Sony has the largest first-party development core in the industry, even bigger than both Microsoft and Nintendo combined. Here are five development studios from the core that represents the best of Sony.
In a generation all bout multiplat game you know who is going a better job bringing on the games to the gamers
so many great studios you could have a top ten list... Although the PS3 has lost quite a few third party exclusives it's great to see so many experiences that are unique.
True. I would have liked to see zipper in there simply due to Insomniac being 2nd party and not 1st... but still a good list. They at least know they are second party too so thats good I guess...
True to a point,but not totally...Exclusives still carry weight... No praticular order....But my favotite IP's are LBP,ICO/SOTC,Uncharted/Jak,Rat chet and Clank....just my personal favorites,but there are quite a few others that will appeal to others,a very good diverse list.... 1 - Team ICO 2 - Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet) 3 - Naughty Dog 4 - Insomniac Games 5 - Santa Monica Studios 6 - Guerrilla Games
Not really because i want to see games that will bring out the PS3 power!!
Zipper. Socom, like it or not, pretty much singlehandedly put the PlayStation 2 on the map in terms of online gaming. Can't wait to see what they have in store for us with M.A.G.
As far as I know, Insomniac and Naughty Dog are 2nd party devs, i.e. they aren't owned by Sony, but have thus far only worked on exclusive titles for Sony.
I'd swap Team Ico with ND. Because ND generally make good series with a fantastic artistic flair and have done since Psone. I'm not saying that Team Ico aren't as good, but they've only made two games so far. I personally think Naughty Dog should have that top spot due to normally being the guys that show how making games for PS hardware is done.
#1 spot belongs to Insomniac ....3 AAA Games in 2 years..and this year they will release there 4th game on the PS3 in 3 years...
WERE IS GUERRILA GAMES? they just finished killzone and it sets the bar for graphics/animations and online. get insomniac off (even though i love resistance 1. the second was okay), and put GG up there
When they've made more than 1 good game, then we'll see. But they are no where near the caliber of Naughty Dog or even Team Ico.
Guerrilla has made exactly 2 games so far as a Sony first-party studio. The first Killzone, which was OK, and the PSP Killzone, which was very good, but just a handheld title. They've made Killzone 2 now, and it's inevitably a success both critically and in sales, and I'm so excited for it... but it's not out yet and the majority of us haven't played it yet. So, if you want to count it, that's ONE great game. ONE good game. And ONE decent game. The five studios listed here all deserve to be there more than that. They've all made at least two great games, versus Guerrilla's single (that isn't even out yet). So, yeah... maybe in the future there will be room for Guerrilla, but not right now, in my opinion.
Nah, I don't really think that Guerrilla Games should be in the Top 5 yet. Don't get me wrong, they've done a good job with Killzone 2, but the other developers listed have MUCH longer history with Sony and have a very good track record over a long period of time. I also agree in the order these studios were listed. Even though Team ICO has only developed 2 games, they have delivered some of the most memorable and groundbreaking games in the entire gaming industry, and I own both games ICO and SoTC and love them to death, and I think they deserve to be at the Number 1 spot.
If you scroll down the page of the link and read the written comments, they say that Team Ico shouldn't be number one and that they shouldn't be on that list and that Shadow of the colossus was one of the worst games............LOL How the hell do they call themselves gamers, even if you don't like the playstation brand you cant deny that Ico and Shadow of the colossus are a coouple of the greatest games ever. PSN:wolf3713
Y'know what, here I am playing Wipeout HD and then I noticed theres a lack of Studio Liverpool up there. @ Above Are you serious abbout removing a developer from that list that has so far made 5 of the same platform game series without the formula getting old, having the first 3 Spyros and a really good FPS series with an alternate history for a developer that focuses on platform games...for a developer that has only made 2 games and has one which is still due to be released in the franchise?
I'm a big wipe out hd fan. Still playing it months later. Studio Liverpool deserve a place on that list.
LMAO Kidtendogs and Shamesoft slaves are RAPED! as usuall. Sony and their innovative 1st parties FTMFW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wheres bungie games lol halo sucks but i wouldve replaced team ico with Guerilla Games cuz of KZ2 - the xbox killer but then again i never play shadow of colusses
Really? Guerilla Games over Team Ico. Dude please name another good title that Guerilla games came out with, other than killzone 2??
@fister Name 1 team ico game on ps3, GG should be there first.
I know its a difficult concept to understand, but there were actually TWO other Sony consoles before the PS3! *Gasp* what a surprise!
@lookiro Have you even played ICO or Shadow Of the Colossus??? GG Should be in the top 10 But putting it Number 1 is Just plain Dumb
First off, fister I meant first as in be put in the list before team ico, settle the F down. second, really the 3 in ps3 means the third console? der da der. You guys are sad, quick to attack over nothing. Ico has made two games, GG 4, Colossus is ok but K2 beats it to a pulp. What has Ico done for anyone lately?
