- It was hard not to spot the optimism beaming from both Sony execs and developers about the future at the Game Developers Conference last week.
The concerns and hushed whispers at last year's GDC about whether Sony had made fatal errors with the platform's launch have given way to positivity.
Sony's Phil Harrison, head of worldwide studios, looked relaxed when I spoke with him on Thursday, although that may have been more to do with the fact he was not giving a keynote this year and was able to enjoy some of the sessions.
I had spoken to Mark Rein, of Epic, earlier in the week and he told me he had never doubted that PlayStation 3 would be anything other than a success. Of course Epic did release Unreal Tournament 3 on PS3 this week so his comments have to be seen in that light.
UT is the kind of franchise PlayStation has been crying out for - a hard core first person shooter with credibility. The Xbox has long been seen as the platform of choice for FPS fans who don't play on PC.
The 360 of course has Halo 3 and many feel that game set the benchmark for online FPS play.
Mark Rein told me: "We've surpassed what Halo 3 offered."
I'll let you - the readers - argue over that one.
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