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Vita "Easiest" PlayStation Platform To Develop For

WipEout developer is impressed

The PlayStation 3 was notoriously challenging to develop for. In its early life, developers struggled to produce multiplatform games for the PS3 that matched the quality of Xbox 360 versions.

Thankfully for developers and also gamers, Sony appears to have learnt from the past. WipEout 2048 Game Director Stuart Tilley from Sony Liverpool claims that they managed to get a running WipEout title for the handheld quicker than when working on previous PlayStation platforms:

“I think of all the PlayStations I’ve worked on, which is actually all of them, it’s the easiest one to work with. The guys have given us a really good set of tools, allowing us to get up and running a lot quicker than we have previously, which is really good.”

Dev kits for the system are also cheaper than the PSP’s which, combined with the easier developing, will make developers very happy indeed, and hopefully will encourage more to come on board. More developers means more games for us gamers to spend our cash on!

Source: Edge Magazine, via CVG

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13 Comments
  1. tonyyeb
    Member
    Since: Aug 2010

    It’s a vicious circle… of the good variety!

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 14:47.
  2. kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    So it’s even easier than ps1??? That great and should be really easy then :)

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 14:57.
  3. Sympozium
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    More games >_>

    You what it means. *gah! Wallet bit me*

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 15:00.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      ??? *you know

      Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 15:24.
  4. MayContainEvil
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    This can only be a good thing.

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 15:26.
  5. Gadbury
    Member
    Since: Jan 2009

    Loyal Sony developer complements Sony? *gasp!*

    Sarcasm aside, if true – and I actually have no reason to doubt it – the news is good for Vita and its future customers.

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 16:14.
  6. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Wait a second, Sony can…learn?

    Wow, that’s good to hear.

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 16:20.
  7. hol
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Just gotta wonder if they think it’s easier because they’re used to developing for the ps3 now?

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 16:40.
    • Jakster123x
      Member
      Since: Aug 2011

      Yeah, that was my first thought, too.

      Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 16:47.
  8. ScottW-1976
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Good and Bad IMHO. Good that developers will be able to make full use of the hardware and wont be put off. Bad because in the same way that the NDS/DSi is easy to develop for, you end up with loads of games where most of them are s**t.

    Lets hope quantity and quality go hand in hand for the Vita.

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 16:54.
  9. bacon_nuts
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    Good news, promising for the inevitable PS4 too..

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 17:53.
  10. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Getting better and better. Go Sony!

    Comment posted on 25/08/2011 at 19:26.