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Old August 18, 2011, 05:15 AM
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Blizzard Is 'Very, Very Serious' About Diablo for Consoles

Glad to see Blizzard cares about modern gamers these days, seems everything they are releasing now is designed to play on things 8-10 years old now...
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Old August 18, 2011, 07:48 AM
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Unfortunately, that's just the way things are these days. The majority of people have a computer that's "good enough" for them, which dates back 3-5 years. I don't see this changing anytime soon, either. Why create a game that people won't spend the money on hardware for? Think about Crysis...

Anyway, it does suck. Huge ones. But the Diablo 3 demonstration videos that were released some time ago already had mediocre graphics. Do the people that play WoW worry about graphics? Not really. In fact, I think Diablo 3 looks a lot like it.

EDIT: It's also a reason why the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii have been around for so long, because they provide "good enough" graphic quality, and supposedly it can still be improved.
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Old August 18, 2011, 01:22 PM
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Consoles are based on hardware whose capabilities would be considered years obsolete in the PC world. The PS3's RSX is built off the G71 core (78-79xx), and the ATI Xenos chip in the Xbox 360 is in the same family as the X1900 cards.

So writing a game to work with old PCs and with consoles is not much of a stretch.
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