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Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticbut the main question is : Can it play Crysis ? :-P
Originally Posted by thefriscokidHaving a single core is so like 2010 ;)
Originally Posted by memerootboth this and the NGA seem to have missed the mark about as much as the ps3
Originally Posted by wstIt'll either work really well and be a massive success and revolutionise Android gaming.
Or it'll be like the N-Gage.
Originally Posted by Th3MaverickSony's not fixing the Android gaming market, they're breaking it further by introducing single-platform games, not encouraging quality cross-device titles. nVidia, if they play the Tegra Store (sic) correctly, could offer a reasonable alternative because it's not tied to a single device and should be vetted by nVidia, but I'm having trouble putting my faith even in Big Green. :/ Maybe I'm just being pessimistic this morning, though.
I gotta go with the masses on this and say it's yet another misstep by Sony. Bad Sony! Bad!
Originally Posted by sandysYou are not paying attention, the platform is the Sony Store and games are not locked to this Experia Play device but to the Sony Playstation gaming portal that will run on certified devices, a Tegra device could be certified if the handset maker wishes to be certified, it also does not need the buttons as controls can be on screen like people are used to, buttons just make most gaming better.
This means the market doesn't have to be fragmented, only being Tegra compatible would be even worse as this would mean high end expensive devices only.
Originally Posted by urobulos
Oh and for people complaining about the specs. the phone is plenty fast compared to anything out on the market at the moment. Besides you have to realise this is the basic spec for Android gaming if the whole PS Suite idea takes off. Say, the Galaxy S phones are pretty powerfull at the moment, but no game developer will create games that actually push it hard. Right now most people still use slower and/or older phones such as the HTC Hero/Legend. If you create a game that pushes the Galaxy S hardware then it won't run on slower phones (vast majority of the market at the moment) at all. Which means you don't have anyone to sell it to. Similar I guess to Crysis and PC market when it first came out. This phone raises the bar MASSIVELY when it comes to minimum spec. The only thing now, is to ensure enough manufacturers adopt it and promote it in order to have a strong customer base which can lure developers and hopefuly create a virtuous circle. I really hope this works since the way iOS approaches gaming just makes me cringe.
Originally Posted by javamanYea but a gaming based phone should be cutting edge ie 1.2GHz dual core, tegra2 etc. If they hope to be cutting edge and bring their own games why set the bar low since android and ARM update every 6months almost. If it released before christmas it might be consided good but releasing now with whats coming out is sony again dropping the xperia ball (x10 released with 1.6 as 2.1 was already out). Sony won't bring new games, their track record shows that on the mobile front, this is just a way of re flogging psone games to little kids who think smart phone gaming is the best thing since sliced bread.
With the hideous, performance sapping UI's that most companies throw on android I would want at least a dual core or even tegra2 on this.
Licencing aswell will prevent other companies taking this up and the relentless upgrade cycle and fragmentation of ARM and Android means these devices are thrown away every year at least. The fragmentation makes any hope of developing and giving a consistant gaming experience (If sony does bring its own titles) across all platforms a logistical nightmare.
Originally Posted by rolloIt's why apple has the correct approach anything 2 years old no longer supported, if you try to keep the world happy you will not succeed
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