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'Saints Row' Dev: The PS3 Is Too Hard

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Posted August 1, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

According to the developers of open world action game Saint's Row, the Cell processor at the heart of the PlayStation 3 was puzzling, and that was the reason Saints Row never came out for Sony's system. "We just couldn't get our heads around the Cell technology,"

"In Saints Row 1 we got about half way through the process and then we realized that we just couldn't get our heads around Cell," producer Dan Sutton told Computer and Video Games. "It's just really complicated and I'm sure you noticed other games like Stranglehold push their dates up...Cell's really, really powerful. The problem is it's also a really different system, the way it uses multi-threading technology."

But don't fear for Saint's Row 2. Volition hired a dedicated PS3 team to tackle the hardware. "Now we're up to showing PS3 at the same level and only one day behind the Xbox, which is really exciting for us," Sutton said. Saint's Row 2 comes out on the 360 and PS3 in mid October.

Also: Before you start flaming, fanboys, read this post too! 

Computerandvideogames: Saints Row dev couldn't get its head around Cell

 

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