Yoshida disappointed by low PS4 reviews
Shuhei Yoshida, SCE Worldwide Studios President, has stated that he is disappointed with the reception of Sony’s first-title launch games such as Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz Yoshida stated, “Yeah, it’s disappointing to see some of the low scores, I haven’t spent enough time reading reviews, but I would characterize them as mixed.”
However Yoshida feels that some reviewers may not have spent enough time with the games to come to the conclusion to they did.
“And with this launch there are lots of games coming out, so the media must be very busy going through the games quickly, and especially since the online functionality wasn’t ready until in the last couple days. So we have to look at how much time they spend on what aspect of the games and how that may be contributing to some of the lower scores. It’s disappointing but I don’t think it’s worrisome for the launch of the system.
“I’ve played through all of our games, Killzone, Knack and Resogun, and I totally enjoyed playing through these games. I’m now on my second run of Knack and Resogun at a higher difficulty - these games really grow on you when you play more. I’m very confident that once you purchase these games and play, you’ll be happy that you’ve done so.”
“At least we have one game that’s getting great reviews,” he said, referring to Resogun.
This response from Yoshida comes after reviews for the launch games on PlayStation 4 were released yesterday, with games such as Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack suffering from mixed reception and low scores. However Resogun, developed by Housemarque, is currently the highest rated first-party game on Metacritic with a score of 82.
The PlayStation 4 officially launched tomorrow in North America and will come to Europe November 29.