Sony has changed its attitudes going into the next console generation, and is focusing on better communication between developers and its international offices. That's the opinion of Guerrilla Games' Michiel Van Der Leeuw following the PlayStation 4's announcement, at any rate.
"The Sony of today is a different Sony to five years ago," he said in the latest issue of EDGE Magazine. "I remember communication between the regions wasn?t always easy. You?d be in conflict with SCEI, and getting conversations started with people who actually made the hardware was not as easy as it is now, with them actively seeking support from Worldwide Studios.
"Nowadays when people from SCEI visit, there?s a bunch of people we know by name, we exchange emails. I?m Facebook friends with hardware engineers. It?s a more collaborative process; there?s lots of people thinking about how to make the best out of all the possibilities we have."
Van Der Leeuw added that Guerrilla had a big part to play in the design and development of the PS4 console architecture. Similarly, we already know that Evolution Studios worked with design teams to shape the DualShock 4 controller.
Source: EDGE (via SixthAxis