The Last Of Us uses the PS3 to capacity

by Tano Prestia Featured 2 Comments 20 Votes 1546 Views 05/02/2013 Back to News

The Last of Us, the upcoming action/survival game from Uncharted series developer Naughty Dog, takes full advantage of the PlayStation 3's processing power, according to the developer.

"With The Last of Us, we are as efficient as we can possibly be," he revealed. "It's just squeezing every last drop of power out of the system. And it's a system we know really, really well," lead designer Jacob Minkoff told Game Zone.

Minkoff says console cycles present interesting challenges for developers: The early days are tough because no one knows the system, but the later years allow for more efficiency as people become more accustomed to the hardware's offerings.

"Hardware cycles are always really interesting because at the beginning of a hardware cycle, you don't really know how to use the hardware yet," said Minkoff. "I think Uncharted 1 used maybe 30 percent efficiency. Uncharted 2 we were finally using 100 percent, but it wasn't as efficient as it could be. Then, Uncharted 3 we got way more efficient."

While the tease of new hardware is exciting for gamers, it can be tough for developers.

"When you switch to new hardware, again, it's got more power, but you don't know how to use it again. So there's no ideal point," added Minkoff.

While the PlayStation 3 can still look forward to blockbusters like The Last Of Us and God of War: Ascension, Sony is expected to release its successor in the next 12 months.

By Gaetano Prestia

Are you excited for The Last Of Us, or has PS4 hype skewed your excited?

Link to us http://PS3.mmgn.com/News/the-last-of-us-uses-the-ps3-to-capacity
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

More Info on The Last of Us

The Last of Us The Last of Us The Last of Us The Last of Us The Last of Us The Last of Us The Last of Us

The Last Of Us uses the PS3 to capacity Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
cant wait for the last of us. also hanging for Feb 20th.

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of Us
  • The Last of UsThe Last of Us Video
  • The Last of UsThe Last of Us Video
  • The Last of UsThe Last of Us Video

Recently Read

Featured PS3 Content

Most anticipated game of 2015

Most anticipated game of 2015

08/01/2015 Polls 11 14
Free-to-start the

Free-to-start the 'future' for console games, says EA

Tano 18 hours News 6 2
Mythbusters to tackle Doom to test practicalities

Mythbusters to tackle Doom to test practicalities

Gryllis 1 day News 8 11
Disney

Disney's show about an injured teen eSports star

Gryllis 1 day News 2 5
Friendly Fire Show 81: There

Friendly Fire Show 81: There's No Evil Within Windows 10

Podcast 2 days Articles 1 3
Some Minecraft users had their passwords compromised

Some Minecraft users had their passwords compromised

Gryllis 5 days News 0 6
Supanova undecided on petition to ban Adam Baldwin

Supanova undecided on petition to ban Adam Baldwin

Gryllis 5 days News 11 6
These oldies love playing Grand Theft Auto V

These oldies love playing Grand Theft Auto V

Gryllis 5 days News 2 8
Resident Evil Remake HD review

Resident Evil Remake HD review

Jayden27 6 days Reviews 9 9

Community Content

PSN Members Get One-Time 10% PS Store Discount This Weekend

PSN Members Get One-Time 10% PS Store Discount This Weekend

zurczner 20/01 News 5 8
Work Experience at The MMGN Office

Work Experience at The MMGN Office

12/01/2015 Blog 10 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

CybaCowboy posted a news - Maps to be removed, "near" to loose functionality in update.

CybaCowboy 8 hours ago
Username

CybaCowboy, milo commented on Think you're entitled to the digital game you just bought? Think again

CybaCowboy 8 hours ago
Username

CybaCowboy posted a news - Sony discontinuing YouTube for PlayStation Vita

CybaCowboy 10 hours ago
Username

commented on Free-to-start the 'future' for console games, says EA

stonecold 12 hours ago
Username

maxiboy, Jayden27, Tano and other 4 users commented on Think you're entitled to the digital game you just bought? Think again

maxiboy 17 hours ago
Username

K4ZMA, Marshal976 commented on Need For Speed went full freemium. Never go full freemium

K4ZMA 17 hours ago
Username

stevivor is now Level 6!

stevivor 20 hours ago
Username

allansoul just unlocked the Welcomed achievement!

allansoul 20 hours ago
Username

K4ZMA is now Level 82!

K4ZMA 20 hours ago