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Naughty Dog thinks the PS3 still has ‘a lot of life in it’

At Sony’s PlayStation pre-E3 event in Santa Monica, The Last of Us’ art director Eric Pangilinan explained that he isn’t concerned about The Last of Us getting lost in the buzz currently surrounding next-generation video game consoles, more specifically the PS4. (Naughty Dog, PS3, PS4, The Last Of Us)

ltachiUchiha  +   925d ago
It still does but if sony were to just rely on the ps3 & not have a successor ready they would be doing the same mistake they did this gen. Yeah the ps3 has sold well despite all its misfortunes but for the first time sony had to dig themselves out of a big hole that they put themselves in being arrogant and launching so late giving microsoft too much time to lure away gamers who once loved playstation. They are definitely doing a better job this time around and are ready to start fresh with the ps4 and try an recapture the glory days when they dominated with the original playstation & playstation 2. It will be good competition but u can feel the return of the old sony in the making as they start the new chapter of its next successor, the ps4.
-GametimeUK-  +   925d ago
At the start of the generation I was fully converted to the 360. I was so disappointed in my PS3 it was unreal. Now it is my main platform and hopefully the PS3 launch period will remain the one time I ever didn't like Sony.

Now, the PS3 carries such a positive vibe for us gamers. It is exactly what I want in a system and is my personal fave system of all time. I am usually a nut for getting launch consoles, but the PS3 has so much life left in it that I find it easy to pass on the PS4 until a price drop. Dark Souls 2 and GTA are coming at the end of the year and Dark Souls 2 should easily supply me with a few years gameplay.
ltachiUchiha  +   925d ago
I totally see where your coming from and I feel the same way about the ps3 where I feel that I dont really need a next gen system yet but ive been always a sucker for wanting to be the first one out of my friends & family to own the newest system of all the big 3. This is the first time I missed out on 1 of the big 3 launches the wii u. I would of bought it day one if it had a zelda launch title but was kind of turned off at its specs. I'll eventually grab one when a new zelda releases but im really looking forward to the ps4 at launch & waiting to see what microsoft shows before I make my decision if I will buy one at launch aswell or ill wait.
abzdine  +   925d ago
first came Uncharted 1 and directly set the bar in terms of graphics standards then followed U2, GOW3, Heavy Rain and other that blew U1 performance!

Now we have The Last of Us which is for sure the best looking game i have ever seen and followed in a few months by Beyond which is on the way to overtake TLoU's tehnical insanity!!

I will sound like a DBZ character but my radar says PS3 has monstrous power under the hood!
this all win for PS3 owners and gamers in general
abzdine  +   925d ago
“I think if there was no PS4, we could take another stab at this and improve on the graphics more,”

Naughty Dog confirms they are working on PS4! Can't E3 be today?
Conzul  +   925d ago
I agree with you except about waiting for a price drop.

I want video sharing; streaming; xgame chat; Shadowfall; Second Son; Knack (yes I'm actually hyped for Knack. Eat it); etc.

I know that not everyone has the money for a launch console, but I wish everyone with the option would go for it. Send Sony the message that *when they do things right*, they will be rewarded. It's called "Operant Conditioning," and it's very effective.
MoonConquistador  +   925d ago
@Itachi - Sony never released too late, they were just undone a little by MS releasing theirs too early. Slight difference, and while it cost MS money with the RROD issues, they probably gained more than they lost.

You're right about their arrogance coming into the PS3 generation, and it looks like they have learned from some past mistakes.

@Gametime - I swore I wasn't going to buy a PS3 at launch, but I did and have never been disappointed with the console.
This means they would have to shave off 200 more pixels? No thx ps4 plz!
ZBlacktt  +   925d ago
While the XBOX had 2.5 years of Red Ring of Death and never once won a exclusive Game of the Year ( 2005 was Zelda Twilight Princess ). It was and still is a DVD player, it had no built in Wi-Fi. It was a worldwide launch system.

Meanwhile the PS3 came out in the US and Japan in 2006. While all of Europe got it in 2007. Yet it sales are right up there with the XBox. Even though MS bricked 1 million users consoles for private games and content. So those users had to go out and rebuy the system all over again.

So while Sony did start out the gate slow. It took a chance on "new" technology in the Cell and Blu-ray. Foreseeing down the road how it would greatly benefit gamers. Which is why the PS3 gets games like Metal Gear Solid 4, it gets exclusive added on content without the use of multi discs.

