Amongst those you pay attention to the developers side of gaming nowadays (an increasing audience thanks to the growth of indie developers) will know all too well that the PlayStation 3 was a terrible platform to develop games for due to a non-standard architecture. It’s interesting, go do some research.
Well, the PlayStation 4 is said to be much better for the development of games, much to the pleasure of developers around the world, be they AAA teams or Solo Indie dev’s. Now, the best I can make is a side scrolling platformer with janky collision, so listen to a pro.
One developer, Sean Tracey, is currently working on the hugely anticipated Cloud Imperium title, Star Citizen, and he had this to say about the PS4 Devkit “My opinion on it is that it’s much better to develop for than PS3 ever was. It’s powerful and Sony has put the right tools in place for developers…tools that aren’t nearly as obscure or unintuitive as they may have been in the past.”
Now let us hope that a Star Citizen port hits on the PS4 sometime in the future.