Sony Is Taking Developers Opinion On New Console Hardware

Sony Is Taking Developers Opinion On New Console Hardware

Speaking to Develop website, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida admitted that the current and previous generations of the Playstation family have suffered from being too hard to program, thanks to ignoring the opinion of programmers and software engineers while designing them.

"When Ken Kutaragi moved on and Kaz Harai became the president of SCE, the first thing Kaz said was, 'get Worldwide Studios in on hardware development'," Yoshida said.

"So he wanted developers in meetings at the very beginning of concepting new hardware, and he demanded SCE people talk to us [developers]," he explained.

"I'm spending more time on the hardware platform," added Yoshida. "Connecting hardware guys to developers. That's my major role now, and Move is one of those new ways of developing platforms."

Yoshida then admitted that he is currently helping in the development of a new Sony hardware. "We are undergoing many activities that we haven't yet been talking about in public. Some future platform related activities," was his exact words.

It's no secret that the three console manufacturers are continuously researching and prototyping new console hardware designs, but it is unusual for any of them to admit it. Don't get too excited though! The new hardware is most likely to be the next PSP.