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Sony to release “a supply of new titles with good pace” post PS4 launch, says Yoshida

Saturday, 24th August 2013 17:51 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has said the company’s competing goal is to create a supply of new titles at a “good pace” for not only PlayStation 4′s launch, which it proved it at gamescom, but beyond the initial launch window as well.

Speaking with Polygon in Cologne this week, Yoshida reiterated that there’s more in the pipeline that’s waiting on the right time to be announced.

“It’s interesting that when we discuss the lineup and launch timing of titles, we always discuss internally with our marketing teams about strategy, about when we want these games,” Yoshida said. “It’s not like we’re saying we have to release everything at launch or we shouldn’t release everything at launch. They’re also going back and forth; they want to create a larger launch lineup, but at the same time, they want to create a supply of new titles with good pace. That’s a competing goal.

“I think, because we have good support from third parties, I think we should focus more on the steady flow of titles from our studios, rather than trying to get everything for the launch.

“The teams really want to wait until they have something that people will see and say, ‘Wow.’ It’s a natural desire for game development teams to wait until later in the development to unveil their titles. I agree, if we talk about some new Naughty Dog game that’s coming, and show some teaser movie or something, people might like it —but that might not be the best presentation of the game they’re actually developing for PS4.

“It’s a luxury for us not to announce these games we have in development, that we do not feel the need to do that to support the launch of PS4.”

PS4 is out November 15 in North America, and in Australia, Europe and Latin America on November 29.

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  1. eaglerapida13

    new titles=indie games

    #1 8 months ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    Is the ‘Eye’ coming out t launch and how much is it?

    #2 8 months ago
  3. redwood

    @2 shhhhhh… we don’t talk about the eye…

    #3 8 months ago
  4. redwood

    @1 shhhhhhh…. we don’t talk about ND games either..

    #4 8 months ago
  5. monkeygourmet

    @3

    I want it! :) I liked the tech Demos, looked fun!

    #5 8 months ago
  6. shadowseer

    Makes sense. Too much first-party games on launch will lead to some games having lackluster sales I think. (As not all people are loaded enough to purchase all of the first-party games at the same day)
    November 29th cannot come any quicker :( lol

    #6 8 months ago
  7. actuallyisnotafox

    god i like yoshida, he’s so nice :)

    #7 8 months ago
  8. redwood

    @3 well on a serious note, I think after all the -ve vibe surrounding HAL err….I mean kinect, sony is not gonna touch the eye with a 10 feet pole.. not atleast till release.

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Dark

    AAA or bust.

    #9 8 months ago
  10. redwood

    @9 those AAA’s dollar games are actually going to BUST the industry than PS4.. It’s games like rime that we need more off; small budget, good looking, fun games.
    but yeah more ND games pweaaaaase.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. PS4FANB0Y

    @10 – Hardcore gamers connected to the gaming scene will appreciate indie games. But I think the average gamer expects big AAA titles out of their next-gen console.

    In the real world, AAA Movies >$>$>$ Indie Movies. No different in the gaming industry.

    #11 8 months ago
  12. MFBB

    They also revealed that 180 PS4 games are currently in development.

    I like Indie and AAA games.

    Indies I played recently are Hotline Miami, Rogue Legacy, The Swapper, Shadowrun Returns and they are good, fun to play once.

    But they can not compete at all (or deliver the same experience/fun) like The Last Of Us for example which easily beats every game released this year.

    On the other hand a surprise mega hit like Minecraft earned a lot more money than The Last Of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider…

    #12 8 months ago
  13. polygem

    @12. totally disagree about TLOU. i am on my second playthrough now but wont finish that. already regret buying the seasons pass for it. i think i am done with the game and i don’t feel like replaying it ever again. it’s a fun game, mp has potential too but at the same time it’s just too streamlined, repetitive and boring. the most overrated game this year i say.
    man, there was animal crossing, pikmin, mario luigi dream team, fire emblem awakening, ni no kuni, all of those beat the last of us :)

    #13 8 months ago
  14. sebastien rivas

    @6

    I agree with you. Game price tag nowadays prohibits the mass from getting more than 2~3 titles at once and at launch.
    Only few can get them all and do so with a smile but unfortunately it would not support devers/publishers because…. its too few.

    #14 8 months ago
  15. mjan

    I agree with what Shu says. No neeed to show us a teaser for a new AAA game if it`s not ready to be revealed the best way, yet. We know that every Sony 1st party studios are working on PS4 games. ND has 2 teams now and guerillia is working on a new IP. AAA games are coming, no need to worry about that

    #15 8 months ago
  16. European

    PC beggars and Xbots gets rehash games

    PS4 gets new ip’s often

    xbots still playing halo,gears,forza lol

    #16 8 months ago