Sony Plans To Pick Up Asian Studios, Too

If the dev teams join Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, they might make their game available in the Asian region (and Sony could thus cover another region).

Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, gave two interviews to Japanese publications the other day. One of them is on GameWatch. In it, he talked about the possibilities of the „regional studios:” „SIE Worldwide Studios is also a studio that plays a role in creating and deploying games in earnest as a publisher, and I think it’s rare in the world for developers from Japan, the US, and Europe to participate. There is a possibility that Asian developers may join us in the future, and when that happens, we are starting to think that it would be interesting to think about creating games for the Asian market as well.” Indeed, the WORLDWIDE name in the company’s title isn’t fitting yet! (But Sony has the China Hero Project for the Chinese developers already, which could be a springboard for their plans.)

Yoshida also talked about virtual reality: „I think that the hardware experience will improve the VR experience. VR has a lot to learn even at companies that have been making games for a long time. I realized that as soon as I started VR. I had to learn a lot because I couldn’t do it with normal TV games. But we had to have many guidelines for danger, but with the developer’s ingenuity, we were able to see how to do it, and VR makes us think about what the human abilities are, and after three years such knowledge is growing.”

To Famitsu, he talked about the 2017 Paris Games Week-announced Ghost of Tsushima (Sony will be out there this year as well): „Ghost of Tsushima is also great. I’m overwhelmed by [its] graphics. When I play with it, it is so beautiful that my hands stop. Many scenes make Japanese scenery twice as more beautiful.” (This game might be part of the State of Play, due September 24, when there also will be a media event for The Last of Us Part II with rumours of three hours of gameplay – Naughty Dog’s game might also show up in the broadcast.)

So Sony might be planning more acquisitions shortly.

Source: WCCFTech, WCCFTech

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