"One of the challenges for the Revolution is that it's not HD."
Gamasutra got a chance to talk to a lot of industry big-wigs at Game Developer's Confrence last month. Among them was the vice president and general manger of EA's Los Angeles Studio, Neil Young.
He confirmed the obvious--there are Revolution titles in development at Electronic Arts. Specifics weren't mentioned, but he did have a few things to comment on about the Revolution hardware itself.
"One of the challenges for the Revolution is that it's not HD," Young said. EALA is currently finishing up Battle for Middle Earth II on the Xbox 360, a real-time strategy game. Young referenced the fact that HD graphics allow for smaller objects to stand out more when sitting further away from the screen, as opposed to sitting up close like a computer monitor.
After discussing the advantages that the 360 has with its HD graphics, Young continued, "The [Revolution's] hardware performance is sort of current gen plus, versus the 10x or 20x multiple that you get on next-gen. I mean, EA is building stuff for it, but I kind of prefer the DS. It makes the most sense to me."
Electronic Arts will likely reveal its Revolution lineup at E3, two weeks from now.