Friday, April 20, 2007

Phil Harrison On Rumble, Exclusives, Public Image

Phil Harrison On Rumble, Exclusives, Public Image: "

PH BALANCEThe nerd-news loving readers of Slashdot got a chance to ask Phil Harrison, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios and former Commodore 64 enthusiast, a series of questions, mostly about his company's PLAYSTATION 3.

One of more wait, telling responses from Phil was about the future of force feedback in PS3 controllers.

How long will we have to wait until we see a first party controller with rumble?
As we've only recently resolved our legal differences with Immersion, it's a little early to answer this. However, you can play games on PS3 that support devices that have force-feedback already, most notably driving games through steering wheels.

On the topic of exclusives, and Harrison's 'concern' on losing them, he says 'We have the widest selection of meaningful exclusives on PlayStation 3 - by virtue of our own investments in our development studios and strategic support of independent developers and publishers.' I'm sure some will argue that point, of course. What most will agreed on is Phil's take on past PR blunders like the ill-conceived All I Want For Xmas Is A PSP campaign, for which the SCEWW prez says they've been 'rightly flamed.'

The rest the Q&A is well worth checking out.

Phil Harrison Answers Your Questions [Slashdot]


(Via Kotaku.)

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