http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2005/0608/kaigai186.htm Machine Translation: Part 1 Weekly overseas news * of Hiroshige Goto SCEI Kutaragi president interview (part 1) "Computing is changed with PLAYSTATION 3. " Sony computer entertainment that will turn on PLAYSTATION 3(PS3) next year (SCEI). This company locates PS3 with the computer for the computer entertainment that exceeds the game machine. I asked Kutaragi Ken of President and Representative Director and group CEO that commanded this company for the vision of PS3 and the Cell computing. ________________________________________ - Reason to make PLAYSTATION capital letter PLAYSTATION 3 with abundant functions and interfaces 【Q】 If only the spec is seen, PS3 is a computer of a full function in complete. Why was even here made a rich composition? 【 Kutaragi 】 we try to have done the computer for the entertainment that an adult who was not a game machine for the child but all over the world was able to enjoy from the beginning. It has been thought that the computer is thoroughly done. On the other hand, it comes here, and PC has finally arrived. Therefore, I want surely to do the following computer this time with the partner such as IBM. Thinking this time must change computing thoroughly. (computing)I want to change the paradigm. I want to do PS3 to the wind of all bench marks. 【Q】 First, the place in which it aimed took the game machine in a general computer on the face of it. 【 Kutaragi 】Is it game machine â€¦â€¦?When it is E3, playing a game it is a game machine, and the application also :. We want to do the computer entertainment really. We say the computer entertainment the announcement sentence for a long time though the other companies might say the game machine. When it is an entertainment and a computer. It is important there. As for PlayStation, all for the first time words were made â€œPLAYSTATION" of the capital letter by this three. Because Workstation was our dream computers, PlayStation was applied first. "PS" : because it applied the logo because PlayStation starts by P and S in the brand name. However, it is PLAYSTATION of the capital letter this time. Because it doesn't start even if whether this is PC because all PC boiled down in short, too or it is a game machine is said. It is thought that it entered the age what the following Playstation is. Therefore, PLAYSTATION is â€œThe playstation". Eager is put for a moment and it does so. It had said as the arcade substrate and this function of the workstation were brought or state-of-the-art PC was made a game machine when it was Microsoft up to now. However, it is not so any longer. PLAYSTATION develops as PLAYSTATION. - The operation of the Cell processor sees and production begins to see the difference. 【Q】 When PS3 is a computer, and the purpose is an entertainment. 【 Kutaragi 】 It becomes a story what is interesting as the computer entertainment at the of course beginning as a game machine. In PS1, the factor of the most much differentiation whether 3D was made or did not make it. In PlayStation 2, it was a mission to bring 3D to the format of Shinglstandard, that is, complete NTSC and PAL resolution full-color completely. This time, computing everything becomes definite different with other platforms. A huge operation is done on the other side of the graphics, it sees, and production begins to see the difference. 【Q】 The operations of various simulations, AI, and the synthesis etc. (synthesis) of a physical simulation etc. are done by the background. 【 Kutaragi 】 Even if HD (high-definition) beautiful image can be displayed, it is calculated with the Cell processor, and externals are not rapidly rapid. However, it differs obviously in the operated one and the one only of conversion and putting if it often sees. It is felt that it is terrible because it operates it even if it sees. Up to now, it can enjoy contents to be able to do the one not having seen. Even if the graphics becomes HD, contents are the same when it is the other companies. It hardly operates it. Figecs (physical simulation) was not done, and movement was applied by the motion capture. Even if it is rapidly indistinguishable because of externals, such a difference is understood at once. 【Q】 Is the respect understood to the software development person? 【 Kutaragi 】 developer's people think that they can understand it. It was neither a demonstration of E3, nor Pricaricuration of Prirendaring, and it tried to calculate in real time then and there. In E3, a lot of demonstrations do various calculations back. The graphics also all does what movement you do by the operation. It can be up to now on Cell (In real time) ..being not able the operation.. if it is not extraordinary time. They will try to make the game that makes the best use of it. As for audio, no stone of the sound source (chip) either is natural. (Audio : with Cell. )Because it operates and it moves it. The voices how many are not the one but also sound sources ..sound source.. become objects. In our demonstration and the demonstration of the other side, such a device is obviously different. It differs ..more than externals... Many of people who participated in the press conference with E3 think that it was able to understand it. There is a difference only of it though a certain famous journalist said "3.5" more than thinking of "1.5" and PS Porotsu and Xbox. - It is a difference between PS3 and Xbox 360 that doesn't understand only in the spec table. 【Q】 In Xbox 360 and PS3, the message is obviously different. Xbox 360 pushed the image that the game machine enhanced as a platform was able to be prepared out. PS3 emphasized the possibility of the technology. 