Sony Studios Challenged To Create Titles For PS4, PS3, Vita
When you've got three major platforms all begging for big-time content, that must inevitably put some strain on your internal studios, right?
Almost every time you turn around, you see another developer hiring for next-generation projects, and it's obvious that Sony's teams are likely pushing forward with new stuff for the upcoming PlayStation 4. But at the same time, they have to continue to focus on the current platforms (PS3 and Vita).
In speaking to CVG, PlayStation UK Managing Director Fergal Gara says Sony will continue to support the PS3 for at least several more years, as he says the machine "hasn't peaked yet" in Europe. But with the possibility of Microsoft launching their new console first (again), Gara says Sony may be involved in a race, and this affects time and resources.
"We do have a challenge to manage that, particularly in terms of dev studio resources. The more platforms you have, and the amount of rich content you have to deliver on all the systems you are supporting, clearly puts pressure on decisions made across the studio network, which is something we are battling with."
It can't be easy to try to juggle so many platforms, especially when you have to gauge the priority levels for each. Right now, it'd be interesting to assess the priorities...should they be focusing heavily on the PS4, even if that means sacrificing a little for the PS3 and Vita?
10/9/2012 9:40:26 PM Ben Dutka