Action-packed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has been revealed to have hugely degraded graphics on the PS3 as compared to the PC, with textures a quarter the size and the usual pathetically low resolution – fortunately PS3 gamers need not worry, as Square Enix assures them “You won’t even notice.”
From a developer interview with the producer Hiromichi Tanaka:
Q. Can you enjoy both PC and PS3 versions at the same quality?
A. They don’t really look all that different. There’s no “3D Surround” [Nvidia multimonitor 3D gaming], of course. The textures are a quarter the size, and the resolution halved, but you won’t really notice.
He demonstrates the multimonitor in action:
Whilst unlikely to please PS3 gamers all that greatly, PC gamers can at least be assured their version will not be graphically crippled for the sake of the inferior graphical capabilities of a mere console.