VG247's rumouring that Phil Harrison left Sony because work's beginning on PlayStation 4 and he didn't want to get involved.
whats that got to do with him?? he is a software guy and the leader of so many studios!! what his role as sony gaming division leader have to do with the hardware that will come after 6 years??? he can only help if it was 2-3 years before launch giving sony some hints on what the consumer want from a machine but still this is kaz hirai job!!
I can understand if one wants something new, but I dont think I would've left if I was in his position. Well, not for that reason at least.
Sony asked him to move to an new Sony office somewhere in Europe with/without his family and he didn't want that so he left Sony and started working at the next best place near his family?
^^^ Sounds realistic tbh.
All hardware manufacturers are working on their next console, but what makes this story stink is that it is way to early for PlayStation 4 hardware design to be finalised, which is the part where Phil Harrison would come in. Sorry VG247, but talk about making up a story to get hits. No sources, just guess work. Bad 'journalism.'
Two words: Bull Sh1t.
Hardware runs Software so "maybe" the relation you are looking for is there?...remember Phil was the man behind HOME and HOME will be a key component of the PS3 just as XBL was for the X360...it can be as easy as it just got too much and the man has fa amily he want to spent time with... I do also have kids and try to keep the balance between job and my REAL life. I don't want to miss my kid's golden years, that's more important than any position and money within the company that would demand fulltime of me...the day that balance is in risk to be broken, I change job.
sounds feasible. im in the same situation and this is also why our band does only studio work instead of touring and playing live scene. i have 2 small children and missing out on there childhood is not an option im going to take no matter how much i love my work.
How would a PS4 this early benefit Sony? Sony isn't dumb enough to do that. If they bring PS4 within two years from now they would have 4 or 5 systems since PS2 would still be alive, PS3 alive, PSP alive, and there might be a PSP2 by then.
Sounds a little iffy but it is a rumor. Plus it is plausible since he went to go work for Atari of all places.
Hmm Sony's next console is ilegal I can understand why he backed out.
sounds like a logical reason to me it must be a very hard proccess designing a new system and thinking about tech thats not even on the market yet
I think it is about evolving. Use the newest technology to make a system, so you have a foundation in architecture, and then evolving the system as technology gets improved.
Keep in mind that Phil wasn't involved in the hardware design at all. He was over Software in the company.
I wonder how the graphics and gameplay will look then. Hard to imagine...
I think the next Playstation will go beyond graphics and gameplay. Look at Killzone 2. What will games look like in 4 years time on the PS3. The PS4 will be something revolutionary. Does anyone remember Jason X: Jason in space? Remember those kids playing some sort of game with the helmets on but it seemed like they were in the game? I'm not saying that the PS4 will be anywhere near that, but I want gaming to move past holding a controller and sitting on a couch. Edit: Not the Wii, but it's a small step in that direction.
I can just imagine everything looks just like CGI. That's the kind of gameplay I want. MGS4 was a good step foward in that sense. It still looks like a video game, but the transition from some of the cutscenes directly into gameplay was awesome. Just imagine Final Fantasy 15 or something, where the pure hardcore CGI scenes are all created by the PS4, and then transitions directly into gameplay.
2 HDMI ports this time. I have >1 LCD in my home and would prefer to set them up side by side rather than share my screen (for multiplayer).
what did the last line of the article have anything to do with this speculation piece? i didn't get how it fit in.
This is a rumor by their own admission posted in a blog. Isn't this NEWS for gamers? Please post real news, interviews, previews. Not rumors.
The story is filed under "rumors".
My point this is a rumor and if you believe that then heres another rumor I HAVE THE PS4 ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!
@5.1, ah I see, kind of sneaky that the site defaults to the "all" setting even when you click on the News tab. You have to select News then News again to filter out rumors. Personally I think it should be the other way around, rumors should be filtered out by default (meaning default to News tab) unless you expressively select All to see them too.
I wouldn't want o be invloved with the PS4 either. I wonder what new disc format they'll force on people this time...
force? yeh they went ahead and forced the official successor of DVD on them...the poor poor public
Q:??????????????????????? A: Just give up, man!...No one understands what you say!
