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What Some Big-Time Developers Think Of the PlayStation 4

Those who have had a chance to play around with Sony's latest console, the PS4, have been sharing their experiences and what they think about Sony's latest big black box with those of us who have not. But what about the developers? Those who are involved in making the software for us to enjoy — What do they think? (Mark Cerny, Naoki Yoshida, PS4, Shinji Mikami)

gaelic_laoch  +   891d ago | Funny
I see the the PS4 is a big black box ready to be filled with their creative juices!!! The PS4 cant come quick enough for me!
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negative  +   891d ago | Funny
that's nasty!
TesMgsFan  +   891d ago
He tells the truth
mewhy32  +   891d ago | Well said
The PS4 is simply the most powerful gaming console ever conceived. Period.
NewMonday  +   891d ago
best comment:

""It feels like the PS4 is saying to us, 'I've prepared an amusement park for you. Here is some equipment, too. How you put it all together and what you express is up to you.' So the next thing for us is to squeeze out an idea. In that way, the PS4 has made things easier but also challenges us""
hakis86   891d ago | Immature | show
RyuCloudStrife  +   891d ago
the PS4 can come all over me
o-Sunny-o  +   891d ago
You should of said. Don't forget to bring a towel. ^~^
MWong  +   891d ago
Yea, but the way he says "big black box ready to be filled with their creative juices" it sounds soo pornstarish.

I hope developers keep coming with more and more creativity for the PS4. It will be my first next-gen console, might be my only next-gen platform.
3-4-5  +   891d ago
Creative Juices are not nasty, they are necessary. lol
UltimateMaster  +   891d ago
PS4 is awesome!
ZodTheRipper  +   891d ago
I disagree with the disagrees.
Boody-Bandit  +   891d ago
I agree to disagree with the disagrees.
irepbtown  +   891d ago
I agree with the agree to disagree with the disagree.
Khajiit86  +   891d ago
farrelljade  +   891d ago
I agree..... Uh never mind!
LordHiggens  +   891d ago

We need to go deeper.
GT67  +   891d ago
I agree to never mind the disagree to agree to disagree with those disagrees haaaa.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   891d ago
I agree with the disagree's about the agrees disagreeing
Elimin8  +   891d ago
haha yeah.. Can't wait for the Black Eraser!
ZodTheRipper  +   891d ago
Erasing the competition from now on.
Elimin8  +   891d ago
@ zod18.. I thought it you said it.. Brace yourself!
Anarki  +   891d ago
That's enough internet for one day...
gaelic_laoch  +   891d ago
29th Nov............CLIMAX
SanMarco  +   891d ago
Nov. 15....Ultra CLIMAX
ZHZ90  +   891d ago
thexmanone  +   891d ago
Win What?
ZHZ90  +   891d ago
Lol you seem mad that PS4 wins everything in the power of gaming! ;)
ZodTheRipper  +   891d ago
Only until PS5 for me.
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Yep  +   891d ago
Never go full fanboy.
ZHZ90  +   891d ago
@Acesonnall, I am not a fanboy. I am just excited for PS4 and this place is PS4 article and I didn't bash MS/Xbox. Anyways I'l consider it an advice and nice to meet you.
GentlemenRUs  +   891d ago
You mean the PS4 is the Imaginosphere waiting for all that creative content!

PIRGANEK  +   891d ago
You've earned that agree.. And I almost never give agrees. #TeamLBP
Godz Kastro  +   891d ago
Looks like Shinji is stating that hardware is not as important as everyone else would want us to believe.

"Actually, I haven't fully grasped [the PS4's specs]. In this day and age, for me, the evolution of engines and dev tools is more important to the development side than the evolution of the hardware".
Playstaion  +   891d ago
I see a box of Joy first thing in the morning at the bottom of my tv & last thing at night before I give my Ps4 a kiss goodnight .
supes_24  +   891d ago
You seriously need a woman.
Shane Kim  +   891d ago
I rather buy a hooker.
trancefreak  +   891d ago
There is a bunch if them on Kotaku.

