Patrick Liu of DICE recently sat down and spoke about developing games on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 — most notably, how he wishes each console had “double the memory”, and how he thinks Battlefield 3 and RAGE will be the highpoint for visual fidelity on consoles this generation. See his quotes below.
“Both Battlefield 3 and Rage are pushing console hardware as much as developers can now, and I don’t think anyone will make something better with this generation of consoles”…”If we were to do something bigger, which we can, then we would require a next generation console.”
Weather its the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, Liu states there’s one problem he always seems to encounter developing games on each:
“One bottleneck that we always encounter, both on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, is memory. If we had double the amount of memory, it would be great. We could do so much more. So I think more memory would give us more bang for our buck.”
DICE recently announced Battlefield 3 would include optional installs for Hi Res texture packs on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Do you guys agree with Patrick — are Battlefield 3 and RAGE pushing console hardware as much as developers can? Let us know below. Battlefield 3 will be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 25th.
Thanks, Attack of the Fanboy