He was the creator of what is arguably the first music-based video game ever in PaRappa the Rapper , but most people haven't heard of the name Masaya Matsuura.
This is primarily because after Vib-Ripple in 2004, he hasn't gone anywhere near a PlayStation platform, choosing instead to make games for Nintendo. His most recent title is Major Minor's Majestic March for the Wii, but according to a recent interview with Edge-Online , Matsuura is contemplating returning to Sony. In fact, he says that the PS3 is the console he'd "most like to explore" right now, as it "has a very high potential to appeal to the market." He also points out one of our favorite PS3 creations thus far; thatgamecompany's Flower , which Matsuura is most impressed with. He says that game "requires a very high level of knowledge, experience and ambition to work on," and as a result, he thinks that maybe "these kind of things are required for PlayStation." Matsuura also says he wants Sony to become more aggressive in the industry; otherwise, independent developers like himself and Jenova Chen ( Flower mastermind) may find things difficult in the future.
Well, Chen has just recently stated that he is very happy with thatgamecompany's relationship with Sony, so if Matsuura has a chat with him, that may open the door to the PaRappa creator's return to PlayStation.