There won’t be hardcore PS3 exclusive games like The Last Of Us and God of War: Ascension releasing this holiday season. Instead, Sony will aim PS3 in a more family-friendly direction with titles such as PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale and Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time.
The reason for this, according to Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is because core titles need time to be developed and because family-friendly games have been neglected on PS3.
“We’d love to have multi-million sellers for the holiday. But each title needs time to develop, especially new IP like The Last of Us,” Yoshida said. “God of War has always come out in March, so that’s a natural time to aim at.”
He added: “Our strategy for Christmas is to go big on family-friendly titles. This is a neglected genre for the PlayStation 3, but as it matures, I think it’s really important to have these games on the platform. I think we have a great lineup this holiday to complement third parties’ big core games.”
Thanks, Gaming Everything.