Xbox 360 not good enough for Ferrari Challenge

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First of all, I just want to avoid any confusion. There are two Ferrari licensed games on the way. The one I posted about yesterday is currently called “Ferrari Project”. The one I am talking about now is called “Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli”. Sorted then.

Ferrari Challenge creators System 3, have come out saying that the PS3 is the only way to go for their new racing simulator. CEO Mark Cale says “The PS3 offers the most powerful opportunity in the global marketplace.” and then takes a serious poke at Forza 2 for the Xbox 360 by saying “1080p resolution is a better solution than just HD,”.

You know what I think? I think… fair enough. Just do me a favour and don’t tell us that the game was dropped to something like 640p somewhere down the line to improve the framerate.

The PS3 is fully capable of displaying 1080p in all its glory. So if you say you are going to do it, you had better damn well do it.

I have posted before about how many games are being released in sub-HD resolutions because it really gets on my nerves. Developers need to start sticking to their promises of HD resolutions, and I actually take off my hat to Mr. Cale for saying that 1080p is a better solution than “just HD”. If they pull it off then I will be ecstatic because it will prove to the other developer’s that you can make a 1080p game and have it run at a smooth framerate.

Both the PS3 and Xbox 360 are immensely powerful consoles, capable of producing graphics of the finest quality in HD resolutions. Why is it that we have games like Gears of War and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue running in HD resolutions at smooth frame rates but are then presented with scenarios where other developers are throwing excuses left right and centre as to why they had to drop the resolution down to keep the game running smooth?

But back to the topic. System 3 claim that the PS3 is going to be the best console to release the game on, do they mean powerful like market power, or processing power? I’m not entirely sure, what I do know is that it seems that Xbox 360 owners will not be taking part in all the fun. The PS3 is definitely settling in nicely as can be seen by the support from developers. I really don’t understand why the developers didn’t rather push for a multiplatform release. The way I see it, you should rake in roughly double the sales shouldn’t you?

Oh well, Xbox owners, there’s still that other Ferrari game. If it became an Xbox 360 exclusive it would prove to be quite the awesome head-to-head, Ferrari 360 vs Ferrari PS3 battle.

source: Gamesradar

Last Updated: June 20, 2008

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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