A lot of PS3 gamers who have already owned the console for a considerable amount of time or recently purchased it, are probably worried about how much support they'll be receiving from Sony and other publishers with the release of the PS4 on the horizon? Well, there will be support for AAA titles for the next few years.
It is true that the PS2 was still receiving moderate first and third-party support well into the launch of the PS3, and the system was even beating the pants off the Xbox 360 and PS3 in the monthly NPD reports due to the PS3 having compatibility issues and an incomprehensibly high price.
However, support for the PS3 for bigger budget titles may not last as long as support for the PS2 due to the fact that the PS4 is easier to develop for and the PS3's technical ceiling strongly limits the possibilities of newer generation games that can run on the system.
Shuhei dispels worries by saying that even while AAA titles will come to a cessation on the PS3, indie games will always have a place on Sony's old and broke down console...
This makes complete sense.
I refuse to play Grand Theft Auto V on the Xbox 360 or PS3 where dips below the 30fps mark or the texture blurring and piss poor resolution makes it unplayable. That game begs for a next-gen port and deserves to be played on hardware that allows Rockstar's definitive vision of the game to shine through, just like with Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed IV. I imagine a lot of gamers will swiftly move from current-gen to next-gen to fulfill all their AAA title needs, as well as games that really push the hardware boundaries with physics or grand open-world concepts.
But as Yoshida points out, the PS3 isn't completely useless. You can still use it to play ugly indie games and low-end titles, just don't expect indie games like Warframe with the amazing 1080p and 60fps features arriving on the PS3 from here on out.
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