Yakuza Restoration Has A “Little Bonus” For Fans That Have The PS3 Games

By Cheng Kai . February 18, 2014 . 2:35am

On February 22nd, Sega will release their next Yakuza game in Japan, titled Yakuza Restoration. Like the Yakuza Kenzan! games, Restoration takes place in a historical Japanese setting, and will be released for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

 

Siliconera recently had a chance to speak with Yakuza series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi about Yakuza Restoration, and asked him about the major differences between the two versions of the game. Nagoshi began by clarifying that it was more of a coincidence that discussions of the PlayStation 4 launch had begun as Restoration was being developed.

 

“This was fortunate for us, and when we realised that we could release Yakuza Restoration as part of the PS4 launch line-up, we put in a lot of work to make it in time for it to happen,” Nagoshi said.

 

With regard to the effort that went into the PlayStation 4 version of the game, Yakuza Restoration director Daisuke Sato pitched in with a few thoughts of his own.

 

“The biggest challenge we had with developing the PS4 version was in trying to incorporate elements that would best utilise the unique features of the platform,” Sato said. “With that process, we’ve also received quite a bit of suggestions and requests from SCE for the game, as it’s a PS4 launch title, in order to best showcase the PS4′s features. So this was the aspect that we worked particularly hard on.”

 

“I guess I’ve got something to add too,” Nagoshi offered. “With high performance hardware comes the ability to make things more expressive. And the more time the modelers are able to pump into doing so, the more expressive the results we’ll be able to get. However, we do have a limited development budget and time. So from a producer’s standpoint, deciding how much of the hardware’s high performance we should take advantage of was particularly difficult.”

 

With that in mind, the key differences between the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of Yakuza Restoration come down mainly to differences in visual quality.

 

“With regards to the differences between the PS3 and PS4 versions, well since the horsepower on the PS4 is roughly ten times of that on the PS3, the graphical output is greatly enhanced on the PS4, and more effects could be rendered, allowing for a better-looking picture,” Nagoshi shared. “And also, this also has an effect on the battles in the game as well, which play out with a level of smoothness that is only possible on the PS4.”

 

[Note: Yakuza Restoration will run at 60fps on PlayStation 4, but not on PS3.]

 

“But with that said, it’s not like the PS3 version is an inferior product either,” Nagoshi elaborated. “Even with the PS3 version of Yakuza Restoration, development only began after we were done with Yakuza 5, so at the very least fans can expect improvements in the PS3 version of Restoration over Yakuza 5.”

 

“We also didn’t want gamers to, upon playing both versions of the game, feel that the experience on the PS3 is just nowhere as good as that on the PS4, so we took extra care during development [to ensure that even on the PS3, you are not getting an inferior experience].”

 

That having been said, the one area in which the PlayStation 3 version has an edge over the PlayStation 4 version of Yakuza Restoration is bonus content. Nagoshi revealed to Siliconera that, if you have save data from past Yakuza games on your PlayStation 3, you’ll receive “a little bonus” within the game. This will not be possible on PlayStation 4.


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  • Lucky Dan

    “Yakuza Restoration will run at 60fps on PlayStation 4, but not on PS3″

    I just wish the companies stop keep spouting this, you know if they make a claim like this people will make sure it does by putting through it’s paces. S-E/Sony or whoever ensured that Tomb Raider ran at a native 60 fps but Eurogamer put it to the test and it was proven it didn’t except for cut scenes.

    • MaximDualBlade

      get the ps3 version then. Same price

    • Letrico

      Er what?

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-01-23-tomb-raider-definitive-edition-is-60fps-on-ps4-report

      http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-tomb-raider-definitive-performance-analysis

      Yes it does run with 60fps with dips during gameplay. They never said anything about frame locked to 60fps. They did not even confirm it wil run in 60fps. Please do not spout your speculation as a fact as that will mislead people.

      Watch the video again and come back and try again.

      • Lucky Dan

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eAmBQVsN6E

        Sure try again took me 1 second to type this at youtube.

        • Letrico

          Try again bro. The airplane slide is not a cut scene, it is a gameplay. Sigh says the kid that doesn’t even play the game.

          Also why are you ignoring my point? SE did not confirm 60fps. They only confirmed 30fps.

          Try harder?

          • Lucky Dan

            Dude they said it would run at a native 60 fps, throughout the entire campaign in all gaming articles from Edios, Square has to take some responsibility because they are the parent company. They should not spout that it runs a native 60 fps throughout the entire game a better headline should be.

            Tomb Raider Definite Edition runs at an better frame rate than the Xbox ONE version. Even your articles at Eurogamer links SAYS THAT.

          • Letrico

            And back to my point again. They never said it will run native 60 fps in ANYWHERE.

            Yes TR DE runs better frame rate than Xbox ONE version. Never did they say native 60fps. All that was said that their minimum is 30fps and anything above that is gravy. I have been searching and searching for articles regarding fps even before the game release to the day it was released and no one ever confirms NATIVE 60fps.

