Blur Beta (Xbox 360): The real reason it’s not on PS3

By Posted 6 Apr 2010, 14:08

Are you wondering why the current Beta for Blur is not available on the PS3? The beta is due to open to all Xbox 360 users this week – we have the main reason why it is exclusive on Xbox Live.

The game is currently in closed Beta status, with all the free keys being snapped up in a second. The game is developed by Bizarre Creation, and Gareth Wilson from the team explained the reasons why its Xbox 360 only.

He stated how difficult it is to focus on three platforms (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) at once, without the game crashing every minute, but revealed the following interesting details:

”We just chose Xbox really because it’s the platform that, to be straight, has more online users than the PS3.”

What are your thoughts on this? If you are a PS3 owner, do you think this is a fair reason or not?

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  • JIMMY

    Nope……. bizzare if you read this, you suck! monkey Polyphony digitial all the way GT5 WOOOOOT! xbox can suck it, owned one kept breakin biggest waste of money and microsoft charges way to much for all their products, I mean please 120 bucks for a 120 gig hard drive, everyone is just bias towards xbox becasue it has more conolses out their, just wait till ps3 overtakes than what MOFOs!

    • David

      That’s right james tell dat motherfucker.

  • Jordan Dyckes

    I think it's absolute shameful, this a poor excuse, it shows that they are lazy and i won't be buying this; companys should not be so ignorant.
    PS3 may have less online users, but thats because companys like this result in people buying more 360's, they take Xbox360 as the lead platform and make the PS3 look crap as they don't reach its potential look a God Of War 3 it's epic, way better than any Xbox360 game in graphics.

    I know from experience that i'll never look at the shameful 360, take my money, console always breaks the Hard Drive is small, and expensive; no built in WiFi, Online Costs more than its worth, Ton's of hackers and gltichers, look at MW2 on 360 they edit the Disc; compare to ps3 i'm having fun online, no little gay is running round a lightning speed with unlimited ammo.

    • Amir

      Xbox games have stagnated some time ago in regards to graphics. the only one that looks better since Gears is Mass Effect 2. other then that, most of their games dont see any improvements. Unlike the PS3. Uncharted 2 > Uncharted 1, God of War III > pretty much anything on the market at the moment.

    • Chris

      So then you suppose that us Xbox players get everything, keep inj mind that Battlefield Bad Company 2 only had a beta for the PS3 so don’t be calling anyone ignorant just because you didn’t get one little game that you wanted fucking suck it up its done with

  • Jordan Dyckes

    This a reveiw more than a comment, You'' pay more for an Xbox360 than you will for a ps3 slim, Xbox360 looks cheap, but add or the features ps3's got like WiFi, Blu-Ray, 120GB HDD or you're own not microsoft branded (£100 for 120GB, Get a 1TB HDD for ps3 under £45 and don't worry about it dieing every 2 weeks. MICROSOFT WILL TELL YOU WHERE TO STICK IT, NO MONEY BACK ON XBOX LIVE AFTER WAITING FOR REPAIRS!!!!

    And they've always got to mictake sony, oh look let's make MW2 Stimulus pack 360 timed exclusive cus microsoft givin big bucks ( IT IS WRONG THAT'S NOT HOW COMPANY SHOULD BE )

    I hate Microsoft for the crap that they are, Sony don't go delaying microsoft's products.

    • Nick

      Actually they give u a month free xbox live and you get your console back in a matter of days, pretty good service. You'll be gutted when your ps3 DOES break (if you use it much cos there isn't much to play) & you have to pay double to get it fixed…eventually.

      • Andrew

        Listen to this ignorant fuck. "Nothing to play" on the PS3? Wow. There are a lot more games worth playing on the PS3 than there are on the xbox. Shit, it's a good thing that I got mine for free.

        • David

          But it still sucks anyway

    • Anonymous

      PS3 looks like a george foreman grill…

    • admon

      hmmm i would say cos it sold like 2.5 times more on 360 thats y so most hard core fans of the game are on the 360 who would buy the ad on i would say thats y mostly

  • CLOUD

    Sure, why not. From a marketing standpoint makes sense. Not really into racing games though. As a owner of both next gen consoles, doesnt make a difference to me as long as its released multi-platform.

    • Amir

      Multiplatform games are subpar and lack quality. This one will be no different. GT5 > Blur.

