SOCOM "not possible on any other game console"
- Posted July 4th, 2007 by
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SOCOM is a PS3 exclusive and not just because the game is made by Sony.
The company started a new blog a few weeks ago, and it was recently updated with an entry about SOCOM Confrontation. The Q&A finally revealed some new details on the anticipated title.
Seth Luisi, director of development at SCEA, stated:
“SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation makes full use of the HDD in the PlayStation 3. One of the often overlooked advantages of the PS3 compared to competing platforms is that it contains a 2.5” serial ATA hard drive which allows us to use the Hard Disc Drive for extremely fast data access. Since we can count on the hard drive to be in every PS3 console, SOCOM Confrontation uses a very aggressive data streaming system which in turn allows for much greater detail in the game environments. For this reason alone, the level of detail which you will see in the environments and characters in SOCOM Confrontation is not possible on any other game console.”
For all the gamers that aren't computer savy, let's breakdown what that all means. In short, Sony is basically saying that the game will use the hard drive within a PS3 to help load the game faster and improve a lot of physics. It's able to do this because the developer can guarantee that a hard drive will be in place, since all PS3s ship with an HDD.
More on SOCOM Confrontation is due to be revealed next week at E3.
- 6:11am EDT - September 27th, 2007
- 1:24pm EDT - October 3rd, 2007
w00t GO SOCOM!!
- 10:47pm EDT - October 22nd, 2007
hope i see it in November
- 6:52pm EST - January 16th, 2008
where are you already.... damn...
- 4:39pm EST - February 18th, 2008
After the long wait, I don't know if socom can take the online FSP title back from COD! I'm luvin COD4 and cant wait for COD5, I use to be a Socom junkie back in the ps2 days, and I was wanting the Socom before I tried COD, but after getting COD4 shortly after X-mas, it has seen the large bulk of my ps3 time, more the the rest of my games combined, and I have 9 games! Socom needs to be over the top to have any chance now, athough the lobby in COD does suk, and I guarantee that Socom will have a much better one as they always had a nice lobby format (easy to just hook up with regulars in a certain room). I still will want to see what Socom has to offer, if this game ever comes out, but COD has filled the hole that Socom left!
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