            You can’t even find a proper article to fight back except your own speculation so please. Shut up.

            EDIT:

            Quote the line where they says native 60fps please

          • Lucky Dan

            Read the headlines in your Eurogamer articles then come back to me, it’s false advertising either way, everywhere in youtube, gaming article etc says it even in google you type it links appear everywhere with headlines.. Take an analogy if say I’m gonna pay you 60 bucks and give you 40 bucks for your work cause you done your job but not good enough you would have a tribunal up my ass faster than you hello

            Edit: I’m watching this you know Letrico, your using bots to upvote your comment and down vote sigh nice

          • Letrico

            Er no? I dont even know how to bot downvote.

            Btw. No the headlines is not false advertising. PS4 DO have better frame rate than X1. X1 frame rate is capped at 30fps while PS4 is capped at 60fps and can achieve higher frame rate. No lies nothing. Pure numbers shown even in the article.

            You said SE said it will be native 60fps. False
            You said eurogamer show that it will only achieve 60fps during cut scene. False.
            You said it is written everything in every article. False

            Please find concrete proof to back up your false speculation and come back again. Find one article saying about native 60fps BY SE/Eidos.

            Come back to me after that.

          • Lucky Dan

            http://www.neogaf.com/foru/showthread.php?t=756518

            There you go from the horse’s mouth, average 60 frames per second but corrected themselves but your gonna deny it anyways. Concerte proof I google Tomb Raider Definitive Edition runs at 60fps look at the first 10 results, almost every result shows up saying its runs at 60fps or coded to run at 60fps

            What was it’s selling point? Tomb Raider Definitive Edition runs at 60fps at 1080p, one would assume it run like throughout the entire game but you should put yourself in eyes of an average joe, not a core gamer and this is what it’s main selling point is. You and I are not going to buy it unless we love the game/ haven’t obtained it through past generations
            but this is kind of marketing which is prevalent everywhere

          • Letrico

            …. Did you not understand my question?

            I said BY SE/Eidos. Not some random “Verified sources close to Rocket Chainsaw”. Who the hell is the verified sources? Someone from SE/Eidos? No. Probably the janitor that works there maybe.

            Come on dude you are making fun of yourself out here.


            Executive Producer Scot Amos confirms on GamesRadar LIVE Q&A:
            [time stamp 50:35] http://www.twitch.tv/gamesradar/b/497373767

            Q: Soooo, ah FPS?

            A: So looking here this is the PS4 version running at 60FPS. So again, at 1080P. That’s awesome for us to be able to showcase, because when you get your hands on it…. You feel it for sure. And when you’re looking at it, you’re like, yeah, thats badass.”

            Note time stamp 50.35. Scot Amos did not say the whole game is constantly NATIVE 60 fps. He was pointing at that moment of the video and showing off 60 fps at that scene.

            Come at me bro.

          • Lucky Dan

            Nah that’s enough we could spend pages running our mouths off,you have your stance and I have mine its done that’s enough a mod is just gonna tell us to shut up.

          • Letrico

            It’s not even a stance it’s just facts.

            Anyway let’s just end this. Other commenters will vote it btw I have no idea wtf is that bot voting thing. First time I’ve seen one.

          • Lucky Dan

            http://www.neogaf.com/foru/showthread.php?t=756518

            There you go from the horse’s mouth, average 60 frames per second but corrected themselves but your gonna deny it anyways. Concerte proof I google Tomb Raider Definitive Edition runs at 60fps look at the first 10 results, almost every result shows up saying its runs at 60fps or coded to run at 60fps

            What was it’s selling point? Tomb Raider Definitive Edition runs at 60fps at 1080p, one would assume it run like throughout the entire game but you should put yourself in eyes of an average joe, not a core gamer and this is what it’s main selling point is. You and I are not going to buy it unless we love the game/ haven’t obtained it through past generations
            but this is kind of marketing which is prevalent everywhere

          • Nanaki

            Meanwhile..

  • Sav

    this one getting localized? since 5 didn’t.

    somehow i thought most of them would be.

    • Nanaki

      -Ack!
      . . .
      ….Don’t remind me. The wound seems to still be fresh.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Of course this wont mean anything if you had the localized Yakuza saves…

  • Masa

    Should have asked about a US/EU release……..HOLD HIM AT GUN POINT AND DEMAND WE HAVE IT! Joking, joking!………or am i!

  • Samurai_Heart

    My question to Siliconera =P:

    http://i.imgur.com/0Mjw1Qu.jpg

    • Nanaki

      Maybe they’re in on something and were told not to bring any attention to it until an announcement has been made.
      At least I’d like to think so.

      • Samurai_Heart

        I really hope so T-T the wounds from no Yakuza 5 localisation runs deep.

    • pimpalicious

      Because there’s no point in asking, probably. :(

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