235w ago - A few months ago SCEE confirmed news that Andrew House would be replacing David Reeves as president.
That being said, it appears the new president of SCEE isn't wasting any time taking over the reins from David Reeves and causing a stir.
After having been in his new office for only a little over a month, House is already making daring statements, telling Edge-Online in an interview that he believes Wii owners will eventually 'upgrade' to PS3, and that the PS3's lifecycle could "significantly" exceed ten years.
To quote: "If you look back at previous lifecycles, like PS2 versus N64 [sic], we have lots of data that suggests that lots of people bought into N64 as their entry level gaming device, and were happy to upgrade to a more powerful machine later in the lifecycle when the price point was right for them."
"I think we're going to see this later on PS3, and the fact that it's a Blu-ray player as well and that there's a [greater] wealth of network based experiences than are perhaps available on the device they already have will add to the proposition. I think that will...
237w ago - Gameplayer has received word on what one of the new games to be announced by Square Enix at E3 2009 and it is an MMO that's a console exclusive for the PS3.
To quote: At the time of writing we had been requested to not divulge the names or giveaway said titles, but we've just received new information about one of those three games that comes with no such restrictions. So here we go...
Contrary to what we were originally told, there will be a Square Enix press conference after all, at 11a.m on the Wednesday of the show. This will be a portal for selected media to learn more about one of Square Enix's currently unannounced games, which we can reveal is an MMO codenamed Rapture, and set for release on PS3 and PC. The game is expected to be unveiled at the Sony press conference on the Tuesday.
While the PC and Xbox 360 have shared a strong software relationship over the last three years, the PC and PS3 have a more open rapport when it comes to online interactivity between the software and the gamers.
It seems bizarre given Microsoft's networking know-how, but the heavy restrictions it puts in place with the way developers can manipulate and engage their audience through Xbox Live makes it difficult for some games to make the most of their potential. Also worthy of note is the...
241w ago - Next3D has confirmed that its 3D movie player technology is heading to the PS3 as well as the MAC platform. The software is free, and the technology can provide 1080p high definition stereoscopic imagery.
To quote: Next3D announced Monday that its 3D Movie player technology will be released for Macs and for Sony's PlayStation 3 video game console. The software will be free and will work in conjunction with Next3D's content delivery service.
Next3D movies are encoded using technology that provides 1080P-resolution high-definition stereoscopic imagery, along with digital rights management, distribution and auditing mechanisms for content providers.
The software made a splash at last month's Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco; a public beta is expected to be made available soon for the Xbox 360 version.
Next3D's technology is based around a proposed specification for the H.264 video standard already in use; the proposed spec adds support for compression of multi-view-based content.
243w ago - Today Emmanuel Olivier, president of the team behind Syberia, has launched an SOS to all fans of the Syberia franchise to bring the game to the PS3 console.
They want you to help rally Sony to support the independent creation, and convince Sony to change its rules and allow Syberia 3 to hit the PS3.
Press Release: RETURNS ON THE SYBERIA 3 ANNOUNCEMENT
April 17, 2009 - Following the countless messages and questions from fans which followed our announcement on April 1st regarding the launch of Syberia 3, Emmanuel Olivier, President of Microïds, gives more details on that announcement.
"Syberia 3 is not an April Fool's joke. The game is highly expected by the community of fans of adventure games and fans of Kate Walker and it will be launched, it is one of our most strategic projects at Microïds and we have been anticipating it for a long time.
It will be released on PC for sure, however, on PS3, this could actually turn into an April Fool's joke because SONY is the only decision-maker on this point, as strange as it may seem to some people.
BenoĆ®t Sokal, the author of Syberia and Syberia 2, has mentioned several times in the press that he would only participate in a sequel to his masterpiece if he had enough financial means to design and develop...