Activision Says PlayStation 3 Most Advanced

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Robert Kotick, CEO of Activision, has been chatting at the recent Web 2.0 summit in the US and has told an audience member that the PlayStation 3 is the most advanced gaming platform available.

Now I don’t think that is news really, it did appear quite a while after the 360 and does include bleeding edge technology so yeah saying it is the most advanced can’t really be argued.

However he does go on to say that developers are not taking full advantage of the box at the moment but he expects that to change in 4-5 years. Now if I was a PS3 owner that would worry me.

It is widely expected that the next Xbox would be released in 2011 and will then obviously be a lot more powerful than the PS3. So what is the point of learning how to use the PS3 if you are constantly going to be playing catch up?

Activision: PlayStation 3 Most Advanced – News at SPOnG.com

Last Updated: October 23, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • that being said I don’t think that the PS3 has been used to it’s full potential either … wow had to pluck out my Xbox360 fonboi worm for that comment 🙂

  • hilt_ctn

    Same ol same ol. It’s a bland comment. If you look at the game quality on any console, towards the end of it’s life, the games always looks better than those that were produced in it’s early years

    That being said, the x360 isn’t coping with what it has to deal with today…so who should be worried ?

  • LazySAGamer

    lol those words will get you lynched in some circles :). What isn’t the 360 coping with?

  • Ruslan

    Dunno, my X360 is coping with everything I have thrown at it thus far. Maybe he got that from the PS3 forums?

  • abev

    Damn I posted a comment here earlier but it obviously never worked 🙁

    I think its stupid to say the PS3 will take 4-5yrs to come into its strength. I think that by this time next year the ps3 will all ready be miles ahead of the xbox.
    Ps3 will become the best selling console of this generation, I believe that without a shadow of a doubt, I even think it will eventually topple the Wii.

  • hilt_ctn

    LOL ! I couldn’t wait till Flame-blait Friday. Maybe we could call today T*ts-up Tuesday ?

    Refering rather generally to RROD and the widely believed main cause being the graphics chip. When a new game is released that seems more graphics intense than the last, increased amounts of RRODs are reported and blah blah. Halo 3 being a prime example ( not that the grpahics are oober but hey, it’s an eg )

  • hilt_ctn

    @Ruslan – lol. Not going to fight with you today boet. Last issue is done and dusted

  • Milesh Bhana

    The way I see it, there are two thorns in the 360’s side.
    a) Hard Drive not guaranteed
    b) A disk can only store 9GB.

    In a year or 3 from now, these things are going to matter giving the PS3 a chance to shine BUT the Sony made one (ok, plenty, but in this context) mistake, too little RAM.

    So are games going to look waayy better in full 1080p on the PS3 when compared to the 360? Doubtful, because of that RAM limitation. The only way the PS3 can come out tops is by having good exclusive titles.

  • LazySAGamer

    @abev I don’t know what happened to your comment? I checked the spam logs and moderation queues but there is nothing there?

    @hilt_ctn, I think those RROD problems are pretty much fixed now, yeah we will still see some but nothing like we used to

  • hilt_ctn

    Fair enough. Now lets hope they sort out the optical drives and those smoking steering wheels. Would go a long way to regaining some consumer confidence

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for competition. It’s the cornerstone of reasonable prices

  • baba

    *So what is the point of learning how to use the PS3 if you are constantly going to be playing catch up?*

    Excellent comment. But I don’t believe it will take 4-5 years.

  • Ruslan

    1. You mind giving figures were you obtain RROD issues linked to Halo 3? I have also heard rumours when Forza 2 came out.

    2. The PS3 might catch up but I hope Sony learns something out of this.

    3. The X360 & Wii might run out of steam in the end but when that happens their new gen consoles will make the PS3 look like the PS2 on steroids.

    4. Developers dont want to risk their big budgets on hardware thats quirky to develop for, why do you think multiplatform releases for the PS3 get delayed all the time?

    Thats all I can think of right now. 🙂

  • hilt_ctn

    Figures will be a MS best kept secret for sure. But here’s the first site Google presents if you type Halo 3 RROD and hit the ” I’m feeling lucky ” button

    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/08/13/ny-times-combines-halo-3-and-rrod–in-volatile-mix/

    Another fav on this site, Kotaku – more around disk probs but it mentions RROD and Halo ( as an eg )

    http://kotaku.com/gaming/defective/halo-3-disc-read-errors-rampant-304600.php

    Seriously, it’s all over the place. You wont have to look far. I thought about that Forza article when I first read about Halo causing problems. Repetitive theme…maybe

    Quirky – that sums up the 360 well 😉

  • SlippyMadFrog

    “That being said, the x360 isn’t coping with what it has to deal with today…so who should be worried ?”

    C’mon hilt, which version of NFL ran at 30 FPS?

  • hilt_ctn

    LOL ! At this point I’ll point to this article – http://www.lazygamer.co.za/ps3/peter-moore-eas-ps3-framerate-issue-resolved/

  • abev

    The frame rate issue is hopefully a thing of the past, I dont believe that it was caused by insufficient RAM but rather due to the programmers battling to get the architecture working. Once all of this has been dusted the ps3 will start pulling away from the xbox. Many people believe that the xbox has already reached its pinnacle while most also believed that the ps3 hasnt been tapped into yet and already the ps3 is bettering the xbox.

  • Give it 1 year… Christmas 2008.

    The 360 will be falling behind the PS3 by far, in terms of sales and graphics.

    I played Bioshock on the 360 and the gfx were worse than Bioshock on my 2 year old pc… I was almost going to buy the 360 when I read the reviews of Bioshock, then was horribly disappointed.

