Any chance for a console port?

Field of Glory II is a turn-based tactical game set during the Rise of Rome from 280 BC to 25 BC.
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Any chance for a console port?

Post by Grimnirsson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:10 pm

Hi,

I know that Slitherine published games for consoles and the Galactica game is also planned for these platforms, so...what about FoGII on the PS4?

Would play great on the big screen and can't be that hard to port over I suppose (and my NB is always melting when playing games ;) )

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Re: Any chance for a console port?

Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:27 pm

Currently the engine is only PC. It's something we'll think about but its a fair way off if we do decide to go down that route!

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Re: Any chance for a console port?

Post by Grimnirsson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:53 pm

I see. But I wonder, isn't it rather easy to bring games on a console now since their architecture is actually PC like? The days when consoles had their very special system and ports were complicated is over, no? Just curious :)
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Re: Any chance for a console port?

Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:58 pm

I wish that were true. If you use a middleware engine like Unity then yes its easier. That creates a lot of other issues though and we don't use it here as we wouldn't be able to make the game as good or as fast if we did. We also wouldn't be able to make it mod friendly.

It would take a lot of work to port the core engine, then you have to port the whole UX/UI so its a major job. Add on to that all the console requirements and you have a pile of pain :)

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Re: Any chance for a console port?

Post by Grimnirsson » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:40 pm

Hm...ok. Thanks for your reply Iain. :)
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Re: Any chance for a console port?

Post by Rosseau » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:12 am

Ten years ago, one might question buying a PC for gaming. But with all the good stuff out there now, and good PC prices, it is worth it. I also use my PC for "work." Never got into consoles cause no kids at home. But obviously I am preaching to the choir :wink:

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