  • bazzerk

    Is it me or are fanboys a very, very, very touchy breed. I do have one question though, where does this love com from for companies who don't actually know who you are and quite frankly don't care either? You should try actually loving something that is alive, objects don't return affection.

  • mactastic

    doesnt appeal to me, cant wait for gt5 but seriously not into car games that much. this gen has changed so much from the last one in terms of buying/bribing exclusive games/features. but xbox was the online console out of the box so it will have more online, id hope? its the devs choice, let them do what they gotta do and if it turns out crap, dont buy it! your choice! coming from a (little prowd) ps3 owner

  • DOMENICO

    yes it seems ps3 owners are a bit touchy when it comes to console disputes but xbox owners are too, what im saying is get both and stop venting your pointless, factless anger on the internet it just makes u look weak.

    • bazzerk

      I don't have either consoles and would love to know where you get the idea that my comment was aimed at just PS3 owners! LOL! You have just gone and proven my point, thanks for that. Why don't you all put your efforts into something more worthwhile and stop supporting these companies as if they were the friend you never had. Get out, enjoy life, carry on playing on your game console, but remember it's not and should not be the most important factor in your life. God Bless

      • Fletch

        Well you did say fanboy which refers to sony users lol. i own both and I repair both. The 360 is alot cheaper then the ps3 and bothhave the same issue with poor design for heat issues and cheap low temp solder. I get about even amounts now adays of xbox 360 red ring and the sony ps3 yellow light of death. Exact same issues. Sony put a blu ray player in which is now obsolete as it is not 3d blu compatible so sony will be behind. Sony also has a weak online community. I have found the 360 to have sharper graphics. more games, less exspensive, easier to upgrade or customize, and overall a much better console dollar for dollar but I would have liked to have seen a built in wireless card with upgrade capabilities. Xbox live has so many promotions I have been on it for over 5 years and have yet to have to pay so thats also a plus.Sony also has one of the worse helkp and tech support services on earth as they really really don't care about customers..Since this will be an online game it makes perfect sense to use the largest available test market there is if your going to do it.

  • Cindy

    GT5 sucks! xbox all the way… anyone interested in some forza add my live id ForlornWarlock

    cindy

    • David

      Yea girllll

  • james

    I think you kids need to grow up, …. it's a BETA, big deal! If you can't see how having more people to test it out is smart from a business point of view, you need to stay in school.

    • Shifty

      This guy knows what he is fucking talking about

      • David

        Yea learn some damn discipline bitches

  • mike

    I own a PS3 and im disappointed in the online multiplayer capabilities. 1 out of 5 games have multiplayer but they suck anyways. i played modern warfare 2 on my fiances xbox and it is way better than PS3's. The makers of Blur are smart to focus on one system. PS3 can take all the single player games, but when it comes to multiplayer games, xbox takes it.

  • Mark

    ”We just chose Xbox really because it’s the platform that, to be straight, has more online users than the PS3.”

    Utter tripe.

    Microsoft has 15m Xbox Live Gold Acounts.
    Sony have 35m PS3 Accounts…

    Every PS3 is capable of playing online, only a subset (45% at last count) of Xbox consoles have Gold subscriptions.

    Sounds like Microsoft are paying off developers still…

    • bazzerk

      Yeah but what would you rather have, 35-million non-payers or 15-million paying fees? If I were a business I know what I would rather have. Your quote is not exactly true though is it, I mean there are actually more than 15-million people who use their xbox 360 online.

  • Kasjamm

    I have an xbox 360 and a ps3 and i must say the ps3 SUXX!!!!!!
    sure it does have better hardware and features but thats due to the original xbox being better than the ps2 in almost every way posssible.
    they had to wait a year after the 360 was released.
    ps3's controllers are absolutely atrocious!!!
    xbox always had better gameplay than the playstation.
    gameplay>graphics(not that it matters bcus there is no significant difference)
    the ps3 doesnt have as many games nor as many GOOD games as the xbox.
    i just use my ps3 as a blu ray and i'm not the only one……

  • William

    To be entirely honest, i own both a ps3 and an xbox 360 and i used to be biased towards the ps3 before i had a 360, simply because i didnt know much about the 360. I have had both for a while now and my honest opinion is that the 360 is far better, at least in terms of online content and connection. When the xbox tells you it needs to update, it does so in under 5 minutes maximum, when the ps3 tells you it needs to update on the other hand, you better go take a shower, make yourself something to eat, read the newspaper, watch an episode of Two and half men then come back to the ps3 and see that its almost done.