So Sony is and has always been the king in video gaming. They take chances to steer the future of innovation for generations to come. They house the most internal gaming studios who put out clearly some of the best video games on the market period time and time again.
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a_bro  +   925d ago
I agree with naughty dog. Heck the 10 year plan is still in effect
MasterCornholio  +   925d ago
The good thing about the PS3 is if the PS4 has a rough start like the Wii U Sony will still have an incredibly sucessful console on the market so it wouldnt be that bad for them. And knowing that Sony loves to support their old consoles well after the release of the new ones (unlike Nintendo abandoning the Wii and Microsoft abandoning the XBOX) consumers will still have an incentive to buy one.

Because when they dont have an incentive you end up getting poor sales for your previous console when the successor comes out (but in the case of Nintendo both are doing poorly)
nirwanda  +   925d ago
Personally I think that console makers should abandon there last/current console and focus all their 1st party's to make games for the new console.

It's difficult to convince 3rd parties to make there biggest budget games solely exclusive to a console with little or no userbase so you have to lead by example.
MoonConquistador  +   925d ago
With attitudes like that, you could work for MS one day.

What about showing some loyalty to the fans who have invested so much in their last console.

Here's a crazy thought. What about supporting both of them at the same time and waiting for consumers to choose to upgrade rather than forcing them to by stopping any new games for the old console.
die_fiend  +   925d ago
If u force people to the new consoles, advancement happens quicker
nirwanda  +   925d ago
@ moonconquistador

So if MS have as many studio's as sony(which they do google it) but MS leave them all to make next gen game and sony split development between 3 platforms and all 3rd party make games for both who do you think will have the most exclusive games.
It simple maths not bias, if you divided anything by 3 even disproportionately you won't have the same amount as not dividing it at all.
LeoDDestroyer  +   925d ago
The problem with that is that MS history has shown that not to be the case. They have had many studios this gen but have not been doing much with them. Sony on the other hand not only has many studios but each studio (for the most part) have multiple teams that can work on different platforms allowing them to pump out tons of content.
MoonConquistador  +   925d ago
@nirwanda - Your argument would hold more water if it were true but its not. Sony have managed to release far more exclusive top quality games supporting 3 platforms as it is just now (I never counted PS 2, dunno if they still knock out games for that). It will be 4 when the PS 4 releases.

MS have 1 console they support, and by the looks of it, all that support will be shifting to their new console forcing you to upgrade and keeping their focus on only one console. Again, we'll see how many exclusives you have that don't involve you waving your hands at your Kinect.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me
TwistedMetal  +   925d ago
i agree always buy the playstation system becuase it will always be supported the longest and with the best exclusives. i think every gen sony has earned a purchase from hardcore gamers and deserves one. ms and is on third party game cruise control both gens and nintendo just completely stops supporting its consoles like the wii, gamecube and the n64.

sony deserves your money.
DigitalRaptor  +   925d ago
A console has about as much life as a company decides to pump into it. PS3 will be supported well into 2014 and beyond, whilst the other companies seem to have completely abandoned their consoles as far as bringing out games is concerned.

How come Sony is the only one that supports their consoles in the long term, even when they have to divert their resources to support a new console? Just food for thought.
nirwanda  +   925d ago
Simple because there's a large userbase to feed on there is more money to be made to use your analergy.

If they used all there first partys to make next generation exclusive games only people would migrate to a new console faster and will encourage more 3rd party exclusives.
NateCole  +   925d ago
"How come Sony is the only one that supports their consoles in the long term, even when they have to divert their resources to support a new console? "

That's exactly why Sony is the only company to not only surpass 100 million consoles but also back to back.

Playstation is the global gaming standard as a result. Yes even now in developing countries people there are only starting to afford PS3's. The world is not just developed countries.
ichdich  +   925d ago
if they say so, make it 60FPS and 1080p

can u?
Gimmemorebubblez  +   925d ago
WipeOut HD
Resistance 2
elhebbo16  +   925d ago
Life? yea. Power? ehh.
Bathyj  +   925d ago
That may be so but please tell me your next game is a PS4 title.
VonBraunschweigg  +   925d ago
Yup, and this is a tough thing to say, but after TLoU is Gold somebody should just grab Naughty Dog's PS3 devkits and run for it.
Ares84HU  +   925d ago
For me ps3 ends as soon as ps4 is out this year.
Conzul  +   925d ago
Same here.
The power, game lineup, social features, indie heaven - why wait?

Edit: Just occurred to me, Sony might be a bit lethargic about implementing its Gaikai B/C intentionally. If it hit hard and well, PS3s would stop selling so much. Think about it: Given the choice, are you going to buy a box with the present in it, or a box with the present, past, and future.
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MoonConquistador  +   925d ago
I wont be waiting, I'll be pre ordering but at the same time, I realise there are people out there who cant afford to just yet.

Just because you don't want to give them any consideration, thank god Sony does. It's good business ethics and refreshing to see.

