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06-13-2013, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by galvo View Post
Games are built on PC and ported to Xbox and PS3. A PC -> Xbox port is fluid, PC -> PS3 is difficult.
First of all, not all games are built on PC, and not all console games are ports of a unreleased PC version. If that were true then every game would have a PC version just sitting around not earning the developers any money.

Second, PS3 was difficult to develop for because of its hardware, not because it wasn't similar to a PC. A console can have no similarity to a PC and still be easy to make games for if the hardware isn't some weird technology. The Cell processor thing was very advanced, but as a result most developers had no idea how to work with it.

The main point of the PS4 is to make it more friendly for people to develop games on, like how the PS1 and PS2 were.

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