  • yggasis

    i like ps3 much better but xbox360's are fine to they have fun games and ps3 has fun games that all that matters right the games are fun and u enjoy playin the games i still like ps3 a bit more cuz the controller isn't so (funky and big/xbox) ( like the joysticks are closer the triggers are easier to get too(ps3) then xbox all around they are both good consoles so but i do like not having to pay on ps3 for online play and stuff but all in all they are great consoles and i know ive said that alot but just trying to get a point across

  • ZepalA

    1 : PS3 has 35 million online users, and XBox has only 15 ! But, with the free PSN, you can have as much account as you want . Not sure there is realy 35 million accounts !

    2 : GT5 is better than Forza ! I've about 90 hours of gameplay on Forza, and about 4 years of waiting on GT5. How can you say it is better, as no one has it !

    3 : PS3 is better than XBox ! Peharps, peharps ! But remember, Microsoft don't remove functionnalities on you product since you bought it. We can't say the same thing about SONY…

    PS : I've the two gaming consoles, so don't talk me about fanboyims.

    • Mike Craig

      You just shot yourself in the foot mate? "GT5 is better than Forza ! I've about 90 hours of gameplay on Forza, and about 4 years of waiting on GT5. How can you say it is better, as no one has it ! " Funnily enough, you can't say that either. Moron. (Waiting DOES NOT EQUAL playtime so think before you speak)

      And what on earth has Microsoft taken away? Please explain – I've got 3 X360's, 1 since 2006, and all I've noticed is added content.

      • C.L. Hunter

        Dude, go back and READ HIS POST. God he was being pro-360 and you talk like he was being anti-360.

        [You just shot yourself in the foot mate? "GT5 is better than Forza ! I've about 90 hours of gameplay on Forza, and about 4 years of waiting on GT5. How can you say it is better, as no one has it ! " Funnily enough, you can't say that either. Moron. (Waiting DOES NOT EQUAL playtime so think before you speak) ]

        If you read that, his point was, all the fanboys saying GT5 is better HAVEN'T PLAYED IT, while he has many hours on Forza, which is OUT.

  • Steve

    Everybody needs to stfu about the PS3…IT SUCKS FACE IT!! The 360 is better than the PS3 is pretty much all aspects. OMGGG PS3 HAS BLU-RAY!! big f'n deal. The 360 is better than the PS3 in online play, graphics, games, dashboard, etc.

    Oh yeah the PS3 controller is god awful…the 360 controller just fits perfectly in your hands, feels great

    • WhoCares

      Here is an example of a completely ignorant pot of ass cream.

      Have you been living under a rock or something? The PS3 surpassed the 360 in terms of graphics pretty much the beginning of last year. And I mean games that made 360 exclusive graphics look like toddler sh*t.

      Games? Again, I'm going to question your relation with a rock. I mean the PS3 has only been hitting these last 2 years in the face with 9+ rated games; one of them being pretty much the most awarded game of this entire generation.

      The PS3 vs 360 controller argument is so subjective that I'm stating the obvious by telling off your dumbass to stop ranting bullshit.

      Online play? PS3 has dedicated servers. Online matches could withstand 60 players 2 friggin' years ago. Guess what? It's reached a point where there's 256 players per match without lag issue. If I recall back when I played the 360, Gears 2 was the laggiest piece of shit out there and many of those matches included just …8… Eight f**king people.

      ZOMG PS3 HAS BLU-RAY, HORADY HOAR. It's important because IT CAN SAVE MORE SPACE for BETTER GRAPHICS [which you argue about], and MORE ELEMENTS TO ADD TO A GAME. Infact FFXIII is a perfect example. Look at the amount of stuff Squeenix had to gimp and cut out from the original concept to compensate for the 360's 3 disc version. Thanks, Microshaft!

      And as for twh dashboard: Who in this God forsaken planet worries about the f**king dashboard…??? You say Blu-ray isn't a big feature yet you complain about the f**king DASHBOARD.

      Why don't you just go jump off a bridge, yeah? Like many other legions of brainhacked fanboys that irritates existence to this day.