It is Blatantly apparent by reading the comments section over there.
ravinash  +   891d ago
You can't buy a hooker, only rent them.
Otherwise it's slavery.
devwan  +   891d ago
"the PS4 has made things easier but also challenges us" -Naoki Yoshida

"You have an idea, you try it out, and if it's good, you keep it, if it's not, you think of something else. By shortening this cycle, I believe PS4 games can be richer." -Mark Cerny

As for Shinji Mikami, he seems a little scared by the prospect of ps4! :D
Xsilver  +   891d ago
In the words of Cerny easy to learn hard to master, and that's how you make a console stay relevant.
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hadouken007  +   891d ago
What the piss ?
redcar121  +   891d ago
Haha fool
ovnipc  +   891d ago
Power for what? its no games!!!! PS4 i buy you when you show me some good games like Titanfall, KZ looks good but not to buy a console, Infamous I never like them I wont risk it, KZ 2 and KZ3 controller aim sucks IDK if this one will be the same, right now X1 has a better line up, X1 Day One. But PS drones dont see it they been programmed.
Xsilver  +   891d ago
like how xbox drownes ran back to the company that tried to screw them over yeah ok. i mean how could someone be so blind but whatever i love KZ and the amount of variety i see on the PS4 makes it a day one purchase for me, and to know that ND and Santa Monica haven't showed their games makes me way more excited.
trancefreak  +   891d ago
who is going to take the PS4 out slowly and sniff the packaging for an hour. It's like that new car smell. Yeah Baby.
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DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   891d ago
not for a hour..maybe 5 or 10 seconds!
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meetajhu  +   891d ago
Mary Cerny big time developer lmao
skydragoonity  +   891d ago
Ps4 is a video game console & not a cable box..
Death  +   891d ago
Except for Netflix that doesn't require a gaming subscription. Not to mention the Blu-ray player for movies or the big Viacom deal Sony recently announced.

So yeah, you're wrong.
Highlife  +   891d ago
He said "cable box"
err umm you know the useless feature of watching tv on your tv with a cable box and a cable box i mean console.
jXales  +   891d ago
Well, Ps4, doesn't have cable now does it?

netflix and blu ray are more on demand services. Cable is cable.
Hicken  +   891d ago
Oh, you.
Death  +   891d ago
You guys are so crazy with your double speak. Neither the Xbox360 or Xbox one are a "cable box". They do allow users that subscribe to Time Warner to stream live tv via an app though at no extra charge. This is the very same technology as Sony will be using for their Viacom deal they announced. Instead of having a cable box, Viacom subscribers will be able to download the app and get tv content via their PS4 just like the Xbox360 and Xbox One do with Time Warner.

Wasn't that easy to understand when I walked you through it instead of having to click the link I provided?
Hicken  +   891d ago
You talk double speak when you're using false equivalencies?

Go figure.

A car isn't an air conditioner because it has that feature. It's still a car. And when you advertise it, you advertise it as a car.

Microsoft advertised their car as an A/C unit first, and a car second.

Sony did not.

No double speak needed. Just some common sense and general comprehension.
Highlife  +   891d ago
You do know that they showed the xbone hooked up to a cable box to show that you can watch live tv. Hence "cable box". You hook up your dvr to the xbone and get less from it as you can't watch your recorded shows or start a recording. So really what is the point just change inputs and have a full functioning dvr. The only thing that looks ok is the fantasy football stuff while watching tv but I have a phone app and a tablet for that anyway. The streaming apps are something completely different.

So I guess I will hold your hand now seeing as you are walking blind.
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Death  +   891d ago

If your common sense is telling you that Microsoft is selling the XboxOne as an air conditioner and not a car...

Microsoft never advertised the XboxOne as a cable box. They announced their partnership with Time Warner the same as Sony announced theirs with Viacom.


The XboxOne has an HDMI in port. You can hook your cablebox, Xbox360, or PS4 to it if you like. That doesn't make the XboxOne a cablebox, 360, PS4 or for some people with common sense, an air conditioner. It simply gives you the ability to stay connected with your friends and still watch tv or play any device with an HDMI out through it.

I'm really not sure how this feature can be spun as being bad.
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MysticStrummer  +   891d ago
"I'm really not sure how this feature can be spun as being bad."

Losing features when you run certain devices through the XB1 is bad.


See how easy that was?
Death  +   891d ago
You guys and your bias are awesome.

When you run any device through the PS4 you lose all the features. What you are saying is having no HDMI in on the PS4 is better so you can either be on your PS4 or something else. With PS4 it's 100% games only no matter how many deals Sony makes with content providers or how many Netflix and Hulu's you put on it. It's all about games. It's beyond hypocrisy how you can say the PS4 is better since there is no paywall for Netflix and then say Sony focus's on games only. The "other" content is not behind a paywall, but the gaming is.

Want to watch tv without an app and still be connected to your friends so you can get an invite on screen? You are only doing it on one console. Being connected so you can game more is not better for gamers? You Sony faithfull are a fickle bunch.

