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Far Cry man’s “worry” over PS3 dev turned to “positive surprise”

Monday, 11th February 2008 12:43 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Speaking here, Ubisoft Montreal technical director Dominic Guay has admitted the company’s concern over moving Far Cry 2 to PlayStation 3.

“We were somewhat worried by some of the reported high complexity of developing for the PS3″, he said, “but the raw processing power is impressive.”

Any worries the team had initially appear to have turned into promise as R&D work went on.

“One thing that we realized pretty quickly as we started R&D on PS3, was that the hardware architecture had a very nice fit with some of our technical design decisions,” said Guay. “We were positively surprised by how efficient the SPUs were to do such things as run our vegetation simulation, our animations or our physics systems. So while it did require quite a bit of R&D to understand how to use the system correctly, once we started having results we saw that it was a very capable console and that FC2 could run on it.”

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  1. DrDamn

    Headline is a bit deceptive. Far Cry man was worried, but now positively surprised” by PS3′s complexity.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. patlike

    That’s fair enough. I’ll change it.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. patlike

    Done.

    #3 7 years ago
  4. DrDamn

    Ta :).

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

    In even better news, the game’s being developed by Ubi Montreal, not Crytek, and isn’t even running on CryEngine. So who’s a fucking idiot?

    #5 7 years ago
  6. El_MUERkO

    Crytek developed Far Cry but Ubisoft own the rights to the name.

    Far Cry 2 is being developed by Ubisoft in Canada using their own brand new engine.

    Crytek developed Crysis and if they’re porting anything anywhere it’ll be Crysis to 360 and PS3.

    Far more likely is the fact Ubisoft are porting Far Cry 2 to the different consoles as it’s already been advertised as a multi-platform game where as Crytek have only displayed some tech demos of their engine running on the 360/PS3.

    #6 7 years ago
  7. patlike

    Yep, cheers. Sorry, I got that completely wrong. Brain-fade, there.

    #7 7 years ago