Gamasutra recently caught up with Hitoshi Hasegawa, the new leader of Team Ninja following the highly publicised departure of Tomonobu Itagaki. While Hasegawa certainly doesn't currently carry the same superstar popularity of Itagaki, he's certainly making an effort to get noticed.

Speaking of the PlayStation 3, Hasegawa said: "For the PlayStation 3, we do not believe that we've seen the fullest of its potential from any standpoint: from a developer standpoint, and also a consumer standpoint - and just in products in general.

"The developers have been releasing products, but there is a bigger potential. There is greater potential, and we see that possibility the most in the PlayStation 3. It's going to be up to us developers and Sony to make sure that that does happen."

He didn't stop with there, going on to describe the PS3 as the most powerful of all the current platforms.

"For any developer that's been working on all of the platforms that are available today, I think they would agree that the PlayStation 3 is the most powerful system out there," claimed Hasegawa.

Could this mean Team Ninja will begin to offer increased support for the PS3, having previously only released Ninja Gaiden: Sigma for the console?

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