PS3 is a "sports car," says Platinum Games
- Posted June 24th, 2010 at 17:27 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 25 Comments
Atsushi Inaba of developer Platinum Games has likened Sony’s PlayStation 3 to a “sports car” that packs one hell of a punch, and described the Xbox 360 as a car that “everybody’s driving” while ultimately offering more versatility.
Chatting with the folks at VG247 recently, Inaba commented, "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.”
Platinum and SEGA attracted high criticism from the gaming press following its port of Bayonetta for PS3, which many labelled as substandard in comparison to its 360 counterpart. As a result, the firm are using Sony’s console as the lead platform for its next project, Vanquish.
“It’s about adapting your game to those two sorts of different frameworks,” continued Inaba. “That’s where we’re focusing. Fundamentally, the gameplay experience itself is the exact same game.”
- 12:33pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
Why do I have the feeling that PSU is recycling old news? This just feels a bit, redundant, like I heard it before.
- 12:54pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
Trying to cover up failure of bayonetta port...
- 12:59pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
I think when says "more versitile' he is referring to the 360's unified 512mb memory for GPU and CPU, compared to the PS3's dedicated 256mb CPU and 256 GPU memory. While they add up to same total, the 360 can go beyond 256mb in either CPU or GPU by reducing memory to the other. The PS3 can never exceed the 256mb.
- 1:02pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
Well it is like when we were babies, the doctor gave us a booster shot and it hurt and then he gave us a lollipop afterwards to say " awww it will get better soon, here is my apology".
Same issue here. Just that the booster shot was Bayonetta port and the lollipop is meant to be the next game which they are making.
- 1:03pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
I liked Bayonetta but it was inferior to the 360 version. It wasn't broken or anything I finished it but yea they know they screwed up.
- 1:18pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
** Gives flame-shield to Overcast and takes one for himself**
- 1:20pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
Except that the PS3 is actually the more versatile of the 2. It has blu-ray, a more open PSN network, and several other factors that make it more versatile. When he mentions versatility, what he is really saying is that they have a higher install base.
- 1:58pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
at least unlike other companys they learn from there mistakes and are now correcting it, ps3>360 port is way better for both consoles
- 2:12pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
"PS3 is a "sports car," says Platinum Games" Theres me thinking it was a console, silly me :P
- 3:15pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
Wow this is the first sports car i've ever owned....i dont think i can afford my dream car unless i stopped buying all these overpriced games......
- 4:09pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
Sound's like a good analogy.
@2 because it is. It's an analogy, he's speaking in terms of computing architecture.
- 4:58pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
Damn, it sure is a Audi R8 :)
- 7:16pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
@ 4 actually it can go above 256 Cell is given to option to lend some of its ram the RSX or take some of RSX's ram for itself
- 8:55pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
- 11:41pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
I've always told my friends consoles were like cars:
ps3 it's like a ferrari: cool, really expensive and so sweet
Wii: it's like a volvo: it will work for its purpose but it's really something that cool
360: I never found a car to associate with this console, because I was never able to think of a car that the company knew it will burn and refused to fix it lol
all consoles work and they all have cool games but ps3 it's always the sweetest ride! :)
- 11:44pm EDT - June 24th, 2010
@15 ...an Article almost 2 years old with a dev that didn't know how to work with the complicated ps3. When the cell wasn't really figured out. When most devs had that issue, but is not a problem in the present for most devs as they are figuring, or have figured out how to use the cell processor.
- 12:10am EDT - June 25th, 2010
The Ps3 is the Ferrari. The 360 is the Honda.
- 2:02am EDT - June 25th, 2010
Yeah, versatile meaning easier to develop for. Which I'm sure it is. It's so close to PC architecture it's much easier to get used to. However, we have all seen what happens when a company does what needs to be done on the PS3 (Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, GoW 3 to name 3). Beyond computing capabilities though, Sony continues to deliver huge AAA exclusive titles that blow away anything the 360 has in originality, creativity, and overall success of development. So to me, each new AAA exclusive is like another driver for the aformentioned "sports car(PS3)" and each driver showcases yet another amazing maneuver the drivers of the "car everyone's driving(360)" can't come close to.
- 3:14am EDT - June 25th, 2010
@15 first off that articles old. second off it says share in the same way. the ram is capable of being shared between cell and rsx (at cells call of course)
- 9:29am EDT - June 25th, 2010
BAYONETTA was a fail! platinum blamed sega for it, sega blamed platinum ! im sure platinum was the first to blame sega and point the finger saying we handed bayonetta over to be ported by sega for ps3 surely plat could have helped them ?
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