Developers Have Squeezed Every Bit Of Juice From The PS3 - Divnich

NowGamer: "As we quickly approach next-gen, more and more developers claim that they've "maxed out" the consoles. But just how true is that? Is this just hyperbole to get us excited about their games?"

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Dailynch1713d ago

Nooooooooooooo, why no more juice? Do PS3s run on oranges or something?

ravinash1713d ago

I tried putting an Orange into my PS3 and only got an orange light. :-(

Zabby911713d ago

Then here comes Last of Us which is going to blow them away

AAACE51713d ago

Dont believe stuff like this people. This is just more propaganda to get us to switch to the next gen consoles.

This is the same bs the news does that gets us thinking how they want us to.

I am having fun now and will look to upgrade when i get bored.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31713d ago

"Then here comes Last of Us which is going to blow them away"

Who, the feeble minded?

The_Infected1713d ago

It's a yellow light so you should've put a banana in there;)

Army_of_Darkness1713d ago

Please... Don't act like you ain't impressed with the last of us. People gonna hate what they don't got, or can't get lol!

ABizzel11713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

"But what of Sony's PS3 which, according to the console manufacturer, was meant to have a ten-year lifespan. It's only been six years and we're hearing regular rumours surrounding the PS4.

"I haven't heard Sony talk about their ten-year lifespan for their gaming products in a while," says Divnich, "I don't necessarily know if that is even true given how rapidly technology has been evolving."

Divnich doesn't believe that the PS3 was ever really intended to last ten years, however, and that Sony has managed extremely well to keep its console relevant for five years, let alone ten.

"I think their ten-year rule is more of a stretch goal and a metaphor for their approach to building technologies that can stay relevant years after its release.

"Phones become obsolete in two years, computers in three. If Sony can continue to build platforms that remain relevant five years after release, I'd consider it a job well done.""

This has got to be one of the dumbest things I've ever seen a "Professional" in the gaming industry ever say. I don't even know where to start. I swear the world is suffering from an endless spell of intelligence loss. No one, with moderate intelligence, expected te PS3 HARDWARE-WISE to be a top performing console for 10. The 10 year life cycle for PlayStation systems simply means that Sony and other developers will continue to publish games, produce content, and support the console for up to 10 years. The PS4 is rumored to come out in 2013 meaning the PS3 will be 7 years old by then. Is it that hard to believe that multiplatform games will continue to be developed for the PS3 and possibly 360 seeing how they have install base of over 70 million each, and consumers still purchasing them when neither have reach the Golden $99 price point. I swear people are getting more and more ignorant each day. This is how the world ends, the ignorant will vastly outnumber the intelligent, and eventually they'll destroy the earth.

BattleAxe1712d ago

Developers keep saying that the PS3 is maxed out, then Guerrilla Games, Sony Santa Monica, or Naughty Dog release a new game....

neogeo1712d ago

ok here is my idea. Aliens, no the Borg are about to destroy the Earth. They send us a message that says the human race has 1 year to make ps3 run a game in 1080p 60fps and look amazing or they will blow us up. So every country and programmer on earth use trillions of dollars and man hours to squeeze ever bit of juice out of the PS3. I wonder how the game would look.

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KyRo1713d ago

A lot of developers claim they max out consoles yet Naughty Dog always comes around with a better looking game with better AI and better gameplay. Most developers just don't ustise consoles to they're maximum capibilities it seems. Well sometimes at least.

Blackdeath_6631713d ago

current gen consoles have been maxed out ages ago the reason why naughty dog comes up with better games each time is because they know what to do with the power and how to make a better looking game. the lastofus looks way better than uncharted but no because it has better graphics but because naughtydog used clever lighting affects and made a more vibrant environment.
Developers need to relise that while console power is a limiting factor, creativity has no bounds. developers who blame the hardware either have ambitious ideas or have ran out creativity (which is usually the case)

RuperttheBear1713d ago

I want The Last of Us, but it doesn't look like much of a step above Uncharted. It's a different sort of game and experience, but it's not a night and day difference.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

Does The Last of Us look better than uncharted 3? idk..

And when I can't tell we need new consoles.

God of war spin off is not much better than god of war 3.

256mb ram over 7-8 years? Face it it's over..

I am starting to think aqueezing out more means decreasing other things. Resolution seems to be the most popular.

Once your stuck at 720p in 2012 your maxed out.


