Japanese Publishers Respond To PS3 Delay

And unsurprisingly they’re quite happy that they now have quite a bit more time to add some spit and polish (yuck) to the titles that they’re currently readying for the system. Here are some words straight from the horses mouths (sans spit and polish):

Konami: “It’s very good that the release period has been clarified. It’s important to release [a console] at the right timing when everything is prepared. We hope that the PS3 will expand progressively [through the market]. In terms of our development schedule, we think that the delay will give us enough time to make sure we deliver better quality in our games.”

Square Enix
: “It’s being reported as a ‘delay,’ but the [PS3’s] previously unknown release period has finally become clear, and we are very glad to hear it.”

Capcom: “The hardware’s release period has been set, so we will be throwing in our full effort to develop good games for it.”

Koei: “It will be a major delay, but now that the release date has been decided, we can target it and make work on further quality improvements. We would like to polish up our products so that they will take full advantage of the PS3.”

Bandai: “We are fundamentally receiving [the PS3’s delay announcement] with a favorable view. Titles for the PS3 are currently in development.”

So there you have it, it’s not all doom and gloom. Developers really have no excuse not to create a “triple A” lineup of killer titles for the PS3 launch, especially considering that many of them have been working on PS3 titles since as early as May last year.
And unsurprisingly they’re quite happy that they now have quite a bit more time to add some spit and polish (yuck) to the titles that they’re currently readying for the system. Here are some words straight from the horses mouths (sans spit and polish):

Konami: “It’s very good that the release period has been clarified. It’s important to release [a console] at the right timing when everything is prepared. We hope that the PS3 will expand progressively [through the market]. In terms of our development schedule, we think that the delay will give us enough time to make sure we deliver better quality in our games.”

Square Enix
: “It’s being reported as a ‘delay,’ but the [PS3’s] previously unknown release period has finally become clear, and we are very glad to hear it.”

Capcom: “The hardware’s release period has been set, so we will be throwing in our full effort to develop good games for it.”

Koei: “It will be a major delay, but now that the release date has been decided, we can target it and make work on further quality improvements. We would like to polish up our products so that they will take full advantage of the PS3.”

Bandai: “We are fundamentally receiving [the PS3’s delay announcement] with a favorable view. Titles for the PS3 are currently in development.”

So there you have it, it’s not all doom and gloom. Developers really have no excuse not to create a “triple A” lineup of killer titles for the PS3 launch, especially considering that many of them have been working on PS3 titles since as early as May last year.

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