It's common knowledge that Sony has been knocking it out of the park this generation, with a steady stream of exclusive titles for PS4, which has been a runaway success. However, what we sometimes lack is the view from the inside. What is it that's giving Sony the edge? God of War creator and infamously outspoken developer David Jaffe gave his thoughts on the matter during a recent live stream.
In short, he says that Sony's secret is its ability to get the best out of its studios thanks to a talented management team.
"They've got that management of video games down," Says Jaffe. "It is about the teams, sure, but it's about, 'how do you manage creative teams well so you can get the best out of them'. That's the secret Sony sauce. You can get a good studio... but it's not always about the studio. It's about how you manage it."
He cites the likes of Shuhei Yoshida, Scott Rohde, Shannon Studstill, and Alan Becker as being stellar examples of good studio management. It sounds like, at least from Jaffe's perspective, Sony employs some of the best in the business to keep its teams in check, and it's hard to disagree.