Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 Internet speed test! ×

Comment Re:Why does it have to be exclusive? (Score 1) 131

Good porting means balancing and mitigating the strengths and weaknesses of each platform. If Console A has less graphical power than Console B, then THAT version might get geometrically simpler models or smaller textures or a lower framerate. If Console C has the juice to perform full physics on a moving car while Console D doesn't, your build for Console D will have a simplified physics model.

That costs a lot more money and time than just focusing all development on one platform and releasing a shoddy port for a second or third, or even less development money is not to release a port at all. Remember that unlike a PC that a great deal of development tools for each platform are platform specific, meaning that even if they don't have to scale back the graphics on a port they still have to expend a lot of effort just to get the exact same thing running at the same quality level.

Slashdot Top Deals

The absence of labels [in ECL] is probably a good thing. -- T. Cheatham

Working...