Uncharted 2 would be impossible on Xbox 360

Written by Joe Martin

August 28, 2009 // 10:57 a.m.

Tags: #naughty-dog #ps3 #sony #uncharted-2 #uncharted-2-would-be-impossible-on-xbox-360 #xbox-360

Naughty Dog co-president Christophe Balestra has claimed that upcoming Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is only possible on the PlayStation 3 (among consoles, we presume) and that the Xbox 360 would be incapable of running the game.

"I guarantee that this game couldn't be working on Xbox 360. It would be impossible. I'm 100 per cent sure of this," Balestra told Ars Technica.

Balestra said that the main reason the game wouldn't work on the Xbox 360 is because it needs the Blu-Ray drive to work, claiming that every single bit of the 25GB disc had been crammed with game data.

"You can play the entire game without loading. We don't require an install. We're doing all the post-processing effects on the SPUs [Synergistic Processing Units]. The quality of the depth of field we have, you can't do that on the Xbox. We've invested a lot of time maximising the power of the machine," added Balestra.

"That's our job, to make the PS3 shine," he said. He's right, of course - Naughty Dog is owned by Sony.

Comparing the sequel to the previous game, Balestra said that Uncharted 2 uses the entire potential of the PlayStation 3, while Uncharted: Drakes Fortune only used around 30 - 40 percent.

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