2K officials have confirmed that the PlayStation 3 version of Mafia II will not be as graphically competent as those hitting the Xbox 360 and PC. The sobering news came after fans had raised concerns on the publisher's official forums about the fidelity of the PS3 demo.
Differences from other versions, as explained by 2K Elizabeth
, include the following: "There will not be highly detailed grass or large pools of blood, the cloth movement is less noticeable than, for example, the PC version, and the visual fidelity in the demo is generally representative of what you'll see in the full game.
"When designing Mafia II
, we optimized for each of the three different systems the game would run on to make sure the core experience was the best it could be. Because of this, there are some differences from one platform to the next," 2K Elizabeth continued. "Our aim is to make a cohesive and immersive experience and optimize the game for each platform so that it could run its best."
Certainly a kick in the nuts for players, especially with today's expectations of multi-platform titles performing equally across all formats. The announcement from 2K Elizabeth didn't please fans one little bit, with posts containing messages such as "ps3-owners got screwed ower [sic]" and "We shouldn't support devs who put out inferior versions on our console."Mafia II
is released next week, and is unlikely to see graphical fixes in time for its launch. Fans are asking for a future patch fixing the issues, but so far the company has yet to respond to the request.
The battle rages on for over 50 pages following the official comment. Read the rest
, if you can spare the time and emotional resources.