Shuhei Yoshida Doesn't Understand People Who Don't Like Indie Games
Posted by Kell Andersen
Neither do we
If the last two E3s are anything to go by, Sony's continued efforts to court indie developers are paying off. What's more, the Japanese giant seems pretty chuffed with this outcome, as Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida stated in a recent interview. "Almost every week you see an indie game coming out digitally on PS4. Some of them are really, really interesting, beautiful games," he said. "We're fortunate that they're creating games on PS4, and some of them are choosing to launch their console versions on PlayStation first."
However, some people aren't as huge fans of the indie offerings. Indeed, they lament the lack of strong AAA titles, particularly when it comes to the firm's PlayStation Plus instant game collection. In the same interview, the affable executive expressed confusion over this stance.
"I do realise that some people are only interested in big-budget AAA games. I don't really understand those people. I don't know if they've tried some of the indie games and decided they're not interested. Maybe they haven't even tried," Yoshida continued. "That's a key question. With Resogun, which we offered for free for a long time on PS Plus, not every PS Plus member downloaded it, and that's a great, great game."
For our money, indie games serve as the perfect bridge between larger titles. As games become bigger and more time consuming to develop, it's nice to have something to fill the software gaps that are inevitably going to appear every so often. But what do you think? Are you a fan of smaller download experiences, or is AAA the only way to go? Jump around in the comments section below.