Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Why The PS4 Was Not Shown: Kaz Hirai Explains

I know it’s well past the use by date but I'm pretty sure it's safe for me to assume that after the Sony Press Conference on the 20th of February we all felt a little disappointed and for many reasons no doubt.

Thankfully Kaz Hirari, in an interview with BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones, neatly and most eloquently explains why there wasn’t a console. He also reminded me of the need to always pay attention to the language others use. (source)

At 1:33 he says, “[…] it wasn’t actually a launch”, and that sums it up neatly. He also goes on to say, “[…] it keeps people guessing and that’s a good thing”. Oh Kaz, you troll! Hahahahaha.

You didn't at all have me jazzed like a young-un who had just been given a car key by their dad, near close to urinating with excitement, only to be lead outside to the garage and presented with a steering wheel. And as I take a few seconds to come down from what was nerve damaging enthusiasm to understanding that you’re a giant wang, you’re standing there doubled over from pain inducing fits of laughter, and wiping tears of joy from your eyes. Well those should’ve been my tears of joy, Kaz, and I hope those laughing stitches hurt. Like the passing of a gall stone hurt.

Ok so it doesn't help us feel any better about the time wasted excitedly anticipating what might be announced or shown, but it does cover their ass nicely. 

Oh you thought we were going to reveal the hardware and then announce a launch date. Jajajajaja. Whatever for?  We wanted to you talk about our product- and you are, silly!’

I'm sure there are some of you who are thinking, “Well duh! Clearly that was never going to happen.” But be honest with yourselves and just admit that you too had hoped to see the machine. You too had hoped to hear some information about potential horizons for when we might see the console. 

Well indeed the last laugh is with Kaz. He has us doing his bidding and we’re talking about the PS4. 

By Rod-the-Pod, 13-Mar-2013

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