QUOTE(crazypranks @ May 6 2008, 06:25 AM)
Sorry for the dup post guys, posted from my cell and it looks like it took 3 times. I don't have both versions, nor could I see any good reason to own both. I was hoping to get the PS3 version, but like I said I was persuaded not to with the video comparisons/ apparent rumors on 630p(Which Sony/Rockstar were very slow to respond on, if they even responded at all).
Although the issues are solely Rockstars fault, both Sony and Microsoft do have a QA process with all games. They would not want an unpolished game that crashes their system in their lineup, that has repercussions.
I have a hard time understanding fanboy mentality, and I'm not in anyway trying to say the XBOX is a superior system, it's not. My point is that Sony needs to get their shit together. I truly wanted to get this game on the PS3, but I'm not willing to sacrifice playability, or visuals in the process. If developers are having a hard time making games for the PS3, damnit, give them a better SDK! PS3 games should be on par with 360 games and it shouldn't take them 6 extra months to make it that way.
The PS3 is an inferior peice of hardware as far as it's application to gaming. PS3 games looking as good as 360 versions is very slim. For each one that is equivelent you'll get 10 inferior games.
There are a number of factors -
- PS3 has ceiling of 256meg of texture ram, 360 can allocate upto 512 due to unified memory - of course game logic and sound will take a slice of that, but nowhere near as much as GFX can.
- PS3 GPU is not as accomplished as the 360's and cannot push as much geometry and effects per frame.
- PS3 CPU can crunch serious numbers - however the massive crunching only applies to streaming data like video decompression. The application of the SPU's to games logic is a second rate solution and most games rely on it's single PowerPC core vs 360's 3 x PowerPC. The 3 PowerPc cores can outshine the combination of PS3's single core and it's 7 supporting spu's in gaming related programs any day of the week.
Exclusive games on PS3 have a potential to look great, but then so do exclusive games on any platform as specific optimisations are refined to the Nth degree, it's a totally moot point.
Don't beleive the Sony hype machine, the PS3 is not as capable as the 360. Anything that says to the contrary is downright fubar.
I have an extensive background in developing software systems - take it as you will.
And before you say it - I'm not a fanboy, I have both consoles cause thats the way I roll !