Speaking with Videogamer, Sony UK boss Ray Maguire has said that due to PlayStation 3’s ever-increasing install base, it now seems logical that developers will lead on PS3 and downgrade games to tailor for consoles with weaker processors.
“I think we now have an install base which is big enough for any third party to want to develop for,” said Maguire.
“Now the decision making part of development is which do you lead your development on? Is it easier to lead with the most powerful, both in terms of AI and graphics, i.e. PS3 and then just remove part of the functionality for the processors that aren’t quite as strong?
“I would imagine that’s very much part of the thought process now from a studio development point of view.”
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By Mike Bowden