EA Damns and Praises PlayStation AND Xbox 360

Double hit and double placate.

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EA Damns and Praises PlayStation AND Xbox 360
Patrick Soderlund, Senior VP of EA Games Europe is either:

(a) a bad diplomat.
(b) a good diplomat.
(c) the master of balance.
(d) utterly unable to control his opinions.
(e) misquoted.
(f) just some guy, you know.

Why? Easy, he's said this in relation to Natal and the Xbox 360 (which is his personal favourite console).

"I think Microsoft is on a roll right now . They're doing really well. If I was Sony, I would have a headache, to be honest", so a big 'Ouch' for Sony who may as well give up and go home with the PlayStation so-called 3.

But wait!

"I do think that we'll see developers inside the organisation getting to understand the PS3 better and I think that we're getting more power out of PS3 right now... I think that we've maxed out the 360 but we haven't maxed out the PS3."

So, ouch for Microsoft and its old-fashioned, maxed-out Xbox so-called 360.

Nice one Mr Soderlund... or OXM, which was quoting him.


SuperSaiyan4 8 Jun 2009 16:57
How can a console with a superior GPU be maxed out? Also given the CPU in the 360 is pretty damn powerful is hardly maxed out. The 360 also has 10mb EDRAM and better ram with no bottlneck. The only thing the PS3 has is the CELL cpu, if developers want to use software rendering to put in the missing features the 360 GPU has then fine but thats more work.

Overall no console can be maxed out to say the least look at last gen that is living proof like God of war 2 on the PS2 and half life 2 on the Xbox 1.
tomfresh 8 Jun 2009 17:30
how ould you know? Work in the industry?
Either way, few games will really look better on the ps3 as the 360 has pc architechture so its easier to code for, then games are ported across so even if the ps3 is more powerful then the vast vast majority of it's games will be held back by what can be done on the 360.
anyway gameplay is king.
Awesome Fool 8 Jun 2009 19:01
I have no doubt that PS3 isn't maxed out but they need to sort out their games, I've got the PS3 under my TV and I generally get the exclusives only and they don't tend to last that long, in fact, the only 2 reasons I'm holding on to it is to stop me selling my 360 to buy a PS3 (long story) and God of War 3. Other than that I'm really not interested. It doesn't get much love anymore which is a shame.

Regardles of what's maxed out and what's not, for me they need to sort our their games playability and online service first. But that's just me.

Awesome Fool
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