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Phil Harrison Interview Part II

Posted by Aaron on Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Next Generation has posted part two of their interview with Phil Harrison. HEre are a few quotes from the interview:

Harrison says, “There’s no reason why a hundred percent of the connected users wouldn’t download it and try it. There’s an opportunity to give a sampling to every connected PS3, which is very, very exciting. Beyond that, how long people use it for, how often they use it, what kind of engagement they have with it culturally and commercially are questions that I have no idea how to answer. But I’m really looking forward to finding out. What are the hooks that make it sticky for people? What are the things that give people satisfaction when they’re using Home or hanging out in Home? It’s emergent and we don’t quite know yet.”

He adds, “The reaction that we got from the media preview on Tuesday night was extraordinary. You’ve got a hundred and something journalists in the room who are not all known for their spontaneity. They see a lot of games and I don’t mean to be disparaging to the media but the truth is they can sometimes sit there with their arms folded, quite rightly because they see a lot of stuff. But to have a hundred people spontaneously applaud at the end of the Little Big Planet demo made me realize that, yes, this is going to quite likely resonate well with a larger audience on Wednesday morning but no where near to the reaction that we actually got. I had no idea we were going to get that reaction. So of course it makes me happy, it’s what we do, you know, create entertainment and try and share it with people. So for that approach to be validated in such a clear way, that sends a shiver down my spine.”

To read the rest of the interview click here. To read part one of the interview click here.

Personally I am very excited for HOME and LittleBigPlanet. Hopefully I can get into the beta. 🙂


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