Sony on PS4′s launch – “We’re going to have a good amount of content appearing for quite some time”
SCEE boss Shahid Kamal Ahmad expects the PS4 to have a successful launch, citing the company’s increased focus on working with developers over the console’s PlayStation predecessors as a key factor.
Speaking to Gamasutra, the senior business development manager said: “I think we’re going to have a really good launch, and I think we’re going to have a good amount of content appearing for quite some time on that.”
Considering PS2 was pretty much starved for quality games in the immediate aftermath of the machine’s launch in 2000 (you had to wait until summer 2001 for Gran Turismo 3 to really deliver on all those Emotion Engine promises), we’re hoping this is an indicator PS4 will have plenty of worthwhile titles releasing in the console’s first six months.
Since the PlayStation Meeting, Sony has gone to great lengths to emphasise PS4 has been built with developers in mind, something Ahmad reiterates. “We’ve got more developer engagement on PS4 than we’ve had for any previous console, so that’s a really healthy sign. Over the last couple of years, the number of potential partners has exploded.”
Ahmad even hinted Sony are already looking beyond PS4, to future machines, with the goal of nurturing relationships with developers that last for several console generations. “It’s a continuous story, and you know, we’re going to have many more platforms I would imagine, and who knows what form they’ll take. Hopefully the partners we’ve had for many years will be with us in years to come.”
Here’s hoping we’ll be uncorking the champers when Naughty Dog and Sony celebrate their affiliation with Uncharted 7: Drake’s Knees Are Starting To Go on PlayStation 5.