February 11th, 2008, 13:29 Posted By: Triv1um
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Developer admits to "slight differences" but is "working really hard right now to put them on par graphics wise".
The PS3 version of hotly anticipated FPS Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will not be a port of the Xbox 360 version, its developer has said.
Speaking to VideoGamer.com in an interview you can see elsewhere on the site, Vegas 2 designer Philippe Therien, from Ubisoft Montreal, said that the team is "working really hard right now to put them on par graphics wise" but admitted that there will be "slight differences" between the two versions, including lighting.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2, the follow-up to December 2006's Vegas, features an extended story, a new main character, new multiplayer maps, a sprint option and a CoD4-esque levelling-up system. The PS3 version of the first Vegas game didn't run as well as the Xbox 360 version, suffering from frame rate problems.
Speaking on potential differences between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, Therien said: "It's very important for us that the 360 and the PS3 version are the same. We're working really hard right now to put them on par graphics wise. As far as the gameplay goes it's going to be the entire same product."
However, when pressed on whether there will be any noticeable differences in graphics, he admitted to "slight differences", saying: "The two consoles don't handle everything in the same way. Lighting doesn't come out the same on both consoles. But other than those very slight variations they should be the same graphically."
Therien added: "They're (the PS3 and Xbox 360) very different. PS3 and Xbox 360, it's not the same at all. When we were working it's not like there's a 360 version and it's being ported on PS3, that doesn't really work. So what we did is we split the team in three, we got people working on Xbox, people playing PlayStation and people working on PC. These three teams are working together but in parallel to make sure everything gets to the same point. That's not to say that one console is better than the other, they're just different. We just want people to choose the platform of their choice to play Vegas the way we want them to."
Therien also confirmed that the development team had help from the Assassin's Creed team with Rainbow Six Vegas 2's graphics. He said: "The guys who worked on Assassin's helped us out with presentation." Knowledgeable gamers will know, of course, that both Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and Assassin's Creed were developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is due for release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on March 21
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