LucasArts: We weren't 'up to speed' on PS3

But don't worry - it's on the money for Force Unleashed 2

LucasArts has admitted that its development team wasn't quite "up to speed" on PS3 in the past - particularly when creating Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

The revelation might go some way to explaining why the third-person action game was better received on Xbox 360 - with CVG sister mag PSM3 handing out a stinging 59% score to the PlayStation version.

However, the developer told CVG that it has now straightened out its issues with the hardware - and is happily developing the 360 and PS3 versions of The Force Unleashed 2 alongside each other.


"For me I think I like putting builds on the 360, it's a lot faster," said LucasArts producer Cameron Suey.

"There were times, especially on the original Force Unleashed, where on the PS3, we weren't quite up to speed. But now I think [360 and PS3 are] so hand in hand that every change we make is tested on both at the same time, side-by-side throughout the whole thing."

CVG got hands-on with the second in the series earlier this year - and were optimistic about what we played.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 is due for release on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii and DS in late October.