When it comes to Japanese-oriented games, we often have to sift through Japanese publications and hope the translations are somewhat accurate. In the latest Dengeki edition, they interview the producers of Final Fantasy XIII , which is bound to turn some heads.
Towards the end of the interview in question, producer Kitase spoke about the PlayStation 3's power and about how much of that power the team is utilizing for FFXIII. Kitase said that the demo will use "around 50%" of the PS3's capability while the final version "utilize close to 100%." Kitase-
"I think around 50% for the demo version. For the final product (just before it's released), I think it will use around 100% of its powers. It is the same situation with FFVII and FFX where we fully utilized the powers of the PS1 and PS2."
They also talk briefly about Blu-Ray, and Kitase says that if you're talking about a dual layer BD, "there isn't really a problem with storage space," but as the PS3 also has a hard drive, there are other things to consider. He adds that "there's still some work to be done on the memory side of things," and we're all starting to wonder how much of the game will get dumped on the HDD… We're kinda running out of space, you know? Of course, we can always delete some previously installed games if we have to, but we're just saying. Anyway, it's certainly interesting to know that Square-Enix claims to be using all of the PS3's available power for FFXIII.
But hey, they pushed the previous two PlayStations, didn't they? It stands to reason they could do it again.
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII