January 12, 2006 - After a period of relative silence regarding the status of the
PlayStation 3, Sony revealed that it will be making a major industry push with the
announcement that its annual DevStation conference would be held in London on March
1st and 2nd with its sole focus being PlayStation 3 development.
According to Sony, the conference will be "twin stream" with one stream focusing on
hardware and graphics and the other covering art, audio, video, and networking. Among
the topics to be disucussed in these streams:
- Cell and the OS
- Third-party presentations (including Epic and a guest independent developer)
- Middleware (including Havok and Ageia)
- Performance analysis
- Art/content generation (including presentations from 3rd-party application vendors)
With many aspects of the PlayStation 3 still shrouded in mystery, we're hoping that this
conference will shed some light on the capabilities of Sony's next-generation offering
and make the wait for its eventual release that much harder to endure.