@ above..based on the demo for KZ2, KZ2 comes nowhere close to Shadow of the collosus..hell id even go as far to say Shadow of the colossus sh1ts on every game ever made
You say that it is obvious, yet by stating that Team Ico has not made any games on the PS3, and therefore should be taken off the list, indicates that you are ignorant of the existence of the PS1 and PS2. And there you go again, "What has Ico done lately?" Games have existed A LOT longer than since 2006. It's not what one has done lately, it's what one has done that has a lasting impact.
lol I knew the day would come when the arguments where only about which of sonys developers was the best, but never thought it would be this soon. I thought it would be like ps5 fanboys vs. ps5a fanboys.
So by saying Ico hasnt made anything on the ps3 it "indicates that" I am "ignorant of the existence of the PS1 and PS2." Can anyone besides this guy explain to me how that makes sense? Maybe rethink that and get back to me. How can a developer be considered among the best when they havent made the move to the next level? Quit acting like Im attacking you personally or that Im saying Ico isnt a good team. Get over your little crush. 700 thousand sold tells me the lasting impact isnt there for shadow, so again what are you talking about? With all the games other teams have put out recently how can past achievements outweigh the present, again come back when you have something worthwhile to counter with.
That was my point. You are saying that they shouldn't be considered the best just because they haven't released a a game for the PS3 game yet. Persona 4 released on the PS2, does that make automatically make it ineligible to be considered one of the best RPGs in a long time? No. And I don't have a 'crush' on the Ico games. I was merely pointing out that your reasoning for your original post was flawed (Team Ico should be ousted from the list as they haven't released a PS3 game) and then proceed to twist it in all sorts of directions.
Man you are really lost in the dark, where did I say Ico shouldnt be on any list? By the way I was not agreeing with what you said. All I said was GG should be considered before Ico. Go back to school.
I would buy a PS3 even if only these 5 studios developed for it.
Game currently in development under these Studios: Uncharted 2, SoTC 2 ( look like from the screen), Ratchet and Clank ToD 2, GT5, God of War 3, and Warhawk 2. Don't forget about Eat Sleep Play - Making the next Twisted Metal who signed 3 exclusive deal with Sony some good stuff coming to us PS3 owners
Media Molecule also have an exclusive deal with Sony for their next few games. I'd like to think Sony would try and strike a deal with Quantic Dream as well for their game after Heavy Rain.
Because of those great studios, PS3 games keep rolling like an avalanche.
Quantic dreams other CEo said back in april 2007 that they have 2 titles they are making exclusively for PS3, the first being Heavy Rain and the second is one that they'll show off after Heavy rain is complete.
Seriously? Awesome stuff. Those guys are really doing awesome things with the hardware in terms of graphics. Hopefully the gameplay will match the rest of the catalogue!
Heres my list of those great Game Development Studios I can remember of (Random order). (Ive added some few more found on Wikipedia). I think none of them should be forgotten and its hard to decide which 5 are the best. 01. Sony Computer Entertainment Santa Monica Studio - God of War, Twisted Metal, Warhawk 02. Guerrilla Games – Killzone 03. Insomniac Games - Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, Spyro 04. Polyphony Digital - Gran Turismo, Omega Boost 05. Naughty Dog - Crash Bandicoot, Jak, Uncharted 06. Team Ico - Ico, Shadow of the Colossus 07. Japan Studio – Ape Escape, Siren, LocoRoco 08. Zipper Interactive – SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs 09. London Studio – SingStar, Eyetoy, PlayStation Home 10. Studio Liverpool – Wipeout, F1 11. Evolution Studios – MotorStorm, World Rally Championship 12. San Diego Studio – NBA, MLB: The Show 13. Sony Online Entertainment - The Agency, EverQuest, Free Realms 14. Sony Bend - Syphon Filter, Resistance: Retribution 15. Bigbig Studios – Pursuit Force 16. Studio Cambridge – MediEvil, PlayTV Also remember the third party studio partners: 01. Level-5 – White Knight Chronicles, Rogue Galaxy, Dark Cloud 02. Game Republic – Folklore, Genji 03. Q-Games – PixelJunk 04. Pyramid – Patapon 05. Sucker Punch Productions – InFamous, Sly Cooper 06. ThatGameCompany – Flow, Flower 07. Relentless Software – Buzz! 08. Media Molecule – LittleBigPlanet 09. Ninja Theory – Heavenly Sword 10. Ready at Dawn Studios – God of War: Chains of Olympus, Daxter 11. High Impact Games – Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters, Secret Agent Clank1
Thank you, your welcome! I just think it shows how many there is in fact. Also that choosing 5 out of them would be more of a personal list not "top 5" in generel as the studios appeals to different people. So why not mention them all :)
Can't wait for Syphon Filter 5.
eat sleep play, Jaffe's studio which made "Calling All Cars" and "Twisted Metal Heads on", and is working on the new "Twisted Metal". It may not be great but they have a lot of talent and could rejuvenate Twisted Metal series for the PS3.
japan studio also made Afrika ( which I really wish would come to NA) and Folklore.
i cant believe you actually wrote all that stuff bubbles mang
I would've put SCE Santa Monica and Digital Polyphony as 1 and 2. Take one game from each of those and they've probably sold more than all the other games from the other 3.
