Hopping on the “I hate Sony” bandwagon this week, Valve’s head-honcho Gabe Newell went on a tirade against the PS3 in a GameInformer interview. And I quote:
“The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think It’s really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted… I’d say, even at this late date, they should just cancel it and do a ‘do over’. Just say, ‘This was a horrible disaster and we’re sorry and we’re going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it.'”
Whew, those are some harsh words, Newell. There is just no more Playstation love these days. And this hasn’t been the first time this has happened, either. Last week, id’s John Carmack told GameInformer that he has disliked Sony’s subpar dev tools since the PS2.
Late last year, gaming’s resident dinosaur Nolan Bushnell sounded off similar sentiments, telling the press that Sony will inevitably lose the crown this generation because of its arrogance towards the dev community.
Is there any good news left for Sony? With publicity like this, will Sony be forced to finally change their negligent practices, or are they still adamant that the PS3 is God’s gift to gaming?