Rumour Bust: Dark Sector Never Going to be Canned on PS3

PS3 development was "challenging"

Posted by Staff
Despite rumours to the contrary, SPOnG can confirm that darkSector never came close to being cancelled for the PS3. The rumours emerged following comments from darkSector's producer, Josh Austin of Digital Extremes, who said of the game, "Towards the end we started having some serious conversations about what we were gonna do".

We contacted Josh for clarification and were told:

"The development of Dark Sector for the PlayStation 3 was challenging, but there was never any question that the game would ship on both systems. Dark Sector looks amazing and performs well on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 -- we expect fans will be hard-pressed to find graphical or performance differences between either one."


What stands is the fact that Digital Extremes found the PS3 development of darkSector "challenging". Digital Extremes is not alone in this, joining the likes of Rockstar and EA.

You can read Josh's initial comments here. For more on darkSector, check out SPOnG's dedicated game page.

Comments

SuperSaiyan4 28 Feb 2008 10:39
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'we expect fans will be hard-pressed to find graphical or performance differences between either one'

Yes and all the developers who have been saying that time and time again have been WRONG - Xbox 360 versions have always looked better, better textures and better colours none of that foggy crap and blurryness found in PS3 games, take Turok, Lost Planet and Devil May Cry 4 for example. With DMC 4 someone made up the s**tty excuse that it was like that cos of motion blur - how the f**k do you get motion blur when nothing is moving on screen??? PS fans getting desperate since they know that the PS3 contains and out of date obsolete GPU compared to the superior 360 GPU.
ohms 28 Feb 2008 11:25
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are you bunking off school again?

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Daz 28 Feb 2008 12:53
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SS4 i suggest you research before you post, no one has said anything about motion blur as far as I know, and the Review on IGN even said the 360 version suffers from screen tearing, I couldn't tell you which "looks" better as I don't have a 360 2 identical Tv's next to each other, but i'm sure (according to IGN's review) it's a safe bet that any difference is negligable at best
Bentley 28 Feb 2008 12:57
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What about Burnout Paradise, SuperSaiyan? And the fact that Uncharted and Ratchet look far better than anything on 360? Conveniently overlooked; all you mention is a couple of half-arsed conversions of b******s games (not counting Devil May Cry which is ace but you lied about that one anyway). Turok is arse; Lost Planet is meh, just a bad conversion, and I've no idea what you mean when you talk of "foggy crap" and "blurryness" if you are talking about Devil May Cry 4. What the hell are you talking about anyway, you silly little arsefuck? YOU DON'T HAVE A PS3. So how can you compare them, really? Answer: you don't. It's just knee-jerk reaction fanbabyism; that, or you just believe some bullshit you read on the Internet, "durrr so it mus be tru". You may say the PS3 has "and out of date obsolete GPU" (congrats on your consistently retarded spelling and grammar, by the way) but you conveniently overlook the PS3's internal architecture... sure, it's complex and has caused some developers some problems, but ultimately it will mean that PS3 has the best games of ANY console. Don't pretend you understand the architecture because you obviously DON'T; if the greatest minds in gaming struggled with it, it's unlikely a retarded 14-year-old goth transsexual like yourself (at least that is what everyone assumes you are) has any clue.

Please, someone, isn't it about time this dick got banned? It's the same s**t EVERY SINGLE TIME. I'm all for debate and discussion but this prick's singng that same old tune OVER and OVER again and it puts me off coming here a little. Not quite enough to put me off my favourite site completely, but a little like finding a wart on the arse of a supermodel you're banging. It's strange to find something so out-of-place on something so beautiful, but ignore it and plough ahead anyway. And hope that some day someone will have the good sense to remove it.
Rutabaga 28 Feb 2008 13:14
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Read this and weep SuperSaiyan4:
http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/features/164668.shtml
Svend Joscelyne 28 Feb 2008 14:40
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Rutabaga wrote:
Read this and weep SuperSaiyan4:
http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/features/164668.shtml

Reading the comments to that article makes me cry.
Rutabaga 28 Feb 2008 17:09
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Svend Joscelyne wrote:

Reading the comments to that article makes me cry.