01 - Team ICO (ICO, Shadow of the Colossus) 02 - Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot, Jak & Daxter, Uncharted) 03 - Polyphony Digital (Gran Turismo) 03 - Santa Monica Studios (Twisted Metal, God of War, Warhawk) 05 - Insomniac Games (Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, Resistance) 06 - Guerrilla Games (Killzone) 07 - Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet) 08 - Japan Studio (Ape Escape, Siren, LocoRoco) 09 - Evolution Studios (WRC, MotorStorm) 10 - Studio Liverpool (Wipeout, F1)
Actually Santa Monica should be the very top studio as they are the ones that help every other sony studio with technology and man hours. They helped insomniac/naughty dog and guerilla games with their current projects.
Actually, Sony's first party studios help each other continuously. Santa Monica is no different, they're all great studios and they share resources.
actually that only started happening recently when they formed the program but even in the PS2 time Santa monica would help others with technology and expertise.
1. Capcom (for Resident Evil 1-3 the rest isnt T-Virus anymore so in my opinion its not a real Resident Evil, where are all the puzzles that were present in older RE games) and ofcourse Onimusha games which were great. 2. Infinity Ward (for Call of Duty games) 3. Valve (Half Life, Counter Strike 1.6)
Valve...for PS3? I wish they were developing for it, but unfortunately they aren't.
Gee, its hard to say any of those teams dont derserve their spot, its just that so many others deserve to be there too. It really should be a top 10 list.
1.Naughty Dog 2.Polyphony/Team ICO 4.Santa Monica 5.Zipper I can't decide between Polyphony or ICO, Polyphony works very hard to bring you the best racing simulation out there, and they succeed, nothing comes close to GT, not Need for Speed, nothing, Nissan agrees, Audi agrees. In the other hand though, I just love Team ICO's games, even though they have only made 2 games both are just phenomenal. Naughty Dog is the top player, they always know what they are working with, and will always make great games and build longstanding franchises. Santa Monica have created great games and franchises as well, but lately have been out of the radar, GOW2 was for ps2, and they weren't the main guys behind Warhawk, Icognito(another great 1st party developer) was. As for Zipper, well Socom, enough said, and I am very anxious for M.A.G.
I swear all last year all xbots were saying was, "it's all about the exclusives mannn, it's the exclusives dudeeee, that's what seperates the systems mannnnnn. come on dudeeeeeeee. And now that ps3 has more exclusives, and more coming this year, xbots are like, it's all about the multiplatforms mannnnn, the games you get toooooo, mannnnn, the games you get and we get, makes our system better than yours mannnn, not the games that you get and we don't mann, what sense does that make mannnnn. And next year when 360 is abandoned by microsoft, xbots will be saying, mannnnn, it's about the system with no games mannnnnn, that's what makes our system better mannnn, i don't need any games mannnnn, i have halo 3 mannnnn, just wait for xbox 720 mannnnnn, don't need no games now mannnn, ps3 has a lot of games, but we have none mannn, that makes 360 better mannnn, oh damn, RROD MANNN.
lol at the last paragraph
This is the reason why Ps3 is getting killer exclusive titles. They just keep getting better and raising the bar for quality.
Studio Cambridge made Medievel???? Ahhh do a sequel already!! so many good memories of sir fortesque
I believe Cambridge made Primal, and GhostHunter on PS2; I liked both games- but don't think they sold very well. I've been wondering where the heck they've been this gen, possibly making that untitled game behind closed doors that the BBC was raving about, maybe helping with home - who knows.
Hate to say it, but It's very possible Insomniac will opt out of PS exclusivity and go multi-plat soon. However after seeing banjo's sales on 360 - they may decide to keep Ratchet PS3 exclusive (their next rumored game), and Sony owns the Resistance IP, so that's not going anywhere.
Sony owns all of insomiacs ip, they have done certain deals with sony and sony has allowed them to use some stuff that they couldn't do if they went multiplat. They have never made a game that was not for ps so the chances of them going multi are not low they are zero. What a stupid suggestion you made.
I wasn't aware ratchet was sony's ip so yea it was a stupid comment; however you can't say the chances are zero, because they are considered 2nd party but in reality are 3rd party, and not completely committed to developing for Sony, but they would have to find another publisher if they did. They did just open up another studio on the East coast, so we really don't know whats going on with that.
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