If Sony wanted to hire you for the development and planning of the PS4, you would jump at the opportunity. You would be like, "No way! I'm a loyal Microsoft fan." -777-
Hello n00b...using multiple accounts aren't we? Please, speak English...not even a translator will be able to figure out what the hell you just said.
so the xbugs can talk after all?? i wonder what bug language is he using?? any help?
poor kid wasnt even born when PS2 gave us DVD. oh and im pretty sure i wasn't forced to watch Harold & Kumar on BLU_RAY yesterday.
you mean like how sony "forced" DVD on people with the ps2? the fiends
That's someone else in my bot army. He's borrowing that av. How many times must I tell you.
i see why hes got 1 bubble
Should this be true then why are Sony designing a new console 8 YEARS prior to its release, either this story is rubbish or the fact that the ps3 is a 10 year console is rubbish, it will be interesting to see whats what!
They are not working on a console 8 years prior to launch. It's more like 5 years and to be honest, it could be anything from hardware design to software design. They release a new console about every 6 to 7 years then support the existing console for another 3 to 4 years after. Remember, Sony supports their old console even after releasing the new ones...
i cant believe people actually think that rubbish is true! especially considering the ps3 has just handed nintendo the crown for this gen. sony WONT be able to just sit back and do nothing when microsoft and nintendo launch ne hardware in 2010. if they do, then they will be in serious trouble. slim daddy: why is it so great that sony continues to make games for the ps2 when the ps3 should be their prime focuse and recieve 100% of it's resources???? if they did, then things like a unified gaming service and some of it's popular ps2 franchises would already be available. instead of trying to take a swipe at "the great satan" perhaps you should look and think about things with the fanboy goggles removed!! did you and every other fanboy on here buy their ps3 to play ps2 games??? but as they need the ps2 to prop up the barely breathing ps3, they're not gonna abandon it just yet.
Or can I? Here, let me explain. When a company releases a new console, they take a loss in sales and try and recoup from software. Sony supports their older model since it is making them money and still selling millions. Why eliminate something that is making you money when you are trying to sell something that is losing you money? In the end, it helps curb loss and keeps your casual fanbase happy. The casual fanbase being 90% of your total fanbase is a good group to keep happy since in a few short years you are going to want them to swing over to the new hardware and by keeping them happy you create a greater sense of brand loyalty. I know this concept is tough to understand but from a marketing standpoint, it is a dream plan and for Sony, it is reality. Not sure why you say I have to remove the fanboy goggles just because I see no error in Sony's marketing plan, it worked for them when the PS2 released and it is working for them now. And for you to say the PS3 is barely breathing makes me realize what a waste of bandwidth your posts truly are. The open zone is on the tab to your right, please feel free to go there any time.
Bubbles to you SL1M DADDY for basically saying everything for me. The PS3 is Sony's 'prime focus'... but it's nice to see they're not shafting PS2 owners and forcing them to upgrade or look elsewhere. They still make a ton of money off the PS2 as well. Sure they're putting SOME of their resources into that but what they get back is only going to help them further the PS3. And I find this 'rumoring' a little ridiculous. I mean what information is this based off? None? In that case I'd like my own article too. I'm rumoring that zombies ate his mother and this was his reason for leaving Sony.
I think this isn't even worthy of being called "rumor". It's all just random made up stuff.
Correct Phil Harrison didnt come out and say this some Random source wow!!!!!
Aren't they always working on the next thing? Ask any of the console developers and they will tell you they always have the next console in the works, but they don't commit to anything until they start to get close to that release date. Why commit to a design 5 or 6 years before it is due? In any case, Phil probably had many reasons to leave. Maybe he was just ready to move on.
ps4? Can we keep these rumors relevant to this decade? @ citizen cook, how many gigs do you have left on your xbox360 hardrive you loser?!
"Highly placed sources told VG247" Let the rumor mill start the grinding before we can debunk this blogger ;-)
Stupidity at it's finest. Bad journalism FTL.
but then the Easter Bunny & the Tooth Fairy...
If sony makes the same mistake as they did with ps3.. I wounder if these guys r human because we learn from our mistakes do they..??
What mistake? the PS3? that run's smoothly and can browse the web,cure cancer,run linux,psp connection,high deff movies,amazing games,sixaxis wireless bluetooth controller with built-in charger etc etc etc.... what does 360 do..? die trying to play games..? get the f*ck outta here troll.
I would imagine that now devs are used to programming the cell it will just be a ramped up version of that, maybe multiple sells bolted together. Imagine that power in a console, as long as they stack it with enough ram, although i think by then all the devs that moan about lack of it will have learned to use the PS3 ram propely anyway. I wonder if it will have a cell GPU as the PS3 was originally supposed to have. and i hope they dont make the mistake they did witht he PS3 of not having the online working properly b4 launch, such as cross game voice/video chat and invites, etc., although these should all be working properly on PS3 within next year anyway.
