The Witcher 2 trailer shows changes to Xbox 360 port

In the history of multiplatform games, ports have sometimes been met with some skepticism. If the game was originally for the consoles and was ported to the PC, its developers were sometimes accused of not considering PC controls. If the game is a PC title and was ported to the consoles, it would be called “watered down”.

The first developer diary for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings on the Xbox 360, CD Projekt Red (embedded below) has revealed that the console conversion is being treated differently. Changes include a rewritten renderer for improved performance, new controls, improved camera and new content. See for yourself.

Does this new The Witcher 2 trailer get you excited, or are you still on the fence? We’d love to know what you think.

Max Payne 3 release date announced

 

Max Payne 3Would the real Max Payne 3 release date please stand up? During its earnings report, Take-Two Interactive announced that Max Payne 3 will be launched on the Xbox 360 and PS3 on May 15, 2012. The Max Payne 3 PC release date is scheduled on May 29, a couple of weeks later. These are for North America.

The Max Payne 3 release date for countries outside North America is June 1, although it’s not clear if this encompasses all formats. While Take-Two has finally provided a specific Max Payne 3 release date, there is no absolute assurance that there would be no more delays.

After all, Max Payne 3 was originally scheduled for a March 2012 release, but was postponed.