Companies love to brag about how their latest-and-greatest release pushes hardware farther than anything before it. Gears of War was the last time we'd heard such remarks, but Sony's President of Worldwide Studios Phil Harrison, who has become a treasure trove of precious PR statements destined for ridicule, believes PlayStation 3 will never be maxed out.
Speaking to MTV, he said "nobody will ever use 100 percent of its capability" due to firmware upgrades and new uses for the Sixaxis controller.
What he does want, however, is to change the public's perception of video games. Harrison believes the term is too constricting. "I fervently believe that the biggest challenge we face is that our industry is referred to as 'video games,' and games are supposed to be fun. Games should deal with fear, should deal with comedy and with death. They should deal with peril, with drug offenses."
So, more Grand Theft Autos and Resident Evils? Harrison seems to want deeper, more meaningful games, but where's the motivation to play if it isn't fun? Can't they deal with off-beat, serious subject matters, but still have enjoyable gameplay mechanics? Sounds like a Metal Gear Solid game to me.