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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Factor 5 Drops Xbox 360 in Favor of PS3

Factor 5 Drops Xbox 360 Support in Favor of PS3 - Xbox

"According to a story on C|Net, Julian Eggebrecht, president of Factor 5, has confirmed that the company will no longer support the Xbox 360 and instead it will create games exclusively for the PlayStation 3.


This announcement comes as a bit of a surprise because Factor 5 was one of the early supporters of the XNA development tools, as this page shows."

In console smackdown, games are next punch | CNET

"In the wake of the consoles' unveiling, some developers are already leaning toward one platform.

'I was shocked by how powerful the new consoles are,' said Julian Eggebrecht, president of the San Rafael, Calif.-based game development company Factor 5. 'They should really free our development.'

Eggebrecht said his company--which developed 'Star Wars: Rogue Squadron' for Nintendo's GameCube--would create games exclusively for Sony's upcoming PlayStation 3.

The choice boiled down to performance, Eggebrecht said at E3 in Los Angeles. His company has worked with Microsoft's Xbox 360, but found PlayStation 3's 3.2GHz Cell chip offered more processing power. The additional performance allows the gang at Factor 5 to more easily simulate the real world for a better game experience, he said."

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