Maybe N4G has really skewered my impression of Playstation gamers. The way I see it, the Xbox is a console for gamers. The Playstation is a console for Playstation fans.
XTGamers  +   891d ago
Except if you live outside the US, please dont fail to mention that, as you're so commited to explain the benefits of a cable box connected to XOne
JamieL  +   891d ago
Death man I'm with you 100%. These fools are on such a MS hate campaign they aren't even capable of understanding your simple point. They are convinced that because the XBone has an HDMI in and the PS4 doesn't, it automatically makes it a "stupid thing no REAL GAMER would want", the fact that the XBone can do something the PS4 can't really must really eat them up bad, which is weird because they say “keep that $hit out of my PS4”. Especially when it's for a feature (cable) they claim to have absolutely no interest in what so ever, but just can't stop themselves from coming into every article about a console they will never own, to bash a feature they don't want anyway. He was simple calling the attitude of “Less is better” on PS4, when it comes to this feature anyway. I agree with him, any bias that can make your opinion and arguments look this stupid, can’t be healthy.
kenshiro100  +   891d ago
Cry me a freaking river Death, seriously. I thought you were unbiased before but your colors really do show.
thexmanone  +   891d ago
I agree, my cable box I got from Comcast is nothing like the PS4
ABeastNamedTariq  +   891d ago
Looks like developers are starting to use that extra power already. That's a good thing.


"By increasing the memory, the freedom of design and expression increases. Characters and maps can be displayed in high quality. The SHARE button, the remote play capabilities, and the companion apps all allow for more freedom. It feels like the PS4 is saying to us, 'I've prepared an amusement park for you. Here is some equipment, too. How you put it all together and what you express is up to you.' So the next thing for us is to squeeze out an idea."

I likes it, I likes it.
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nosferatuzodd  +   891d ago
thats a very good think
PSPMAN07  +   891d ago
Agreed, can wait til the heavy hitting studios, start to max out the PS4 potential, I think we'll see some amazing new IPs and awesome gameplay
Jazz4108  +   891d ago
The only comment that seemed to praise the ps4 came from Cerny. Look at the facts. Nothing that could not have been said about either console and these guys are developing games for it and Cerny well hes not biased.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   891d ago
Yet..that comment wasn't from him and was praising the PS4's capabilities. Who was talking about other consoles, here? You can leave now.
thetruthx1  +   891d ago
I hope it's a good console. Good for all gamers
nosferatuzodd  +   891d ago
you will get you're moneys worth
Hicken  +   891d ago
He won't, because he won't be getting one.
WeAreLegion  +   891d ago
He's trying to get his bubbles worth. ;)
Animal Mutha 76  +   891d ago
Yes but can we actually see one being used by gamers please.

I've yet to find a video of one being used at either Gamescom or PAX by Joe Public. Please prove me wrong somebody. MS had loads of boxes lined up for the public and they even had them in a retail store being demoed.

I've not seen a PS4 yet working/loading/playing or whatever. All ive found is a guy playing driveclub at Gamescom and you cant see the console only the eye and DS4.
Gamefan12  +   891d ago
then you didn't look well. It is there
Animal Mutha 76  +   891d ago
Can you or another member of this thread provide me a link then please.

I don't claim to be an expert at youtube but a few searches have not turned up what I seek. An actual physical PS4 in use and plain to see by gamers at one of the shows running games. All I can see is off screen footage where the DS4 is plugged into an unseen box. Even the killzone booth at pax didnt appear to have any live working consoles.

8 and counting disagrees but not one link. I'm happy to be proven wrong! I'm asking for help, not to show Sony up. What gives? does the thing exist?
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Kayant  +   891d ago
^ Xbox retail units double up as devkits even if the function is not going to be available at launch they still here. Devkit functionality was switched on before running forza so it was running on a devkit atm.
JohnWayne_  +   891d ago
Heres a youtube video showing a ps4 hooked to a sony tv playing KZSF.
Animal Mutha 76  +   891d ago
Thanks very much for the link. Yes the camera shots are a lot closer in than the other vid I had seen.

It's a shame you cannot see more of the unit and proof that it is actually on and working with connections etc. They have really buried it in that large box and it's hard to see it. Not to start anything but was this all legit? I had read a rumour that some demos were on pcs and that the boxes shown were dummy display cases hence them being so concealed. I'm willing to give the benefit of the doubt but the display did seem odd.

Thanks again for helping.

