Insomniac Says the PlayStation 3 Won’t be Maxed Out for 2-3 More Years

The PlayStation 3 is capable of pulling off some remarkable games, as many will attest with the recent release of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. But according to Insomniac Games, developer of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, developers are still looking at a few years before they start to tap into the console’s maximum potential.

“There’s always ways we can become more efficient. The PlayStation platforms are built with a very high ceiling and I think that’s part of the success Sony has had in creating these platforms with really long life spans,” Senior Community Manager James Stevenson told CVG.

“The first couple of years are all about developers getting games up and working,” he explained. “You see what Naughty Dog has had the chance to do in the past two years. You’ve seen what we’ve been able to do in that time. This is where it gets exciting.”

“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.”

“I still think you’re not going to see the PS3 really maxed out for another two to three years,” he adds. “We’re using all of the PS3 right now, but you can always be more efficient in the way you use it.”

With that in mind, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the PlayStation 3, and what developers can do with the hardware at that time.