Sony: New IP Creation Is "Critically Important" for PlayStation
PlayStation fans have known this for a while, but it's nice to hear it from Sony.
Many hardcore gamers will agree that PlayStation platforms often feature cutting-edge new IPs and exclusive software, and it seems the company remains dedicated to freshness and innovation. Now, SCE president Andrew House has reinforced this view; as he said during a recent MCV interview:
"In terms of sheer breadth and depth, we are in a better shape in terms of third-party support for this console launch than certainly any I've ever launched. We are more committed to new IP establishment and delivery than most other platform holders out there."
House added that the production of new IPs is "critically important" to the health of the PlayStation universe, which is why we'll be seeing fresh stuff like The Order: 1886 in 2013. We'll also see continuations of new franchises that began during the PS3 era, including Uncharted, Killzone and inFamous. New IPs are all sorts of risky in an industry that tends to thrive on established franchises, but they're also necessary for the sake of originality and unique interactive approaches.
12/17/2013 10:24:48 PM Ben Dutka