Yoshida explains the lack of blockbuster Sony exclusives this holiday season
Do you miss Kratos?
Do you find yourself up late at night pining for some new content to run through with Nathan Drake?
Sure you do.
Unfortunately, Sony’s holiday lineup this year is looking pretty thin. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will hit shelves in September and Playstation All-Stars Battle Royal will follow the next month, but, in terms of “gamer games,” that’s about it.
So, you might ask, where is the rest of it?
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida explained the situation, Gamingeverything.com reports:
“We’d love to have multi-million sellers for the holiday. But each title needs time to develop, especially new IP like The Last of Us. God of War has always come out in March, so that’s a natural time to aim at. Our strategy for Christmas is to go big on family-friendly titles. This is a neglected genre for the PlayStation 3, but as it matures, I think it’s really important to have these games on the platform. I think we have a great lineup this holiday to complement third parties’ big core games.”
More family games will benefit the Playstation 3 in the long run, but it’s a shame that Sony won’t be bringing a strong group of games to the market this holiday season.
It’s too bad you can’t argue with development schedules.