Developers Have Squeezed Every Bit Of Juice From The PS3 – Divnich
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?
Jesse Divnich thinks that this really is the case, telling us that “It’s fair to assume that developers have squeezed every bit of juice from the PlayStation 3 and other 7th generation consoles.”
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.”
What do you think? Is there still life left in the PS3 – or even the Xbox 360 – or are we really reaching the end?