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Sony to host PS3 master training class

Rob Crossley reports -

Alan Wake, Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell devs will offer expert development insight

SCEE has announced that it will be hosting a unique PS3 training session during the upcoming two-day Paris Master Class event.

The event, which opens from June 25-26 in the French capital, offers intensive training sessions for visiting developers, with each class being taught by industry experts behind some of the biggest games in recent times.

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sehnsucht3099d ago

The Sony Advanced Programming Code Wizard Master Class Event?

Spike473099d ago

Then comes along some fat dude from Valve telling me that it is hard. Hmmm, who should I listen to?

Gue13099d ago

Insomniac and Sucker Punch are like very close to Sony? They probably benefit from this very close relation in some way, don't you think?

Valve is not as close to Sony as to they are to Microsoft.

Soldierone3099d ago (Edited 3099d ago )

@Wiimaniac He said it because these are Ubsifoft guys, the "makers of Assassins Creed and Splinter Cell" not first party developers...Valve is a supposed "third party" yet they complain that doing their job as console makers is "too hard" thats all lol. Sure they are closer to MS noting that alot of the guy behind Valve worked for Microsoft to begin with lol, thats as close as you get. Just dont call yourselves third party devs IMO.

RememberThe3573099d ago

That is a good point. But it still falls on Valve to reach out for help. If Valve really wanted to know how the develop for the PS3 there are a number of ways they could do that. We all know insomniac is very open the helping other development teams understand the PS3. Sony themselves have reached out to developers to help them develop for the PS3. If Valve wanted to develop for the PS3 all they'd need to do is ask, but they are too proud to admit that they don't know how.

But yes, I agree. Having such a close relationship with Sony has to have benefited both Insomniac and Sucker Punch.

ultimolu3099d ago

I so agree with that, lol.
'Teh PS3 ish too hard to program fooooooor...oh noeeeees. :['

SpoonyRedMage3099d ago

Valve don't like making console games at all. They're a PC dev but they saw that they could easily port the games to the 360 and get more profit. They still do give some support that the PC guys get but it's later.

SolidAhmed3099d ago

hopefully we can see some results in the upcoming year

Chubear3099d ago

I don't know what you mean by "benefit from close relationship" in regards to Sucker Punch cause they are part of Sony's gaming studios. Sony owns them.

Insomniac aren't part of Sony studios so the comment would ring true with them but 2nd party studios dont' have the level of grip on PS3 hardware as Sony's in-house studios do.

TheBand1t3099d ago

Sucker Punch would be 2nd party, same as Insomniac.

RememberThe3573099d ago

Sucker Punch isn't owned by Sony. They're 2nd-part just like Insomniac. And when I say "benefit from close relationship", I mean that they communicate with Sony's first-parties more then other developers would. This allows them more insight from teams like Naughty Dog's ICE Team.

We know for a fact the the studios in Santa Monica(Naughty Dog, Insomniac, and Santa Monica Studio, etc.) go out to lunch frequently to share development techniques.

ChampIDC3099d ago (Edited 3099d ago )

Valve is and always has been a PC developer. It's almost effortless to port from PC to 360. That's probably the only reason they're on consoles at all. Their products sell well enough on PC alone.

If Gabe knew how to talk to the media, that's the kind of stuff he would say, but he's utterly clueless and makes himself look like a fool.

GiantEnemyCrab3099d ago

Well you listen to fat jerkwads going off about "durrrr this can only be done on the PS3 durr".

It's the same thing to me. Except you take one as gospel and the other you scoff at.

Shadow Flare3099d ago

Gabe Newell is a fat son of a b¡tch

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DeforMAKulizer3099d ago

Weird why would Alan Wake devs be hosting classes...
Wasn't Alan Wake first a PS3 game...
Anyway, nice initiative from Sony =D Wish i could attend...

PirateThom3099d ago

The Alan Wake devs aren't doing a PS3 class. It's a lot of different developers, SCEE have just signed up for it.

RememberThe3573099d ago

"While Alan Wake, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell devs will offer expert development insight

"SCEE has announced that it will be hosting a unique PS3 training session during the upcoming two-day Paris Master Class event."

So it's basically saying that while the developers of said games are speaking about they're development, SCEE will also be speaking about how to better use the PS3.

DeforMAKulizer3099d ago

Oops my bad!!! Thanks guys! Bubble + for making me understand!

Godmars2903099d ago (Edited 3099d ago )

If Sony used this "seminar" as an excuse to brainwash 3rd party 360-devs into "Joining the Darkside" and make PS3 games.

They could even lace cookies with LSD...

AssassinHD3099d ago

Read the article. SCEE is doing the PS3 class.

Shadow Man3099d ago

in few months ps3 owners will be able to play L4D.

AssassinHD3099d ago

You mean PS3 owners who do not have a decent PC, right?

You bought an Xbox3099d ago

You Bought an Xbox

Ha Ha

We dont need L4D
We got Killzone 2

TheBand1t3099d ago

No...I just don't think most PS3 owners care about L4D anymore. There's too many good games coming out on both platforms to care about a 8 month old game.

Besides, I played L4D back in 2007. It's called "Zombie Horde" on Counter-Strike: Source.

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