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Team Ninja: PS3 Hasn't Reached Its Potential "From Any Standpoint"

In the past few weeks, we've seen a lot of developers (and Sony themselves, of course) weigh in on the current state and future potential of the PlayStation 3. The latest, according to a recent Gamasutra interview, is from Team Ninja.

Now, it seems like with every passing generation, Team Ninja just wants to jump on board with the most powerful console on the market. This is why they fixated on the original Xbox last generation, and why they have kind words for the PS3 this generation. Here's a little of what Team Ninja's Hitoshi Hasegawa and Yosuke Hayashi had to say; the first is in reply to a question about the future of Sony's machine:

"For the PlayStation 3, we do not believe that we've seen the fullest of its potential from any standpoint: from a developer standpoint, and also a consumer standpoint -- and just in products in general. The developers have been releasing products, but there is a bigger potential. There is greater potential, and we see that possibility the most in the PlayStation 3. It's going to be up to us developers and Sony to make sure that that does happen."

Now, a lot has been made of the extraordinarily complex development tools, but again, Team Ninja is typically up to the challenge. Furthermore, Hayashi said they're "very satisfied" with the help they've received from Sony in the realm of Dev Tool assistance, so that's good news. He also believes that most developers "would agree that the PlayStation 3 is the most powerful system out there," and then, he was presented with a question that has been popular as of late, which revolves around the idea of better PS3 exclusives in the future, just because of its power.  His response:

"I agree that if we work exclusively with one console that the final product will be a better game than if we were to create it simultaneously for multiple platforms. Each system has its own philosophy behind it, so it's a matter if you can concentrate and focus 100 percent to adapt to that, or if you're going to have to balance that out with other titles."

11/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (35 posts)

BigBoss4ever
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:01:42 PM
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Especially agree with the last paragraph and hope they take actions on that words. Develop the best version of the game on PS3, cuz it is no doubt the most powerful game machine on earth as I pointed out in my other post.

Regardless of all this, this is great statement for PS3, and hope team ninja produce some quality action game like Ninja Gaiden series and DOA, also, hope Tecmo port the Fatal Frame 4 Elipse of the Moon to PS3 from the darn Wii (which should not be released on that console for this kinda game in the first place)

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HUSO
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:41:13 PM
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looks like better remake of Ninja Gaiden 2 is coming to PS3

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Scarecrow
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:57:00 PM

Yeah...no thanks
Who actually buys remakes?...

Anyway hope it's a new "good" game

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Zorigo
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 2:11:20 AM

a remake of Nija Gaiden 2 would be poor. The game had good screenshots in game, but having looked at actual screenshots from ign, not what i was expcting. Sigma was better. hard. but better.

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coverton341
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 10:40:00 AM

I have to agree with the no thanks attitude towards a re-make. Don't get me wrong the actual game was solid and despite the above post the screens where just fantastic when actually played. I have this game on my 360 and I am well satisfied with it as I am with most Team Ninja games, but I don't want a crappy remake of it on my PS3. Like Hayashi said it would be better to focus 100% on one system so something new and fresh would be great.

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Scarecrow
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:42:19 PM
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Team Ninja
Well you have yet to make a good ps3 game...

Anyway we'll see, MGS4, LBP, Heavenly Sword, Uncharted: Drake
s Fortune, and Gran Turismo 5: Prologue have pushed the ps3 far.

Though it's amazing that a lot of companies still believe that not even HALF of ps3's potential has been reached.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 2:12:45 AM

the best game potentially, is GT5p. the graphics, even in SD, are great. i have an SD telly, but the quality of the graphics even at its lowest is amazing. i cant wait to see it in 1080p. Uncharted was a great game, and MGS4 has one of PS3s best stories.

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FLYING_APE
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 8:22:59 AM

All these developers are saying the same thing. Shut the f*** up wid dat shite. Yes we all know but wheres the f***ing game. look at resistance 2 graphics aren't as good as gears 2, motorstorm aren't as good as pure. Only fanboys buy this shite now. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh*shoots people*
BTW forza looks about the same and grid.

Last edited by FLYING_APE on 11/4/2008 8:23:38 AM

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 12:14:01 PM

Flying Ape...I think your brain needs to evolve

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The_Vandelizer
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:45:32 PM
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I wonder what they are waiting for.......

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 10:54:06 PM
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Maybe they have a secret PS3 exclusive in the works. Buttering us up a bit ya know?

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Jut420
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:11:55 PM
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No matter how arogant Itagaki was, I respected him for the work he did and he always had praise for the console with the most power and although he is gone from Team Ninja, it's good to see his "protige's (sp.?)" praising the PS3 for its raw power. I know that is why Ninja Gaiden was made exclusively for the original Xbox so hopefully us PS3 fans will get some more action from Ryu Hyabusa in the near future because Ninja Gaiden Sigma came out a while ago and is the oldest PS3 game I own, besides Motorstorm. I mean is any gamer out there not a fan of Ninjas? I don't think anyone can really make a ninja game better then Team Ninja from what I've seen from Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Ninja Gaiden 2. Ninja Gaiden Sigma (excuse my language) was one of the most badass action and/or ninja games I have ever played and I want more from them since it seems like it's been so long since I got Sigma. Sigma was actually my first ever pre-ordered game, so it's been a while since I got the game on day one, although it did take me a while to beat it.

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AceTatsujin
Monday, November 03, 2008 @ 11:12:05 PM
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no more ninja gaiden for ps3. lets get a new IP exclusive to the ps3 built from ground-up on the ps3. enough with the crappy ports and the useless 360 games.

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jerocarson
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 12:23:30 AM
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GET more love playstation!

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Zorigo
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 2:08:03 AM
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TN made Sigma. Sigma was awesome (if not very hard). so lets see some games.

