Another high-profile dev praises the PS4

Suda 51 of Lollipop Chainsaw and Shadows of the Damned studio Grasshopper Manufacture praises the "speed" of the PlayStation 4.

Another high-profile developer has spoken out to praise the technical ability of Sony's PlayStation 4, which recently crossed 5.3 million units sold worldwide to date. This time, the glowing words come from Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda AKA Suda 51.

In the latest issue of Famitsu (translated by Silicerona), Suda 51--whose past work includes Lollipop Chainsaw and Shadows of the Damned--said he is most blown away by the "speed" of Sony's new system.

"The most impressive one to me so far has got to be 'speed'," he said. "As a video game console, that's the part the stood out to me the most for the PlayStation 4. We make games, so we want to make them fun, and we also put a lot of effort into making them as appealing as possible. In order to do that, we need hardware that can show 'speed'."

"When it comes to making games, having this 'speed' available as an ingredient really puts us at ease," Suda added. "Even as we currently develop, we can really feel the response of having it available."

Suda and Grasshopper Manufacture are currently working on PS4 game Lily Bergamo, described as a "super action game." It's not entirely clear what Suda is referring to by "speed" when it comes to the PS4. But it's possible he's referencing the system's PC-like architecture or its RAM allotment.

Suda is the latest big-name developer to speak fondly of Sony's new hardware, following Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima. He said earlier this month that the PS4 is so powerful that it can render 1080p at 60fps with "room to spare."

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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wtf_damn
wtf_damn

i want this game in PC and now -.- =.=

MetalGearX1
MetalGearX1

I know I'm a bit late in responding...

I didn't know he made those. I've heard nothing but great things and personally would love to give them a try. So, I stand corrected for who he is.


As a simple  consumer, I could care less about the current debate in differences between the two. I have thoroughly enjoyed my PS3 and 360 equally and I bet I'd say the same for our next gen systems. 


Looking back 6 days, you're right. I'm no developer and if anyone, their oppinions should be held in a higher regard.

scottpsfan14
scottpsfan14

For everyone who complains about not being 60fps. Sometimes 30fps adds a cinematic feel that you just can't get with 60fps. Movies are 24fps and you don't hear complaints about movie frame rate. For me it's the resolution that matters more. Would rather have 1080p 30fps than 720p 60fps tbh. And don't even mention that multilayer games need 60fps. That only applies on PC where everyone has different PC speeds.


Just getting that out there.

XBones
XBones

I don't even want to bash the XB1 anymore.. I just feel sorry for it now...

Dark_Mits
Dark_Mits

I find it kind of hypocritic to praise the PS4 due to its hardware superiority and not say a word about PCs.

MaP_Hagmen
MaP_Hagmen

More paid Sony article will Sony have any money left to make games?

Zonelezz
Zonelezz

lets hope suda 51 brings back something new for the ps4. really looking forward to these jap developers utilizing the ps4 capabilities. 

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Oh look, yet another thread designed to get us to click and argue about consoles.

alienNnja
alienNnja

More Asian devs blowing smoke about their rice box. Clearly Asian developers are gonna support sony first so what's the point of this article. Oh yeah to start another flame war.

billzihang
billzihang

Wow Mr Kojima-- 1080p 60fps, what a mind-boggling achievement. I've being doing that for half a decade.

ResidentEvil6IV
ResidentEvil6IV

alright, it's okay if you don't like PlayStation 4, but how come it "has no games!" this joke is so childish and way overused!


it's like if people didn't find anything else better to say against Sony... it's really pathetic.

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

Speeeeed, sssspeeeeeed... sounds cool...

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

Like I always say, I just can't understand why all the celebration with the PS4, because it's lame. True "Next Gen" should be all games 60fps, for me just being 1080p alone in 2014 don't cut it, but every PS fan AND SONY seem to be satisfied with this compromise and settling, but not me, not me.

sakaixx
sakaixx

Suda51 made killer7 and no more heroes

roganth
roganth

@Dark_Mits Japanese devs don't usually develop for PC.  Plus PCs have differing configurations, you can't just say all PCs are fast.  The most common OS in the world is still XP.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

Hatters gotta hate, lovers gotta love....

