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THQ: PS3 Could Potentially Have Superior Graphics To Xbox 360

Ever since the launch of the PlayStation 3, Sony has been heralding it as the most powerful console available, although Microsoft would claim the Xbox 360 was equivalent in terms of potential. These days, though, it seems more and more developers are starting to uncover aspects of the PS3 that could be shifting the balance of power in favor of Sony. Take THQ's Jeff Carroll, for example.

In speaking to at THQ's Gamers Day event in San Francisco this past week, Carroll said the PS3 has the potential to "achieve better graphics than the Xbox 360." Carroll is the associate producer of the upcoming Red Faction: Guerilla, and he believes that once devs decide to dig further into the PS3, they will "find a very powerful system underneath." If you're not aware of the premise in his game, we must inform you that THQ is changing the standard first-person format to a a third-person format for this new RF installment. It will enjoy a simultaneous release on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC during THQ's fiscal year 2009, and we're certainly looking forward to it. When prompted, Carroll said they feel as if they're "doing rather well with the PS3."

"We have been getting the physics system, the Havok system and our own proprietary destruction system running on the SPUs, as well as our animations. We're seeing quite a decent speed improvement now that we've effectively got that running on the SPUs instead of the CPUs."

Of course, it was no secret that many developers were having serious trouble getting accustomed to the more complex hardware in the PS3. Obviously, it was no picnic early on for Carroll's team, either, but once they got into it, everything apparently started to gel. He said they "felt a tremendous pressure right at the beginning to learn as much as they could about the PS3," and they just had to expend more effort. In the end, when asked if he thought we'd see better graphics on the PS3 than on the Xbox 360, Carroll said-

"I think potentially you will. I think early on people are going to be struggling to figure out exactly how to make the PS3 work. But I think once they do they will see it's a very powerful system underneath."

Related Game(s): Red Faction: Guerilla

4/4/2008 Ben Dutka

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K Phantom
Friday, April 04, 2008 @ 9:52:22 PM

WOW THQ really catch on fast! The PS3 has a long way to go, but wining the HD war is a beginning and hopefully more wins on the way.

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Friday, April 04, 2008 @ 10:10:37 PM

Duh!!! lol the Cell is a true next gen chip.Hell even Intel could come out with a true next gen chip however everything else that is attached to the chip set needs to up grade as well,OS,graphics cards and so on.Thing about consoles that have an advantage over PCs is that it really has no limits.Any company can go out and make a very radical system and not be constrained by what I mention above.The PS3 is a prime example of that.Microsoft could of went this route but stayed with easy to use make ppl lazy development and not make a TRUE next gen system.With the way tech is evolving every day the 360 is already outdated.For me the next few years alone will be amazing.The PS3 will have some truely immersive games.Not only visually but also in A.I and with improved multi tasking only to be limited to the game designer's imagination.The real problem we are having I think is that we as a gaming community is putting to much pressure on release dates.I understand something like Duke"I took forever"Nukem.But I would give 3-4 years for a game to be made the way it was intended.As for Microsoft I think they will start looking at a new system starting in 09' and prolly do what Sony has done and go to some chip designer and say "Lets make a true next generation system".Hears to you Sony for thinking about the gamers and thinking ahead!

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Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 1:52:02 AM

"Potentially"... how amusing

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Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 4:45:41 AM

He's got one cheek on the fence and one foot on the ground of ps3 lol

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Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 8:31:42 AM

Yeah, well still there are other companies that decide that hard work doesn't pay and using the same methos is the way to go ::sigh::

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Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 2:59:56 PM

no shit ps3 has better graphics they have hdmi! xbox cant compete with that. XBOX SUCKS you have to pay for everything, even changing your gamertag costs about 5 bucks!!! wtf
ps3 is so much better.. trust me i had a xbox before i got the ps3 and i hated it, no customization what so ever the ps3 completely towers over the xbox, the only thing the xbox has over ps3 is possibley halo and gow other than that... nothing at all... i dont even think live is that great.. you still have to pay for everything and that sucks once Home comes out it's going to be the only system worth buying the games are better, the interface is better, the whole experience is WAAAAYYY better like i said i had both systems and i had the xbox before the ps3.. once microsoft stops killing our wallets then i buy another untill then, SCREW XBOX

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Sunday, April 06, 2008 @ 3:35:09 PM

Xbox 360 Elites have HDMI. Changing your gamertag actually costs $10(LOL I know some idiot that changed his). Halo sucks. Gears of War would be really good if it wasn't for the lag. Before someone says I am the one that is lagging. No. Gears is the only game that lags online for me. I have played FEAR(360) COD4 BETA(360) Lost Planet(360) COD4(PS3) and Resistance. Plus countless other games last gen on PS2. I haven't played my 360 for 6 months now. I played Gears from January 2007-February 2007. 1 month and I was bored. I actually got fed up with the patches that Epic put out plus the lag.

Epic actually screwed some of the gameplay up through patches. They kept changing weapon damage, slightly changed cover system mechanics twice, shotgun distance, and they actually tried to make it so you couldn't play with you r friends by not letting you see the hosts name. You could NOT invite friends, either. Only in unranked games where no one played could you actually invite your buddies. They changed it so it just said "Host" as the name on the server list. That really pissed me off. They make a game that is entirely team based and try to keep you away from your friends.

As if all of that wasn't bad enough, 75% of games would have glitchers in them. The glitches were game breaking. Like constantly sprinting while they fire a shotgun or hiding outside of the map until time ran out. Of course, you could only experience these glitches if you actually got to play a game. Waiting for people to enter a room so you could play usually took 20 minutes. Epic also tried to give out 4 maps for free but Microsoft made them charge $10. I am done with Xbox.

$50 a year. The best game lags and has glitches that were never fixed. Yet they take the time to screw up perfectly fine parts of the game through patches. The community features on the game suck. Nice.

Sorry to rant. On topic. Of course PS3 will have better graphics than 360, but it doesn't make me any happier than I already am with the system. Xbox had better hardware than PS2 but I didn't care.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, April 05, 2008 @ 5:40:45 PM

smotpoker: The Xbox 360 now comes with a HDMI port. And take it easy; we're not about promoting one console over another, here. It's simply about news.

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Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 12:15:21 AM

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.............this is old news........someone should check the date on this article!

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Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 2:00:41 AM

I own both consoles and I am always surprised when I see quotes from developers saying the PS3 version will not be any poorer than the 360 version. No kidding?!

Developers have had long enough now to be producing top end spec utilised games on both systems and imo that would push the PS3 out in front in terms of graphics. I just hope that developers aren't restricting the titles on one console or another to keep them the same.

I say they should make each release the best they can and if one console produces a better experience then that's just the way it is. Even if this means the 360 rules the roost.

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Monday, April 07, 2008 @ 11:35:43 AM

"Could potentially"?.......that's not saying much, I mean a lot of things "could" happen. It's really a nice way of saying, "It ain't gonna happen"

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