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Andrew House: PlayStation 4 takes Sony back to its "original roots"

Despite all the hype and hoopla over next-generation consoles with their new features, Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House believes the PlayStation 4 is a return to a classic Sony.

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Majin-vegeta1059d ago

Heck yea :D.

Sony,Sony,Sony.

Blankolf1059d ago

Who's in the house?
Andrew House!

FamilyGuy1059d ago

Why is it that even though both MS and Sony are big corporations the leaders are so different?
Why do the Xbox bosses all look so greasy, money grubbing and fake? Sonys guys look like genuine businessmen, very proper, not slipping up and saying too much to make them look bad (anymore) as well as sounding sincere when they describe how their system and service is really catering to us gamers?

It can't be my "fan boy goggles", even Xbox fans were happy to see Don go.

G20WLY1059d ago

^FamilyGuy, you're spot on and this is really key.

MS need to address this. Regardless of company, some execs present themselves well publically, others don't. The difference in this regard between MS and Sony is astonishing!

Most large corporations have programs for emerging leaders which trains people early on how to control outside perceptions and get them inline with the message you wish to portray.

MS totally fail at this and (with the possible exception of Michael Denny...) Sony have it nailed, with all their guys coming over trustworthy and affable.

I think their public image helps to breed trust among gamers - and that's what will ultimately get PlayStation back to it's glory days, per article.

abzdine1059d ago

this is all i wanted to hear from Sony! so by doing this they're actually reducing the development costs because it's easy to develop for.
i cant wait to put my hands on this beauty!

zeee1059d ago

It will come down to Exclusives again. Both X1 and PS4 are x86 architecture and that means it will be easy to port games with minor adjustments. But where both the consoles will shine will be the exclusive department and if PS3 era is anything to go by, Sony's got the best chance of beating MS with their exclusives.

To be fair, some PS exclusives are crap but the majority is nice. On the other hand, some MS exclusives were great but majority are not up to the par. And no, I don't count TIMED DLC or exclusive games as exclusives at all.

miyamoto1059d ago (Edited 1059d ago )

Sony"s number one priority is to the groth, health of the industry it made a huge contribution in making it a billion dollar industry it is now. It has a very great responsibility now to keep it progressive, productive, advancing, alive and kicking.

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j-blaze1059d ago

original roots? if that means going back to their original identity of being "Japanese" then i'm all for it, i'll be the happiest Sony fanboy once again ..if it's something like crappy ps3 this gen and how it's all focused on western games, then screw them

G20WLY1059d ago

Hopefully with the PS4 being developer-focussed we can expect more games from Japan.

There was a massive JRPG drought for a long time, but the recent success of Ni No Kuni was a promising step in the right direction - such a beautiful game! :)

gobluesamg1059d ago

Screw them? Screw you. You don't like western games then don't buy the console. PS3 was amazing!

ShaunCameron1058d ago (Edited 1058d ago )

I wouldn't call the PS3 crappy. But agreed on the glaring lack of Japanese content. The non-RPG exclusive Japanese content, that is.

TrevorPhillips1059d ago (Edited 1059d ago )

Awesome!:D

Guys, I want to ask you all something, you know how Capcom were one of the best at making games during the PS1/2 era. Well, since now the PS4 is like the PS1/2 with the easy development and all. Is it possible that they could make a comback since now they can take off a year from the development cycle, less cash to spend and more money to make. Or does great games matter depending on the people working on the game and how skillful they are, etc?

IRetrouk1059d ago

I think its a bit of both, you need to invest a decent amount of money into teams with a decent amount of talent, capcom could very well make a comeback, all they have to do is listen to the fans a bit more, and this goes for any other dev/publisher. Im looking forward to this next gen quite a bit, kinda feels like the ps2 launch to me, new ips mixed with old and some improvments made where needed, really i just want the fun to return to gaming, it lost a bit of spark to me this gen but sony seem to be really in tune with gamers like me who enjoy a mix of new and established ips covering a large selection of different game types.

TrevorPhillips1059d ago

Thank you so much for the reply, I appreciate it brother. Bubble for you and yeah I agree :)

IRetrouk1059d ago

Not a problem my friend, what else are forums for ;-)

Koyes1059d ago

I don't think Capcom will make a comeback. They are too set in their money-grabbing ways (bombardment of DLC)

Jdoki1059d ago

Capcom have lost their way a bit. They've focused too much on 'westernising' their games and monetising everything. It's all been focused on improving their profitability

A back to basics approach would do them good as I don't think they realise just how much love is out there for their older IP's.

Inception1059d ago

Yeah, i remembered that day...when gamers saying Capcom's name and they will automaticly experiencing an orgasm.

Tons of amazing games from Capcom on PS1/PS2/GC era. Megaman Legends, Breath of Fire III/IV/V, SF III, Onimusha 1-4, Dino Crisis 1-2, DMC, RE 1-4, God Hand, Maximo, Viewtiful Joe, etc. Every time i bought some VG magazines, Capcom games always dominated the highlight. It's like...Capcom is the 1st choice for every gamer who wants to play high quality games. And you can't go wrong with Capcom's on that era.

