Interview: EA’s Jeff Brown - Sony Arrogance
Jeff Brown had this to say about the accusations against Sony that it is being arrogant:
I don’t think it’s fair. And at the risk of sounding arrogant myself, I don’t think it’s relevant. I’ve been in this business for seven years, which is not a long time, but it’s long enough to have seen a couple of cycles of hardware, and I know that there are always trips and stumbles at the start of these things.
When the PS2 was released I was pleased as punch when I found one at a local Zellers even though they were in short supply everywhere. I was the first person I knew to get a PS2. At the same time, there were shortages everywhere. And people wondered about the anti-aliasing. “The PS2 can’t anti-alias! Games are gonna look like crap!” Remember that talk? It all amounted to a hill of beans. So when people predict bad things about the PS3 or complain about its price or complexity, I take it with a grain of salt. The proof is in the pudding, so they say, so we’ll just have to see how good that pudding ends up tasting when the time comes.