  • “Many people believe that the xbox has already reached its pinnacle while most also believed that the ps3 hasnt been tapped into yet and already the ps3 is bettering the xbox.”

    This my friend is the difference between vector and scalar processors. The cell is a vector processor, whilst the 360’s tri-core is a scalar. The difference is their ability to crunch numbers. The cell being a vector processor makes it hard for the developers to do such things as collision detection, they have to take the long way round in doing it.

    Whilst the scalar processor of the 360 is makes the development task a whole lot easier. Plus it has the extra RAM which the PS3 lacks, which means texture maps can be larger than what the PS3 can accommodate, plus it can address more instructions than the PS3.

    So the comment that the 360 has reached its pinnacle is absolutely and completely, flawed.

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    What I love about flame wars is that sometimes, amidst all the fanboi bullshit, someone says something rather informed and profound. Allow me to chime in:

    I have gone on record to say that I believe that the PS3 will win this war because:

    1) Japan and Europe. North America really isn’t enough for the Xbox, and Japan and Europe is Playstation country

    2) Metal Gear 4, FFXIII, GT5, God Of War III. The 360 really does not have ‘proven’ franchises, other than Halo. Sure, Gears is a sure-fire hit when the sequel arrives but it doesn’t have an entire generation – sometimes two – of fans waiting in anticipation.

    3) LBP. I mean, look at that game and tell me it can’t swing the tide. Seriously 😀 !

    However, having said that, the 360, right now, has BY FAAAAAAAARRRRRRRR the better games right now. Did I say BY FAAAAAAAAARRRR? Resistance vs. Halo? Please! Umm, what else is on the PS3 again?

    So, to pitch for both teams, at present my 360 is easily winning the war but the PS3 is coming…I can feel it.

  • abev

    Xennox, to say the PS3 cant handle textures is rediculous!
    Im afraid im gonna have to refer to the illustrious Killzone 2 again, but it just has so many good examples.
    That games has arguably the best textures seen in any game ever and with each stage coming in at well over a gig and some over two gigs due to textures.
    Again you seem to be sucking things out of the air!

  • baba

    @Xennox : When it comes to crunshing numbers, a vector based processor is more suitable than a scalar processor. When it comes to collision detection and physics, a vector processor will walk over a scalar processor. But when it comes to pure game logic and AI a Scalar processor will have the edge.

    Just remember that the Cell does have a scalar processor build in.

  • LazySAGamer

    @Abev, while I am staying out of this wonderful discussion I would like to point out that it is very risky pointing to unreleased trailers as proof of how good a system is. Look what happened to Lair..

  • SlippyMadFrog

    @ Hilt
    LOL! then I’ll just point at this:
    http://www.lazygamer.co.za/ps3/pes-2008-review-for-the-ps3/

    Also, go read up on the following PS3 games regarding frame rates: FEAR, Skate, R6 vegas, COD3, LAIR, ect.
    looks like we see a trend happening here. But I guess we should wait till next year hey 😉

    I’ll start believing the PS3 is king when it is ACTUALY the king. I’m tired of these predictions. And at the person saying Bioshock PC looks better on a 2 year old system than the Xbox360. There where a comparison done a month ago and the PC JUST outshined the Xbox360 on full settings. Also the PC will always be better than consoles so that didn’t suprise me.

  • SlippyMadFrog
  • abev

    Yea I know Gav thats why I said I was hesitant to bring it up. Ps is this a new record yet?

  • @ Abev, reread my comment before making such misinformed accusations.

    @ baba, it might have a scalar processor built in, but it is not used for the any computations, instead it feeds data to the SPE’s which are all vector.

    http://www.hpcwire.com/hpc/679134.html

  • abev

    Well Xennox, I dont see any “accusations” which didnt deserve actioning, so nah 😉

    Gavin can I get market share?

  • Ruslan

    I am so amused at how people are using movies of games that are NOT even out to prove their point. Like LG said, look what happened to Lair.

    @Jinja – did you play Bioshock in SD by the way? That game has to be one of the better UE3 games out there by far!

    I also hope in 2008 there will be more worthwile games for the PS3 coz currently I have only bought 2 worthwile games – RFoM & Heavenly Sword ( all 2nd hand though. ) Because honestly the PS3 gaming scene is quite dry.

  • Burns ZA

    OMG! Jinja. That is absolute crazy talk. Bioshock is the most visually impressive game on any platform released this generation. It is absolutely stunning on the 360 and side by side comparison’s put it just and only just out-classed by a high end pc. Crazy.

  • doobiwan

    Power is nothing without content.

    There is nothing the PS3 can do in a game that the 360 can’t.

  • abev

    Hey doobiwan, can you move your control to steers cars in 360 games?

  • LazySAGamer

    @abev.. 😀 nicely done…

    The obvious comeback is can you feel the bumps in the road in PS3 games through the controller.

    Leaving rumble out was easily one of the biggest mistakes Sony made and I am glad they have decided to fix that…

    Oh and yes I think this comments thread is now a record

  • Ruslan

    @abev – I want to see how your hands feel after doing 20 laps with your sixaxis, I disabled that annoyance after 1 F1 lap coz it was just too cumbersome.

  • doobiwan

    @Abe I wouldn’t want to. I tried it on PC with a sidewinder and with my Saitek on my PSOne and it sucks. To quote “Sometimes you just want to put the controller down”

    I also love knee jerks. There is is still no in game thing that the SIXAXIS can do that can’t be mapped to the 360 controller, heck they even mapped Rayman raving Rabbids to 360.

    On the other hand steering with the 360 controller is bliss compared the the clunky analogues on any Sony stick.

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