PS3 dev talks about getting fired for talking

Back in early January, an artist working for Sony, wrote what he intended to be an innocuous little opinion piece, "reviewing" the PS3 and declaring, "I started [off] VERY excited about the PS3. I was very confident that it was going to just destroy the XBOX 360 just on the name SONY alone. The more time that goes by the more I am becoming doubtful. Everything I’ve developed or seen developed has yet to be 'next gen.'"

PlayStation 3 Week has followed up on Josh's story with a fascinating interview about the repurcussions of speaking your mind when huge companies are battling for the mindshare of gamers. Robinson says, "Did I knowingly break NDA? I absolutely did not. I would never do that and I would never want to hurt Sony Online. Did I dance in the grey area by even opening my mouth? Yes I did and I was fired for it. So I guess the new rule for me is, don’t ever say anything at all about anything. Ever...ever."

Don't worry about Josh though. He says he has a book deal in the can, with several job offers, all promotions from his position at Sony, to consider. I hear that Microsoft is a nice place to work...

[Thanks, Rob]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.