Sony is officially gimping developers

Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment has just gone on official record stating that Sony was planned from the start to gimp Playstation 3 developers by providing complex and hard-to-use hardware to maintain the longevity of the platform.

“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?” quote copied from

In other words, because the hardware isn’t powerful enough to actually last 10 years, Sony is gimping developers so that it’ll take close to 10 years to use the hardware fully… Great idea Kaz, maybe next generation you can shoot all the developers that report sales of less then 10 million to improve quality.

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