#1 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

Yes? No? What do you think? No poll. Because the Pulp/Non-Pulp guy ruined it for all of us today. Someone will end up in a physical fight, I bet.

#2 Posted by believer258 (12204 posts) -

On PC's? Yes. For PC's? No.

#3 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -

..Games are developed on PCs yes. Did you think Dev's sat there with a controller developing things?

#4 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

Hahaha.

#5 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

Aren't all games developed on PCs? You'd be hard pressed to code a game with a controller.

Also yeah people don't know how to properly word polls and they come off as kinda dumb and biased. That's not new and will probably never change.

#6 Posted by AuthenticM (3805 posts) -

Well they are certainly not developed on Macs.

;)

#7 Posted by Pr1mus (3950 posts) -

Tralse

#8 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

ALL games are developed on PCs.

#9 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

According to Bungie, they develop their games using "Workstations". Jeff said they didn't want to call it a PC when he was there for Destiny. For some reason.

#10 Edited by 71Ranchero (2833 posts) -

My uncle that works for Sony told me that all future game development for the new platform will be done on a Net Yaroze.

#11 Posted by NoRemnants (386 posts) -

@funkydupe: A "workstation" is just a PC. They didn't want to say it was running on PC because then people would think it was coming to PC.

#12 Posted by rpwll (87 posts) -

Okay, let's clear this confusion up. Development of console games is predominantly done on PCs, however this doesn't mean the PC is capable of running the result. While PC-based IDEs, debugging tools and compiler toolchains are used, the compiled executable must be linked against the platform's SDK and run on a development kit provided by the platform vendor—for reference an Xbox 360 dev kit is pictured to the right.

Keep in mind I might not have the facts 100% correct here, I'm an iOS / web developer, not a game developer.

#13 Posted by BeachThunder (12428 posts) -
@mikkaq said:

Aren't all games developed on PCs? You'd be hard pressed to code a game with a controller.

Well, maybe they could try using Kinect to code via the use of interpretive dance...

#15 Posted by 71Ranchero (2833 posts) -

@mikkaq said:

Aren't all games developed on PCs? You'd be hard pressed to code a game with a controller.

Well, maybe they could try using Kinect to code via the use of interpretive dance...

Its been done. Thats how they developed Cargo! The Quest for Gravity.

#16 Edited by Grand (52 posts) -

Lies. Everyone knows that video games are forged in the fires of MOUNT DOOM, using unicorn tears, leprechaun gold and CHILDREN'S DREAMS as materials. They are then shaped by smashing thousands of innocent nyan cats against them, on an anvil made entirely variations of the words "LOL" and "noob" which was chained into servitude by the powers of failure and mounted on captured trolls on loan from 4chan's /b.

#17 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3997 posts) -
#18 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

All games ever are developed on PC's.

#19 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

The Android SDK has been ported to work on Android devices, so if you were really desperate to make an Android game but didn't want to buy a computer you could do it that way.

But it's not a console, so no.

#20 Edited by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

So software conceived on a PC, and probably tested and iterated upon a PC throughout the development process can not be played on a PC? That makes sense!

Are all "console only" restrictions simply someone high up in a company saying we do not want this console game to come out on PCs because we need console exclusives to sell our branded hardware - so programmers just add a little bit of code structure there to avoid it ever being possible?

"Uncharted is an action-adventure third-person shooter platform video game series developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation consoles"

I'd like to play all games on all systems then. I'd like to choose whether I want to sit in my couch and play using my new PlayStation, or in my room hunchbacked over the keyboard and mouse depending on the game and mood.

Make it so! *waves hands in the air*

#21 Posted by Branthog (5597 posts) -

So software conceived on a PC, and probably tested and iterated upon a PC throughout the development process can not be played on a PC? That makes sense!

Are all "console only" restrictions simply someone high up in a company saying we do not want this console game to come out on PCs because we need console exclusives to sell our branded hardware - so programmers just add a little bit of code structure there to avoid it ever being possible?

"Uncharted is an action-adventure third-person shooter platform video game series developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation consoles"

I'd like to play all games on all systems then. I'd like to choose whether I want to sit in my couch and play using my new PlayStation, or in my room hunchbacked over the keyboard and mouse depending on the game and mood.

Make it so! *waves hands in the air*

I'm not entirely sure of your logic. You can write a movie manuscript on sheets of notebook paper, but that doesn't mean you can watch movies on sheets of notebook paper. You're talking about entirely different ecosystems and frameworks between each console, Windows, Linux, OSX. There are very few "write once, run everywhere" languages and I'm not aware of any in the game world.

(Okay, Java is write-once-run-everywhere, except in actual reality.)

#22 Posted by DonPixel (2628 posts) -

LULZ!

#23 Posted by Grimluck343 (1160 posts) -

@funkydupe Think of it this way. Your PC doesn't have a cell chip in it like the PS3. You can still develop PS3 games on the PC but your PC is not capable of running that game because it doesn't have the same kind of processor. So to run the game you have to move it over to the PS3 devkit to run it.

#24 Edited by hawkinson76 (376 posts) -

While the OP is a little confused, this reminds me of similar issues from my youth: What computer system is used to develop a given console/arcade game. Mostly arguments over the use of the Amiga (Street Fighter 2) or SGI workstations. In hindsight, it was a silly question, and I'm glad it hasn't resurfaced.