By the time I get to try PS4 at Eurogamer in London no doubt the hardware displays will be beyond doubt.
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Animal Mutha 76  +   891d ago
Thanks for your help.
pyramidshead  +   891d ago
Good read indeed. Sounds promising!
JoeKerr69  +   891d ago
Yawn, console knobs
T2  +   891d ago
Wow the irony of calling people knobs while trolling a game site and taking the time to comment . Lol
AceBlazer13  +   891d ago
November can't come soon enough.
Lou Ferrigno  +   891d ago
My heart hasn't stopped racing since the Playstation conference back in FEB when they announced it..
.. I will have a Playstation-gasm cum November 15th.. Awe yea!
IcicleTrepan  +   891d ago
even in a pro PS4 article they feel the need to bash Xbox. It's great the PS4 is doing so well and is going to make us happy but c'mon guys, it's enough already.
vigilante_man  +   891d ago
This was funny. The first guy could not answer any questions. I do not think he has even touched the PS4!!
GentlemenRUs  +   891d ago
A wild angry (Disagree spammer) appeared!

What is wrong with me people on N4G =/
meday354  +   891d ago
Aw tha PS4, once u go black u neva turn back....
Sadist3  +   891d ago
What is wrong with you people? It's just a game console. I guess many of you don't have jobs, wives, children or other hobbies to make such stupid statements as "The Playstation can cum all over me." Who the hell says crap like that? The comments I see on here are the reason why people think gamers are geeks and nerds. Because most of you are apparently.
Majin-vegeta  +   891d ago
Lol your avatar goes well with you.You mad?

BTW who the f*ck takes anything seriously on the internet...oh wait you do GTFO son.
IanVanCheese  +   891d ago
What's wrong with being a geek or a nerd?
PrimeGrime  +   891d ago | Well said
People are shit. I am sorry but you can waste your time with them all you want because that is all it is anyway wasting time. No matter how you choose to waste it. Just the same as playing a game and getting enjoyment out of that.

Let me guess you are probably one of the people who says... "Go get laid" cause sex is so much more important especially in this day and age right? Also getting laid is not hard, seems like the only people who claim it is are the one who haven't been. Sluts aren't hard to find and getting them to have sex isn't either so sex is not important or something to be proud of.

Some guy can pay a hooker to screw him.. Wow what an achievement. That guys life is definitely more important than someone who just likes to sit at home and play games.

That is all there is to do in life is live and waste time till you die. I can't stand people like you who think because what you choose to like or do is more important than what anyone else does. I have said this numerous times here, no one is more important than anyone else just because they do something different. That is what life is about, you choose how to live and how you want to live it.

Your justifications only apply to your small view of life. Your morals and what you feel is more important which has no real value when applied to reality and the fact life is meant to be lived and nothing else. So if you want to sit around all day doing nothing but play games, that is your choice, your life and it doesn't make you any less of a person because you are still living just like everyone else.

Hell the biggest achievement that anyone has in their life is simply being born. Fighting through millions of little sperm to get to that egg to even be born. Now that is an achievement you even being alive to talk about it.

None of what you said makes your life anymore important. Its just important to you, which is fine but it may not be important everyone. I for sure as hell don't even care to be bothered with people anymore, people are a bigger waste of time and effort than anything on this planet more than 90% of the time.

Also a hobby can be liking electronics. A hobby doesn't always have to be something you want it to be. Collecting stamps for christ sakes can be a hobby.
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D0ffy  +   885d ago
This.. this comment is pure gold.

Though does the whole "I'm not bothered with people anymore" mean you don't want any friends or have any? And no that was not a troll question, just a silly clarification ;)

Either way, I agree with you on every point you make.
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redwin  +   891d ago
I'm excited but I don't think I'm as excited as I was when I was waiting for SNES. I broke my thumbs playing Super Street Fighter II.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   891d ago
super pumped to receive my PS4 at launch... haven't decided on a game yet though! whats everyone else getting? your opinions might sway me to a certain purchase!
Timeline87  +   891d ago
Drive Club, AC4: Black Flag, Res0gun(PSN), Killzone, and Watch Dogs. I'm excited for all of these
ABeastNamedTariq  +   891d ago
Killzone and Battlefield definitely. I was going to get WD, but I preordered it from GameStop and it has that stupid GS Edition banner. So might get Knack or DriveClub instead.
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cedaridge  +   891d ago
I can't wait to have both PS4 and XB1 in my home.
JuniorCE  +   891d ago
I can't wait!!! November 15th!!!!! I am going to be there at BestBuy for the midnight release :-D!!!

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