The Conduit headed to the 3DS

Posted By | On 04th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508


Eric Nofsinger, chief creative officer of High Voltage Studios, revealed while talking to Eurogamer that a 3DS version of The Conduit is in development. He said the development is still in its early stages, as the team is currently busy with Conduit 2.

“Now that we’re winding things down a lot of our resources are on pulling this technology over to 3DS,” he said. “We are very much pulling over this engine and this technology on this new hardware.

“We’re still early. The resolution is definitely lower, but the screen real estate is smaller so it balances out. We’ve not had a lot of severe optimization yet, but we’re going to be able to have something very close to this Conduit on the 3DS probably by GDC.

“We’ve got environments from this already up and running around. You can shoot, you can select different weapons and you can see enemies. It runs pretty darn well with full 3D and everything.”

While talking about the multiplayer component, he said the team was very excited about the new, improved Friend Codes. “We’re very excited about that system and what we’re going to be be able to do on it,” he added later.

He said it was different to develop games for the 3DS than to develop them for the DS or DSi. He said developers who wanted a game to have a console experience would prefer the 3DS. “It’s quite different than developing for the DS and the DSi,” he said. “Developers like us that have more of a console experience on GameCube and on Wii are going to be able to take advantage of the 3D better and they’re going to be able to do a little bit more with the hardware than people who are coming at it from the straight DS angle and used to doing more 2D, or very limited 3D, kinds of things… We can be a shining star on this.”

When asked who would be publishing the game, he said the studio was in talks with SEGA. “I would guess that SEGA will be interested. I had a nice conversation just yesterday with their head of artist and repertoire. At DICE, the conference in Vegas that’s coming up, we’ll probably have some more chats.”

The 3DS will be out later next month. Will you people buy it on launch?


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  • aquaman22

    Well i will not be spending 250.00 on a 3DS as cool as it sounds and with all the cool software coming up for it. My hope is that the NGP will be around the same price is Sony is Smart. Also Conduit is a really good game man, I’d love to see that game get ported over to ps3 with HD graphics. I recently heard them on a podcast where they showed off some stuff on conduit 2 through an ipad to the podcast members and they were pretty impressed with what they’ve accomplished so far. so keep up the good work high voltage! Aqua Out

  • Thatruth86

    What the balls of fire !! Nice it was preetty good on wii .. But now to 3ds it would be funny if it looks better on there id cry.. But seems inteeesting knowing its only of its kind on those systems


 

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