It’s All Change at PlayStation

We know a showcase is coming. But do you also know what’s coming? A completely new approach that will focus on narratives. Something that Sony has been having home-runs on and that, as a company, they’ve enjoyed a lot of success with. A lot of people know that the gaming industry is changing as sustainability comes into focus on the costs of games. So effectively, PlayStation’s marque narrative with less of a graphical grab is on the way. So we’re all expecting less graphical powerhouse games but ones that still push the medium forward in terms of storytelling.

I mean, it’s understandable, but at the same time. We’ve been talking all along about ways that video game companies are going to have to approach that sustainability. It’s long been talked about in the industry and even from former PlayStation execs such as Shawn Layden. I think we’ll still get the big budget games but maybe less of them. I think the focus will likely turn to new IP being of less budget and running off the back of that if it’s a big success.

It’s very smart from PlayStation, the creative process doesn’t have to be of eye-watering budgets. It just have to cater to those that love PlayStation games and it’s that approach they’ve been very successful with.

I wouldn’t be all that surprised if PlayStation bring out more double-A games. Or even games that focus around an anime art style. Nintendo does that pretty successfully, but nobody in the gaming industry can match the high quality storytelling and how PlayStation presents that in games.

I believe there is a shift of focus for sure, but it’s for good reason and when we do get your Horizon’s and God of War’s they’ll be seen as these big extravaganzas.

Craig Clark

I write about the gaming industry and everything in entertainment.

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