EA Explains PS3/Xbox360 Madden ’08 Framerate Differences
Iâ€™ll be honest here. When Peter Moore announced â€œfaster, more fluid play for sports games on the Xbox360â€ I barely listened. I had yet to grasp the fidelity of what he had just said. What he meant was, sports games (football in particular) will be running at 60fps on the Xbox360, but only 30fps on the PS3.
Those numbers may not seem like that much, but as is the case in Madden 2008, they seemingly make all the difference. So whatâ€™s up EA? Why are you gimping PS3 owners with inferior graphics? Could the Xbox fanboys have been right all along? Hereâ€™s what an EA employee had to say:
â€œWe understand gamers frustrationsâ€¦ but EA has been developing titles for the Xbox 360 for 3 Â½ years and has only been working with the PS3 for a little over 1 year. It is very difficult to get it right the first time.â€
To EAâ€™s credit, all current PS3 sports games run at 30fps. Does the PS3 have the development muscle to match the Xbox 360â€™s experience? Itâ€™s still too early in the console generation cycle to tell, but this sort of issue-dodging by EA certainly bodes ill for Sony. Let’s hope the increased Blu-Ray capacity and Cell Processing are enough to overcome PS3′s difficult development issues.