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

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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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Vince
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… Read more »

Simon
Simon

RONG!

Mike Craig
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… Read more »

Joshua
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!

AbundantToast
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… Read more »

AbundantToast
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… Read more »

Steve
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

ZepalA
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… Read more »

yggasis
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… Read more »

William
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,… Read more »

Kasjamm
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……

Mark
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…

mike
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.

james
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.

Cindy
Cindy

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

cindy

DOMENICO
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.

mactastic
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

bazzerk
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.

CLOUD
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.

Jordan Dyckes
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… Read more »

Jordan Dyckes
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… Read more »

JIMMY
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!

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