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Splash Damage boss: Halo 2 clans “kicked my ass”

Wednesday, 9th September 2009 12:52 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Splash Damage head Paul Wedgwood may be an expert at PC FPS, but his experiences of sorting out console control for multi-platformer Brink left him bloodied.

“I went out and played with some of the pro clans, in games like Halo 2 and stuff, and they just kicked my ass,” he said, talking in a VG247 interview. “Absolutely annihilated me.”

He added: “I could see that that skill they had achieved on an analog controller was similar to the skill we’d achieved as mouse-and-keyboard players.”

Splash Damage had to create a proprietary control method for Brink called SMART, in order marry PC, 360 and PS3 interfaces.

“It’s the idea that it’s not on autopilot,” he said. “It’s not 1,000 entities placed telling the game what you can and can’t do.

“It’s just simply a fluid, platformer-style interface that involves real-time traces out across the environment that figure out what you could do if you’re near something.”

Hit the link for the full chat. The game’s out early next year, published by Bethesda.

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  1. Phoenixblight

    Uh oh

    #1 5 years ago
  2. endgame

    yeah, sure, console players r so pro and still no one makes any cross-platform games.. gee i wonder why!?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Lutz

    endgame: Licence issues.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. pleasant_cabbage

    Because console player pwn the pc snivellers so hard, all the pc noobs cry salty tears of shame? ;)

    OR, maybe it just takes too long and incurs extra expense for no additional pay-off for the dev/pubs?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Shadowrun…worse game ever..

    #5 5 years ago
  6. endgame

    Phoenixblight did u play that on pc or console? ’cause i heard that they dumbed the pc version to sh1t and back just to give the console players the slightest chance.. :p

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Eon

    Endgame: How the hell does that make sense? That’s the equivalent of saying a pro racer in a Vauxhall Corsa has no skill because a guy in a Maserati MC12 beats him in a race.

    #7 5 years ago