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Submitted by Arai 751d ago | interview

Shuhei Yoshida on the making of PlayStation 4

Edge-Online interviews SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida as he shed some light on the making of the PS4 and how it all came together. (PS3, PS4)

majiebeast  +   751d ago | Well said
"So it was Kaz who succeeded Kutaragi-san in 2006, who decided the process had to change. And he trusted the hardware team here to start involving the software team of Worldwide Studios."

"So we were talking following Kaz’s instructions that Worldwide Studios should be involved [in PS4], and I kind of suggested ‘What about Mark?’"

All bow to the great almighty Kaz and @yosp(Shuhei Yoshida), cause they shall bring forth the goldenage. No but seriously best decision was made right there to involve the developers and Mark Cerny.
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Abash  +   751d ago | Well said
A console made with so much input and guidance from developers just has me really damn excited.
isarai  +   751d ago | Interesting
I am envious of your bubbles
GameNameFame  +   751d ago | Well said
Even if the Respawn rumour is true.
I will go for PS4 for being game focused machine.

And even if rumours are true, Respawn game is gonna come to PS4 after 6 months or a year.

Which is pretty much what happened to all popular 3rd party exclusive on 360.
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miyamoto  +   751d ago
well said
PS4: The Developers' Console

Mark Cerny is a high level genius that can translate his complex technical creativity to simplicity among common men.

Having stayed and worked in Japan, he is the only American game designer that has a good grasp of what works in Japan and the West. He made Crash Bandicoot as big as a hit in Japan like Mario and Sonic during the PSOne era.
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b_one  +   751d ago | Funny
@isarai

try bubble jelqing to make it bigger.
ZodTheRipper  +   751d ago
Not to question anyone here but I remember reading that Mark Cerny made that effort by himself

Quote: "Realizing how passionate he was about the PlayStation 4 project, after Thanksgiving, Cerny went to Sony's then-execs Phil Harrison and Masa Chatani, "and asked if I could lead the next generation effort. And to my great surprise, they said yes."

Nonetheless I think that he was the right choice for this task. His approach of developing the console by visiting game developers and asking for feedback is simple but brilliant. They are the people that need to be asked what a console needs and that really paid off. Developers all around the world have nothing but praise for the PS4's architecture.
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Maddens Raiders  +   751d ago
This is all great and wonderful -
but I still miss Kutaragi-san. Dude was brass and the real "father" of the PS; however Kaz has steered the ship swimmingly since his departure. I guess I wouldn't miss him as much and his talents if Cellius was actually real.... and Kevin Butler was still in the office.
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BitbyDeath  +   751d ago
Confirmed!

"The light-bar doesn’t require the camera to function. It’s just a different way of identifying the player."
Arai  +   751d ago | Well said
It's a good team they got right now, Kaz running Sony and Mark leading PS4 development.

The changes are for the better and I believe everyone realizes that.
It's good that the February 20th event focused on games and gamers because that should be the driving force of any console.
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Ken22  +   751d ago
So basically you want this from me??
https://encrypted-tbn1.gsta...
GalacticEmpire  +   751d ago | Well said
Ever since Kaz took over, Sony and in particular the Playstation brand have been on an upward trend
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Walker  +   751d ago
Can't wait to see PlayStation 4 !
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Genuine-User  +   751d ago
Might have to wait around 8 years for that pal.
Genuine-User  +   751d ago
For all the people disagreeing, walker initially mentioned the Playstation 5 before changing it to 4.
Skate-AK  +   751d ago
Good read.
Minato-Namikaze  +   751d ago | Well said
"We know that people like these functions, such as Netflix, and use them a lot. And especially for those people who are not the person who purchased these consoles – like family members – they tend to use these non-game functions. So it’s not like we are no longer going to do these functions, but especially for the announcement event, we wanted to show how the game experiences will change with PS4, because that’s the biggest focus for us. Once that communication [to the public] is achieved, then probably later this year we’ll talk more about what these non-game functions [are] that we are trying to bring to PS4 as well." - Shuhei Yoshida

Exactly how it should be
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isarai  +   751d ago
GOD! this is such a good read. cannot wait for E3, i CAN'T, I FREKIN CAN'T!!! XO
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   751d ago
this is to good to be true sony, something is wrong, hmmm
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ZodTheRipper  +   751d ago
People learn from their mistakes. This is a good example for that :)
dinhhao   751d ago | Spam
Mr_Writer85  +   751d ago
A good read that.
M-M  +   751d ago
It yes is.
sway_z  +   751d ago
The Three Amigo's of the PS4....

Mark Cerny, Kaz Hirai and Jack Tretton! ..Where's Jack Tretton been hiding lately anyway?

I hope all 3 have a massive presence at E3. I find this trio remarkably likeable :)

...oh and Michael Denny lol
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G20WLY  +   751d ago
The first 3 you mentioned? LOVE those guys...but Denny?

notsomuch :/

(I don't know why. It's a bit unfair of me really, he just makes me cringe! lol)
ps3_pwns  +   751d ago
the making of the playstation 4 they took all the best consoles and pc's and forged it into one. lord of the consoles return of the king was created.
sephx22  +   751d ago
The PS4 is gonna sell like hotcakes, hope Sony comes out with a COD:ghost/PS4 bundle.
supremacy  +   751d ago
Nah, i am sure MS has a hand on that. But i am wlling to bet there will a watch dogs ps4 bundle, i mean with they already have exclusive content listed for the platform. This will play out like previous Sony/ubisoft partnerships, you'll wait and see.
DivineAssault  +   751d ago
i believe sony.. I know this console will be awesome!
CEOSteveBallmer  +   751d ago
Well said skeletor, Here's something for you to celebrate :D http://www.youtube.com/watc...
DivineAssault  +   750d ago
Thats old kiddo..
CEOSteveBallmer  +   750d ago
I know its old, but Youll never get tired of it LOL XD Oh well here's something for yah since its been a long time. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V...

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