The boss of Sony Computer Entertainment UK Ray Maguire has stated that he believes third party developers will in future use PS3 as their lead platform and then remove elements of their titles when porting across to Xbox 360.
Speaking to Videogamer, Maguire stated: “I think we now have an install base which is big enough for any third party to want to develop for. Now the decision making part of development is which do you lead your development on?
“Is it easier to lead with the most powerful, both in terms of AI and graphics, i.e. PS3 and then just remove part of the functionality for the processors that aren’t quite as strong? I would imagine that’s very much part of the thought process now from a studio development point of view.”