Dev: developing on PS3 "just sucks"

PS3Oh no he di-int!

Xbox Evolved is reporting today that a developer working with EA’s NASCAR series has been quoted saying something rather belligerent towards the Playstation 3.

"The truth is the PS3’s tools and the way it works just sucks", said Xbox Evolved’s source. "The truth is they are both virtually the same in terms of hardware when it comes to how powerful they are, maybe the PS3 has a few different things that makes it a bit more advanced, and Sony has this idea that it is designed for optimal development but that’s a load of crap.

‘In the last generation we would make the game for PS2 and then port it over to Xbox, but because Xbox was easier to develop for, we could actually enhance the title a little if we wanted to. The case with this generation is different, now we make the game for 360 first and then port it over to PS3, but we really don’t have the time to mess with how the PS3 works to really add too much more. It will change in the future, but for now it sucks."

This does seem a bit rash. I have to wonder if this was a calm and collected lead designer, or if it was just some pissed off coder who had to work a double shift the night before because of something PS3 related. This is why you should always list your sources if possible, boys and girls.

I don’t think that this will really come as a shock to anybody out there who has been following the news for the past 6 months or so. It seems like developers just can’t seem to stop running their mouth about how abysmal the PS3 is to make games on. In fact, other than Kojima, I don’t recall a single person saying otherwise.

Did Sony make critical errors when designing it’s system and its development kits? I, myself, wonder if the racket of displeased developers will ever reach a point where Sony will step in and lend a hand.

Personally I think a harder development process is a small price to pay for games in the 4th dimension.

[via Xbox Evolved>


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