Monday, September 25, 2006

PS3, From Gamasutra and the WSJ

Here's the question Gamasutra put to developers for their Question of the Week feature:
Q: Given Sony's recent issues with PlayStation 3 supply/launch dates and overall negative publicity for the company, what does Sony need to do to convince developers and the public that the PS3 will be the dominant next-gen console? (Responses could include comments on developer support, pricing, network/online capabilities, PR, and any other pertinent factors.)

Great question, and you can read their answers here.

There was also an article today in the Wall Street Journal online (thanks Devon) that was an overview of the PS3 and what's happened in the last few months. Mostly old news, but there was one fascinating comment:
Square Enix Co. used to make showcase games like Kingdom Hearts and the latest installment in the Final Fantasy series only for the PlayStation 2. This time it is planning to be more evenhanded, and it has announced two games for each of the three new-generation consoles. It still plans to develop the most advanced Final Fantasy game for the PlayStation 3. But it hasn't yet decided which console will get Kingdom Hearts, a popular game involving Disney characters.

"We don't want the PlayStation 3 to be the overwhelming loser, so we want to support them," says Michihiro Sasaki, senior vice president of Square Enix. " But we don't want them to be the overwhelming winner either, so we can't support them too much."

The full article is here.

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