Saturday, May 11, 2013
Sony: A Platform Should Never Be Just About Shooters

Sony: A Platform Should Never Be Just About Shooters

Games publishers have embraced the concept of DLC, especially with shooters. Gamers, to some extent, have done the same. But a consoles should never be only about shooters, Sony says, that’s why it showed The Last Of Us, Beyond: Two Souls and God Of War: Ascension at its E3 2012 press conference, all of which are different genres.

“I think it’s all about balance. Take something like LittleBigPlanet – I think you’d struggle to find a better example of a game that has that ongoing engagement, and obviously having the PlayStation Network allows for that to happen. We’ve got that sort of stuff and I think we’ve proved ourselves perfectly competent at it. And then something like Beyond, and prior to that, Heavy Rain – they push the envelope just as much, in very different ways. I think it’s part of the platform-holder’s responsibility to not just have a platform with loads of shooters on it, but a little bit of everything. And that’s what we try to do.”

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  • Mezzo

    So True.
    That is the reason i choose PS3 as my main console this generation again, it not just shooter dominated Console unlike Xbox *Sadly*.

  • nick

    ahhh…… the last of us IS a shooter!
    unfortunately though that is whats selling atm, so, sadly that is whats going to be milked to hell!
    frustrates me to hell because so many people bitch and whine till their faces are blue that all we get is shooters, but when we get something thats not, something that is different and unique they refuse to buy it.
    they bitch about it, but dont do anything to fix it!
    until that changes thats all were going to see.
    common sense whichever genre sells best is the genre that is going to be done most, so if you want less shooters on the market than the solution is simple!
    as the saying goes vote with your wallet!
    as cliffy b said, haters will hate right up to the cash register!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Yep, that’s true. We need diversity in the industry.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Very, very true. Say what you will about Sony, but PS3′s been a system of diverse and multiple experiences. Not saying Xbox 360 isn’t, just that PS3 pride itself of providing a wide array of experiences.

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