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The Next Playstation will be Easier to Develop for

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The Playstation 3 – much like the PS2, actually – initially suffered from poor ports and less than stellar exclusives because it relied on completely new architecture that was foreign to developers – making it just so much harder for them to bend the machine to their will.

That’s pretty much changed, now that developers have their heads wrapped around the Cell architecture and its SPU’s. Sony have realised this – and it’s a mistake they won’t be repeating when it comes time for the PS4 and PSP2

Sony Worldwide Studios Head Ninja Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that work is underway on the next Playstation – and that, throwing their usual arrogance aside, the company will be consulting developers and looking for their insight.

Microsoft did just this with the 360 – and if it weren’t for Epic Games insisting that the console had 512Mb of unified RAM instead of the originally planned 256Mb so they could do Gears of War properly, the 360 would be a much less powerful machine than it is today.

Developers have been complaining that Sony’s hardware is difficult to develop for since the PS2 – and this change in philosophy should lead to better looking games earlier on in the future console’s lifecycle

Read more over at Develop.

Last Updated: July 7, 2010


  1. Milesh Bhana ZA

    July 7, 2010 at 13:39

    i really hope that Sony/MS continue the hardware war.

    Lame motion controls be d@mned, give me a standard controller and cross the uncanny valley.


  2. Deathbringersa

    July 7, 2010 at 13:45

    bout damn time its time for sony to rule


  3. riezo

    July 7, 2010 at 13:52

    Lol, tbh I like the fact that the console really comes into its own in the latter years of its life cycle.

    The best games for the PS2 came out in the last years of the PS2, hell the PS3 came out before God of War 2.

    You know what they call it when “hardware” peaks too soon? Premature Ejaculation!


  4. Fox1

    July 7, 2010 at 16:14

    Too little, too late by bringing out the best at the end of a consoles lifecycle. That’s what pushed gamers to buy xbox 360 because the PS3 was delayed at first and then the console sat with a bare library for a year.


  5. WitWolfyZA

    July 7, 2010 at 17:21

    One would think that Sony should give an Idiots guide to program on Sony’s alien Ware to the developers. I for think Sony doesnt know how their own machine works either 😎


  6. Parker

    July 7, 2010 at 17:37

    Coz you can totally make games like Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 on a machine that no-one knows how to program for. Right, makes sense.


  7. Steve Hofmeyr

    July 7, 2010 at 18:43

    Give a room full of monkeys typewriters and sooner or later you’ll have shakespeare. :ninja:


  8. WitWolfyZA

    July 8, 2010 at 11:36

    Tell that to EA,Activision,Capcom,Sega and Rockstar.


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