Cerny: PS4 Launch Lineup “is Going to be Stronger Than any Prior PlayStation Hardware
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>Speaking to Gamasutra, the PS4?s lead system architect and Knack developer Mark Cerny revealed:
The launch lineup for PlayStation 4 — though I unfortunately can’t give the title count — is going to be stronger than any prior PlayStation hardware. And that’s a result of that familiarity [of hardware design].
>He added that it only takes “weeks, not months” to port a game engine from the PC to the PlayStation 4, but, further down the road, dedicated console developers will be able to make the most out the PS4.
There are many, many ways to control how the resources within the GPU are allocated between graphics and compute. Of course, what you can do, and what most launch titles will do, is allocate all of the resources to graphics. And that’s perfectly fine, that’s great. It’s just that the vision is that by the middle of the console lifecycle, that there’s a bit more going on with compute.
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>Clyde Mandelin, a professional translator on games including Kingdom Hearts 2, One Piece: Unlimited Adventure and The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King, has offered to give Nintendo the translation of Earthbound sequel Mother 3 to Nintendo for free. Mandelin says he will do whatever it takes to secure an official release of the game here in the West.
>“I realize that localizing a game this size can cost a lot, so if it’ll help in even the slightest, I’ll gladly offer to let Nintendo use my text translation files for any use at all, completely for free. I’ll even edit the files to fit whatever new standards are necessary (content, formatting, memory size, etc.), completely for free. I’ll even retranslate everything from scratch if need be. Just whatever it takes to get an official release out.”
>“In the end, if localizing Mother 3 should ever come up in a Nintendo business meeting or whatever and someone brings up budget concerns or it costing too much, my hope is that someone will at least mention this offer too, even if it isn’t accepted.”