Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida
Speaking in an interview with Edge, pulled from this month’s mag, Yoshida said that it wasn’t easy to make a system that “just works” and admits that they got some of the things with PlayStation 3 wrong.
“We’ve been criticised all the time for people having to wait to download patches,” he says, “or for firmware updates, and we are gamers as well so we know exactly what people have to go through on PS3.”
“So we wanted to really make it a focus so that our developers in Tokyo and the US who work on system software and such features were really thinking about some of these experiences,” he said, referring to their work on PS4.
Hopefully the PlayStation 4 will make all these updates a lot more background-based, and less intrusive to the user experience.