For those wondering if Sony’s PS3 exclusive title, Uncharted 2, would ever make an appearance to Microsoft’s Xbox 360… your questions have been answered in the form of “Never”. “I’m 100 percent sure of this.” Christophe Balestra, co-president of Naughty Dog told Ars-Technica.
“I guarantee that this game couldn’t be working on XBox 360. It would be impossible. First of all, we fill the Blu-ray 100 percent, we have no room left on this one. We have 25GB of data; we’re using every single bit of it.” said Balestra.
We know Naughty Dog is owned by Sony but his message is clear, the PS3 is too powerful and Uncharted 2 pushes the envelope.
He continued to say “The fact that every PS3 has a hard drive is huge for us.” He went on to describe how the game takes advantage of Sony’s offerings. “It’s the combination of Blu-ray and hard drive. You can play the entire game without loading. We don’t require an install. We’re doing all the post-processing effects on the SPUs [Synergistic Processing Units]. The quality of the depth of field we have, you can’t do that on the Xbox.”
He was blunt about what Uncharted 2 means for the PlayStation 3. “We’ve invested a lot of time maximizing the power of the machine,” he stated. “That’s our job, to make the PS3 shine.”
The chance you will ever see Uncharted 2 on the Xbox 360 has now but all been diminished. While I’d personally love to see how their port of Uncharted: Drake Fortune would look on a 360, some things are just meant to be exclusive.