Developer Says 2-3 Years Till PS3 is Maxed Out

Contributing Writer

A lot has been made about how the PS3, when compared to the Xbox 360 and Wii, is a more difficult platform on which to develop games. But of course, the flip side of that is that the PS3 possesses a sort of learning curve that allows developers to discover new ways to extract power from the hardware.

Insomniac, known for its Ratchet & Clank franchise of games on Sony's platforms, believes that the PS3 won't have its hardware fully tapped for another two to three years.

"The PS3 still feels like a young system and I feel like it's finally hitting its prime. You've got the Slim, it's at a good price point now and sales are really picking up," said Insomniac senior community manager James Stevenson to CVG."I still think you're not going to see the PS3 really maxed out for another two to three years. We're using all of the PS3 right now, but you can always be more efficient in the way you use it."

With most expecting this current console generation to drag on longer than previous ones, this is good news for PS3 owners.