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Harrison speaks about future of gaming

Filed under: PS3 | Sony
Posted by Jeremy on December 18, 2006 9:40 AM
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Phil Harrison, Sony Computer Entertainment worldwide studios president, recently spoke with MTV regarding the current and future state of gaming (Read).


After a question regarding the hubbub surrounding 'Bully' and how he won't change the way he green lights games, Harrison has this choice quote:

I fervently believe that the biggest challenge we face is that our industry is referred to as video games, and games are supposed to be fun. Games should deal with fear, should deal with comedy and with death. They should deal with peril, with drug offenses.
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Hmm? While I don't necessarily disagree with his statement, it does go straight to the heart of Sony's current problems. They are not about fun. They're about wanting to create art, to elevate video games to the level of movies and books. They want to be "deep".

Meanwhile, Nintendo has only focused on video games being fun. Simplicity and entertainment, that's the focus.

There couldn't be a more stark contrast in the current video game battle. Ask yourself which one is working.

Read the MTV article






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