Sony’s Next Generation Portable (NGP) runs games beautifully. Some developers have said that its level of quality almost matches that of PlayStation 3. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei has said that porting PlayStation 3 games to run on NGP is actually a “simple and quick” process.
“We were very focused on this area from the start. This is, again, a lesson learnt from the PS3,” he told the latest issue of Edge magazine (via CVG). “We had to make the development environment for NGP as ‘easy’ as possible. Today, many teams are familiar with the PS3 and are used to including a variety of effects in their titles.
“Based on this expertise – and also the working habits they developed working on the PS3 – we had to make development on the NGP as natural as possible – an extension of the PS3, if you will.
“So the three demos you’ve seen – Lost Planet 2, Ryu Ga Gotoku [Yakuza] and MGS4 – they prove porting is simple and quick, but it doesn’t mean that’s all you can expect. My view of NGP isn’t just as a platform for porting PS3 titles.”
I guess that means we shouldn’t expect to see Uncharted 3 on NGP anytime soon, then?