PS4 launch line-up 'the strongest of any Sony console'

Lead system architect talks up the day one software library

PS4 lead system architect Mark Cerny has said the upcoming console will feature the strongest line-up of any Sony console.


Cerny, who's also heading up development on Sony Japan platformer Knack, told Gamasutra: "The launch line-up for PlayStation 4 - though I unfortunately can't give the title count - is going to be stronger than any prior PlayStation hardware."

Cerny recently admitted that the hardware design principals that underpinned PS3 caused "some issues" for developers, but said a strong PS4 launch line-up will be the result of the new console's familiar, developer-friendly architecture.

"The biggest thing is we didn't want the hardware to be a puzzle that programmers would be needing to solve in order to make quality titles.

"The hope with PlayStation 4 was to have a powerful architecture, but also an architecture that would be a very familiar architecture in many ways.

"Ultimately," Cerny added, "we are trying to strike a balance between features which you can use day one, and features which will allow the system to evolve over the years, as gaming itself evolves."

Sony revealed PS4 in February, when it confirmed a PS4 release date of "holiday 2013" in at least one of Japan, Europe and the US.