<<As Houser said, they both have their issues. I interpreted the interview as, "Look how great our vision is, it barely fits in these uber powerful machines!">>
Wow, you really will look for anything to bash this stock. Trying to make it a bad thing that they are making a game for the gamer who has a current technology machine to play on. I guess you'd be impressed with the company who comes out with pong or space invaders for this equipment...."Holy cow, it's got room to program my irrigation system while I play pac man". Keep in mind that at the rate of development in computing power, 6 months from now what is now an "uber" powerful machine will be nothing more than an older model that the hard core gamers consider obsolete.
>Shame about the seek times on PS3... shouldn't be a problem for an open world game where the player can go anywhere and look anywhere at high speed...<
Are you talking about Blu-Ray seek time? If so, it isn't much of a worry since every PS3 will have a hdd that can be used to cache game data. So, even though Blu-Ray read performance isn't great, it isn't an issue since the hdd can be used instead. It is the lack of a hdd on every 360 that is problem. But since over 90% of the 360s out there have hdds, I'd go ahead & design with a hdd in mind. Those few 360 people w/o a hdd can either suffer or go buy one.
He had to say something baad about the ps3 too, so microsoft would not be too angry at him. Do you have a ps3?, I have no trouble with seek times, if they were bad I would' nt be able to play blurays at 1080p smooth like butta.