PS4 Could Get The Same Performance of PC With Nitrous
We’ve already introduced the wonders of the Nitrous Engine, and while much talk on this new engine has been focused on the PC side (mostly because of the Mantle support voiced by developers Oxide Games), today new information surfaced indicating that even console players should be able to witness the same amazing battles – that is, if they own a PS4.
Speaking with Game Informer, Stardock‘s Brand Manager Adam Biessener said:
We’re actively pursuing console development. We’re fairly confident that we’ll be able to get this kind of performance on PS4 as well
It’s interesting, although not quite surprising that he wouldn’t mention Xbox One at all, since the consensus in the industry is pretty clear now: PS4 hardware is stronger, although how much exactly varies depending on whom you’ll ask.
There might be other reasons to prefer PlayStation 4 as well: Nitrous Engine has been built to recreate battles with thousands of units, which generally are reserved to strategy games, a rare genre on consoles. However, the touchpad on DualShock 4 controller might be helpful in handling these types of situations.
Nitrous has been confirmed as the engine of choice for multiple games in development at Stardock, including Star Control and Galactic Civilizations III, although apparently Oxide is also working on a game of their own.