Didn't surprise me too much since his major projects within SCE had already been solidified.
ps4 will be using blu-ray again with better driver speed. cell again with more core maybe 16-32. 2gb or ram at the least. as for graphic card its too early to make a prediction. this might seems like ps3 2.0 but it will be the best for both sony and the gamers. it would be stupid for sony to creates something new again like the blu-ray. sony already won the disc format war which was why they were willing to lose money per ps3 unit.
If I were Sony, I'd stealth-upgrade the PS3s with a 4x BR-Drive instead of waiting for the PS4. Just thinking about the PS4 makes me depressed. I know Cell has potential, but the RSX is aging. However Cell+RSX does wonders, but that 2x BR-Drive is really hindering. I'm depressed now. :*(
ps3 sales are just picking up. plus isnt the most any game used is 30% of the ps3 capibilitys. ps3 is way ahead of the current systems , ps. i just bought my ps3 in april
Too early for the PS4 to be talked about, 10 year cycle anyone. They would talk Ps4 in about 5 or 6 years into the Ps3 life cycle. and that wouldn't be a reason why Harrison left Sony. But this is all a Rumor so let me be the one that suggest a good Debunk
They might be like MS and ax the ps3 to make a better ps4. Just remember to have a bus line that supports the raw power of the cell so it can FULLY utilize it. Also load it with at leat a gig of ram. I wish the ps3 had more "lower" speed memory but more of it. For computers yes, you need the faster ram but in a computer you need more than 256 standard. I would work with intel or amd and just ditch the cell and use a dual-phenom or something to that effect. I wouldn't use nvidia for consoles as they ALWAYS has a new graphics card that trumps the older in sli. sli is kind of useless in many ways. Hopefully they use DX11 instead of the outdated DX9. Oh and keep the reliability like they did in the ps3. Kudos to sony for reliable hardware, oh and try to make the ps4 smaller but more efficient. I think if they do that, they won't have to rely on internal studios as third-party will love them again. For sony to state that the "playstation" has NEVER been called a games console and they ALWAYS refer it to a "computer entertainment system", make it more like a computer, duh!
if sony makes it more like a computer, well i think i will buy a pc instead. but i have to agree w/you on using computer's cpu. becuz its a lot easier for programmers while not sacrificing performance. imo cell is overrated in terms of using for gaming console. cell should be use for medical and science field.
The PS3 uses a far superior graphical rendering tool-set to render graphics, not the inferior DirectX... Wanna know why the Xbox was called the Xbox? Because it uses Direct X. The PS3 uses something similar to OpenGL. Also, more, slower ram isn't necessary, it is not a PC, and doesn't have a huge bloated OS running in the background (Vista - I'm looking at you). BTW, a phenom, or even 2 phenom's are MUCH slower than the current CELL. The RSX is a great graphics chip. If you need an ATI chip in your console, go buy an xbox.
So is this truly a ps4 or a ps3.5......either way this is good news for people who dont look like blind morons and realized there are several problems with the ps3 and waited.
Finally some competition for the 360.
...but a fully-functional 360 would be the best competition for a regular 360. As it has been show on multiple websites already, the growth for the PS3 is faster than the PS2, and faster than the 360 when you align launch dates.
Don't do it again!
yea might wanna fix those 3 red flashing lights
You mean the one on the b*tch meter....it seems to only go off when your around...weird huh? http://i12.photobucket.com/... db stands for "Dumb B*tch" by the way....
LOL! oh snuka..man..that was sooo lame.Try again.
Thatcanadianguy420.....the meter is going wild with your presence.....do you have a b*tch in your pocket>? @EDIT 1...of course you dont have a b*tch in your pocket..what would a virgin be doing with one.
stop riding D I C K sunka
I was under the impression he left because he was slowly becoming disillusioned with the PS3 and Sony's decisions. He often seemed quite critical of Sony. I imagine Sony was relieved to see him go. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they told him to STFU or go.
because he dissed the SCE presidents about casual gaming. remember the line about how he said he'd been working on bringing casual gaming to the PS (buzz, singstar etc) and then here comes the Wii. I don't know everything about Japan, but one thing i do know, is that you NEVER question the higher ups/bosses. NO MATTER WHAT!
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