"[Developers] are cutting corners. I mean, basically, what happens is when you get final hardware late, you're sloppy,” said Allard.
This is why Allard believes that the second round of games on Xbox 360 will likely be much more indicative of the true power of the console than the first.
"[Developers will] be able to get a lot more out of the system next year," Allard says. "That's why games look better year over year. It's primarily because hardware comes in hot and developers use the deficiency of the schedule not just to learn about hardware, but also to cut a couple of corners."