Phil Harrison of Sony talks up PS3's future potential

By Justin Mann on December 20, 2006, 7:24 PM
The PS3. A joke to some, potential to others. So much potential, in fact, that Sony's VP is saying that the (admittedly spectacular looking) existing titles for the PS3 are a mere drop in the bucket, and harness less than half of what the system is capable of. On top of talking about the potential for future titles to be even more impressive, he referenced a much more “dynamic” play experience, with titles that rely on “user-created” experiences. Something, he says, that will increase replayability:

When asked for his opinion on the PlayStation 3’s launch, Harrison said, “2007 is the year of software, is how I'll answer that,” perhaps acknowledging the lack of software for the new machine. He did go on to elaborate that the aim for PlayStation 3 games is to break free from the old model of buying a game, finishing it, and then never to play it again.
Interestingly enough, he even made the claim that nobody will ever be able to fully use the system to its maximum capability. Regardless of which way you take that, it is a fairly bold statement. Time will tell.

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sornypanafonic said:
hes a mad man, but honestly Sony has a long history of making incredible claims. Remember when they said the PS2 was going to do 20 million polygons per second? Nintendo only said 11-13 for the gamecube and as we all know now, the gamecube is more powerful than the ps2 (Resident Evil 4 lost some its luster when ported to the ps2.) while i do agree they havent unlocked all its power yet, just like 360 took some time to get going in terms of graphics, i def dont believe "half" if anything its 75% if not more. these people arent retarded and the graphics chip is a 6 month old pc graphics card. all in all i still like it more than a 360 tho. 360 to me is just a pc with less uses. go wii!
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