Posted By: wraggster
Nice to know that the boss of Sony respects the PSP homebrew scene, heres a tidbit from a recent interview:
Yesterday, you were asked a question about homebrew development on the PS3, then I steered you onto the PSP. And you said that because the nature of the PSP platform is that it is more closed, and that you didn't feel that it was as appropriate. Your answer made me wonder, is that driven more by corporate goals and the piracy situation? Because when I look at the homebrew community and what they're doing, it's not massive, but there is a sizable number of people that are passionate about experimenting on the PSP.
Yes. It's always difficult, because officially, we could never condone it. Unofficially, I am always very admiring of those people, because they do some really interesting things under very technically complex circumstances. If there was a way to legitimize that--we wouldn't get all of the community, because for some people, the whole dark under the radar element is the appeal. I respect that. I don't like it, but I respect it.
So the last question is a two-parter on PSP and homebrew. Could the PS3 potentially become the homebrew development environment--at the appropriate time, when it makes sense with the value chain that you talked about? An official homebrew development environment.
For the PSP?
That's a very interesting question. Technically, no reason why it couldn't at all. It would only be a business policy issue. In a development environment, the PSP as a standalone hardware is not sufficient to write games on it. You can't plug a keyboard and just get on with it. But as a host environment, the PS3 would be perfect.