Sony Computer Entertainment America President and CEO Jack Tretton comes to IGN to talk about the next generation of games.
Its my favourite crazy uncle.
I love Uncle Jack...seriously despite being a suit he knows what we want and you can tell that Sony in general learnt from their mistakes. Great interview though, I especially like the part when he talks about how hard they've worked for five years only to see it pay off at the conference with the reception it got.
He has been in the industry for 27 years i would not call him a suit per say.
Well I kind of meant it in a sense where the majority of people in multi million companies like Sony end up not caring about what the company is about because they are suits. However since he has been around for a long time and he's worked his way up to where he is today he knows what it's like down below if you get my drift. Most suits in gaming end up coming from other industries which have nothing to do with games, it seems Jack is the opposite That comment about the evolution about smart phones and tablets and him saying a gamer would choke you is so true lol
best of all uncles...
@Thomper Why is it if we praise something on this site from one company you get called a fanboy. I'm not a fanboy, it's just Sony knows what they are doing. Microsoft doesn't give a crap about us Nintendo don't have a clue what they are doing the majority of the time When a company is having a good run, you give them praise. Back in 2006 I thought Sony had lost the plot. They learnt from their mistakes and helped create a better system and a better company...how can you say that's fanboyism when it's what happened
What makes me like Jack is how natural and humble he always sounds. Microsoft's PR crowd makes me feel like I'm having a product pitched to me by a bunch of robots. Their only real "out there with the consumers" PR guy is Major Nelson, and he's a complete jackass.
Mr nuts.. Nothing wrong with praise, but the weird adoration that this CEO of a multinational conglomerate corporation is getting is just plain freaky!! He's a suit. He doesn't care about you, his sole purpose is to make money for shareholders. He hasn't got to where he is by saying the wrong thing, and he is getting paid to do it. He isn't some demi god who is serving the gaming "community" as an act of charity - get a grip man!!
Well the xbone's future looks pretty bleak. However, the PS4's future is bright!!!
@Mr_Nuts, I agree. I thought it was a very relaxed interview and it's nice seeing people who are the face of big corporations be so down to Earth. He's seen the ups and downs and knows how much work goes into all of this.
@ Thomper... Thanks for the laugh.... Fanboys plus no humour.... Priceless. In unrelated news, shares in the company that make Charmin have gone through the roof....
Jack's tone is always friendlier than all of those Don Mattrick interviews. He doesnt sound hostile nor condescending to the person who's interviewing him.
damn I love how he doesnt beat around the bush.He was about to say a date when he asked the release date lol, he had to think about it Thomper is the result of greedy corps taking advantage of their consumers, cant tell the difference between genuine passion and marketing pr dribble, sad soul.You should know some companies realize theres a partnership with its consumers.Sadly its too few of them, Luckily for us Sony(the playstation at least) are one of them.
Awesome Interview... Jack is the man... You can really tell Sony has really did there homework this time around - you see it in the little things, like not forcing consumers to have a camera - and really trying to get what the gamer really cares about - awesome job and I can't wait to get my PS4.... I just feel like they nailed it this time around, it's not just a great system for consumers, the developers love it too.. (and that can only mean awesome games await us) .____........___... .____||......||.......|___|| ||.........___||............ ||
My goodness, that news comedy part isn't funny. If that's not a laugh-track, I'm not nearly as nerdy as I thought I was; but then again, it explains the girlfriends and the social life I have.
i dislike the journalist he tries to be funny and i dont think it succeeds but Tretton was great and brought some nice answers! Great stuff Jack
The program looks a little raw, but it definitely can improve and has great potential.
Greg Miller has always been annoying. He's annoying during his video reviews, and he's annoying here as he attempts (and fails) to emulate a show that was not good in the first place.
I liked it.Quirky sarcastic awkward jokes are funny to me.If its not you thing its not your thing dont knock him for doing what he's doing.
i am free to say he isn't funny as much as you're free to say that he's funny. that's my opinion respect it if you want others to respect yours
trentton and kaz and cerny rock. microsoft people in the same positions suck and mattick got fired because he sucked so bad and balmer is a freaking disgusting stupid freak. why do you guys support them and xbox. why cant you some of you support the better people and console the ps4. you cant tell me them xbox people even come close to be more down to earth then the sony guys. the MS people arent like us. they are the people who oppress us and i say us because none of you are million aires and billionaires at all. Ms is not humble and they company need to die especially after what they tried to do to gaming with that sneak attack drm crap and such.
Jack is one the best on stage at E3 and if you remeber his first few it was funny. He was very nervous. Cool to see him change over the years.
when did naughty dog drop the mic?? I need to see this
The thing I like about watching Jack Tretton interviews is that the guy always comes off humble, yet intelligent. And he never beats around the bush with his answers and is always direct and to the point. He has a genuine connection to the gaming community. Even if you're a MS or Nintendo fan, you still want to have respect for this guy.
Just finished watching. Had a smile on my face the entire time Jack was there lol
Same here sad I couldn't say the same about the intro with all those awkward jokes.;)
He is the BOSS!
MS handed them E3 on a plate. Sony didnt even show any games that makes me want the system. I watched the entire conference and I liked some of the stuff they showed but on games alone I will get an xbox 1 first and maybe a ps4 later down the road if games im interested in start showing up. Fact! MS has a strong launch line up. I have a full friends list and everyone has been savoring over what they have seen.
Thats not fact thats opinion, i think you need to look up the definition of the word "fact".
@godz kastro Do yourself a favor and look at the X1 and actually look at how many titles are launching with it. Then look at the Ps4 launch lineup, btw don't forget all the Indie games and don't forget all the F2P games then do the Exclusives then follow up by 3rd party games.
