There has been a lot of talk from developers for the Playstation 3 regarding the complexity and cost effective methods of developing a game for the console… not much of it was positive. It turns out the development kit for the Playstation 3 was likely the consoles biggest fault, to develop a Playstation 3 game was so complex few developers were able to fulfill their original concepts. This is something that troubled the guys at Sony.
When the development of the Playstation Move began, Sony worked hand in hand with many developers (Worldwide Studios most prominently). The goal was to come up with an easier platform for which developers could create games for the Playstation Move, and they did just that. The Playstation Move games that have been launched so far display a greater player experience through the use of higher quality graphics and more in depth game play than any other motion controlled gaming system (or add-on) available.
Sony has recognized the importance in offering a stable, efficient, and easy to use game developer platform… and is said to be working with game developers now on creating an easy to use game development platform for the Playstation 4.
Speaking with Games Industry, Shuhei Yoshida mentions that this type of change and relationship with the developers will make creating amazing and profitable games much more accessible to developers… and will increase the entire gaming experience for all Playstation gamers. Playstation 4 game developers working on the Playstation 4 games as well as the software in which the games are created, only makes sense.
It is rumored that game developers are working with Sony on such an intimate level that some of the game developers are ALREADY working with (or on) thee Playstation 4 OS. This is entirely new in the gaming world and will without a doubt help lead the Playstation 4 into the next of the console wars. The ability for developers to (more) easily, quickly and efficiently develop Playstation 4 games will result in a greater number of games at a greater quality for everyone involved… The ability to create engaging games is what keeps the developers and the gamers loving Playstation, but it looks like the Playstation 4 may take it to a whole other level.
With all of the technology that is being released to consumers at an ever increasing rate it is still hard to assume what the Playstation 4 will look like or be capable of… The recent addition of the Playstation Move completely changed what would have been expected from the Playstation 4 only a few months ago… And we are nearing another big change for Playstation gamers, 3d games.
The introduction of 3DTV will bring to life a whole new type of gaming experience. “It’s definitely a challenge to look at all of the games and all of the resources that we’ve got, and make sure that we’re supporting all of the important initiatives that we have, be it PlayStation Move or 3DTV” Shuhei Yoshida. This is one of the better problems to have and certainly opens up the need for the next generation Playstation console.
The introduction of so much for the Playstation consoles and ease of game developing experience is something that is going to bring Playstation to the number 1 console for many more years to come.