Uncharted 2 is a great game; one I’ve beaten twice already. It wouldn’t have been that game without PlayStation 3’s specific hardware features, however. Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells has said that if it weren’t for things like Blu-ray, HD and cell, the game wouldn’t have been the same.
“I think the differences that you see between any two games has much more to do with the developer than whether it’s on the Xbox or PS3,” said Wells during an interview with VG247.
“Great programmers and great artists are going to make a great game. Naughty Dog will continue to push the PlayStation hardware as far as we can.
“We’re fortunate that we get to work on a system that has a hard drive and uses blu-ray for storage. Without these things, Uncharted 2 would have been a very different game. What we were able to do with the Cell processor allowed us to achieve a density of polygons and a fidelity to our effects that would simply not be possible without it.
“But ultimately, if we didn’t have a team of very talented programmers and artists, we wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of the hardware and achieve the results that we did.”
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is available now and currently the highest rated PlayStation 3 game to date.