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Uncharted 2 Playing Beyond the Xbox 360

August 28, 2009 Written by Jonathan Leack

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It’s no secret that Uncharted 2 is the best-looking console game in production. The original Uncharted game is nearing 2-years of age, and is still top-class graphically. The surprising thing is that Uncharted 2 has managed to look better in just about every way imaginable. A big question is, what can even top that?

Co-president of Naughty Dog, Christophe Balestra, recently commented on the power of Blu-Ray and the PlayStation 3 hardware during an interview. He mentioned how the Naughty Dog development team is taking full advantage of the PS3′s cell-processor, and the development of the original Uncharted made that possible.

In the interview Christophe Balestra stated:

“I guarantee that this game couldn’t be working on XBox 360. It would be impossible. I’m 100 percent sure of this. First of all, 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.”

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He then goes on to add:

“The fact that every PS3 has a hard drive is huge for us. It’s the combination of Blu-ray and hard drive. 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 . The quality of the depth of field we have, you can’t do that on the Xbox.”

It is possible to make a multi-disk game on the Xbox 360, but at a whopping 25GB, it would require 6-disks on the Xbox 360′s DVD format. Even then, according to Naughty Dog the system would just not be capable of rendering the game properly.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is set to release October 13th, 2009.

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