Not this debate, what are we in 2005 again?
The 360 is more than capable of running XIV, it would be easy to port too. In fact if anything the Xbox 360 will look visually better, because it has more RAM than the PS3, which is what the developers were quoted as saying was a big problem for them. The 360 has the equivilent raw power of 6 cores, which is only 1 usable less than the PS3, and still 2 more than the average mid-end PC.
Anyway regardless of that, its hard to tell with the new producer. He could happily give in to Microsofts demands of a Gold sub for all we know amd that'd be problem solved.
If he remains adamant they we shouldn't be two subs to play a game, however, it will all depend of the PS3 launch. Microsoft aren't gonna bend out of their way to put a game that they think is gonna bomb on their console.
Oh and Besieged crashing had nothing to do with overheating. Not in the slightest. If it did it wouldn't happen on the newer models due to the fact they don't overheat, but it still does. It was just ******** coding.
Oh and one more thing, don't expect the PS3 version to look anything like the PC version. They said the same thing about XIII looking exactly the same, and look how that turned out.
Edited, Feb 13th 2011 6:27am by ditx
Edited, Feb 13th 2011 6:29am by ditx
As people have already said the 360 firmware isnt much differant to windows where it matters, i mean 360 even uses directx for games, because of this it would have been hard to port the ps2 verson of xi to 360, but would have been easy to port the pc verson, and the pc verson never crashes/locks up. I could imagine that SE would have used the pc version to port xi to 360 because it would only require minimal coding and they would have known that.
XIV on 360 wouldnt be a pleasent experiance the main problem with 360 is that it just sucks compared to ps3 and pc the cpu would be ok for it just the graphics card wouldnt be up to par to offer what ps3 and pc could offer, and it would ultimatly not look anywhere near as nice and would lag alot, my laptop has the same speed gpu as 360 which is 500Mhz, and xiv does lag alot and I can only run it on low-medium settings.
No matter how fast a cpu is, if there is one bottleneck in the specs it would lag alot.
in short no there shouldnt be a 360 port, there would just be alot of trolling about how bad it runs.