The CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment once again backs up our claim that Jim Ryan is disconnected from reality.
PushSquare has obtained a press release in which Jim Ryan glossed over the PlayStation brand, saying, “Our fans expect and deserve a steady cadence of amazing content. Today’s presentation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to offering them the best and most varied catalog of games possible. It also highlights the tremendous popularity and power of the PlayStation 5 as the global development community rallies to push its advanced capabilities to the limit. We’re investing heavily in the future with innovative best-in-class hardware like the PlayStation VR2 and the newly revealed Project Q, and our expansion into PC, Mobile, and Live Service gaming is transforming how and where our content can be enjoyed.”
But the problem is that, essentially, beyond the autumn, the company hasn’t outlined much of what we can expect. Of the in-house, first-party studios, we’ve only seen what Haven and Firewalk are working on (and you can probably include Bungie in there, too). The show wasn’t a roaring success, and we’re not alone. Some people parodied Square Enix’s newly announced game (and Project Q) (a Splatoon clone and a Wii U GamePad copycat), some people missed the news about games in development, but Microsoft itself gave Sony a bit of a cheeky reply, with a picture listing which of the games shown at the PlayStation Showcase will be coming to Xbox.
And this picture suggests that Insomniac Games took the PlayStation Showcase on the back of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which is true, as none of the other significant exclusives were shown, including The Last of Us: Factions (the long-awaited multiplayer spinoff).
Understandably, the audience was expecting a bigger show than this. So it remains to be seen what games the Xbox E3 replacement will come up with, as they currently have the ball in their court.