Competition begets quality and it seems many developers of projects exclusive to PlayStation 3 have the ambition and zeal to push…to leap over that bar set by another.
Firstly, Sucker Punch lead designer Darren Bridges told CVG it'd be impossible to put inFamous 2 on the Xbox 360, even though they're currently only using about half the PS3's power. Secondly, he spoke to OPM about chasing down Naughty Dog for the action/adventure crown; a nearly impossible feat in the eyes of many, due to the extreme greatness of the Uncharted franchise. But nothing is "impossible," right? Said Bridges:
"That would be fantastic. It's a heck of a high bar. That's a high calling, but we'd be fools to say, 'Nah, we're going for ten per cent less.'"
"10% less" isn't something we'd expect from those guys, and don't forget that Sucker Punch and Naughty Dog have actually worked together, bouncing ideas off one another. This can only mean good things for both teams, and the gamers who love their products. Perhaps nobody will say inFamous 2 will be quite as good as Uncharted 3 but we're convinced of two things: 1. the games are probably a little too different to compare accurately, and 2. both will be among the year's best whenever they arrive.
Related Game(s): inFamous 2