Wheelman dev calls PS3 a 'pain in the ass,' Xbox a 'dumb PC'


Did you know that some developers consider the PS3 difficult to develop for? You can add the Wheelman team at Midway Newcastle to that list, following candid comments by the game's executive producer.

Appearing on the This Xbox Life podcast, Shaun Himmerick was questioned on developing for 360 and PS3, to which he responded, "The politically incorrect answer is that the PS3 is a huge pain in the ass. Anyone making a game, if you're going to make it for both, just lead on the PS3 because if it works on the PS3, it'll work on 360."

"We had to play catch up on the PS3 because of the memory constraints and how it renders -- how it processes is just different. And it's harder on the PS3," Himmerick continued. "The Xbox is just like a dumb PC, which is great because it's easier to build a game on a PC."

Somehow, we don't think Vin Diesel would appreciate anyone whining about making his game. In fact, if he'd listened to said podcast, he'd probably be on his way to Newcastle right now to give them something to really cry about ... and maybe the latest PS3 SDK.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.