UBISOFT COMMENT ON DEVELOPING FOR PS3, APPARENTLY ITS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS SOME PEOPLE WOULD LIKE US BELIEVE
With every new console launch, stories surface about difficulties and problems getting to grips with designing titles for said console, but UBISOFT GRAW 2 developers have come out defending the PS3, silencing critics around the world about developing for the PS3.
"Despite analyst reports and internet chatter, the BAFTA-award winning team says it's just a case of developers getting up to speed with the new hardware, as Sony's console is earlier in it's lifecycle than Microsoft's Xbox 360.
"It's wrong to say it's harder to code on the PlayStation 3, it's just something that needs to be learnt," said Yann Le Tensorer, co-founder of Ubisoft's Tiwak studio and co-creator of the Yeti engine powering GRAW and the upcoming Beowulf game.
"It's not harder to develop on the PS3 than it is on the 360, it's just a different console. Developers might says it's harder because it just takes time to understand the technology, we're still early in the lifecycle."
As more studios learn the intricacies of developing for the PS3, so the entire development community will benefit says Le Tensorer. "We need all developers to learn from the console, it was the same with the PlayStation 2. Our team are more than happy with the PlayStation 3."