Dyack says “PS3 and 360 look even”

Dennis Dyack, president of Silicon Knights, has joined the growing list of gaming figureheads who believe the Xbox 360 and PS3 are just about equal. Speaking to Dean Takahashi of Mercury News, Dyack stated that, from a developers point of view, they look even.

“Maybe the PS3 has more processing power. The 360 has more available memory. It’s pretty much a net, net. The public perception of the PS3 was that it was much more powerful. To developers, they look even.”

Dyack also took the opportunity to speak about the escalating 720p vs 1080p “battle”:
“All of our games are likely to be 720p because of the faster refresh rates. There are all kinds of trade-offs. It takes a lot more RAM to do 1080p. You’ll reserve RAM for the textures. 720p is just less pixels. [But] There is definitely a huge difference from 720p and analog.”

Finally, on the subject of the console battle, Dyack worries that the Wii-mote won’t be able to “stand the test of time” and of 360 vs PS3:
“It’s a tough one. Microsoft is looking really good. Everyone is looking pretty good. At the beginning, everyone thought Sony would walk away with it. We won’t know for sure for two years.”

Originally Written By: Scott Webber


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