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Yoshida “happy” to see Sony games go episodic

Monday, 25th February 2013 03:14 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida gave a shout out to TellTale in discussing the PlayStation 4′s support for new business models.

Speaking to Polygon, Yoshida commented on Sony’s avowal to support non-traditional models like free-to-play and episodic release with its new console during the PlayStation 4 reveal.

“Episodic has been talked about for a long time and most people are skeptical until [they] play The Walking Dead. Now we are big fans of episodic gaming. We’re believers now,” he said.

“Hats off to [the] Telltale guys, they proved it works.”

TellTale’s The Walking Dead was a critical and commercial smash, and nabbed a plethora of awards.

“I’d be happy to see some of our games adopt that model in the future,” Yoshida said when asked whether Sony might pursue the format itself.

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  1. Dark

    Episodic releases for inFamous after the Second Son will be a great idea.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon246

    More methods are always good. But I will wait for all of them to release and then play sequentially at once, just like I did with Walking Dead.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. salarta

    Yoshida “happy” to see Sony games go episodic.

    Damnit Yoshida, can’t you not be sarcastic for one quote! :)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ps4fanboy

    I’d like to see planetside 2 on PS4 as a f2p title. PS3 will work too

    #4 1 year ago