As awesome as the PlayStation gamescom 2013 Press Conference was with the announcement of the PlayStation 4 release date as this November, and all the new games shown off for PS4 and PS Vita, one bad point was the the live stream’s camera work (check it out in full here).
Right off the bat, you couldn’t really even really tell what Shuhei Yoshida was doing with the PlayStation 4 UI, then it went into one of the most extreme close-ups since Wayne’s World.
Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, now departing Cologne, Germany for Tokyo, apologized for the issues at the event by saying, “Leaving Cologne for Tokyo, it was a lot of fun, thank you all (and sorry for the atrocious camera work in the stream).” Earlier, he had voiced his displeasure at the camera work by replying to someone on Twitter by saying, “I agree, it was awful :(.”
But even with the camera problems, Shuhei was his usual trolling self on Twitter when he sent out: “Last year at gamescom, we unveiled rain, Puppeteer, Tearaway and Killzone: Mercenary. All these games are coming soon! (Where is Until Dawn?).” With Until Dawn still a huge question mark for Sony, hopefully this means it’s at least still in development, and closer to launch than The Last Guardian.
On a scale of one to atrocious, what did you think of the camera work during the live stream? Let us know in the comments below.