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Back to the Future Platform Discussion

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EDIT: I originally made this thread to speculate on what systems BttF will be released on. It's since been confirmed for PC, Mac, iPad, and PlayStation 3.

It will not be on the Xbox 360 or Wii, at least for now, presumably because Telltale's past experiences with WiiWare and XBLA haven't been as pleasant as theirs with PSN. However, bringing it to these systems later isn't out of the question.

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  • If I remember correctly the press release, what they say is that previous Telltale games were on all major platforms (some of them on some platforms, some others on others platforms, but not on all of them at once), and not that the new games will be on all those platforms.

  • Damn, I thought that it meant it would be on all platforms too. I would also like it to be on Wii. I would like that a lot.

  • The first announcement that was on AP said

    Telltale Games is going back in time for a new series of video games.

    The developer is creating episodic titles based on the "Back to the Future" and "Jurassic Park" franchises. The popular Universal Studios film trilogies spawned several games in their heyday in the '80s and '90s but have been absent from the interactive realm. The as-yet-untitled Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC and Mac games are set to be released this winter.

  • We haven't made any official announcements about platforms for Back to the Future or Jurassic Park yet. Any statement made about platforms for those games are purely speculation.

  • I hope that they don't put neither of them on Wii, because that would mean lower quality graphics and music. I don't want another masterpiece of score (ToMI) ruined by the synths.

  • @Alan Johnson said: We haven't made any official announcements about platforms for Back to the Future or Jurassic Park yet. Any statement made about platforms for those games are purely speculation.

    Ah. Thanks for clearing that up, Alan. I guess I misread the press release.

    I'll just say that it would be really cool if Telltale put a game on every system, then. ;)

  • @Trenchfoot said: I hope that they don't put neither of them on Wii, because that would mean lower quality graphics and music. I don't want another masterpiece of score (ToMI) ruined by the synths.

    You're confusing 'Wii' with 'Wiiware'. The Wii can run games fine, bit their download service Wiiware has size restrictions which meant ToMI was compressed and had different audio.

  • @jp-30 said: You're confusing 'Wii' with 'Wiiware'. The Wii can run games fine, bit their download service Wiiware has size restrictions which meant ToMI was compressed and had different audio.

    Ah, I see! Sorry for the confusion then :)

  • The thing is, the Wii works so differently from its counterparts that if they want to release BttF on the Wii and have it done right, they'd need to develop it with the Wii in mind. With SBCG4AP, Telltale knew they were making a game that'd be on the Wii, and took that into account while working on it, and so the WiiWare version of Strong Bad is just as good as the PC version. While with the ports of the first two Sam and Max seasons and Tales of Monkey Island...not so much.

    I don't think there's been a game yet where the Wii version is every bit as good as its PS3/360 counterparts. (I heard the Wii version of Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is the same aside from a graphical downgrade, but I've never played it.) To be fair, point-and-click adventures aren't as graphics-and-gameplay-intensive as an action game, but that doesn't mean there can't be problems.

  • Please release it for iPhone and iPad. I have the former and while I'd play it through for the first time on PC, it would be great to have a portable version on my phone. And on iPad, it would be brilliant.

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