As Nate Cole said above, they will sell the PS 3 for years to come in developing countries
cedaridge  +   925d ago
"Take another stab and improve the graphics." that is the cell in the ps3. PSN: cedaridge
DeletedAcc  +   925d ago
Best developer - NAUGHTY DOG
-Crash Bandicoot
-Jak & Daxter
-The Last of Us (Best Game)

Waiting for their Next Gen Game
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Xer0_SiN  +   925d ago
this is testament that sony has a very specific plan for its consoles. marathon is the word to sum it up. just imagine if the ps2 was able to squeek out another year or so out of its life cycle. 4 sony branded consoles on the market?!? that would be simply incredible.
j-blaze  +   925d ago
lol another nonsense about ps3 still has life/untapped potential from ND, they may as well forget about PS4 and keep developing for the hyper-ultra-super-duper monster machine ps3!!1!1
funny thing is ND said they've maxed out ps3 with UC2, they said the same thing with UC3 not the game engine but the ps3 hardware and it's capabilities
and here what they said about TLoU...

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Dms2012  +   925d ago
I know, which is it ND? Is it tapped or untapped? If you are talking about simple numbers that don't transfer to the screen, such as a fraction of a frame rate or some such silliness, then please just shut the hell up about it.
hulk_bash1987  +   925d ago
Think about it like this, with every game they develop they think they have pushed it to its limit. But the ps3 is some how still able to give that extra bit of power to make them push it even further than they did before. Which is why they insist that there is still life left in it.
DigitalRaptor  +   925d ago
So when you lack the substance to downplay the aspects of quality in regards to the games themselves, you look to other areas you can attack Naughty Dog, and with such bitter resentment too.

What harm are they doing by saying a console has more potential? How come every single game they make looks and performs better with each iteration? How come each iteration pushes the boundaries of an aspect of gaming? Is it not a good thing that they've always been wrong on this account or something? cause you act like it is.

So really, take a look at all of these amazing, almost incredible pieces of feedback from the recent demos that journalists have played. What does that say about the months and even years you've spent trying to convince others that The Last of Us will be mediocre and how you've been looking and searching desperately to find something to downplay the game, when we all know that TLoU is going to be nothing short of amazing. Like the old phrase goes... THE PROOF, IS IN THE PUDDING.

I know you're going to come at me in a PM with something like "yeah these journalists don't know what they're talking about", "they've been paid by Sony", "they're all overhyping ND" - or some other illogical nonsense, but no. Your complaints are always shallow and baseless.
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ZILLA  +   925d ago
its a BEAST
Holeran  +   925d ago
I knew after seeing a Killzone 2 that the PS3 was going to have really long legs. Seeing something like that relatively early in the consoles life ( in comparison to PS2 ) I was assured that we were going to see alot of graphically intense games for several more years.
josephayal  +   925d ago
PS3 Alien Tech
It's impossible to max out the hidden power of the CELL
Enigma_2099  +   925d ago
They're not the only one. The problem is this pre-determined "console generation" length.

Allow me to give my opinion on this matter... *puts on tin foil hat*

Like ALL electronics, it is just an excuse to put something new on the shelf in order to keep you buying product at maximum price, instead of pushing a console for all it's worth while the cost of purchase and manufacturing declines, making it cheaper for the consumer. *takes off tin foil hat*
Rhezin  +   925d ago
No, you're absolutely right Enigma. It's wayyy too early for a ps4 announcement let alone a release in the fall of this year? I would've liked a 2014 release, because now I've gotta budget. Going to be missing out on some fall ps3 games (Beyond, GTA5) because I'll be spending it all on ps4 AND it's GAMES. Plenty of life in ps3.
MoonConquistador  +   925d ago
No, its actually a great time to reveal the console, but at the same time, fantastic that they are still giving AAA exclusives coming to both platforms.

Yeah its a bummer for having to budget a bit, but you have lots of time to save up. This is one of those choices that I don't see as a problem, you're just making it one.

It would be far worse being an X-Box owner. You know your going to be forced to upgrade if you want to keep playing new exclusive games. Not actually having the choice, now I see that as a problem.
thedon8982z  +   925d ago
Budget be damned,I am hardcore PlayStation but I was originally saving for a GALAXY S4 however when Ps4 was announced that shit went strait out the window.Now I am just waiting for preorders to start so I can drop 600$ and in the mean time I am only buying one more game(last of us)after that GREATNESS AWAITS!!!!!!!!!
insertnamehurr  +   925d ago
We do need a next gen and NOW! I recently played hitman absolution and the graphics looked ugly as hell, although ps3 is my main platform i have to say it failed alot this gen except for its games, no anti aliasing, only 256MB of ram, load times are terrible, it crashes too much, whatsoever, ps4 cant even be compared to ps3 ever cause its so much better like light years away!

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