Naughty Dog : Uncharted 2 Impossible on 360

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Both Nick and Gavin have made vocal their displeasure at at the hyperbolic rhetoric thrown around by first party developers. It’s time for them to grit their teeth as yet another Sony-owned studio proudly proclaims that their game is “Only possible on PS3”. The following is from an Ars Technica interview with Naughty Dog.

"I guarantee that this game couldn’t be working on XBox 360. It would be impossible. I’m 100 percent sure of this." Bold words indeed, from the mouth of Christophe Balestra, co-president of Naughty Dog , on their upcoming PS3 exclusive Uncharted 2. "First of all,” He continued “we fill the Blu-ray 100 percent, we have no room left on this one. We have 25GB of data; we’re using every single bit of it."  That’s a lotta Gee Bees!

"You can play the entire game without loading. We don’t require an install. We’re doing all the post-processing effects on the SPUs [Synergistic Processing Units]. The quality of the depth of field we have, you can’t do that on the Xbox. "We’ve invested a lot of time maximising the power of the machine," he continued, starting to sound like a PS3 salesman. "That’s our job, to make the PS3 shine."

Uncharted 2 is indeed an incredibly tasty looking game and one of my most anticipated titles this year, but I was sure developers had reached the general consensus that both current-gen machines (Suck it, Wii) were, barring a few positives and negatives on either side, technically on par.

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Source : Ars Technica

Last Updated: August 28, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Obviously it won’t work on a Xbox 360. Just like
    no Xbox 360 game works on a PS3 console :silly:

  • darthdad

    Surely he means in its current state it would not be able to run on the 360. I’m sure if they made it on multiple discs it would run just fine. 😉

  • WitWolfyZA

    statements like this are only to state that Encharted will never go multiplat… Easy as that, unlike the Mass Effect rumors. So there we have it people Encharted will never be going multiplatform…. EVER

  • bboy

    Well, ya – if you base your logic on the medium that the game is on then xbox 360 won’t work. Who cares? it’s like saying that an old-skool NES 8-bit game won’t run on the PS3 because it doesn’t have a cartridge slot!

    He sounded very reputable until he mentioned that they using every bit!? Either it is deliberate, or it is an exaggeration, because the chance that they randomly finished dev and it fitted without a single BIT left on the disk is a little rich.

    I think it is quite a feat that there are so many cross platform games, honestly – i’d expect this to be the norm if developers didn’t try so hard to actually get games working on both consoles.

  • Ozzy

    wont work on the 360. period. :devil: 😆

  • easy

    delving into uncharted territory their wolfy

    ‘encharting’ comment though 😉

  • easy

    of course the guy is gonna plug all his worth for the ps3! he gets paid a crap load to make sure it can only work on a ps3.
    it may irk some people, but you don’t sell a car by saying it runs like a tractor!

    just ignore the pr speak, because proof is always in the pudding.

  • I like pudding! :cheerful:

  • fallen_angel

    what people tend to forget is that whenever you open your mouth to the media and say one thing they put it in a different way while putting it in ” ” even if what you said dont match what they put in those brackets. happened to me and its irritating as hell. websites know they going to get more hits by making snazzy headlines. I see no difference in this story and the other one the other day about Batman comparisons across the two platforms.

  • fallen_angel

    you appear vey upset with M$

  • Ozzy

    yes i am. for quite a while i thought they were the shit but not anymore. wish i could go into more detail and have a rant but im a bit tied up today. lets just say that sony is a great company to support in comaparison. m$ have had their chips with me.

  • Fox1

    True. What sense would it make to put a game on multiple discs if it’s just as long as games that come with single discs on the 360?

  • Petrus

    LOL and yet you can DL most PS3 games for under 10 gig…

    Most are even able to fit on std DL disks…

    My game uses 25 gig = really poor compression and streaming tech.


  • janrik

    Next Cliffy B will tell us Gears cannot be on PS3. Ever.

    This thing just goes round and round.

  • Someone

    This game sounds like its gona KILL the BD-lazer… 🙁

  • Ruslan

    So Ozzy prefers companies who install rootkits from their music CD’s and have silly PR to showcase their games? You must have shares in Sony. :tongue:

  • Ozzy

    ruslan, sa’s blog and forum terrorist. the main man with zero friends. how i pity you. but you do look so cute in that gimp suit m$ bought for you. twat. :devil:

  • janrik

    Um… Ruslan has friend, buddy…

    All giant corporations suck btw.

  • WitWolfyZA

    didnt they say that already?

  • Boobs

    And you are who exactly?

  • Boobs

    Oh and Janrik also has friends.. :biggrin:

  • fred

    I’d rather have it install to the hard drive too…. save the laser and bd drive.

  • Ruslan

    I am impressed… you can spell PITY… but I guess it was Firefox’s spell checker which helped you out.

    For your record MS isnt any better than Sony. I just find Sony’s PR machine a bit… odd at times? :blink:

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