Splinter Cell Conviction producer: "PS3 can't handle AI nearly as well as the 360"

A developer from Ubisoft, you know, the same people that said Naruto for the 360 can only be done on the 360, have let another one loose. However this time, the wii gets a piece of the action.

In a recent interview with, Splinter Cell Conviction producer and technical director Dany Lepage had this to say.

"It's NEVER gonna come out on the PS3 or the Wii." It's a logical decision. Nintendo's console simply doesn't have the graphical horsepower, and he candidly told how the PS3 can't handle AI nearly as well as the 360.

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MK_Red4060d ago

Yeah right, before EA had 25% shares in Ubisoft, SC4: Double Agent came out for every known platform aside DS I think. Why would they in their current state (With EA voting) NOT want to bring the game to PS3 and Wii? Even PS2, PSP and DS are possiblities.

Real Gambler4060d ago

C'mon, you have to watch a long video of an artist to finally hear him say "the village he is showing is so “DETAILED” no other platform could handle it, yes not even the PS3 or the Wii."
The game is a cartoon!!! There's no fight animation. If you talk to someone, you get a buble with a pictogram, and there's at one point you see a whooping 4 people on screen. 3 of them are standing still!

Sorry, but large world or not, this can easily be done on a Wii, but worst, it look like it can be done on any previous gen consoles!!!!

That's what you get when you take the comment from an artist (I admit some know a lot about the hardware, but many are just simply true artist...)

Silver3604060d ago

They announced months ago taht it would be a 360 exclusive.

nasim4060d ago

SC looks like another cartoon EA trash and it cant be made for ps3??????????????????????????? /

CELL being 10x more powerful than watered down XENON cant handle AI better than XENON??????????????

in terms of sheer power


230gflops vs 70 gflops

nasim4060d ago

She never said AI would be better on X360.
She said AI is easier to implement on x360 .
She said ps3 implements AI in a different way.

and she also said that the final products of both versions would be 100% identical.

However anything that uses 50% of ps3's power cannot be done on x360


supnub54060d ago

it is known that cell is more powerful, just look at capabilities of cell and look at xenon's, but i'm not bashing, if he wants a good Ai, why don't he look at Uncharted, that game has a lot better animation, better ai, and looks a lot more beautiful.

ip-student4060d ago

The XBOX 360 CPU is superior when it comes to AI, the Cell is superior when it comes to physics. This has been known for a while. The new Splinter Cell seems to place more emphasis on AI - it is part of the game play. Therefore, you cannot do it on either Wii or the PS3. However, throw it on a PC and it would be easy. Just goes to show that MIPS does not give the whole story - anyone who thinks otherwise is just swallowing hype.

ZyKlOn4060d ago

another developer paid off by M$.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$

Jeremy Gerard4060d ago


Some of you are clearly brainwashed, you want so bad to believe the hype sony fed you about the cell being so powerful. Kids, the cell is powerful for things like folding at home, not running game code.(hint, most dual platform games look like crap on PS3, it cant half run UE3, and everything on it is delayed) Why would you believe the folks who have a reputation for over hyping and under delivering,just to get you to buy their products, over the word of a neutral company who is just saying the same thing that has been written in countless technical journals (if you just do research outside the gaming world you can find them)about the disadvantages of the cell. These guys are the developers! but I should believe some stupid brainwashed fanboy who refuses to see the truth even when it is sitting on his face. The denial is mind boggling, you kids are sad, grow the F up, no company or console is perfect. Known fact in the real world, PS3 is only more powerful on paper, in reality both consoles are about even in overall performance with a slight advantage to 360.

reaperxciv4060d ago

this article pisses the crap off every sony fanboy...tsk tsk

gaffyh4059d ago

LOL. PS3 can't handle AI??? Nevermind the fanboy comments, if a console can't handle AI it might as well be a paperweight. What the hell are these devs talking about??? They keep shooting themselves in the foot, if they think the PS3 can't handle AI then Haze and Assassin's Creed will probably have a pile of crap AI system.

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Loudninja4060d ago (Edited 4060d ago )

Naruto? what is so complexed about that game? AC .Its just PR BS,not a thing about Naruto is complexed.

rubarb234060d ago

I'm a 360 4 life guy, and i have to admit although i love hearing developers taking shots at the ps3, this is bs all the way. actually i'll be honest; i think any developer saying a certain game for either the ps3/360 not being possible on the other console is complete BS. The 360 can handle any game that's for the ps3 and the ps3 can handle any game that's for the 360.
statements like these are just used to hype a certain game or console, blah, blah, blah

tplarkin74060d ago (Edited 4060d ago )

She said the same thing about Assassins Creed. The AI will be superior in the 360 version according to her. When will people learn that the PS3 isn't what Sony promised on paper? The 360 has proven to be more powerful everytime.

Hatchetforce4060d ago

It is precisely that - BS. The PS3 has hardware PPU capabilities for physics AND AI! Damn, how stupid can these people be? I love being a dual platform owner as each system has it's strengths but with hardware there for use, the PS3 could handle AI better. It amazes me how asinine these devs can be when they open their mouths.

If you have visited enough game studios, and some of us have worked in them, then you know a great deal of the time these trash talkers do not have dev kits from other consoles around. Basically they can talk out their ass and no one is the wiser. "Oh well, they are devs. They must know, right?" No.

On the PS3 you have to ability to run low level AI on the SPU and then as the AI reaches more involved tasks, specifically where the player enters close contact with them you can move this to the PPU and get the best hardware backing possible...IF YOU KNOW HOW THE PS3 WORKS, ACTUALLY HAVE ACCESS TO A PS3 DEV KIT AND DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE, AND ARE NOT A RUN OF THE MILL IDIOT THAT PRODUCES SOME OF THE MOST BRAIN DEAD AI LIKE WE HAVE SEEN IN PAST SPLINTER CELL GAMES.

When it comes to intelligent AI, Splinter Cell developers in Montreal and Shanghai really need to refrain from making comments. The name of their games can be summed up like this, 'Don't beat the game, just beat the by rote pattern.'

Ju4060d ago (Edited 4060d ago )

Is pretty...and I hope she knows how to code, too.

Only one thing: Lightning effects in KZ2. (Cell shades light. Do this with 3fixme).

tplarkin74060d ago

We need to see some examples of the power of the PS3. That's all I'm saying. I have no clue regarding the technology of the Cell. All I know is what Sony promised and all I see is what Sony delivered. The 360 has proven to be the most powerful console, based on the games.

Gorgon4060d ago

For those of you that DO have some memmory, I still remember when Assassin's Crees was only anounced for the PS3 yet and at that time the publicity was "only the power of the Cell and PS3 can run this game"...

Incredible what Microsoft's money can do, heh?

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jromao4060d ago

Or ... this developer don't know how to code in PS3 ?

That's most probably, all planet knows the power of PS3, if he said that title was developed to 360 and "we don't know" how to port it to PS3 then it would be close to true for sure.


CRIMS0N_W0LF4060d ago (Edited 4060d ago )

Other developers said its easy to develop on PS3. This includes Capcom and Tecmo and some other forgot name.

TriggerHappy4060d ago

According to him, the PS3 isn't smart enough to understand some complex stuff, the naruto stuff was the best though, i lol'ed

MK_Red4060d ago

Agreed on Naruto, Big LOL.

Thank God they're just making a semi-yearly sequel to Splinter Cell, not a huge production like Assassin's Creed.