Bad News PlayStation 3 fans. It looks like the demo of Mafia 2 you kicked up such a fuss about may not be as far away from the final build of the game as you first thought. Today a member of the interactive marketing team at 2K Games came out and said the final build of Mafia 2 on PlayStation 3 will be missing some key visual features, including the much publicised grass. Full statement can be found below.
When designing Mafia II, we optimized for each of the three different systems the game would run on to make sure the core experience was the best it could be. Because of this, there are some differences from one platform to the next. In terms of the PS3 version, I wanted to clarify a couple points you have been asking about: There will not be highly detailed grass or large pools of blood, the cloth movement is less noticeable than, for example, the PC version, and the visual fidelity in the demo is generally representative of what you’ll see in the full game.
Our aim is to make a cohesive and immersive experience and optimize the game for each platform so that it could run its best. And while there are some differences between each version, I’m sure you’ll find that the core gameplay and the heart of Mafia II remains no matter whether you play on PS3, 360, or PC.
Thanks for your patience while I checked with the dev team on the specific issues you were asking about, and I hope you see you in Empire Bay next week.
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Source | 2K Elizabeth @ The 2K Forums