Sony may have been criticised for the PlayStation 4’s light launch lineup, but Fergal Gara isn’t concerned about the future at all. The executive, who fronts the British arm of the Japanese giant’s gaming business, has been chatting ahead of tonight’s European release – and says that there are some impressive things in store for the system.
“We haven't put a date on DriveClub as yet, but clearly we were disappointed to move it from tomorrow – from being a launch title – but also very understanding of the fact that we want it to be a great game, and therefore, it's better to be great and a little later than just good and on time,” he said of the hardware’s upcoming titles.
“We haven't put a date on that, and I don't know whether it'll be before or after inFAMOUS: Second Son, but it'll certainly be in the early part of next year,” he continued. “Then of course we look forward to some stunning third-party titles in particular that are coming that we're working closely on – Watch Dogs and Destiny are two that I'll pick out.”
In addition to The Order: 1886 and Uncharted PS4, the suit believes that the future’s bright for the manufacturer’s latest machine. “We start with the best ever set of titles that we've had for a launch and there's loads more on the horizon,” he beamed, “so I think that gamers can be excited that there's plenty more to follow and that there won't be some massive drought.”
One factor that the firm hopes will help to eschew any software shortages is the system's bulging indie lineup, which is set to fill some of the gaps between retail releases early next year. “I can't quite remember the numbers to be honest, but tens of titles are imminent or launching very soon,” he said, adding that the smaller games will occupy different price brackets, too. “You can get indie titles at far lower prices, so it gives choice in terms of style of content and price point and timing.”
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