Remember that E3 thing? During that three days of not-so-glorious madness, 1UP cornered Sony Computer Entertainment's Head of Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, for some head-to-head discussion about a number of topics related to the PlayStation universe. What'd they talk about? GameVideos has the footage, with highlights below.
Madden on PS3 Only 30 FPS
"[pause] Well, I can only point to our own sports studio [doing a] 1080p, 60 frames-per-second basketball game, but I'm afraid I have no idea. We're providing some tools and technologies from our worldwide studio's core technology groups to 3rd parties now, as well. You may remember something from GDC, we announced this thing called EDGE and that's now widely deployed within the 3rd party community, and that is clearly improving the developer's ability to maximize what the CELL processor does. Hopefully, that will assist folks like EA. It would concern me if the platform was incapable of doing it, but we've proven the platform is capable of doing it, so it's not a PlayStation 3 issue. I'm trying to be polite."
How Home is Progressing
"We did have a small hiccup on getting the Home development kit out, but it actually went out on Tuesday [Harrison is referring to Tuesday, July 10th], so that's already started out there. Some of the functionality that goes into Home is actually based on top of the PlayStation Network functionality and it has to be deployed there first before we can put the visual layer on top of it, so there's a couple of different schedule issues in that, but, we're on schedule for the Fall, as we said yesterday. Game launching, the ability to launch games directly from inside of Home, is in the next library update for developers, which will be in August."
As far as Madden 08, id care if it were a decent football game but its not. The whole entire game needs to be completely re done...
Have they EVER switched the camera view? EVER? Even in the 90's Madden still had that same 3rd person over the quarterback view... Sorry but in real football surely the quarterback doesnt see the field as if he were in a blimp...
I have Madden 07 which frankly looks the same, ill pretend my rosters updated and save 59.99 for a decent game... I like how they pawned off side line catches as a feature this year... As opposed to last years retarded AI just running out of bounds...
Thats EA for you... Creativity NOT IN THE GAME!
really nice interview.
phil harrison is probably the best exec from all the companies. hes not a liar, scripted and he doesnt dodge the questions like a lot of the other execs. when hes interviewed, he simply answers the question in the proper manner not repeating or biasing much
Man EA ought to sue this guy for defamation. Everyone knows the cell is useless for games which accounts for the framerate issues in PS3 games, and there he goes casting aspersions at the developers' integrity.
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