Yoshida intends to keep a ‘steady flow’ of post-launch PS4 games.
The PlayStation 4 will receive 33 games, A mix of first and third-party, physical and digital — by the end of December. That’s an impressive sum, but as we’ve seen from the launch of consoles past, a strong launch library is just half the equation for the success of the PS4. The consoles must be supported by steady releases in the months following their launch. Because you don’t want Sony to throw out all their exclusives to grab in new gamer’s or current PS3 Users. But, Remember not all PS3 users will migrate to the PS4 when it releases. As Myself. Some and not all the million plus who already pre-ordered the console are going to wait till Christmas. Which is a good time to buy any expensive gift such as the PS4. Also many have not fully got tired of the PS3, myself included, who still needs to play MANY PS3 titles.
But, There will be a ton of downloadable indies and retail third-party games lined up for the PS4s first few months on the marketplace, but Sony’s first-party plans are limited, three games will be available on launch day from Worldwide Studios: Knack,DriveClub and Killzone: Shadow Fall. A fourth game, Infamous: Second Son, launches in February; beyond that, the company’s plans are unknown. I’ve already seen how all of them play and was quite impressed by the work put into those games. But, half those games are sequels to a well known franchise. New IP’s is what should make Sony unique and stand out when competing against Microsoft. I mean yeah, franchise like Killzone were built on the Playstation brand, but I’m pretty sure someone wants to play something new and original sometimes. It’s like watching the same movie with the same characters and themes, but with better “effects” than the previous.
Lastly stated by Yoshida “The teams really want to wait until they have something that people will see and say, ‘Wow,’” “It’s a natural desire for game development teams to wait until later in the development to unveil their titles. I agree, if we talk about some new Naughty Dog game that’s coming, and show some teaser movie or something, people might like it —but that might not be the best presentation of the game they’re actually developing for PS4.
But he also stated that “It’s a luxury for us not to announce these games we have in development, that we do not feel the need to do that to support the launch of PS4.”
But does anyone remember when sony got into trouble last generation because they were hyping stuff like Killzone 2 and GT5 3-5 years before those products finally hit store shelves, and It seems they want to avoid that kind of over hype this time around.
What doesn’t help is when you see some people on the Internet running around proclaiming that Sony is going to dominate Gamescom and show off a couple of surprise AAA launch games…as if these things can just be summoned from thin air. Shockingly, I think Sony is running out of things to say. Of course they want to have a steady flow of games after launch. EVERY COMPANY DOES. But we’ll see who has the last laugh when both next gen consoles release this holiday season. Hmm, I Wonder what Nintendo is doing right now?