Bethesda says it's "very comfortable" developing Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Xbox 360
Posted: 23.09.2011 11:55 by Jamie Davey Comments: 9
Development for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is going well on the Xbox 360, with Bethesda Softworks saying that it's "very comfortable" developing on Microsoft's platform the third time around, claiming that it has some advantages over PC.

In an interview with Edge, game director Todd Howard said that the PC has moved on a lot since the 360's launch, but explained that data management is easier on the console.

"We are very comfortable on 360," said Howard. "Yes, it will look better on PC. The PC has moved on a lot. With the kinds of things we do where we are streaming a lot, even your average hard drive on your average PC these days is crazy fast at ripping data.

"The negative on PC is that there are still a lot of layers of API before you can look at the hardware. So we might be able to get the data faster on PC, but what we do with that data is still easier on 360 and PS3 where we can look directly at the memory registers and do what we want. "

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will launch for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on 11th November, 2011.


By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Sep 23, 2011
As long as they make this game for PC I am happy. I am personally not a fan of consoles, as I feel that most PC games are moving over to Xbox and not being PC games anymore.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Sep 23, 2011
And what's ironic is when they get a PC exclusive us PC gamers don't complain, but if the idea about giving a console exclusive to a PC gamer is brought up, they go in an rage fit... But yes, please do make it look pretty on the PC...
By Jasca_Ducato (SI Core) on Sep 23, 2011
K3Spice: That's because everybody has a PC... so there's nothing to complain about.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Sep 24, 2011
Not everyone has a PC, and very few actually have gaming capable PC's. Out of my current school for example I am 1 of roughly 10 PC gamers. While a console gamer would be 1 out of roughly a few hundred.... So unless you made a mistake... Your logic to me makes no sense.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 24, 2011
Well, we will see what this game is when it comes out. Oblivion was pure and utter console crap for the first three or four months before the modding community had brought it in shape to become a PC game...
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Sep 26, 2011
PC is just the way to go especially if you want to see some amazing graphics. Skyrim will look outstanding on PC, while the console players have to stick with pix-elated graphics.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 26, 2011
Not so sure that it will look outstanding - one disc only on Xbox will mean that they have to work a lot to make the high res textures for PC and so far they aren't talking much about giving the PC much to brag about...
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Sep 27, 2011
Only time will tell then. Still, I am looking forward to playing the game. I am already tempted for Oblivion, but I have spent way too much time on that game.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 27, 2011
An update to remove the shiny faces and make the game run like hell for those with uber power cards can sometimes be enough. Graphics don't have to be "all that". Just looking at Crysis 2 where you sometimes have huge pixelated objects in front of you...
Annoying and then you have such advanced graphic that make it hard to actually spot enemies - you hear them a mile away but shiny squid heads flopping about the place are near invisible...
No - enough graphics would do fine.