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Xbox 720 was needed for Hitman: Absolution, current systems held game back

Do you have Absolution pre-ordered yet?
Do you have Absolution pre-ordered yet?

Developers for some big game releases, like "Halo 4," who have commented on the performances of current consoles have had good things to say about it, but there was one developer who believed their AAA title needed the Xbox 720 and Playstation 4.

According to a report from Trusted Reviews on Thursday, "Hitman: Absolution" art director Roberto Marchesi said the Xbox 360 and PS3 "limited the game" and this is starting to show some of "the limitations with the current technology."

He went on to talk about some of the frustrations they had with developing for these systems.

"It’s always a give and take.

"You also have to balance it with the gameplay; is it really a loss to the game or not?

"All the textures will be ramped up twice, the resolution, everything… it’s just going to have more polygons – that’s really just a brute force approach to making great-looking games and in a way it’s much more of a challenge doing it with this current generation.

"Sometimes you have an idea and you think it’s really good but when it gets removed from the game and no-one notices maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to begin with," Marchesi said.

This was one of the first developers to publicly voice his frustrations with current consoles, do you think there others who feel this way, but just won't say it?


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