I know it's amazing how many alternate logins SuperSaiyan4 has.
config 28 Feb 2008 19:50
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Rutabaga wrote:
Read this and weep SuperSaiyan4:
http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/features/164668.shtml

I personally think that comparing the same game on the two systems to find out which platform is the better is a fruitless exercise - if there's any difference to be seen, it's simply because one system is the lead and the other suffers from being a shoehorned port. However, it did serve the purpose of poking SS4 in the eye with the gnarly reality stick
dave 29 Feb 2008 01:52
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what are you on about??: DMC4 looks miles better on the ps3 so does COD4 and practically everything else. the textures on the xbox360 just look washed out and nowhere near as sharp or clear. i have both consoles running on hdmi on the same tv so i can make a fair and direct comparison. the ps3 graphics are superior every single time! check out GT5 prologue, pisses over forza and Pgr4 graphics.
derrr 20 Mar 2008 22:19
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supersaiyan4 is a retard
LUPOS 21 Mar 2008 14:52
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dave wrote:
what are you on about??: DMC4 looks miles better on the ps3 so does COD4 and practically everything else. the textures on the xbox360 just look washed out and nowhere near as sharp or clear. i have both consoles running on hdmi on the same tv so i can make a fair and direct comparison. the ps3 graphics are superior every single time! check out GT5 prologue, pisses over forza and Pgr4 graphics.


Do you buy both version of every game in order to do comparisons? I sat in a hotel room with D3 reps and played dark sector for a good 30 min. I played on 360. My friend sitting directly to my right played on a ps3. The same game, same level, and we started at the same time. Aside from the ever present variation in color palet I couldn't notice any real differences.

As for that article...
a) do we really turn to "game pro" for anything? Seriously? That magazine is designed for 8 year olds and I couldn't even tolerate it when I was 8.
b) all of those games that where "better on ps3" where for none graphical reasons.
1.Burnout: servers are better
2.COD4: servers are better
3.DMC4: the sixaxis is better cause r1 > right bumper.... what seriously?! "there's no doubt that the Sixaxis enables better control of the action." Well since he said it so matter of factly it must be the truth. Lord knows no one cares about rumble as it's ever so last gen. Plus xbox controller is s**t for 3rd person games.... ninja gaiden was almost unplayable... o_0

I'm throughly ashamed of anyone using gamepro in a serious discussion of any topic other than "worst game publications evar!".

Now, I've no doubt that the ps3 will continue to fair very well in the comparisons. That's mainly due to the fact that the thing is more difficult to work on. So they spend time making a ps3 game and then easily port it to 360. Way to go sony, making a far more difficult console that's only maybe marginally better in actual performance. Good thinking. And while I'm on about it; congrats on the blu-ray win. Making unfinished players so that all your none playstation3 customers will have to buy a new one in a few months, pure genius. I wish I was half as good at falling upwards as you are.
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PistolPete 21 Mar 2008 17:27
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I really do find myself hard-pressed to agree with Spong's choice not to allow users to 'block' other users comments from appearing on screen. I am all for freedom of speech, or at least I thought I was. Honestly, I took a two month leave of absense from this site purely just to rid myself of the desire to kill that formulates every time I read SS4's spewings! It's so strange - he throws up whatever garbage springs to his ass of a mind but sometimes, if offended deeply enough, retracts and actually says... well, nothing really worthwhile (though, sure enough neither do I most of the time) but at least nothing completely obviously ignorant - then why always revert to the idiotic childish vomit time and time again.

I realise this isn't a forum dedicated to the life and times of a SS4 sufferer, so I'll ask simply, as no review was posted that I could find - is Devil May Cry 4 any good? I loved 1, bought and enjoyed 2 but as it lasted a measly 5 minutes I never gave three a chance.. should I revert with 4?
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