Thursday, August 03, 2006

Final PS3 Dev Kits In Hands Of Developers.

Word recently reached us that the PlayStation 3 has officially entered production, and in an interview with The Guardian, Sony's president of worldwide studios, Phil Harrison has shed some light on the on-going development work on the console. According to Harrison, "It's all going well. We are in full swing, from a developer point of view, and over 10,000 developer kits have been shipped. Developers now have final [PS3] hardware in their hands, though there will be some upgrades to the operating system - there's nothing unusual about that. The new controller is now in developers' hands, so all the pieces of the puzzle are there". Also in the interview, Harrison comments on the arrival of working Blu-ray drives in the PS3 dev kits, noting that many studios also have blu-ray burners in their PCs, "so they are now doing their first iterations of games running off discs," he says."Signs are good," adds Harrison, "right now there are more than 100 Blu-ray movies available today, in the US. More than 100 games are in development [for the PS3], and all the major third party publishers have pledged their strategic support for the platform". Sony is gearing up for its next big push for the PS3, which will start at the Tokyo Games Show on September 22, where the father of PlayStation, Ken Kutruagi is scheduled to give the keynote speech. Hopefully with the appearance or some new game titles and a more solid-looking launch line-up, Sony will be able to make up for the mostly-negative reaction to its showing at this year's E3. Stay tuned.


Blogger gg said...

If there are only 100 PS3 games under development, which is a lot, you must admit, how can there have been 10,000 dev-kits sold??? It doesn't add up.

Most of those 100 games would be multiple games by the same developer, like EA doing say 4 games. So when you think about it, there would really only be about 50+ dev-kits sold.

There aren't 10,000 developers out there. While it's possible, I doubt EA etc would have bought multiple dev-kits, and if they did it would only be two or three. Still wouldn't bring anywhere near 1,000 let alone 10,000 dev-kits.

Other than that, good to hear some positive news about the much-maligned PS3. Should keep the PS3 fans salivating as they are prone to doing.

8/03/2006 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger PS3 Fan said...

EA has studio's around the world like most other software houses.all so big software studio's will have 50-100 programers each working on games,and one studio may have multi games,so it soon adds up.

8/03/2006 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger irishwretler said...

oh dear kutaragi to give the keynote speech at the tokyo game show lol

8/03/2006 10:59:00 PM  

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