Sony On PS4 Reveal: There's A Reason We Showed Knack First
Okay, so the most anticipated title for the PlayStation 4 launch is a first-person shooter, Killzone: Shadow Fall.
But Sony has never been all about FPSs, as their long line of PlayStation exclusives proves. That isn't going to change in the next generation, either.
In fact, according to what Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told Edge, there was a reason his company displayed Knack first during the PS4 unveiling at the PlayStation Meeting. They did that specifically for the purpose of proving that the new console won't be all about action and shooter games:
"It was pretty intentional. We were like yeah we hate to see all the PS4 games being FPS or action-adventure or very photorealistic, you know big-budget blockbuster games. And you know people like these games, but these are not the only kinds of games that people can have fun with."
...almost the biggest message that we wanted to send in preparing for the event as well as in designing PS4 was...we at Sony and we at Sony Computer Entertainment, it's just natural for us to enhance the core technology and performance of the hardware, but it’s not the hardware that is the biggest focus."
There are other games on tap for the PS4 this year, like DriveClub and possibly inFamous: Second Son, and there will be several big-name multiplatform titles as well (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Watch Dogs, etc.). But Sony does want to continue its tradition of diversity and variety, which is always good to hear.
4/10/2013 11:11:32 AM Ben Dutka