Drkoolbeanz
Drkoolbeanz

There's no longer an argument, unless it's PC vs PS4.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@alienNnja Wait a minute now I don't care for the PS4 myself either but, "rice box" is quite distasteful and a bigoted sounding. I mean what's  the Xbox One the "Burger and Fries washed down with a Milkshake Box" c'mon guys.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

@alienNnja Japan is one of the most racist country's in the world.  Yet, it gets a pass internationally because they aren't white.


Fun fact:  You can be 100% born there, 100% lived there your entire life but have no Japanese blood, yet you will never be able to hold a political seat simply because of your race.

roganth
roganth

@ResidentEvil6IV It's not a joke, it's a fact.  Neither new-gen console has enough games to justify a purchase atm.

meedokicky
meedokicky

@lonesamurai1 well as long as you're happy with what you've got, and they're happy with what they got, should be alright, no? :b

Perhaps you have a high-end PC, and you'd like to keep it up to date... like a Samurai has to keep his Katana sharp and ready at any time... eh lone samurai ;D

ne0meg4
ne0meg4

@lonesamurai1 99% of games are 1080p and around 50% run at 60fps, the issue isn't the hardware but the games themselves not utilizing full potential of PS4. So yea, we're god damn happy, unlike Xboners who aren't even capable of getting that 'minimum'.

xeis-net
xeis-net

@roganth @Dark_Mits  XB1 & PS4 are essentially mid range gaming PC's the future is simultaneous release on PC, XB1 & PS4 for third party developers imo

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@roganth @Dark_Mits Say what? Japanese devs don't develop for PC? what are you nuts, Konami loves PC Gaming now, Suda51 just announced developing for PC with their first game Killer IS Dead, Sqare Enix just announced last week they want their games on PC meaning the new upcoming FFXV, Platinum games want to develop for PC, From Software already are developing for PC and giving us updates for Dark Souls 2 saying that the PC version looks next gen, Capcom has always developed for PC with great regularity.

MGS V will be on PC also later this year no doubt and much like MGS Revengeance it will be best played on PC. The days of PCs not getting every 3rd party titles is over, because PC Gaming is monumentally strong as of 2013 and it's not just Japanese developers who want to be on PC. Who would have thought Mortal Kombat, Injustice Gods Among Us and a myriad of other games would have made it to PC.


I'm sorry but PC Gaming is stronger than it's ever been, PC Gaming is massively healthy and it's only going to get better with PC ushering in new unseen gaming opportunities that consoles just can't do, Star Citizen went from a thought to gaining $40 million in funds, it's a new world and the traditional console as you and I know it won't last.


Don't even try and forget 4K resolutions and Oculus Rift two more opportunities of NEW Tech unique only to the Gaming PC and the most common OS for PC Gaming will be SteamOS a gamer-centric OS exclusively for the PC Gamer, and did I mention it's completely free?

Radnen
Radnen

@roganth @Dark_Mits  The most common OS in the world may be XP; but XP is no longer going to be supported, so that sucks for them; severely.


PCs are cheap to upgrade too, especially if you stay 2 years behind the curve. You are still guaranteed to play all of the latest games at maxed settings, even if you run an 800 dollar (USD) machine, like I do. Plus on consoles you lose money on subscription costs to gold/plus and the game sales are not nearly as cheap.


PC's really are the cheapest console since, well, you can make them as cheap as you want whereas for consoles you are locked into all kinds of "industry" prices. :/

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Sevenizz @alienNnja That is such an ignorant statement. Japan has always been settled be the Japanese, it wasn't established by foreign settlers, so it's not a melting pot of diversity like America. So what if they're proud of their ethnicity and want to preserve it? There's nothing wrong with that. Japan is for the Japanese ethnicity. Get it?

