High Moon Studios (Darkwatch) tells Next-Gen that engineers from Cell processor collaborator IBM are helping the game developer harness the power of the PS3's advanced brains.
"We've been talking to Sony for almost two years now, but they didn't create the Cell," Keith said. "They created the architecture for the PS3 and they've created a lot of the developer libraries. We've had access to those [Sony] engineers… but they're not the hardware engineers. We want to hit [the Cell] on all fronts. We're talking to the guys [IBM] who designed this chip and have been working on it for five years now."
Figuring out the PS3's Cell processor and its multiple processing elements would be easier with the help of the people that actually created the chip, High Moon chief technical officer Clinton Keith told Next-Gen in a phone interview.