PSU writes: "As the fifth anniversary of the PS3 approaches, PSU will commemorate the event with several monthly articles, beginning with the five studios that define the PlayStation 3. Did your favorite developer make the list?"
For me it has been Polyphony Digital. Lately Sony have been purchasing a lot of great developers like Media Molecules and Naughty Dog.
Naughty Dog has been property of Sony since like 1997 or earlier, so I don't think it qualifies as "Lately"
Actually they weren't bought by Sony until 2001. But still that isn't very lately as the other guy said.
Well, but still, Ilikegames has a point. Sony has acquired some great developers this gen: Sucker Punch, Evloution, Media Molecule, and I think there are some more. Sony is really getting ready for next gen. If Vita's launch is any indication, PS4 will have a great launch too with great games for it.
I am surprised Quantic Dream is not on that list I thought Heavy Rain was great.
Heavy Rain isn't generally well regarded and is only one title that's come late. Games like LBP, MGS4 and even GT5 have set standards. Heck, Turn 10 has to mention PD's racer in attempt to make their's sound better. That kind of industry jealousy says something.
Where is Heavy Rain NOT well-regarded? I should clarify and say: when fanboyism isn't an issue, where is Heavy Rain NOT well-regarded? All I've ever seen- except from people who bash anything PS3-related- is that it is a great game. It may not be everyone's cup of tea- and no game is- but people with any respectable level of objectivity know that it's a quality title.
Heavy Rain was better received by critics and namedropped by more devs (CliffyB, Peter Molyneux etc) than GranTurismo 5. It even won 3 awards at the BAFTAs earlier this year. Google it, or just drop past Gamerankings or Metacritic.
Don't be overly sensitive, you know as well as anyone that "JASON!" was a MEME for a while. That to more than a degree the game suffers from issues in story pacing and controls. Anyone who's done a review for it has said that regardless of a good or bad score.
@Godmars290 GT5 didn't set any standards, it was just playing catch up with the other franchises and also came quite late. The game set the bar and was the standards in the past 2 gens (which is why Turn 10 and other studios still mentioned it - it's not jealousy but rather respect), but somewhat lost the touch this gen. If anything, Polyphony is a perfect example of a studio "fall from grace". It has defined the PS in previous generations, but this generation the PS3 has much more going for it. And Heavy Rain is one such example - a relatively unique game that one a lot of respect among critics and gamers alike. It wasn't perfect perhaps, but GT5's reception was much more divided and the game was criticized for far more issues. Studios like Quantic Dreams, Santa Monica and Guerilla contibute far more to what defined the PS3 *this gen*.
There is no part of this list that I don't like. Especially since those creators have been with PlayStation for a few generations.
Dont forget Epic and Bungie
i think suckerpunch should take the place of konami they sold out and went stricktly multiplatform but otherwise a good list yeah but santamonica only has one ps3 game and konami sold out if ask me all earlier metal gears are goin to 360 even peace walker and all future metal gears goin to 360 after playstation made then popular and made then alot of bucks
They didn't sell out. MGS4 is still exclusive to the PS3. It wasn't like SE who plan the game to be exclusive and then just turned it to a multiplat for more money. All of their titles after MGS4 are made to be multiplat which is fine.
not exactly, konami is still partly exclusive to playstation, but only for new metal gear solid games made completely by kojima. If there is a MGS5 it will be ps3 exclusive. Rising is not exactly a kojima title he is overseeing it but not making it.
Yeah, I don't really condone that behavior either. Sucker Punch should be on that list without question IMO. @below: yeah, where are Japan Studio and Santa Monica? and yes, there are other amazing studios not listed.
Sony Santa Monica Studios! there is no other studio better than SSMS. I'm surprised is not listed! God of War games are the best games that any console could ever have!
They're pretty damn good, but I'd say they've defined the PS2 and PSP more than PS3, even though GoWIII is the best in the series. Personally I think Polyphony has defined PlayStation up until PS3 but dropped the ball in many ways on 5, good though it may be. I think Sucker Punch deserves to be on the list more than they do. For me, Infamous is a series that is rooted firmly in PS3 where as both God of War and Gran Turismo are much more seminal to earlier platforms.
Santa Monica should be number 1, if you look at the credits of most PS3 exclusives (pretty much every game on the list) Sony Santa Monica helped make the game in some kind of way. They helped with the Resistance franchise, they helped with the Uncharted franchise, they helped with the Killzone franchise, they helped make the inFamous franchise, they helped make Warhawk and Starhawk, and they made God of War 3 one of the best games this gen. Most PS3 exclusives always have a "Special Thanks to" part of their credits and Sony Santa Monica is almost guaranteed to be there.
Those are good developers this article lists, but I dont think it's the studios that make a console great. Any platform could have studios building for them. The PC and 360 could just of easily handled, Killzone, LBP, Uncharted, etc. What truely makes a console great are the key features, controllers, online service, and consumer liberty when it comes to Terms of service. To me personally what makes the Ps3 great is having neat features like, ability to upload pics to facebook through it, storing media like music etc, and collecting movies & renting through netflix. I use the 360 for online gaming and the PC for everything else.
Sony taking Game of the Year in games, having some 16/17 internal gaming developing companies all play a part in why it is what it is. Btw, your user name means you have no clue anyway.
You could also had: Santa Monica Studio: God of War Zipper: MAG and SOCOM
Zipper, ha everything they have done since S2 has been a disappointment. Surprised their even still around.
Suuuurree.... And Socom 2 was plagued with bugs and lag, failed with their map packs, etc... Stop looking at that game with rose tinted glasses.
It failed with map packs because maybe 5% of ps2 owners had the HDD. Even with the bugs and lag it was a hell of a lot more fun than anything else they've done.
I'm surprised that JAPAN STUDIO is not on the list.
i think killzone is more popular then resistance
No way! Resistance: Fall of Man is still a classic with early PS3 adopters. That games was pure fun. I think Resistance 1 and 2 have sold more than Killzone 2 and 3.
oh ok i didn't get a ps3 till march 2010. I was saying that based off kz3 sales vs R3. KZ3 had like 600 million first week, and R3 had 300 million first week. But R1 and R2 sold better so your right
I think you mean "thousands" and not "millions" lol.
agree...i don't think devs that cutted players from 64 to 16 and removed dedi servers deserve respect from gamers...but neither does guerilla for what they done with kz3...
The fact is that these just scratch the surface of the studios Sony has. The people at Sony know great talent hence the reason why they snap up so many studios or make deals that do so well for both parties that they end up buying the studio later. Sony has been in this business a long time and they see what works.
Sony Santa Monica God of War III Helped on - Warhawk , StarHawk (upcoming) fl0w , fl0wer , Journey (upcoming) Blast Factor Probably some others as well They are a very important studio in the grand scheme of things. Can't wait to their next game and the other projects they are helping on.
Mine would have been: Naughty Dog Santa Monica Polyphony Sucker Punch Media Molecule Also, Q Games and thatgamecompany deserve honourable mentions.
I love Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games, those are probably my top 2
It's hard to name just five. I would have pretty much just named them all and said, "This is why Sony is doing great, and how they're doing right by gamers."
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