【 Kutaragi 】 Microsoft is declaring this time that it clearly goes after PlayStation. However, it is not PLAYSTATION 3 it and is PlayStation 2 that they run after. They do not know three as we make it. They are because they see two. Aiming, it is different. However, a lot of people do not think that the difference is understood even if only the spec table is seen. A similar misunderstanding has been done at PS1. It arranged and it was said indefinitely that it was both threeD with 3DO. It cracked, and CD-ROM ..piling up.. remark was serious in 3D though PS1 was said that 3D was neatly operated and the other side was not so. either This time, difference of PS3 and Xbox 360 when queuing up in the spec table. However, it was said that the people of the number of corresponding were not the specs, and may be seen by coming by you in E3. When going out actually (PS3 , I think the more spread, and understanding. 【Q】 Do for PC to have arrived to be say that the revolution is difficult, and it came to a standstill in PC dragged to the legacy? 【 Kutaragi 】 (The computer today It is made the best use of in total even if there is a performance in an individual device and it doesn't cut. Various bottlenecks come out when combining. 3 if making the best use of and cutting . If the board of NVIDIA and ATI is put in Pentium 4 of X GHz, it is not possible to do though it should be able to be considerable. It is a bus, a load when moving at the same time, and various elements that say the total (Each Compornents . This (The load is high) is not understood if not playing a game. We made architecture by all thinking about this. For instance, each SPE moves independently, the SRAM memory is attached there, and huge GPR (general register) is attached, too. A huge operation can be in real time done. Such architecture is important. - PLAYSTATION 3 is a plain message. The message of Sony computer entertainment (SCE) in PS3 is plain. Point that one makes entertainment complete "Computer" only this time. Point that another one constructs new computing paradigm. In a word, the game machine war frame was exceeded, and the computer for the genre of computer entertainment was pursued as a message. SCE's having typed out as the symbol brought the commodity brand name to "PS3" and the entire capital letter. There is pride that word PlayStation became not the brand name any longer but a general noun in this back though it is incomprehensible for a moment. Because I want to say that noun named Playstation became general noun that shows category such as Workstation and PCTherefore, when paraphrasing it, Kutaragishi specified that it was a collective noun purposely applying â€œthe" to Playstation. Because in a word, concept named playstation is shown by â€œThe playstation" This is a declaration that it doesn't take still, and Playstation aims at the next generation computer of post PC. In a word, it is content that Playstation establishes it as a category of the entertainment computer such as PC and workstations. Moreover, it also is hinted that Playstation of various form factors increases in the category named Playstation. The flow of the technology is not brought from other computers but Playstation has the shade of meaning of going in an original technical improvement repeatedly as Playstation. Actually, PLAYSTATION 3 understands from the interview and it is understood that it is large and the stance is different from PlayStation 2. Point that Kutaragishi's emphasizing it wants to do "Surely" computer only this time. Various elements like the flexibility etc. of a hard body and it enough though about PlayStation 2 it also aimed at it. However, it seems to be thought that IBM was able also to roll, and to pursue reformative architecture as a computer this time. In a word, the seat of the next generation computer is seriously aimed at this time. The vision of Kutaragishi is clear whether such a plan succeeds really apart from. Then, how about the game?If this is a computer that is clear the vision of SCE, and pursues the computer entertainment, the game's being able to become reformative, too is message. The reason is in the point that the reality can be given by simulating and synthesizing it using a huge operation ability on the other side of a real graphics. SCE emphasizes the point of the next generation architecture in the operation by the background for several years. Shinichi Okamoto who was CTO of SCE at that time was explaining that "Real-time CG + world simulation" was a target by the keynote speech of GDC(Game Developers Conference) in 2002. SCE showed presentation to emphasize such an element exactly as being also in the interview at the press conference at E3 o'clock of last month. Whether it infiltrates neither acceptance of the developer of such a vision actually nor has been understood yet. The SCE side is shape to have thrown a ball out to the developer for the time being. However, the talked point doesn't disagree extremely too much as a matter of fact about the future of the game technology as for Microsoft and SCE. ..J Allard of Microsoft (J and Arard).. (Corporate Vice President,Chie XNA Architect) also talks about the importance named a physical simulation and Proshejualshinseshis (generation of a real-time graphics element) of the operation of the background. Certainly, Cell is sure to be able to do even the level of about Xbox 360 it, too without trouble though rises the performance in such processing. However, how of the importance of the simulation of such a background and the synthesis as the message to type out is considerably different. Microsoft is atmosphere "The future is here" emphatically of SCE arranged as "One of the important game technologies". Therefore, the image is considerably different. This difference is a difference of the vision of the two companies. It is a difference with Microsoft that aims at the establishment of SCEI and the game platform in which it aims at the entertainment computer in the future.