Astraea Dev Says Developing For Consoles Is Much More Difficult Than PC

By   /   Jan 13, 2016
Astraea

The intriguing Animal Crossing-esque town manager sandbox title Astraea is looking set to arrive on PS4 and Xbox One, bringing with it hours of fun and entertainment.

The studio of this game, Norwind, has past experience with developing games, but it’s not often that devs tend to term development for consoles as ‘difficult’ to work on.

Norwind’s Brandyn Engbrecht believes so, though. In an interview with GamingBolt, Engbrecht talked about how, compared to PC, it was incredibly difficult to work on building Astraea for console platforms.

“This is my first time building a game for consoles and it has been quite an adventure building Astraea for the console platforms. It’s quite a bit different building on a console as compared to building on PC/Mac platforms. Initially, I found myself having to go back and rework its coding so that it would function properly on consoles.”

The real difficulty came with the network backend for the multiplayer function of the game. Brandyn admits that it was a nightmarish task, but the experience he’s gained will certainly help in the future.

“I also had to completely rework the entire network which was a nightmare! I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience by developing Astraea on the console platforms. All of this hard work has paid off and I can now easily add a new console platform very quickly.”

Interestingly, despite Brandyn’s less familiarity with the PS4, the developer had not been shy in sharing his opinion when asked about his take on Sony charging money for emulating already-owned PS2 games on PS4.

Unlike most users who are heavily criticizing this decision, Brandyn actually sided with Sony in their decision, and predicted this feature to be very successful despite the recent backlash.

 

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Insanely Priced Retro-Games

Top-10 Insanely Priced Retro Games

It goes without saying that video gaming is a luxury and an expensive hobby. While most of the...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Video Games Past

Why Some Video Games Should Let Go of Their Past

We all have favorite video games franchises that we so dearly love the way they are and yet we also...

by   /   Aug 8, 2016
Load More