Shuhei Yoshida: “2016 marks an unprecedented rush of big titles for PS4.”
In a recent interview with 4Gamer Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., said that 2016 will be the year that PlayStation 4 users think “it’s good to have a PS4,” as the system will see an “unprecedented rush of big titles” coupled with PlayStation VR’s release.
“2016 marks an unprecedented rush of big titles for PS4,” Yoshida said. “It’s also the year of the long-awaited launch of PlayStation VR. It’s the year PS4 users, and those who are on the fence on whether to buy it will absolutely think, ‘It’s good to have a PS4.’ Please look forward to it.”
PlayStation 4 has a hefty slate of titles lined up for next year, including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Last Guardian, Street Fighter V, and more.
In another interview with Fortune, Yoshida discussed PlayStation VR, saying that the best of VR games will “come out of nowhere.”
“It’s a completely new medium and the best of VR games will come out of nowhere, just as games on mobile or other new platforms like Facebook emerged,” he said. “The most successful game companies on these new technology platforms were not established conventional game publishers, but small startups that spent many years focused on making games on this new tech. I expect the same will happen with VR. Hopefully, all of the game industry will develop on this new tech, but the most successful titles will be something that we never thought of in a new IP or a new game that’s focused on great experiences using VR tech.”
In other PS4 news, it was recently revealed that Hideo Kojima’s new studio, Kojima Productions, will be bringing its first game to PlayStation 4 as a timed exclusive.
[Source: 4Gamer, Fortune, DualShockers]