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 Mar 01, 2009 - 03:15 PM - by Michael
* PS3 a "pain in the ass."

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Game developers have it right - the PS3 is a "pain in the ass" to program for. And why? Because Sony wants it to be.

In one of the most shocking and bizarre comments ever made by a company chief, Hirai, the brains behind the entire PlayStation empire, explained to the Official PlayStation Magazine in its February issue that Sony didn't want to make it easy on developers.

"We don't provide the 'easy to program for' console that (developers) want, because 'easy to program for' means that anybody will be able to take advantage of pretty much what the hardware can do, so then the question is, what do you do for the rest of the nine-and-a-half years?" explained Hirai.
And this is why the PS3 is so far behind in the market this time... Hey Kaz, here's an idea. If everyone can do everything with the hardware, great, then we can get the developers working on better game mechanics and making the games more fun instead of wasting 99% of their time just trying to get the darn thing to work.
 

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