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Japanese Developers Weigh in on the PS4

Last week, Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu asked their readers what they thought about the PS4. In this week's issue, the question was lobbed in the direction of many of Japan's biggest game makers, to get the developer point of view on Sony's as-of-yet faceless console. Take a look at what some of them had to say:

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GribbleGrunger1592d ago

It's odd but not one of those comments excited me in the least. I found them to be quite dull and uninspired to be honest. I hope this isn't a reflection of how next gen will pan out because I can see the Japanese falling even further behind the West. I love their quirky game mechanics and off the wall presentation but they need to show enthusiasm and I didn't really get much of that from these snippets.

MikeMyers1592d ago

It really does show the differences in culture.

"I got the impression that the competitive field for consoles is moving from basic performance specs to peripheral services."

"My initial impressions of the PS4 were that it is a 'true network game machine.'

A lot of the Western developers focused mainly on the specs and how much easier it will be to develop for.

cyhm31121592d ago

I think the japanese will win next gen. They will overcome the techical difficulties they have been facing this gen. They lost their identity this gen because the West won the battle of the sales. They try to copy the western games but fail. They are saying they won't copy the west again next gen. Japanese games are more interesting anyway. That's not to say that I don't like western games, western games this gen have more production values by far, this is certainly not a bad thing!!I am looking forward for games from two western developers though, the LA Noire developer's sequel's Whore of the Orient and games from the Heavy Rain developers. More games have interesting stories like these should be made. Some people might not agree with me though.

roshi19871592d ago (Edited 1592d ago )

I disagree because you gave ZERO evidence to support your opinion that the Japanese will win next gen.

How do you write a paragraph and say nothing? All you say is that they "will overcome current gen technical difficulties"...based on nothing.

And even if they did overcome those difficulties that means nothing if they cant manage to get global appeal which they have collectively spent a decade losing.

Picnic1592d ago (Edited 1592d ago )

I wouldn't expect the Japanese to be excited about it though. The PS4 is more PC-like than previous Playstations and the Japanese are not big PC players.
The idea of having a console where they can more easily make something photorealistic wouldn't be a big selling point to the Japanese who favour more stylised anime games.

I mean the PS2 had the 'Emotion Engine', the PS3 the 'Cell'. The PS4 'we're much like a PC' doesn't sound as exciting.

For Western tastes, it's usually companies outside of Japan who make the games that we like anyway.
Some of them ape what Japan gaming used to be like much better than Japan does.

KingofGambling1592d ago

Konami bring on Suikoden VI to the PS4.

-Falaut-1592d ago

*head explodes at the prospect*

ame221592d ago

Kotaku's agenda *eyes lighten up* "Sony must die and we must support the cause" *laughs maniacally*.

Azurite1592d ago

Having these new things, headset(mic), camera(s) and touchpad as -standard-(you get it bundled) on PS4 will let developers create more varied experiences.

Drawback is multi-platform games won't have the same possiblities.

brave27heart1592d ago

They still have the potential to have them, they just wont be built from the ground up based around these features. Theres nothing stopping Fifa from using the touch pad for penalty taking for instance, it'd be quite simple to program in, but we wont see it used for much more than basic features in multiplat games.

Now first party games have me excited.

Evil-snuggles1592d ago

capcom new breath of fire please I will trade my first born child born for a new Panzer Dragoon saga the greatest game ever made

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