Naughty Dog Admits to “Stupid Mistakes” During PS2-PS3 Move

The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog has admitted to making some “stupid mistakes” when it transitioned from PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3 — mistakes the team doesn’t intend to make again.

Speaking with Eurogamer, Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra delivered the mea culpa while explaining how it came to pass. Balestra said:

“We had a pretty bad experience when we moved from PS2 to PS3, because we made some stupid mistakes. And that was totally our fault. And also we were going from PS2 to PS3, the shaders were different and things like that, and we had a lot to learn. I think we’ve caught up though – I think our games look pretty good, so I feel like we’re fine right now. But it’s always scary, because you don’t know what to expect just to do something. We’ll see. We have a little more time to think about it.”

While the studio is better prepared to cope with the transition from PS3 to PS4, it’s still an intimidating prospect. Wells said:

“A lot of our pipelines are already ready to move to something superior to the PS3. But it’s scary.”

It’s always great to see this kind of honesty from developers; wouldn’t you agree?

via GI International

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4 Comments on Naughty Dog Admits to “Stupid Mistakes” During PS2-PS3 Move

hennig rocks

On February 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm

i think the true test of greatness is humility, so calling uncharted full of “stupid stupid” mistakes makes me nod slowly and appreciatively.

I love those guys.


On February 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I’d love to hear about what kind of mistakes they made considering they’re first ps3 game was uncharted and that was hardly what I’d call a mistake.


On February 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Uncharted is one of the best PS3 game ever!


On February 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I agree indeed :D