OK, the next few days are going to be fun in the world of video games if this report turns out to be true.
Several industry websites and blogs reported today that a NASCAR developer for Electronic Arts has bashed the PlayStation 3 when asked about a comparison between it and the Xbox 360.
“The truth is the PS3’s tools and the way it works just sucks," the developer is quoted as saying. "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."
And he goes on:
"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 to much more. It will change in the future, but for now it sucks.”
Of course, we all know that EA's latest sports efforts, including Madden '08, have run at 30 frames per second on PS3 versus 60 frames per second on Xbox 360. It makes a world of difference to the player. I highly recommend the 360 versions over the PS3.
Some people will say EA is lazy, a common complaint, but the news that 2K Sports new basketball game will run at 60 frames per second PS3 will make some of the most earnest fan boys stop and think for a second.