An Electronic Arts developer has gone on record to say that gamers shouldn't bother buying into PlayStation 3 unless a "big change" comes along for Sony's maligned next-gen console, posting to discussion site Free Republic that Xbox 360 and Nintendo's Wii are the better options.
"My opinion - get 360 and/or Wii. Skip PS3 unless there's a big change in the future," the post concludes. It was written by Andrew Garrett, a developer on previous EA titles like Battle for Middle Earth II and Medal of Honor: European Assault. Garrett is currently working on Command & Conquer 3.
Garrett explains that "most of us [at EA] think 360 will be top for this generation, with the battle for second place between Sony and Nintendo," before adding that "it's not a sure thing" that PS3 will triumph over Nintendo's visually-dated but exciting Wii.
While Garrett can hardly be held as the voice of a whole company, it can't be too positive for Sony to hear successful developers urging gamers away from PlayStation 3. Garrett fails to illustrate what he means by a "big change," though, and we believe that this year will see the gap between PS3 and 360 close like a well-oiled door as PS3 plays host to a new wave of exciting games. Developers, eh? What do they know?
February 12, 2007