267w ago - Even though Resident Evil 5 producer Juntake Uchi thinks the Wii is a "wonderful piece of hardware," he also believes that "even the title screen of this [Resident Evil 5] couldn't have been done on PS2 or Wii."
In some ways, this is an insult to the hardware of the Wii, but it's not exactly a hidden secret that Nintendo's system is vastly underpowered when compared to the 360 and PS3.
To quote: Kawata: First of all, and quite obviously, the graphics. Even the title screen of this couldn't have been done on PS2 or Wii. Online co-op as well; the number of enemies you can have on-screen at one time; destructible scenery, physics - we're using Havok this time.
We can do more complex stuff with AI; the concern I had in the very beginning is that sometimes an AI partner can become very frustrating. Now she handles fine and you can play through the game without her becoming a frustration.
When you see the new stuff you'll say "Oh my God, I can do this and this and this", but you'll probably get used to it quite quickly and then get into the story.
How complicated could the title screen of the game be that it would be impossible to duplicate on the Wii and PS2?
268w ago - Microsoft's Xbox Live boss has told MCV that Xbox 360 definitely has the power to "handle" Metal Gear Solid 4 - and talked of his admiration for "Kojima-san's masterpiece".
John Schappert, the firm's corporate vice-president of Live, Software and Services, said that he would "love to see the game come to 360", and boasted of Xbox's "horsepower".
His comments came after Konami's Yoshitaka Arai allegedly told a Japanese newspaper: "The worldwide demand for an Xbox 360 version of MGS4 is quite high, and it is something we are currently looking in to."
Sony US boss Jack Tretton previously told MCV that MGS4 on Xbox 360 was an "impossibility".
To quote Schappert: "I'm certainly in the fan club that would love to see Kojima-san's masterpiece come our way. It would be wonderful to play Metal Gear Solid on the Xbox. It could become another of the many franchises that started their life on another console that are now coming our way.
"I can't speak on behalf of Konami, but I can shed more light on the fact that we definitely have the power to run MGS4.
"There are a lot of recent examples that are in true high-def on our platform and aren't on PS3. We've got an amazing amount of horsepower and graphics power."