Codemaster’s VP Gavin Cheshire has lashed out at the PSP and its little brother, the PSP Go, in a magazine interview, calling the handheld a “bollocking useless waste of space”.
Codemaster’s VP Gavin Cheshire has lashed out at the PSP and its little brother, the PSP Go, in a magazine interview, calling the handheld a “bollocking useless waste of space”. Speaking in this month’s Edge magazine, Cheshire said:
Well, speaking as a person who bought a PSP, the problem was that I always thought – because it was a better screen than iPod’s – that I’d be doing more with it. But it was such a bollocking useless waste of space; just getting stuff on it was ridiculous
“That was its downfall. Relatively speaking, [Codemasters] didn’t do too badly on F1 PSP. But regarding the future, I think they’ve got – well… no.
PSPgo’s a lovely device, really smart – but our senior VP bought one the day it came out and has a great story, because he ended up on some customer support line just trying to do basic stuff. He had to re-download his software, do an immediate firmware update, and that’s your user experience.
Sony just hasn’t got it right. Stuff like that will make people leave it alone.
But when asked about Apple’s newest device, Cheshire seems to have a positive outlook on the new iPad and said the handheld is “brilliant” and believes there’s potential despite the App Store being swamped with content.
The ecosystem’s right, the straight-to-console nature of it.