Sony Gets Developer Input for the Next Playstation

When the playstation 3 first started developers complained quite a bit about the development process. However, as time went on and more individuals become familiar with the system things started to look brighter on the horizon for game developers. It seems Sony has learned their lesson from before and they are seeking input from developers for their next system.

When Ken Kutaragi moved on and Kaz Harai became the president of SCE, the first thing Kaz said was, ‘get World Wide Studios in on hardware development.’ So he wanted developers in meetings at the very beginning of concepting new hardware, and he demanded SCE people talk to us [developers]… And when asked whether this change in philosophy will be applied to future PlayStation hardware, Yoshida replied: ‘Yes, we are undergoing many activities that we haven’t yet been talking about in public. Some future platform related activities.’

The next Playstation seems to be in good hands with the new head of Sony, Kaz Harai. In addition, Harai is playing a major role in current Move related development.

I’m spending more time on the hardware platform,” Yoshida added, “connecting hardware guys to developers. That’s my major role now, and Move is one of those new ways of developing platforms.”