Can it be? Sony’s Phil Harrison appears to have broken his deal with Lucifer and done the unthinkable: spoken the truth. Of course, he immediately began backpedaling and covering his tracks with the sweet scent of hype, so maybe the minions of the Beastlord won’t be coming to claim his immortal soul just yet.
The truth in question? The admission that Sony “overreached” with the decision to pop Blu-ray drives into PS3s (although to be fair, Blu-ray and PS3 do sound like a match made in heaven…assuming that heaven has enough inventory…and doesn’t lie all the time). From the mouths of PR guys come the strangest truths:
“We have overreached in production of the Blu-Ray component – I can’t deny that… But that’s the price you pay for adopting brand new, leading-edge technologies that will be future proof. We will resolve those issues – we are already catching up… There’s no denying that we’ve had some very public challenges… Today, it looks like a very difficult situation – but in the weeks, months and years to come, this will pale into zero.”
Part of me wants to continue being snarky. Part of me is pleased to see Sony acknowledge its own fallibility (however tardily). Part of me wishes our government would learn the same lesson. But most of me? Most of me just wants to skip ahead a year or four and be playing Final Fantasy XIII already.
Sony ‘Overreached’ Including Blu-ray In PS3 – Harrison [Eurogamer]