Mark Cerny explains how he invested his entire 2007 holiday in to researching x86's 30 year old history.
Cerny for president!
I trust Cerny on every decision he has made. Just try to imagine Cerny being a hypocrite or an asshole. It's literally impossible
Cerny Computer Entertainment. It's got a nice ring to it. Agreed tho, i trust cerny entirely with his PS4 decisions.This guy knows his stuff.
I gotta agree, he looks too calm to be aggressive like that. The Cell was/is an impressive piece of hardware, the development time & costs are too great. By making the Cell more powerfull, it would still be difficult to develop for at times.
great vid - very insightful .. nice to know that learning from one's mistakes and the use of reason and logic are not dead... greatness may truly await
I have total faith in the Cerny. That guy is just so calm and peaceful and he knows his s**t, which gives further confirmation the PS4 will be perhaps the most epic videogame launch of all time
Thing with Cerny is, because he is a developer, he actually knows what he is talking about, and it shows. The whole thing with MS proved that execs should not talk about the console unless they actually KNOW, and it was clear that they know nothing.
I was a little creeped out by Cerny at first, but he's becoming more and more awesome. They really made a great console. Anyways, let me explain why the Cell isn't in PS4. It's theoretically really strong, but sucks in consoles. I don't understand why they put a server CPU in a gaming console.
It's actually quite easy, we've all been/are hypocrites and have all been a-holes at one time or another.
Cerny is an awesome nice guy but he could totally pull off an evil mastermind Bond villain.
The guy is just so calm, honest and straightforward in everything he says. That is what makes him so charismatic and great! I would really like to get to know a person like him personally.
its gonna be interesting to say the least to see what naughty dog does with a 1000gbs eDRAM.
lol, wherever he stands, we will vote for him... the guy is a genius
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When Kuturagi resigned Sony sold their rights to use the CELL to Toshiba and from then on it was evident the CELL wasn't going to be used again on a Playstation console.
Are you aware that Sony bought those Cell fabs back?
They have the fabs and rights to the existing CELL processor used in the Ps3, they sold all future uses or development of the CELL to Toshiba.
I wonder... what the hell is gonna toshiba do with the cell now?
they should make their own console and show the world what a mature cell design can do?
I'm glad Sony has learned a bit of humility over the last several years. They're checking all the right boxes with gamers, with developers, with indies, even with people who hated the Dualshock 3 (they made massive improvements to the DS4).
Know all we need is Microsoft to do the same
Good luck with that.
No we don't. Gaming doesn't *need* a 3rd console.
@araman it does if you want competition. competition= better games.
I agree with the competition aspect, but MS doesn't need to be the one competing. Another could step in or Nintendo could push to get closer to the real next gen level. There's lots of potential outcomes, and a 3rd console doesn't need to be one of them. Look what happened to Sega during the PSX/N64/Saturn gen.
MS competes with its checkbook not with their talent(or lack thereof).
dedicatedtogamers, well said. Its all about games, which 'true gamers' claim. The disdain for anything Xbox by some people here is disgusting. Competition in the console market is only ever a positive for all. I do believe Sony went on a major Ego trip with PS3, but slowly they changed and for the better as we can see now. MS now in that same boat, but still there is great games and I am happy with the other features available. As much as I love playing games, I am really excited about the Skype feature, as I live far away from most of my family, and it will be better for me than holding an ipad which gets hot and heavy. There are many people like me and will love these features just as much. The time for this stupid fanboy crap has to stop, both sides, its very immature and futile. Heres to the future....
I can agree...accept for the "major Ego trip". That has been blown so far out of proportion that it's ridiculous at this point. That was one man that got caught up in some PR hyperbole...(get a second job, blah blah blah). It wasn't like they treated consumers like crap. They released the console at a huge loss (over $130) because they believed in everything that PS3 had to offer at launch (de facto Blu-ray player, changeable HDD, network adaptor, etc.) All things that drove the price of an Xbox up. No, it wasn't cheap. But, the value (per cost of feature) was there. As for the console wars, it's just the nature of the beast. Competition breeds competition..."winners and losers"...fans...fanatics ...and ultimately fanboys. Both consoles offer something for gamers...enjoy your choice and game on!!!
I hear ya iceman... I loved PS2, but got 360 because it was out earlier... Was looking forward to PS3, but man, the price blew me away, then from the start it was obvious games were going to be on short supply, so I ended up waiting a couple of years. The bluray thing bothered me too. I knew after a couple of years they would be dirt cheap anyway so that was not a factor for me. It turned out to be an excellent console, but the early years were more about getting bluray into people's homes rather than games. Turned out well, but priorities were wrong at first I think.
it was great hearing him say that they had the wrong attitude with third party developers with the ps3 and the hole questionary they send to third party devs... and how they took that feedback.. ive always trusted sony but i feel soo secure with this guys holding the reins of the ps4
Yeah, I'm not a fanboy but the whole vid was very humble in tone and I really like how they listen to the actual developers.
Same here, but I'm thinking it was also the amount of firings and company shake ups after the PS3 launch. They probably looked back to the "work two jobs to afford a ps3" comments and the overall vibe in 2006, and saw it as unnecessary. I'm thinking the ax probably came hard on the marketing team, and in the hardware team as well.
As a Japanese company, it was probably more of an honor thing. I know...sounds strange. But, in Japanese business culture it is not unheard of for higher ups to demote themselves when goals aren't met. Restructuring came because there were divisions that were just plain unsuccessful (mostly computers, cameras, and TV's). They were impacting the bottom line. Add to that, the fact that the PS3 wasn't selling like they forecast.