If you thought that Sony would be prioritizing FPS games on the PS4 console thanks to the new hardware possibilities, think again. Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has said that the company will actually be aiming for the opposite, to make the PS4 as diverse as possible and not just a target for developers to start churning out constant shooters.
While it is likely that we will still see annual Call of Duty and Battlefield releases on the PS4, Sony hopes that developers take the new opportunity with open arms and really get the creative juices flowing on different genres of games to please not only hardcore gamers, but newcomers as well who will be trying out Sony’s new services for the first time.
Yoshida has revealed that they chose to show platformer Knack on purpose at their February reveal, telling Edge magazine that “they [the team] hate to see all the PS4 games being FPS or action-adventure or very photorealistic, you know big-budget blockbuster games”. The worldwide studios president added that one of their core aims will be to deliver games that people enjoy and the experience factor that they get from these games.
He also said that ‘hardware is not the main focus of PS4’, which could turn out to be a key point when the system really picks up stride. We know that the PS4 will have a greater sense of social features, as demonstrated in February, but what areas of games you would like developers to focus on?
We can all agree that a constant flow of FPS titles would be a bad idea for the PS4. More RPGS would be great in our book and also one genre that appears to have been forgotten on home consoles – the rhythm genre. It works amazing on PS Vita with DJ Max Technika Tune, so we would like to see developers start to create more rhythm-based games for the living room – Rock Band has had its day.
Interesting comments from Shuhei Yoshida, so what do you think about it? If you are planning to put your money down for a PS4 at launch, tell us what games you want to see come out.