Sony Worldwide Studios Boss, Shuhei Yoshida in a recent interview to popular Japanese magazine Famitsu shared some interesting details about the lack of PlayStation 4 exclusive titles in Holiday 2014, how important the role of first party developers are and development status on The Last Guardian.
When asked that most of the upcoming PlayStation 4 games are multiplatform? Shuhei clarified: “I think it’s fine to start from there.”
“If the number of PS4 users increases from there and they tell their friends, ‘the games look prettier on the PS4,’ or ‘the loading time’s faster,’ or ‘using the SHARE function is fun’ then the sales for PS4 versions of games will increase and game creators may think ‘let’s focus on developing for the PS4 from here.'”
The interviewer further quizzed that if third party developers are making multi-platform games for time being then the role of first party games becomes extremely important. To this Yoshida agreed and stated:
“Yes. We need to show why buying a PS4 is a good idea through our games.”
Lastly, the interviewer asked Yoshida about The Last Guardian, he replied: “Development couldn’t be better.”
“That might be a bit of an exaggeration (laugh). We continue to work diligently on the game, so please look forward to it.”
The Last Guardian has been in development since 2007, and it was officially announced at E3 2009 but since then we received hardly any update from Sony. Recent rumors on internet states that Sony has shifted The Last of Guardian development platform from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 and are making it right from the scratch for the new console.