Submitted by Karooo 546d ago | opinion piece

PS4 Game Development To be Easier Than PS3 - Report

Sony has learned its lessons with the PS3 it seems. (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

NastyLeftHook0  +   546d ago

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StrongMan  +   546d ago
Exactly. Sony is taking away all of Microsoft crutches that they had with the Xbox 360.

no year long head start-check
no difficult hardware to code on-check
cross game chat for free-check
no $600 console-check

Sony won't take their foot off of Microsoft's neck. Sony will make sure they stay in dead last place by not even giving them a chance next gen by taking away all of their crutches. Sony smells blood.
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Jek_Porkins  +   546d ago
Your trolling kills me, you have very selective memory, either that or you work for Sony.

The next Xbox and the next PlayStation will probably be pretty equal in every aspect. Microsoft will most likely continue to do well in North America and Sony in Japan, EU could be up for grabs and should be close.

All we have right now are rumors, if we believe this rumor, should we believe the PS4 wont be backwards compatible ? or that it wont be able to play used games? We also don't have a price point, so you've been a bit premature with the "No $600 console" remark.

You think Sony has their foot on anyone? seriously? I think they are just trying to turn a profit like everyone else, they shouldn't be too concerned with Nintendo or Microsoft. That is what got them in trouble this generation, where as in previous generations they did their own thing.

Keep drinking that Kool Aid!
Highlife  +   546d ago
not sure how he is trolling. He is in a Sony article and added his opinion. I think he is just excited and why not there has been some great news for the playstaion brand.
adorie  +   546d ago
Jek, I'm taking you to Kentucky Fried Chicken. I'll have you at the base and ready to board your starfighter in no time.
3-4-5  +   546d ago
If Sony screws this one up then they really do have the wrong people in positions of power and authority.

Sony can redeem themselves to the PS2 Glory years.

I'm more of a Nintendo & Xbox fan to be honest, but I don't want to see Sony fail. I want them all to succeed. That will drive competition and in turn gives us the Gamer's/ consumers......better Quality games to play.
CGI-Quality  +   546d ago
Actually, this puts the ball in Microsoft's court, since it's their hand that will be forced. If all of these reports prove to be accurate, Sony could be in for a great start!
Ju  +   546d ago
You never know what's gonna happen, and MS is a force, no doubt.

But nobody can take away from Sony what's happening right now. 1:0 for Sony right there...
NameRemoved0017  +   546d ago
Sony has been getting back in the game recently, most of their new stuff is excellent while microsofts new stuff = fail. Not going to lie this gen is going to Sony 100% no doubt.
Septic  +   546d ago
No doubt.

Contrary to many who blindly defended the unnecessarily difficult design architecture of the PS3, it really was a big stumbling block for Sony and ease of development will be Sony's top priority in the new gen.

Also, judging by EDGE's early reports, Sony really are going with a completely new philosophy in the next gen as far as development in concerned. It's the common sense thing to do and will really put pressure on MS.

Now, with an arsenal of first party studios and reclaiming the support of third party decelopers, possibly to that extent that they will, once again prioritise Sony over others, the competition next generation is already looking like it will be incredibly fierce.

We are in for a real treat.
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adorie  +   546d ago
Here's a bubble.
Septic  +   546d ago
Thanks my good man:-)
nukeitall  +   545d ago
I think it is nice to proclaim this and that, but people were cheering when the PS Vita was announced, and subsequently released to pretty much a disaster.

The PS3 came out of the gate really strong with a huge momentum from the PS2 era, but we all know how that story ended.

