Injustice dev “willing to give up” eight years of work out of love for PS4

Wednesday, 13th November 2013 01:56 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Injustice: Gods Among Us developer NetherRealm Studios is happy to chuck years of effort optimising for the PlayStation 3, because the PS4 is just spiffing.

“At NetherRealm, we loved the PS3. I know some devs really didn’t like the SPUs, but we have a tech team that spent eight years really perfecting that thing. So we had near-100 percent SPU utilization for Injustice,” senior producer Adam Urbano told Polygon.

“That said, we were willing to give it up because the PS4 is so easy. The tools are great, the hardware’s great, it’s super-elegant to work on. So getting code up and running is substantially easier than it’s been in past generations.”

Urbano said the ease of development meant NetherRealm was able to focus on getting the port right, maintaining 60fps and adding advanced anti-aliasing not seen in the current-gen versions.

Injustiuce: Gods Among Us is coming to PS4 at launch in the Ultimate Edition, which is available now in North America and coming to Europe later this month.

The PS4 itself drops on November 15 in North America and on November 29 in Europe and selected PAL territories.



  1. Nephilimator

    Like a boss

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DSB

    Oh gawd. Please just release the fucking things already so we can be free of this bullshit.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. dontbescaredhomie92

    Guess he can retire happily on the money under the table he received from Sony for saying such a comment.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Super Girevik

    With all this talk about their bromance with Sony, I sure hope Injustice for the Playstation 4 will look like a next-generation fighter and not just a 1080p port of the Playstation 3 title.

    Batman deserves nothing less.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. ddtd

    @3 – I wouldn’t say that. The PS4s architecture is easier to develope for right now. That’s not to say that devs won’t be able to figure out how to easily optimize for the X1′s eSRAM, but right now, with most third parties getting their dev kits as late as this summer, that’s a lot for people to get their heads around it.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. The_Red

    It’s said that the PS4 version is just that, a 1080p port plus all the DLC and perhaps some added AA.

    #6 1 year ago

    Ed Boon never said that zatanna was the last DLC character, so maybe the last one gonna be PS4 exclusive..

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Clupula

    @7 – Well, that would suck greatly. Already bought it on PS3. Not buying it again.

    #8 1 year ago

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