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Sony's Entire Suite of First-Party Studios Are Working on PS4

Posted by Sammy Barker

Twelve teams hard at work on Sony's next generation machine

There’s been no shortage of exclusive content on the PlayStation 3, but it looks like Sony’s aiming to maintain its impressive output on the PlayStation 4. Chatting with IGN, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has insinuated that all twelve studios in Sony’s stable are currently working on content for the manufacturer’s next generation machine.

Asked if it’s fair to assume that all of the company’s first-party teams are dabbling with the console, the likeable executive simply said, “It is fair to say.” While the comment is far from a resounding confirmation, it makes sense considering the PS3’s well documented content droughts at launch. The platform holder will want to ensure that a steady stream of titles releases on the PS4.

Teams such as Sony Bend – who recently put out Uncharted: Golden Abyss for the PlayStation Vita – haven’t released a console game since 2004, so it would be interesting if they’re working on the PS4. We’re also curious what groups like Studio London and Sony Santa Monica are up to – the latter is rumoured to be working on a new project under the watch of God of War III director Stig Asmussen.

What would you like to see Sony’s first-party teams put their minds to? Is there any franchise in particular that you’d like resurrecting for the next generation platform? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via uk.ign.com]

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User Comments (17)

Gamer83

#2

Gamer83 said:

There's the obvious games I'd like (and expect) to see such as MLB The Show, Uncharted, God of War and the announced Killzone and inFamous entries. As far as franchises that need to come back... I'd really like to see a sequel to Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow.

rjejr

#6

rjejr said:

How many of those 12 companies are working on games that are on both PS3 as well as PS4 with touchpad support and Facebook? We already saw several games last week on both. And Twilight Princess was on both Gamecube and Wii. (Its too bad Nintendo didnt have anything similar ready for Wii U.)

BornOfEvil

#7

BornOfEvil said:

@Gemuarto I highly doubt that Sony will leave the Vita high and dry after all they've been doing to get it into the hands of consumers. If I remember right, none of Sony's first-party studios were working on games for the Vita, it was second-party and the occasional third-party studios.

Now that that's done.... This doesn't come as a surprise seeing as Sony has been very aggresive with the PS4 already. So, making sure that it's first-party studios saturate it with great games, only makes sense. But, if Santa Monica is working on a new GoW, I would hope that it's the last. I mean, I love GoW and all, but Sony Santa Monica has too much potential to continue try and go any further with the franchise.

As for Naughty Dog, I'm extremely excited for Uncharted 4 and if possible, a The Last of Us port. The Last of Us already looks great on PS3, I can just imagine what they could make it look like on PS4.

LDXD

#8

LDXD said:

@Gemuarto i hope that doesn't happen anytime soon as I was planning on getting one soon for soul sacrifice and persona 4 golden because I keep hearing such great things about them

Sanquine

#9

Sanquine said:

@LDXD Persona 4 the golden @t the moment 20 hours and this is the best game i haver played ( Im here since the N64) .... I just love it!:D

LDXD

#10

LDXD said:

Yeah I just ordered it online only prob is I'm waiting out a price drop here in the states for the vita. My fingers are crossed I hope I don't have to wait to long :/

Sanquine

#12

Sanquine said:

@LDXD Dude, let me tell you this! If i come from work im going straight to persona 4.:P Girlfriend is really pistoff:D

rastamadeus

#14

rastamadeus said:

@get2sammyb Sort of see his point. It does seen to sound like Sony is concentrating on PS4 and the Vita connectivity is just there to try and sell some more units.

charlesnarles

#17

charlesnarles said:

@rastamadeus I hope Vita isn't a flop as a whole. I can see it doing all this great stuff in my head, but I agree that right now they might as well have called it PSP Go Touch. I want Vita to be the "finally!!!!" system I know it can be if Sony would stop being such a remote-play-tease.

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