Bottom line is long term execution over assumptions. It's all up to management. Even a slow start can be turned around like the 3DS.
blackbirdi  +   546d ago
plz do we must read the same news over over again --' you didn't came up with nothing new
ArmGunar  +   546d ago
I'm pleased to hear that !
strigoi814  +   546d ago
yup no doubt on this..so bethesda cant complain anymore???
Jek_Porkins  +   546d ago
It should be on an even level, glad to see Sony learn from one of their mistakes with the PS3. Now people who might only be able to buy the next PlayStation will be able to have the same offline experience as people who buy the game on the next Microsoft console.
wishingW3L  +   546d ago
I hope this helps those mid tier devs to jump in because not every game has to be an indie game or a Triple A budget game. Mid tier games often offer a balance of decent graphics and decent gameplay with plenty of innovation.
richierich  +   546d ago
Perhaps I missed something but where has it been announced that the PS4 will be easier to develop for? Im not saying I dont believe it will but is there an official announcment that says it will be easier than PS3?
Chapster  +   546d ago
Judging from the rumored specs it's more like a pc. You should take the rumors with a grain of salt though.
GraveLord  +   546d ago
This has been known for months if not years.
DivineAssault  +   546d ago
RAM RAM RAM! they need plenty of it with custom off-the-shelf GPU/CPU architecture.. If they do that, it will be just fine for multiplats/ports.. Even exceed xbox if it does indeed push 1.84TFLOPS compared to 1.24 on the next box. The OS needs to run smoothly & they need to unify how it & vita are used...

Sony built the vita to be as developer friendly as they could from previous articles i read, so why wouldnt they with PS4? Its going to be greatness.. Maybe not as strong as the best PC rigs out there but it will be great none the less & devs will optimize its strengths to get the most out of it.. Unlike vita, PS4 should have 100% 3rd party support, w/o the bitching of complications & time restraints multiplat devs have to deal with with publishers..

It was tough to do this gen yet the games came out excellent for the most part & some better than xbox so nx gen will be way better.. ESPECIALLY if they launch 1st with a good amount of AAA software & AAA launch window games.. Just keep the networking free like they do now & clean it up so theres no long downloads & installs.. Preordering with a good game asap & ill POSSIBLY get a 720 if they step up the exclusives that arent shooters with aliens n guns at launch.... Did i say PS is boss? well, theres a reminder& ill be renewing PS Plus when it arrives foo...Anything wii u or xbox gets thats good, PS wil get it too
thecurseddevil  +   546d ago
no matter how obvious the article itself is,anything related to ps4 or next gen is gonna get heat.
Sevir  +   546d ago
Ive spoken to a friend of mind on FB
that works with Sony here in LA and he said simply put the announcement on the 20th is nothing short of a megaton and will totally reshape the future of gaming. honestly I believe its Coming! I wont think too much about it till they unveil but HOT DAMN its exciting
NameRemoved0017  +   546d ago
Sony is coming back to the old days when they were the best again this year :)Nothing they have announced/released recently has been bad.
Donnieboi  +   546d ago
There's one thing that keeps nagging me:

The fact that many game developers rely on windows or middleware that is windows based. M$ has been trying to monopolize what "apps" can and can't be developed using windows (in the very near future) with windows 8. They are also trying to force companies to get licences to develop for windows and go through an approval process. How could this negatively effect Valve, Sony, Nintendo, and any other devs that may use Microsoft's Directx, Visual C++, and Windows-based Middleware in the future?

Maybe i'm worrying too much, but I hate this monopoly M$ is bringing to the table, and i'm afraid for what this could do to gaming (even Valve is freaking out and trying to move to linux, but it isn't practical since many games were developed using Directx or windows based middleware, tools, api's, etc).

We need devs to start making games on linux and open GL again. But their dependence on Unreal Engine and many other middleware apps will make it a hard transition.
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NameRemoved0017  +   546d ago
Windows 8 is a fail, developers hate it, users hate it and Microsoft shuts everyone off into the dark. I hope the next gen xbox is based off windows 8 so Microsoft fails.
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Donnieboi  +   545d ago
Doesn't answer my question. But I hope windows 8 fails too. But hope won't address this issue.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   546d ago
Im willing to bet that this issue of ease-to-develop for was the primary requirement when Sony drew up their blueprint for PS4.
I can imagine them talking to Naughty Dog, Guerrilla Games, Polyphony et al, to ask them what sort of hardware would take their game (pun intended) to the next level without having to bust their balls for it.
Colour me excited!

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