Home Boss: Sony Is "For The Gamer First And Foremost"
We like PlayStation Home boss Jack Buser. He's crazy enthusiastic and passionate and he always speaks his mind.
And when asked by VentureBeat how he reacted to the other E3 press conferences, especially in regards to the digital space (where Home obviously operates), Buser replied as follows:
"I think we’ve had a fantastic E3. I’ve watched all of our competitors very closely. And I think we did a very good job of drawing a solid line in the sand here at E3, and standing up with our back straight as PlayStation and saying, 'We’re for gamers.' We are for the gamer first and foremost. Everything we do at PlayStation, we ask ourselves first, 'What’s right for the gamer?' The reaction to the press conference has been just amazingly positive. While some of our competitors, seemingly, are losing the plot, forgetting what built this industry. It was the gamer. And our press conference really drove that home."
Buser cited the incredible first-party projects like The Last Of Us and Beyond: Two Souls, saying they're the "best games I've ever seen" and reminding us that they're exclusive to the PS3. Basically, it's all about pushing the envelope and giving gamers new experiences; Buser believes only Sony is really doing both these days.
"It’s not yet another rehash of the same old thing; these are truly innovative, genre-breaking experiences that can only be found on PlayStation. So whether it be from PlayStation Plus, or titles like The Last of Us and Beyond, God of War Ascension, our partnership with Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed…. Everything we’re doing is for the gamer first and foremost, and I think that…I was proud to be a PlayStation employee at this E3."
I'd sort of have to agree with that. Throughout it all, from the start of the PlayStation brand, I've always felt that Sony definitely existed to please the true hardcore gamer. Just my take. Well, mine and Jack's.
6/8/2012 10:33:36 AM Ben Dutka