Good old Shuhei Yoshida, eh? The Sony executive has no doubt gained a few new followers on Twitter today after news emerged that he isn't a massive fan of annualised franchises.
Speaking at a DICE 2015 panel, Yoshida commented on the marketing and development of games, and how the process has changed over the years. Fortunately, IGN was in attendance to jot down some quotes.
Properties like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed now release at least one new instalment each year, and while these titles still tend to make a nice big profit, it's not something that the PlayStation bigwig likes to see.
Of course, meaning no disrespect to the publishers or developers of annualised games, Yoshida stated that he "hates" the trend nonetheless, and wishes that it wouldn't happen. We suppose that when you've been in the industry as long as he has, you get used to doing things in certain ways, and we can definitely see where he's coming from. After all, even we're getting a bit sick of slogging through the same predictable adventures year after year, despite the fact that, y'know, it's our job to do so.
Do you agree with Yoshida, or do you think annualised franchises still have something to give? Vent your rage in the comments section below.