Ubisoft Explains Why The Crew Won’t Be Coming To PS3
With its massive, open world and two hour city-to-city races, upcoming driving game The Crew is clearly designed as a new-gen title. Somehow, though, the development team at Ivory Tower is bringing the ambitious game to the Xbox 360. A PS3 version, however, is not in the works, and an Ubisoft representative explained why.
Kotaku is reporting that Ubisoft has decided not to bring The Crew to PlayStation 3 because it is significantly harder to reverse engineer the game for Sony’s console than for Microsoft’s. While the 360 and PS3 are comparable in power, developers have traditionally seen the 360 as a more flexible, easy to work with system. An Ubisoft rep spoke to Kotaku, stating, “The Crew was originally built for the new generation of consoles, so when we made the decision to port it to the previous generation, we decided to focus solely on the platform closest to the new-gen's technical infrastructure, which is the Xbox 360. We are not currently working on a version for PS3 and are focused on delivering The Crew for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Xbox 360 simultaneously on Nov. 11."
Honestly, it’s more than a little surprising that The Crew can run on either last-gen console, and I wonder just how much of the experience will be diminished in the 360 version. Ubisoft hasn’t explicitly stated that they will never make the game for PS3, but with the current console generation now almost a year old, we’ll soon start to see less and less software released for both the PS3 and 360. If a PlayStation 3 port of The Club isn’t announced in the next few months, there’s a good chance it will never happen.
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