Sony's Working Hard To Make PS4 VR That's Cool And Won't Make You Sick

A couple of days ago, I felt like I was standing in a shark tank. Some time before that, Sony's head of PlayStation game development, Shuhei Yoshida, fed a dinosaur and the company's top PlayStation researcher, Richard Marks, stood next to the Mars rover—all in virtual reality, of course. With any luck, you will… » 3/21/14 2:00pm 3/21/14 2:00pm

How Sony's Hometown Studio Rose From the Ashes In Time for the PS4

The Tokyo-based Japan Studio, responsible for PlayStation 2 classics such as Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and the Ape Escape franchise, seemed A.W.O.L. for much of the PS3 generation. Now, on the eve of the PlayStation 4's release, Japan Studio is trying to make a major comeback. I went to Tokyo to find out how. » 11/04/13 10:00am 11/04/13 10:00am

PlayStation 4 Controller is PC-Compatible 'for Basic Functions'

The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller will be compatible with PCs for "basic functions" without a driver, PlayStation's president of worldwide studios said over Twitter. While "basic functions" weren't further defined, that's still better than the DualShock 3, which needs a whole lot of work to perform any functions. » 10/06/13 11:30am 10/06/13 11:30am

The PS4's Developer-Friendliness Explained: More Games in Less Time

It's nearly 2 months until the official release of the PlayStation 4, Sony's upcoming big black box of dreams and wonders. Sony has focused on creating a high-spec machine that not only offers a plethora of nifty features on the user side, but was designed specifically to be easy to develop for on the creator side. » 9/12/13 6:00am 9/12/13 6:00am

Sony Won't Be Abandoning the PS3 After Releasing the PS4

That time is quickly approaching. With the release of the PlayStation 4 set for late 2013, people are gearing up for the switchover to the new console from its predecessor. Still, even at its (significantly lower than the PS3 at launch) price tag, $400 is not exactly an investment many of us can make at the drop of a… » 6/27/13 7:00am 6/27/13 7:00am

How Top People at PlayStation and Ubisoft See Their Own Games

Leaving no part of the E3 reporter's notebook unused, I've come upon some slightly old (two weeks!), slightly illuminating thoughts from top people at Ubisoft and Sony about their company's games. These are thoughts worth sharing with you. » 6/24/13 9:00am 6/24/13 9:00am

Sony Actually Has A Very Different Future In Mind For PlayStation 4

Sony's successful, if counter-intuitive next-gen message for the PlayStation 4 at last week's E3 is that things won't change. No disc DRM changes. No new online checks for PS4. You might think Sony doesn't want gaming to change in the PS4 era. Oh, but they do. » 6/18/13 5:45pm 6/18/13 5:45pm

Even Sony Doesn't Know Yet What the PS4 Will Look Like

Thought it was odd that Sony didn't show off the PS4 at... a PS4 reveal? Well, you're not alone! It was odd. But it was also understandable, seeing as how, you know, Sony doesn't know what the final retail machine will look like, either. » 2/22/13 4:30am 2/22/13 4:30am

PlayStation Boss Trolls Nintendo In The Sweetest Way Possible

This shouldn't come as a surprise. Folks at Sony own Nintendo game machines. They own the Xbox 360, too. And the same is true of those companies, too. So, it's no shocker that Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studies, just got a Wii U. It's also no shocker that he loves… » 12/07/12 4:30am 12/07/12 4:30am