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@meedokicky @lonesamurai1 That's funny, but I still say 1080p 60fps should be the "Next Gen" measuring stick not just 1080p which is a resolution from 7-8 years ago, I just don't see any reason to celebrate having to play so far 1/2 the games 60fps.

jerjef
jerjef

@ne0meg4  99% are 1080p? Hmmm that doesn't quite sound right.  I know The order won't be, as well only part of Killzone is.  Battlefield 4 wasn't and nor was the Witcher 3. These are off the top of my head so given the small number of PS4 titles, that's 4 right away so I think 99% is a bit generous.  As for the FPS, you're probably on the money there.  So saying that the Xbox One should be getting 1080p 60FPS as a minimum would mean every PS4 game has this, but it doesn't, so your comment is a bit odd.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@ne0meg4 No it's the hardware everyone except PS fans know and understand that the console is underpowered which is why there will be no Oculus support because it's underpowered and limited, and as far as happy goes, if you bought it then you have to tell yourself to be happy cause it's all you have.

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Sevenizz Before you blame us on how we don't "Go American"  how about you blame the American companies first for making products of less quality than their foreign counterparts and settling for cheap labor overseas taking away American jobs.  And yes more than half of the stuff in your home is foreign made so you're also part of the problem. Way to contradict yourself  You patriotic bigots really aren't the brightest people that's for sure.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@Sevenizz Oh no! I don't personally have problems with racism directly for one I don't stand for it, but I know many people who have, It's all on how you carry yourself in this country. My wife and I have college degrees and hold very good jobs, so it isn't anything to do with making something of myself because I have done that, you see I don't permit anyone to dictate my direction in life, but as an avid observer of life in America you see and hear things all the time, things that should not be allowed to take place.

 I've been told that "America ain't perfect and the fleas come with the dog" so as such I don't waste time voting and I never will, because nothing will change as long as you keep getting greedy men in office who don't care about anyone but themselves.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

It's probably time for you to quit being the victim and make something of yourself. I know of one man in your shoes who did that and he is now the president of the United States. You are responsible for your destiny - no one else.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@Sevenizz Then I'd be more than happy to move to Europe, my dad and I attend The 24 Hours of Le Mans as often as we can and other European auto races, and as a person of color I can tell you that the level of racism against a black man like myself isn't as nearly as thick as it is here in America. In Europe they simply let you be without concern for skin color they way it is here all the time, so forgive me if I don't share your views on American Patriotism.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

While you sit there probably doing nothing to help the cause - but complain.

I hope you never have to stand in an unemployment line - and if you do, you can only blame your attitude and lack of patriotism as the reason.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@Sevenizz America needs to stop half doing everything then maybe that could change, stop thinking about money only and start thinking about what they're selling the customer, which is usually junk.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Sigh, another self hating American who buys foreign instaid of domestic.

No wonder the economy is in the toilet.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@Sevenizz @lonesamurai1@alienNnja Europe or Japan could call America's cars the hillbilly mobiles but, out of rudeness they don't but. every other country knows that we Americans are the rudest, mostly racially charged morons on earth.

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@tightwad34 @thebeachguy90 It's their country. Simple as that. 

thebeachguy90
thebeachguy90

@Sevenizz And the good ole US of A has also been on international bombardment campaigns for the last decade.  Hell, no one else has been in more wars for the last 60 years than the US of A.  How many innocent lives have been lost by the American arsenal. 

Foreign made products are still usually better received and are more trusted for a reason. Guess you have forgotten about the abysmal 360 hardware issues. I wouldn't exactly call that on par.








Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Japan wants to compete in the global market. Fine. But they don't play by the rules. Look at Japan's refuge policy. What's that? It doesn't exist? What about their foreign aid policy? Can't find that either? Yet, whenever there's trouble in the world - who do they call? Not Japan who has surpluses of cash because they figuratively won't answer the phone. Yet, when the inevitable typhoon comes and washes their country away - where do you think they'll go? Who will have to aid them? That's right, the good ole U S of A.

The American manufacturing industry is on par if not better than it is in Japan today. The Japanese even employ (very few) North Americans to assemble their cars and whatnot. And let's not claim the US is the only country that hires cheap labor for their goods. The PS4 is also made in china, along with a slew of other electronics/textiles.