- We've all heard the excuse before; "The PS3 is too difficult to develop for." One thing Sony's Playstation 3 is well-known for is its powerful hardware, which boasts (among other things) a Blu-ray disc format and a Cell Microprocessor as its CPU.
For those of you that don't know what all that means, all you need to know is that it is very, very powerful.
But while that's all well and good, there's also a downside to it. The PS3 is complex - more complex than every other console currently on the market.
To quote: Some developing companies have had problems developing games for the PS3, and have even gone so far as to not develop for it altogether. In the past, game consoles have had the same problems with game development (the Sega Saturn comes to mind), but is this really the same case with the PS3? No, it's not.
The first thing that we need to take a look at is the multiplatform games. In the past, some games that have been released on multiple platforms haven't always been as good on PS3. Prime examples of this are Madden NFL 08, F.E.A.R, and the infamous Orange Box
, which all suffered from similar issues with framerate, load times, and glitches.
Now look at other games, like Grid, Bioshock, ES:IV Oblivion,...