Satoshi Sakai and Toshihiro Nagoshi give their thoughts on the NGP

Famitsu had an interview with Japanese developers about the NGP and their thoughts on it. Here is what Satoshi Sakai and Toshihiro Nagoshi had to say.

Satoshi Sakai
He’s watching the system’s Wi-Fi and 3G functionality, as he believes a permanent connection could expand the possibilities for online games. He’s also excited for the dual touch panels.

Sakai is concerned about rising production costs on the NGP and believes that how to recoup the costs will be a major talking point. Because of his, he thinks that downloadable games could increase.

If he were to make a game, he said he’d want it to be a multiplayer game with online features.

On price, ¥25,000 would be best, but he believes ¥30,000 would be shocking enough.

Toshihiro Nagoshi
He’s looking at all areas of the system. The system feels like it has good balance and delivers much of what one would want from a new game playing device. He believes it’s possible that by building up community via 3G and other wireless functionality, the system could change the game industry.

Work for developers will probably increase, he said, but if it heats up the market, it’s work with value.

[ Source: Neogaf ]


3 responses to “Satoshi Sakai and Toshihiro Nagoshi give their thoughts on the NGP

  1. Sharky says:

    PSO2 on NGP confirmed ;p

    Future Yakuza games multiplatform (PS3/NGP) confirmed?

    These are for sure the two things I would like to see out of this console the most…

    Oh and the Valkyria Chronicles series being developed for PS3 again and simply ported to NGP with necessary graphical adjustments… YES PLEASE.

  2. George says:

    Just ports? I mean, if the engine is done, why not make a 'off shot' on PSP?

    Like: Yakuza 5 on PS3. Then NGP gets Yakuza: Black Panther 2 that sorta is a 'other view' of events that happen on Yakuza 5. Double the sales instead of just doing a portable version of 5.

    PSO2 could sell itself if you could play NGP and PS3 players on one server.

  3. Sharky says:

    Well considering how Nagoshi was saying how easy it is to port to NGP they MIGHT AS WELL port the games over.

    I just REALLY want VC to return to console with nice HD graphics to show off that water colour effect in all its glory.

    PSO2 on PC, PS3 and NGP all on the same server would be fantastic.

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