There was lots of little announcements over the course of Sony's TGS keynote ... but nothing earth shattering. For example, the only time a price drop was mentioned was to say there wouldn't be one soon
. They're going to be expanding on the remote play
capabilities of the PS3, something they've discussed previously. They did confirm the rumble controller
, something the blogs were carrying yesterday. They're also going to delay the rollout of Home
until next year, to give it a nice long Beta test period. You could say the 'big news' from their keynote was that they plan to work more closely with developers
. Woo. "Hirai pointed to Crisis Core, a Square Enix collaboration on the PSP, as a recent example. 'Some of these collaborative endeavors are going on behind the scenes already,' Hirai said, 'largely in terms of development assistance courtesy of Sony Worldwide Studios. Sony is also listening to the opinions of developers whose games are already out.'"
Of course, 'work more closely' may be a euphemism for 'buy out third parties'; the company just announced they've acquired the developer of MotorStorm
. For further details, both 1up
have liveblogs of the event.