Seriously?!? So, you don't want Killzone, inFamous, Driveclub, Warframe, Planetside 2, Outlast, The Order: 1886, or any of the others?
Fact: You have no idea what a fact is.
launch line-up? so far we've only seen CG cinematics! this tells me that only Forza, KI and Ryse will make it to be launch titles.
It's fine to give your opinion, but please, don't come here and say which lineup is better and that is fact because its what you and your friends like. It's ridiculous. OT. Trenton definitely knows what he is talking about, especially compared to tools like Mattrick. Good interview.
dont forget MS has a tendency to come out the gate strong and then slowly phase out core gaming for casuals/kinect and applications. (kind of like 360, except this time, kinect is bundled in) Besides, didn't you like any of the PS games? I know they showed most of them before E3, thus, the lack of focus on them at the conference, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. They had, Infamous: SS, Killzone (which its new direction), The Order (haven't seen much yet), all the indies, and the better Dentiny experience (extra content). Besides, Sony's 1st party studios is a juggernaut of gaming experiences that you simply wont get anywhere else. I would say, take a second look at PS4. If you give em a chance maybe you will like what you find.
Yeah, that is a matter of opinion.
launch lineup? dude u got it all wrong thats the exclusive games list for the entire generation of the xboxone... u really thought MS was going to invest in more games once u bought the system? LMAO
Its funny because he's right. Sony didn't show any games, they won because of MS stupid DRM rules and they used that to their advantage. MS announced way more games than Sony. INB4 Sony fanboys talk about indie games.
"Sony didn't show any games" FFS you xbox guys need to try harder or you will FAIL every time! I sure do miss the xbox street gang. They at least to a certain extent made sense. They made you think, you make me wonder why you even bother. Anywho that was a nice interview at ign.
Not a fanboy of any console, its just plain obvious. MS E3 would have won if they didn't have the DRM bullshit, kinect bundled, and a $100 price greater than PS4. All MS needed was more games and they did that but now they screwed themselves over.
I went to see it live. Great show and he was very down to earth with everyone there. Totally got to hold the PS4 controller and get a picture with him too! Giving everyone a free year of PS+ and $10 on PSN was so incredibly awesome.
"How do you maintain such a healthy glow?" Jack: Ethnicity LOL Love this guy.And liked how Yoshida tweeted him a question too.That guy is all about freaking twitter, man lol. Also inb4 every sentence and question he said is broken up into 30 submissions
best guy ever!!!
Off Topic: Did anyone notice his coffee mug 4:54? lol
Uncle jack we all love you <3 sincerely Ps nation
Uncle Jack? Really? Nevermind, do whatever is best for you.
That guy is so in tune with the gaming community. He just oozes confidence when it comes to the PlayStation brand.
If I was a women I would want jacks baby's.
Great interview! This guy is eloquent, classy, and has his finger on the pulse of what I'm looking for in a system.
I'm sorry, but these comments are so sad... You're fawning over some 50+ CEO in a suit?? This whole thing is getting out of control..... <lights another candle on his Bill Gates shrine>
Thomper stop trolling. In the last post of yours I read you said that you haven't been a fanboy since the megadrive, yet you visit every Sony post and give an initial speech about how great both systems are, followed by how much better the Xbox is. I get it, your an Xbot, so why pretend your neutral all the time. MS suits would get appreciation from Xbox fans too if they weren't all such planks. You clearly have no interest in the PS4, so why the need to comment on the threads all the time?
I thiiiiiiiink he was being sarcastic, per his Bill Gates shrine, but who the eff knows on this site. =]
Wow had me smiling thro the whole thing. To me imo jt is telling us that he loves us by always talking about us sony fans consumers ^_^
Jack Tretton for President of the Galaxy.
I just wanna give him a big'o hug and say: thank you!
Love Jack, man is down to earth. Amazing ign was able to get him on the show, Jack must be hard to book.
Love how down to earth Jack is. He doesn't come off as scripted by using PR words and is nice and clear with his answers. No BS, no beating around the bush and not trying to sell you anything like some Executives do when they do interviews. I enjoyed the show, thought it was quite funny by watching it til the end. I Appreciate Jack from taking time off his sure to be busy schedule by going on shows like Up at Noon. Here's to hoping we get to see Shuhei, Andrew or Mark do similar interviews on shows like this.
he is so articulate and educated. i can hear him speak all day long. a very smart man jack is!
That Microsoft Execs is how you give an interview. Main ingredient is humility. Just talk to us and show us like equals and show us u respect our intelligence. Kill the PR talk and smug frat boy smiles.
Trenton, Yoshida, Cenry and House. The walking PR machines of Sony and in a good way.
Wow. The difference between the top Sony execs and the Microsoft ones is huge. It is just my opinion but the MS guys just seems so smug. And then they tell us what they think we should want this gen. Smug people need the smugness wiping off their faces. The top Japanese studios have always seemed to want to make masterpieces. The best games they possibly can. There is a pride in their work. It is a cultural difference. Yes make money, but leave a mark and show just how good you can be. I actually do believe Sony want to make the best console they can with the best games they can for the best user experience possible. Yes, I want to believe it too - I admit. But they seem to have that pride in what they are doing. It makes a world of difference!!
This IGN late-night talk show format thing is genuinely the most embarassing thing I've ever had to watch. Truly cringeworthy.
I like how Jack was not wearing a tie. XD Great interview. Love his glow. XD
Yeah, that was a good interview. I like the guy and appreciate his professional-yet-playful attitude.
srsly i love Jack Tretton... Unlike that crazy looking Don Mattrick who totally screwed M$ and flew away
"Notice, all screens behind Gregg and Jack back are all from Sony!"