      • imWithWhoCares

        amen to who cares. frikin noobs – dont know sh1t

  • AbundantToast

    It appears both factions are very touchy about the "Console War", I do own both but in my personal preference I like the xbox, Just because it is more aimed at fun unlike the Japanesse equivalent which is just "OMFG I CAN'T DIE I MUST WIN, LOL" And what someone mentioned up there, there is not a hacker running about everywhere if you do find one there extremely rare…

    Regardless I still think it is unfair that just the xbox 360 got the Beta even though it is a good markiting descion the game is awesome I must admit, but why not invest in better servers? When the game releases will it crash? It seems to me like the creators are going to end out like EA and there Battlefield releases… Oh my… When Badcompany 2 was released it took just under a week for them to sort it Lol, Anyway… Why don't we all put down our virtual weapons and hatred towards other console users and stride as one, as games should be enjoyed together and no console should be better.

    All my regards
    -AbundantToast (Xboxlive tag)

  • AbundantToast

    It appears both factions are very touchy about the "Console War", I do own both but in my personal preference I like the xbox, Just because it is more aimed at fun unlike the Japanesse equivalent which is just "OMFG I CAN'T DIE I MUST WIN, LOL" And what someone mentioned up there, there is not a hacker running about everywhere if you do find one there extremely rare…

    Regardless I still think it is unfair that just the xbox 360 got the Beta even though it is a good markiting descion the game is awesome I must admit, but why not invest in better servers? When the game releases will it crash? It seems to me like the creators are going to end out like EA and there Battlefield releases… Oh my… When Badcompany 2 was released it took just under a week for them to sort it Lol, Anyway… Why don't we all put down our virtual weapons and hatred towards other console users and stride as one, as games should be enjoyed together and no console should be better.

    All my regards
    -AbundantToast (Xboxlive tag)

  • Joshua

    lol, it's not like most PS3 users will care – the game is gonna be shit – we already have the best racing game in the world comming to us – we've waited ages, admittedly but nothing compares to the realism of the GT series. Blurs graphics rn't brilliant, the physics r poor. GT has the biggest following in racing history – racing drivers use it to memorise tracks before going on them for real – thats how accurate it is, so i say good riddance blur – bring on GT5!

    • >=O

      Well if the racing drivers are going to race on a track they would just go to the actual track and not play on a game. I mean I'll admit the GT's are amazing but there not THAT amazing.

  • Mike Craig

    What an interesting thread, if only to see how hopelessly naive you all are…

    If a company wants to focus on one console over the other that’s entirely up to them! The fact that Bizarre did PGR on the X360, all other reasons aside, that’s a good reason to focus on the X360. And to be fair, I’ve talked to quite a few of the guys at Bizarre, they’ve got easily the best mentality of any company out there – if you lot are complaining about the availability of a game beta, then GO GET A LIFE. It comes out on multi-plaform anyway.

    Also, whichever person (I cba scrolling up) said “if they focus on ps3 they can get god of war 3 quality” or something along those lines, then they’re showing bias to the PS3, which to be honest is no fairer in the other direction. Rather painfully, none of you appear to have any respect for the game developer – times have been extremely hard for quite a lot of companies out there: if they can put a bit less resource into a beta, it means more goes into the game. Which, funnily enough, is the whole point.

    To shut the fanboys up, I own an X360, and love it, but do enjoy the PS3 just as much. If you want to try say one is better than the other, you clearly own it and are trying to defend your choice! I mean fair point, but it’s always going to be a matter of opinion!!!

    So get a grip, stop complaining, and just enjoy the console you bloody own!

    PS: In the vague chance anyone at Bizarre sees this: LOVING the beta, can’t wait! (Hope PS3 and PC users stop being pathetic and get it when it’s released!!)

  • Simon

    RONG!

  • Vince

    Let me throw my two cent into this discussion. If Bizarre HAD created the demo for Sony's PS3, they would have been making preparations for the FUTURE. Let's face it– Sony IS the future. Rather, they decided to focus on the PRESENT. And, frankly there is nothing (wrong) with that. If microsoft is the PRESENT and you want money NOW, Microsoft is the way to go. Sony just can't get a break! They are in the IDEAL position to have the perfect online game right now. Blur would have been that game. But, I have to say, that PSN really does stink. I love the interface of the Xbox. However, it is very BIZARRE that Blur was not released as a demo on the PS3. I believe it would have surpased the amount of players Microsoft currently has. Especially since so many kids are trading their xboxes in for a ps3. Big mistake on Bizarre's part. Oh well.

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