Sony On PS4 Unveiling: "We Focused On Key Genres For Gamers"
One of the main reasons the PlayStation Meeting went over so well is because it featured an obvious emphasis on games.
While the new additions tend to focus on multiplayer and social media, Sony firmly believes in catering to the "core gamers" out there because as PlayStation UK boss Fergal Gara put it, those types of passionate gamers "will be first in."
During a recent NowGamer interview, Gara spoke about the necessity of appealing first to the hardcore:
"We focused more on, I guess, core genres. Key genres for gamers because the really passionate gamers will be first in. Letís make no bones about it. So what kind of genres do they look for? Hardcore shooters are incredibly important. Having driving games are incredibly important. Having great third-party support is incredibly important. We lined up all of that.
It did lead to a little bit of a core, male bias with a little bit of a counterbalance but I look forward to seeing that flesh out more because weíre certainly not saying PS4 is a manís machine and thatís the end of it."
Gara finished by saying that the PS4 will be a "very broad machine in terms of appeal" and they will continue to "broaden that story." Of course, it remains obvious that the majority of core gamers are male, although we're definitely starting to see more female die-hard fans these days.
2/28/2013 11:30:00 PM Ben Dutka