PS3 will launch in November"

    Yea, and Oblivion was originally slated for release on the 360 for LAST November, but we all know how that ended up.
    • Well, this time the game is actually done. Basically everything but the engine (scripts, graphics, sounds, all the quests etc) is already done. I don't see why they couldn't actually port the engine to the PS3 in the next 5-6 months. It's not like these new consoles have that big restrictions performancewise compared to PC that they need to be mega-optimized (like in the case of Max Payne and 64MB of memory of xbox).
    • The system came out on time and the game didn't?

      If it turned out the same way for the PS3 version, wouldn't you be validating the assertion instead of countering it?
    • You forget one slight thing...Oblivion wasn't done back then.

      And now it is complete.
  • I really want to get excited about the idea of Oblivion on a portable console. I've come to a point where I enjoy handheld gaming just as much, and sometimes more, than I do gaming on either my monitor or console. That said, it's really hard to get excited about such a big game being ported to the PSP given that the thing tends to get bogged down by disk access. If it weren't for that issue, I might own one already because, damn, the graphics on the PSP look great. :)
  • Oh cool (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 25, 2006 @04:20PM (#15199774)
    Maybe by the time Oblivion comes out on the PS3 all the bugs will be fixed.

    And hey, Oblivion makes perfect sense for the PSP, becuase Oblivion is chock-full of the one thing the PSP really excels at-- load screens!

    Anyway, things are looking really, really bad for the 360 on the exclusives front, honestly. The 360 had what looked like an impressive or at least sizable runup of coming games a year ago, but it's now looking like basically everything the 360 has either has a PC release already, is getting a PC release eventually, or is getting a PS3 release eventually. It looks like pretty much all the 360 has left for exclusives is Halo 3 and Gears of War. And as Halo 1 and 2 show us, all we have to do is wait a year or two and Halo 3 will come out on the PC as well. After the number of exclusives which have jumped ship already, the exclusivity of the ones that are left is in serious doubt. For example I wonder how long Gears of War will stay exclusive..?

    This is a problem, because the 360 can't fall back on being "the multiplatform games system" as easily this time. Almost none of the really important XBox 1 games were exclusives. But that was okay, because whenever a game came out for multiple systems, the XBox 1 version was invariably the best; so the XBox formed this nice little niche where it had a variety of standout versions of the best games for the PC and PS3 of the time. The 360, though, will be either matched or surpassed in power by the PS3, so the 360 won't have this advantage that the XBox had. The 360 version of [insert game here] will vaguely lag the PS3 version in quality, instead of the other way around. Microsoft has abandoned the niche they held last time. Instead the 360 is basically settling into the niche of, it's the system for the hardcore PC gamer who doesn't want to bother maintaining a PC. I'm certain the 360 will serve this niche very well, but I somehow doubt this is a niche likely to grow much over the next 3-4 years...
    • Re:Oh cool (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward
      Your assertion that PS3 games are always going to be at least equal or superior to 360 games is entirely presumptious- only backed up by Sonys' infamous hyperbole, or by making a 'theoretical' comparison of 'potential' hardware performance only.

      This discounts the 360s other platform benefits like superior development tools, a proven internet platform with Live instead of 'Yes we'll have the same features that have taken you years to develop in a month and they'll be much better!' thread-bare promises from S
  • I hope Oblivion on a PSP is hugely reworked to just preserve the essentials (like the Oblivion mobile phone game). Otherwise, mostly due to the excruciatingly slow access times, I view jamming Oblivion into a PSP much as I view cramming a an entire magnum bottle of fine wine up my ass.
  • With all due respect to Bethesda (Oblivion's the best thing to hit 360), they are quite known for their delays. From the complete Elder Scrolls series, to even Pirates of the Carribean on the standard Xbox; they never make their proposed date, and it's usually months, not weeks before the product sees the light of day. If a PS3 version becomes a reality, my guess is first quarter of 2007 -- oh, and hopefully there will be a PS3 to play it on by that time.
  • by Allison Geode (598914) on Wednesday April 26, 2006 @12:02AM (#15202397)
    excerpt: The unconfirmed but authentic-looking release list...

    translation: gamasutra got played.
  • by DeeDob (966086)
    There are so many rumors and people claiming to have proof concerning Oblivion on PS3 that i'll beleive it when i see it...

    http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/703/703224p1.html [ign.com]

    Basically:
    "At present we have no announced plans to bring Oblivion to any platforms other than PC or Xbox 360." - Bethesda staff Let's wait before "official" news come in before we get hyped about Oblivion on PS3.


  • Fully patched, ready-for-release, version of Oblivion heading to PS3!

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