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The gates are open : PS2 now an open platform.

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The PlayStation 2 is far from dead, and the console is outselling the PS3. With Sony Europe's developer relations manager George Bain announcing that it's no longer necessary for developers to submit upcoming titles to Sony for content approval, don't expect the PS2 to die off anytime soon. The platform is now open, and this action will certain spur on a spate of low-cost titles. Bain cited territories like Russia and India that are now able to "create low-development cost titles and release them in their market”. Dev kits are still an necessity, but there are no longer PS2 licensing fees. "This has never been done before," notes Bain. "This is something we're actively promoting."

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i want one. i'll make a MORTAL KOMBAT VS. MARIO UNIVERSE!



Wow, that's really big. Might even make the PS2 survive even after PS4 launches. That would be kind of weird.



Let the flood of adult themed PS2 games begin.



omg ps2 porn!



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So this is like Microsoft's XNA, but you sell your games to a retailer instead? Sounds good to me!



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Why is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 getting so much hate? We finally get a real game and they're not even satisfied... I'm starting to hate the gaming community so f****** much...

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that's crazy I guess



I have split feelings on this. Partly I think it is cool, as people can make whatever they want now. But I really think it is stupid because Sony is already losing money in the gaming division, why throw away a source of income, even if it only brings in $1m/week.

Will removing this licensing fee really bring in that much extra $ from PS2 hardware sales?




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Sony probably makes more money on the PS2 hardware and overpriced peripherals, than they do on software at this point.



Yes, but they made that despite getting software licensing fees.

The real question, is do you think cutting the fees will boost hardware demand enough to overcome the loss of software profit.




If you drop a PS3 right on top of a Wii, it would definitely defeat it. Not so sure about the Xbox360. - mancandy
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