The just-launched, NPD-topping PlayStation 3 exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is regarded as one of the best-looking -- if not the best-looking -- console games of the current generation.
The game's developer, Santa Monica's Sony-owned Naughty Dog, now hopes that the studio can help both internal and external PlayStation 3 developers reach the same kind of technical prowess on the uniquely challenging hardware.
Uncharted 2 lead designer and writer Neil Druckmann told Gamasutra, "We have an in-house team that actually develops tools for other first parties and even for third parties. So hopefully, you're going to start seeing that shift, where more and more games that aren't even Sony first-party games get similar [technical] results to what we have, hopefully. I'd like to play more games that look like [Uncharted 2]."