But speaking of talents...i don't know if Capcom on next-gen era can pull the glory days of Capcom in PS1/PS2 era. I mean, genius talents such as Shinji Mikami, Hideki Kamiya, Yoshiki Okamoto, and Keiji Inafune already left Capcom. Right now, the only good talent i knew is Yoshinori Ono who specialized in fighting games. So, i don't think Ono alone can make Capcom back to it's glory days...

zeee1059d ago (Edited 1059d ago )

There is always hope. Always - all they need to do is pull their heads out of their asses and LISTEN to the fan feedback!

Look how Mortal Kombat was going. I was scared for the franchise especially after Midway went cold but then Ed Boon and the co. listened to the fan feedback and MK sold millions and was very well received.

Final Fantasy XIII and Resident Evil 6 on the other hand... you get the idea.

nosferatuzodd1059d ago (Edited 1059d ago )

indeed ppl are hating on knack but to me that game look fun, game are suppose to be fun I'm coming from work tired and depress you really think I want to play something realistic noo I'm trying to escape the real world say what you want about Nintendo but that's what they excel at giving you a fantasy land to calm you're nerve when you're out of it lot of these games are super photo realistic but I'm not seeing any fun no matter how good a game looks if its boring then count me out i wont waist my time playing it..

To answer the capcom mathematics Deep down looks like its a start to return them to the glory days..
maybe just maybe

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FamilyGuy1059d ago

Only if they release a Monster Hunter title on PS4.

This is their only redemption.

first1NFANTRY1059d ago

there's a question even Christ can't answer? now i've seen it all.

Polysix1059d ago (Edited 1059d ago )

Capcom were once my favourite developer/pub. The old resident evils, resi 4 (gamecube - even the 'hd' PS3 version was still playable as hell compared to many modern games), dead rising ONE (360) which even with it's so called annoyances was an amazingly fun and atmospheric experience, esp so soon into last gen. They lost it after DR1 (pretty much around Lost planet 2/Resi 5 time)

I would love a return to form for Capcom - PROPER resident evils that are actually scary in the right way, tension, creepiness, atmosphere - not guns blazing crap!! I want a Resi Evil REBOOT in a fkin mansion but with insane atmopshere, graphics, gameplay and LESS 'action' style, something that sends chills down your spine and you can't sleep for thinking about it - on PS4. And my wife would love a Megaman Battle Network for 3DS.

Create those two games Capcom and you'll have respect again (at least in this house)

Grindlefly1059d ago

i was on my phone and meant to click agree but accidently hit disagree, Sorry!
A res 1 reboot would be insane!!

Polysix1059d ago

as the TR reboot was to TR, RE reboot could be to RE. Make it so Capcom, containing it in a (massive) mansion means they could go to town on detailing, intricate and creepy puzzles, thought provoking gameplay and good old fashioned scares.

Can you imagine if they pushed the graphical envelope to make it almost photo realistic too? with weird little subtle horrors like strange faces reflected in mirrors or under the tiles, actually would take a more haunted aproach vs the virus zombies hence needing a reboot/re-imagining. Time to go proper supernatural instead of just monsters (as monsters leads to guns, leads to over-action resi 6 style!).

ok am raving on now, maybe I should just make it myself for oculus rift... hmmmmm

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King-Prodigy-X1059d ago

Does this mean they will finally get off their ass and make a Jak & Daxter IV

IRetrouk1059d ago

My very favoite platform games are the j&d series, would love to jump back into that world.

Salooh1059d ago

I would kill the one who disagreed !!!!!!!

Just kidding , but what's wrong with him xP ..

awesomeperson1059d ago

Did you happen to watch the "Grounded" documentary for The Last of Us?

Evan Wells commented one of the earliest ideas they had before conceiving The Last of Us was to go back to Jax & Daxter, because they think there "are some interesting stories still to be told". But he said they thought they couldn't do justice to the franchise, and would be shifting it too far in another direction.

Just found that little segment interesting.

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nzbleach1059d ago

A fresh of breath air from Sony and the PS4 is born lol

ThatCanadianGuy5141059d ago

Fresh of breath air? LOL!
I had to read that like 4 times to make sure i wasn't dyslexic.

Akuma2K1059d ago (Edited 1059d ago )

I would love to see a next gen Contra or Double Dragon on PS4, talk about good times those were the games back in the day indeed. But i reallly believe we might see alot of old school games make a comeback this next gen, thanks in part to the PS4 user friendly hardware.

rustyspoon801059d ago

There's a Double Dragon on PS3, DD:Neon.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Unless you mean a fully 3D version.

Akuma2K1059d ago

I wonder how could i have missed that....lol

rustyspoon801059d ago

It was free on PS+ not too long ago also. Although I'm sure its still fairly cheap.

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