Firstly, I want to apologize if this post is simply rehashing old discussion or asking about relatively easily found information. I'm somewhat new to the forum community here and my search skills obviously haven't been leveled up yet. >.<
Like many of you, I'm getting my CE of FFXIV today (in about half an hour or so, actually -- just waiting for GameStop to open!), but if the open beta taught me anything it was that my PC is somewhat on the low side to play the game. This has gotten me thinking again about investing in a PS3.
I've debated it a time or two, mostly for the BluRay built in and the ability to stream Netflix movies. Why not get that -and- the ability to play console games as well, if you're going to drop dime on something that'll cost a bit anyway. I don't really play console games often, but it seems silly not to consider it. There are enough pros to owning one that it has been on my "Maybe, considering it" list for a while. FFXIV might push it to the shopping cart. The only real downside I can see is that the new versions of the PS3 aren't backward compatible with the PS2 titles which was on the "pro" list previously. I did love the .hack// games, they'd be fun to buy cheap and go through again.
I also can't help but think it will be cheaper than upgrading my PC to the point where the game will look stellar awesome, which is important to me. And that brings me to a few questions.
I know that the PS3 release has been delayed until March, and I vaguely recall reading that was due to "memory issues" but I can't find the post where I saw that. My question? What does that mean? I really don't understand it. Has there been anything said about how the game will look and play on the PS3 compared to the PC version? Will the look and smoothness be aggregate to the PC or will it not be as crisp/attractive, or I suppose, is there any way to really know yet?
Has there been any information about the PS3 version? Or demos anywhere that the press has seen to give any kind of impression as to how it holds up compared to the PC version. I mean, I know with the right system, the PC version will generally have the better resources to handle and cope with the intense visual experience the game provides, but...
Thank you in advance for any help, thoughts, opinions, or ideas you can/will provide!