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5 Games That Were Held Back by Console Hardware

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The Witcher 3

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In light of recent news from developer Obsidian that Fallout: New Vegas was held back technically and creativity by console hardware during the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 generation, here are a few other games that have also been limited by console ports.


CD Projekt confirmed to Eurogamer leading up to the release of The Witcher 3 that the game was indeed held back somewhat by its console brethren. It was a necessary evil, according to company co-founder Marcin Iwinski, who states that if the game didn’t release on consoles, the studio wouldn’t have had the necessary resources for development. If the sequel would have released exclusively for PC, however, more could have been done from a technical standpoint.

“Developing only for the PC: yes, probably we could get more as there would be nothing else – they would be so focused, like if we would develop only on Xbox One or PlayStation 4,” Iwinski stated. “But then we cannot afford such a game.”

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