Platinum: PS3 Is A "High-Performance" Sports Car
When the PlayStation 3 first launched, Sony said their machine was filet mignon while anything else was a McDonald's hamburger.
Now, a developer is making a similar comparison. Platinum Games, the team responsible for the upcoming Vanquish, has made some comments on the PS3/360 comparison, and they're not likely to go over well with Microsoft fans. In speaking to VG247 at E3, Platinum boss Atsushi Inaba said the PS3's architecture provides a designer with more power while the 360 gives a developer "more versatility." Said Inaba:
"The PS3 is kind of like a sports car that’s very high-performance and specific in its usage, whereas the 360 is more like a car that everybody’s driving. It doesn’t have the same range as a sports car, but it has more versatility."
Remember, Platinum used the Xbox 360 as the lead development platform for Bayonetta and consequently, PS3 owners suffered an inferior port. Now, the same team is using Sony's console as the lead machine for Vanquish, which is a fast-paced, third-person shooter with plenty of snazzy appeal. Inaba went on to say the process is about "adapting your game to those two sorts of different frameworks and this time, the two experiences - on PS3 and 360 - will be exactly the same. Well, the comments have been made so there's no going back; we wonder if other developers feel the same way.
We see the analogy this way- a sports car is preferable, but it's not something for the snow, and it's usually no fun for grocery shopping. But for just plain driving...it excels.
Related Game(s): Vanquish
6/24/2010 10:43:10 AM Ben Dutka