Insomniac Games reckons that the PlayStation 3 still has plenty of life left in it, with the studio expecting the same leap in quality in upcoming PS3 titles as there was in late generation PS2 games. Cameron Christian and writer Jon Paquette have shared their thoughts on how they believe the best is yet to come.
Speaking in regards to pushing PS3 even further, Christian told CVG:
I think it does [have more to give]. Each year we’re finding better ways to optimise and different ways to program for it. Being more efficient, figuring out new tricks to get better looking graphics… we can keep pushing that I think. We can focus more on content at the moment because we understand the hardware. I think that’s big.
Insomniac writer Jon Paquette then reinforced Christian’s statement:
You remember when the PS2 first came out? The games that came out at the end of that cycle, when people got better at using the hardware, improved. So I think there’s still a lot of life in there. I feel like if there’s too much console rollover then it makes it harder for us to become experts at the console and take full advantage of it.
Developers of the Resistance and Ratchet and Clank series, Insomniac no doubt know the intricacies of the PS3’s hardware. God of War 2, one of Sony’s last games released on PlayStation 2 pushed graphical boundaries. Perhaps, fans can expect that same leap in quality before Sony announces the inevitable PS4.