Sony On PS3: "We've Got Miles To Go"
We all know about Sony's claims of the 10-year lifespan for the PlayStation 3, but at every turn, they seem to support that claim. According to Videogamer.com, Sony says they're "not even halfway" to where they want to be with the console. ...wow, where can they go?
Sony Computer Entertainment UK managing director Ray Maguire said that "something even more exciting" is lying in wait for PS3 owners, and in contrast to what many believe, he's not talking about slicker graphics. No, he's talking more about fresh and innovative game experiences rather than "sequel after sequel after sequel." Thing is, with exclusives like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, LittleBigPlanet and Resistance 2 upon us already, some figured the PS3 is already hitting its peak. But when asked if such games max out the potential of the PS3, Maguire replied:
"No we've got miles to go. The power of PlayStation is just awesome and we're starting to get to grips with it, third parties are starting to get to grips with it and we're starting to see some of that come to fruition. But when we see the next generation of games coming after these, then I think we're going to see something even more exciting, we're going to see even more genres come to the marketplace rather than just sequel after sequel after sequel."
Maguire goes on to talk about the planned online revolution - obviously centering on the expanding PlayStation Network - and how that will have a huge impact on gamers around the world in this generation. And Maguire is well aware of the consumer; without them, there'd be no PS3, so he promises great things in the future. However, Sony isn't about to rush-
"We've never rushed with PS3 because we wanted to make sure that we're as right as we can be. We're learning all the time, we make mistakes like everybody else, we're not perfect but the talent is there, the energy is there, the commitment is there and the passion is there. And all I can say to the customers is thanks so much for the support because without them there would be no PS3 and there would be no business."
10/30/2008 Ben Dutka