Before this week, we've been wondering why Sony has kind of just been sitting around in the shadows. Now it's all unfolding. There have been some internal problems with the hardware, and everything's snowballing now. Yesterday, Sony delayed the PS3 in Europe and drastically cut the launch allocation in the rest of the world.
It's tough for consumers, sure, but apparently it's even worse for game developers. According to a source at Kotaku, they've run out of PS3 dev kits. In fact, they even have been using outdated hardware for a while.Here's exactly what this guy had to say: "Sony has run out of PS3 test kits to give to developers. Since the announcement of the European launch being delayed, nobody has any idea what's going to happen with the PS3 port of F.E.A.R... specially since we only have the one PS3. And it's a devkit. In case you haven't seen those things, they sound like giant vacuum cleaners. They're reportedly ridiculously complicated to use, specially when upgrading the firmware. It has just the one controller, and it's not even the proper PS3 one even! It doesn't have those "innovative" changes from the PS3 controller, it's just a Dual Shock 2 with a USB Mini port."
I think one of two things will happen as a result of these last-minute headaches. Either it's going to really hurt Sony with the PS3 hype, or it's all just going to even out to a small wrinkle in the PS3 lifespan and in the long run won't affect it at all. Only time will tell. More Sony PS3 News.
Report Published by: Mark Raby
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