In the past months on the PSN it has been possible to buy full games but never Digital Foundry considered these version in the face-offs.
If you read face-off regularly, and I do, you will then know that usually Xbox games can be fully installed on the HDD and this usually means an improvement in performance: loading times, texture streaming, etc...
Now it is possible that PSN versions too have better performance compared to the disc version that allow only partial installation BUT so far DF never considered this in a face-off.
Full installation on 360 is considered in face-off, is always considered, and it is my opinion that so should PSN versions.
Nowadays many PS3 players buy form the PSN and if the PSN version performs better than on-disc version we should know it.
In the future more and more important titles will be available on the PSN as digital download and DF can no longer forget about them.
Dishonored, Borderlands 2, Assassin's Creed 3 all are available on the PSN and in the face-off the PSN version of this titles, important titles, has never been considered.
Please DF this can't happen again.
If there are performance benefits from downloading a PSN version we on PS3 should know it so please DF consider PSN version in the future face-offs as much as you considered full installation for the 360 version.
I don't know what DF will find out, I really don't know, but whether it will be "good" or "bad" news we should know anyway.
Edited by Cjail at 09:14:59 06-11-2012