Kojima On PS4: "It's The Logical Evolution Of The Platform"
It's always interesting to know what some of the industry's leading designers think of next generation hardware.
Hideo Kojima said he was "too busy" to sit down and watch the PlayStation Meeting, which is of course when Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 4. But after Edge described the new console, Kojima wasn't surprised.
"Of course, I know what the hardware is, but I want to see how other companies are using it. First of all, I think that’s great, but it’s nothing special; you could see it coming. It’s the logical evolution of the platform and I think it has to head in that direction, hearing what you said is not surprising."
Kojima added that the fresh social aspects and the new "multi-device" direction is the "way to go" but at the same time, this doesn't automatically equate to success. Ultimately, he said that what will sell the machine will be the games; and we quote: "
"What will really determine whether or not it sells is what titles will be available for the platform."
Yep, we've been saying that forever. A video game console without great games is nothing but a really fancy (and really expensive) paperweight. All those extra additions and new features are nice to have, but nobody is buying the PS4 for those bonuses alone. Because that's precisely what they are- bonuses. The software is the determining factor and always has been.
3/8/2013 9:38:55 PM Ben Dutka