They could go back to 480p and squeeze out more juice! Yeah!

We could forget ext gen and get better ps3 graphics at 240p 24fps?

Could work. lol

Time for this quality

mewhy321713d ago

Every developer says they've maxed it out. Then we see that they find new innovative ways to get a little more out of it. I don't think it's truly maxed out yet.

HarryMasonHerpderp1713d ago

Who cares if the PS3 has been maxed out?
It's been six years and we have only just seen the PS3's true potential with games like Uncharted 3, Killzone 3 and the upcoming The Last Of Us.
We have games like Heavy Rain and God Of War 3 looking just as great now as they did back then.
Also God Of War Ascension looks amazing.
I'm really not bothered if the PS3 is now maxed out because it's been 6 brilliant years.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1713d ago

2008: Yea we maxed out the consoles.

2009: We've squeezed every bit of power out of the ps3.

2010: Yup this engine pretty much maxes out the hd consoles.

2011: There's nothing left now. We've finally maxed the consoles.

2012: Yea there's not even 1% of power left.

2013: The Last of us, Beyond: Two souls, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes etc....

aquamala1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

do PS3 games from the last 4 years look much better than Uncharted 2? so how is it not maxed out?

avengers19781713d ago

I have heard that before and then more amazing games come out... God of war 3 was unbelievable but the new looks better and adds the MP... naughty dog delivered an epic franchise with uncharted and look to be outgoing that with last of us... it may be that these developers know more tricks now, or that the PS3 still has more power to give... either way there are some very impressive games coming out.

aquamala1713d ago

yes it's maxed out, PS3 games are not going to look like Far Cry 3 or BF3 on PCs,

why is PS4 in development at all if there are plenty of juices left?

Hellsvacancy1713d ago

Do you think Apple release new iPads etc every year because the old one "ran out of juice"? hell no

Consumers are stupid, most of them will buy anything if you slap "New And Improved" on the box

DOMination-1713d ago

The Last of Us looks great but in terms of tech and graphics, its not much of a step up from Uncharted 2.

Silly gameAr1713d ago

But, there's not many games that look like U2 or U3 for that matter so the Last of Us being a step up, even a tiny one, is a damn good thing. Shows what competent devs can still do this late in the PS3's life cycle. If it's maxed out for one dev, there will always be another to come along and push the PS3's limits a little bit further.

DOMination-1713d ago

Yes absolutely. It's never a bad thing to be compared to U2 - one of the very best games this gen. I agree with your point

Maddens Raiders1713d ago

"Developers Have Squeezed Every Bit Of Juice From The (Fill in the Blank)"

If I had a nickel for every article titled this way re: one's favorite console I could've bought myself a new SuperSlim by now.

SonyStyled1713d ago

no it doesnt run on oranges. all electric devices run on smoke. once theres a short and you let the smoke out, it doesnt work anymore- thus proving everything runs on smoke

MastaPiff1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

I could go for a PS3 Julius right now...

"Mmm, Tangy!!!" LoL

showtimefolks1713d ago

well than how come ND keep improving from one game to another? i don't think any developer can max out ps3,xbox360 just because its a learning process. you look at ND for example from uncharted 1 to 3rd to now lat of us.

than you look at gears of war 1 to 3rd to now judgement

most of the top developers new tricks throughout the development period and some can be used right away other they use for their future games

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theBAWSE1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

And the naughty dog develops last of us ..and shows just how much tripe certain developers talk which then inturn makes you think how untalented certain development teams are if naughty dog can once again set new standards with graphics on hardware other developers Claim is maxed out!!!

shows there talents or lack thereof plus there lack of ideas thank God for david cage and the naughty dog team plus the team behind journey

iamnsuperman1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

Good developers talk, Great developers do.

It is just PR bull when someone says a console is maxed out with their game

j-blaze1713d ago

but ND themselves CLAIMED they maxed out ps3 with UC2 but in fact they didn't

but now consoles are def maxed out just look at Beyond, Crysis 3, MGS5 and Watch Dogs they reached the limit, i don't think devs can go beyond that level this gen, i'm talking about consoles of course

jukins1713d ago

they never claimed that but what they did claim is that they were able to achieve virtually 100% spu usage which is key to ps3 development.

DigitalAnalog1713d ago (Edited 1713d ago )

junkins is correct:

Of course you wouldn't know anything about game development j-blaze. ANY developer can use 100% resources - using them efficiently is a different story.