Xbox 360 Cannot Handle inFamous 2, Sucker Punch Thinks

Posted By | On 05th, Oct. 2010

Sucker Punch game designer Darren Bridges thinks inFamous 2 cannot be done on the Xbox 360. He says the PS3’s Cell processor gives PS3 unmatchable power, and that it will be tough to replicate inFamous 2 on any other console, despite the fact that it uses only 50% of the power of the PS3.

“For Infamous 1 we were only using 20/25 percent of the power, now we’re hovering over 50/60 percent of the power,” Bridges said. “When we say it probably couldn’t be done on the other console, we’re talking strictly horsepower.

“Maybe it can be, but we just don’t feel like the other console has the horsepower to carry this off.”

When asked if the 50% power that inFamous 2 uses of the PS3 already exceeds what the Xbox 360 is capable of, he said: “Well, yeah. Yeah. I mean we’re still a way away from launching so we’re probably going to throw more stuff on that Cell processor.

“So yeah… Do you think [Xbox 360] could pull off Uncharted 2? Everyone’s comparing us to Uncharted 2, so if you think you can make Uncharted 2 on Xbox then OK maybe you can make Infamous 2 on Xbox.”

“It’s pure speculation, Sucker Punch has no idea of whether we can do it because we don’t work on Xbox or any other console,” he continued. “That’s good for us because we don’t have to play to the lowest denominator of the consoles. We’re playing to the PS3 and we’re making a game that we can make, technology isn’t limiting us.”

He carried on: “We can focus on the specific things that the PS3 provides and tailor everything on the technology specifically for it so that we can squeeze every drop out of it.”

“And I don’t know if we could make this game if we had to go cross-platform.”

Well, inFamous 2 sure looks way better than the original inFamous. Check our our HD comparision video over here.


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