The reason to own a PS3…
[Originally written during GDC a couple weeks ago. Sorry for stepping on your toes, Tony. – Rollin]
Well, the GDC has been going on for some time now, and today was Phil Harrison’s turn to deliver.
And deliver he did!
After so much mud-flinging and flogging Sony has been getting in the last two years because of PS3 interpreted sales and foot-in-mouth quotes from many top execs, most of us were braced for another collection of over-the-top erroneous quotes to keep blogs busy for the next two weeks. But what Phil Harrison and Scott, the developer of Home, had to show at the Games Developers Conference didn’t need any words.
Home and Little Big Planet, at least from the videos and descriptions (thanks to Alice from Wonderland and others) that have been circulating through the internet, is Sony’s response to Second Life and MicroSoft’s XBLA and XNA… well, not quite, but Sony’s versions of these programs look a lot cooler, and far easier to use.
Just take a look at Home…
… and at Little Big Planet…
These two services are coming to your PS3 (the six of you who own one!) between Fall and early 2008, and might just be the main reason to finally consider Sony’s beleaguered console as the one to keep in the long-run. (I can’t believe I wrote that! I blame it on Rollin’s bad influence…)
Source 1 (Slashdot)
Source 2 (Kotaku)
Source 3 (Wonderland)