Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida recently spoke to Japanese publication 4Gamer (via Push Square) about how Sony is making sure PS4 gamers consider the PS4 version of multiplatform games to be the best.
Allegedly, back in the day, the PlayStation 3 suffered a fair bit when it came to multiplatform games due to the console’s hardware. Because of the console’s inner complexity (most probably because of its CELL architecture, I’m told), developers had a hard time getting to grips with developing titles for the PlayStation 3, which apparently resulted in many iffy games during its lifetime – despite it being (according to word of mouth) the better console.
It’s already known that the PS4 has a different architecture compared to the PS3 (that different architecture is more developer-friendly), and Yoshida considers this change important because he wants the PS4 versions of multiplatform games to be considered the best.
“We need to make sure users consider the PS4 version to be the best and the one that they want to play,” he told 4Gamer. “That might mean that the graphics are better, the controller is more comfortable, or the point I mentioned earlier about the console being more user-friendly, like you don’t have to turn the power on and off or you can switch between your game and Netflix at will.”
Yoshida allegedly believes that user-friendliness for the PlayStation 4 is going to be just as important in the next Console War.
“On portable smartphones and tablets, you can start playing as soon as you want to and quit whenever you like. PS4 will be a home console that can do that too.”
Granted the PS4 has rather monstrous specs. compared to its predecessor, it’s quite possible that the PlayStation 4 version of multiplatform games could be the one that comes out on top. Sony seem to be actively trying to make sure that this is the case, and it’s good to hear that they’re going to push how PS4 titles will look when compared to different versions of it.
However, with Microsoft’s special unveiling happening within a couple of weeks, the PS4 might be trumped by whatever could be revealed on the date – hopefully the expected next Xbox. Since I believe nothing is really 100% certain about the next Xbox, the consoles hardware may turn out to be superior to the PlayStation 4’s.
If I may be so honest, though, I don’t think that’ll be probably. I don’t necessarily have full knowledge of rumours circulating the next Xbox’s hardware, so what I’m saying is entirely subjective and speculative, but I don’t think the console’s CPU or memory will match the PS4’s. That’s just me, though. I hope to be proven wrong on May 21st, but Microsoft have a lot to say for themselves.
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Chirps to Push Square. Thanks for reading, and I’ll catch you next time!