It's no secret that the PS3 has the better media for the high def gaming experience. At least they will take advantage of it to an extent.
Thanks garyopa for handing passing the link this way!Brace yourselves, fanboys: A report in Famitsu (via FinalFantasy-XIII.net) says Final Fantasy XIII be graphically superior on the Playstation 3 compared to the Xbox 360 version, and itíll sound better, too. Thatís because Square Enix will use compressed video and audio on the Xbox 360 in order to fit the game on DVDs, while the Playstation 3ís Blu-ray drive affords a much greater storage capacity and wonít need compression. And even with the compressed assets, FFXIII will still spill onto multiple Xbox 360 DVDs, while the PS3 version is contained on a single, dual-layer Blu-ray disc. Fortunately, only the audiophiles and video nuts among us will notice the difference.
Still, weíre starting to see several cases where the Xbox 360ís DVD format canít contain an entire game. Last week, we noted that Mass Effect 2, an Xbox 360 exclusive, will be split into two discs, with the break occurring at a strategic plot point. Earlier, id Softwareís John Carmack said the upcoming Rage needs to be released on two discs for the Xbox 360 version, and even thatís a cram in order to avoid arbitrary cuts at inopportune times in the game. It was said in 2008 that Rage will use compression to accomplish this task. But itís all about the gameplay in the end, right? [FinalFantasy-XIII.net via CVG via Destructoid]