|Sony's Steinberg boasts rivals "are looking quite dated" already|
|Posted: 04.08.2008 11:40 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, SCEA's Scott Steinberg has said that PS3 gamers are starting to graphically see "some distance" from rival platforms.
He believes others will start to feel a little old and creaky because they haven't invested in a "ten-year vision" hardware wise like Sony has. Converting PS2 owners to PS3 is key.
"I think that we're seeing, graphically, PS3 games starting to create some distance," declared Steinberg.
"Some of the other competitors are going to feel that they're getting long in the tooth, looking quite dated, because they haven't created that ten-year vision from a horsepower standpoint."
He touched on Nintendo's direction with the Wii and said Sony was happy to let them get on with it saying they're "not trying to get the senior citizen group to get into gaming."
"We're looking to convert the PS2 owners and the tens of millions of installed base that were playing DVDs and playing games on their PS2, to now play Blu-ray movies and Blu-ray games with their PS3."
Asked whether Sony would consider their own Wii like remote Steinberg stated, "I think the notion of that controller is a non-trivial point that you've brought up, that control and that familiarity is like comfort food - from my perspective, we lead, we don't follow."
He notes that if they could convert the PS2 gamerbase to PS3 then they "will win hands-down".
Click for the full interview between Scott Steinberg and GamesIndustry.biz.