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 8:58:35 AM
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@FLYING_APE I feel like I get stupider every time I come across one of your comments. Your ignorance is quite funny and at the same time pathetic. Also please learn how to spell.

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FLYING_APE
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 10:34:24 AM

Why is it everytime i make a comment someone doesn't like it. I understand i may seem like a ignorant 12 year old fanboy but im not. I do favour sony cuz i loved ps1 and ps2 but it hard to defend it. However im just stating facts and im not looking to get banned or upset anyone.
On the internet my comment don't come across in the way i want ppl to see themm(if that makes sense).All im saying is ps3 has this potential and it's up to first party developers to show it. Gears looks better then resistance 2. pure looks better then motorstorm. forza and pgr looks the same as grand turismo prologue if not better. If you think thats being ignorant your a stupid sony fanboy who can't take cold facts. ps sorry 4 long post.

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N a S a H
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 10:37:53 AM
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They made the original Ninja Gaiden which was really fun, but I didn't find the second to be as appealing. I didn't play it properly but I found it boring in comparison to the first. I liked the difficulty though, you die ALOT in that game which is great.

I'd like to see a PS3 exclusive from them, see what they can do.

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Fabi
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 10:59:04 AM
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I actually agree with flying ape. I don't care about what the PS3 is capable of doing.

If Gears 2 is looking way better than R2 and Pure is looking as good, or better than Motorstorm, then it doesn't matter how much power it has.

@BigBoss- But it doesn't seem to be the most powerful GAMING machine, and that's what we care about. The 360 would be able to rock MGS4 if it had BluRay.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 12:15:59 PM

So if you don't care what it's capable of, then why did you buy it?

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 12:24:56 PM
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@FLYING_APE You should watch your name calling you little punk. You are an idiot and your comments are false. Gears2 looking better than R2 is an artistic opinion and not a technical opinion.
Just because the internet allows you to call people names without getting your ass kicked doesn't mean you should do it.

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FLYING_APE
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 2:53:03 PM

LOL if i met you in real life i would sort you out. i don't want flame war dudes. All i was saying is gears 2 has better texture more polished more pretty. PS3 is capable of better but resistance 2 doesn't showcase it.

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HUSO
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 8:51:54 PM

@Flying Ape: since when did better textures make a better game, and in which context does 'more polished, more pretty' make for a good game. state some solid facts for a change.

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Arvis
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 1:26:50 PM
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Flying Ape,

You seriously think Forza and PGR "look better" than GT5:P? You don't own a PS3, do you? I see you trying, but your credibility is officially gone.

-Arvis

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FLYING_APE
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 2:49:11 PM

i looked like a d*** going to the shop at midnight and buying it at midnight for £425. so i sold it and then i bought one a couple of months ago. BTW read my comment gt5 prologue looked the same IF not better IF.doesn't mean it does. Well done your officialy a nerd

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Fabi
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 2:29:30 PM
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@scarecrow - For the Sony franchises, and what I thought would be third party exclusives (FF13 and MGS4), plus I have a dislike for MS, not the 360. And I've had great experiences on Sony consoles, I own all of them.

That was a stupid question, sorry to say it.

Comments about the PS3 being the most powerful system by far may have an impact on people who don't know much about this generation. But to all of us who know better, we know it doesn't carry much weight.

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 3:34:55 PM
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@FLYING_APE You would sort me out? What is that suppose to mean? Are you trying to threaten me in retard language. If I met you, I would brake you. Go away you stupid bunny loving little bitch.

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FLYING_APE
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 5:09:58 PM

LOL whatever man LOL LOL LOL LOL

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Joe_III
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 5:05:57 PM
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I haven't played forza, but imho gt5p and pgr4 look very close graphics wise.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 5:20:03 PM
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You're pushing it, Flying Ape. I won't tolerate much more...as in, one more post that can even be remotely construed as offensive and/or ill-informed fanboy tripe. In no way does any PGR look better than Prologue; nobody with a HDTV will agree with that. NOBODY.

Do this again and I won't say anything. Just insta-ban. And EvilIncarnate, no more of that. Just ignore him.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 11/4/2008 5:20:49 PM

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daus26
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 @ 10:07:31 PM

Ey psx, this is my very first post, but im an old reader of psx ps3 news.
Anyway i felt that its ridiculous to think PGR or Forza having better graphics than GT5 prologue. That game uses 200000 polygons on the car alone. They even said the texturing and overlook of the tracks are to be improved in the final game. If u hve the game you will agree that the cars themselves rival CG. Its that good.

**OMG Obama just became president!!**

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FLYING_APE
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 12:11:04 AM

hey man that wasn't fanboy. I love gt5 prologue maybe it was a bad example. But compare pure to motorstorm graphically. doesn't anyone understand what im talking about. 1st part game games should be graphically superior. so BEN tell me when that will happen i wnanna play awesome games now, im craving for it argh

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BigBoss4ever
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 3:06:00 AM

for u flying_ape, you should stop pushing the limit of Ben or you will disappear in no time from this site if you continue to use the tone in many of your posts here.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @ 12:59:06 PM
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Wow. Flying ape word of advise>Please proof read your comments bro. I can see a vague point every now and then but dude your makin yourself a punching bag.

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pillz81
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 3:10:12 PM
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I would like both FLYING_APE and Evilincarnate bring some fighting credentials. Just saying "i'll beat your azz any day of the week" doesn't prove that one can.

I agree that FLYING_APE needs to watch the F***ing language on the posts.

To defend FLYING_APE, his so-called "ill-informed fanboy tripe" didn't sound fanboyish to me. Sounded like frustration at fanboys blinded his perception.

Don't dis bunnies, please. They F*** like crazy.

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