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News: Sony: PS4K Will Not Shorten the PS4's Lifecycle

Sony: PS4K Will Not Shorten the PS4's Lifecycle

They're the same thing

It's been reiterated a dozen or so times now, but Sony has clarified that the PlayStation 4K (or Neo as it's known internally) will not bring a premature end to the current generation. Speaking with a Russian website, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida explained that "PS4 is still PS4". He continued: "The new high...

News: Sony: We Put Time and Money into PS2 Titles on PS4

Sony: We Put Time and Money into PS2 Titles on PS4

Platform holder defends pricing

PlayStation 2 games on the PlayStation 4 have prompted the closest thing to a backlash in the PlayStation Nation for years. Sony's charging between $9.99 and $14.99 for the re-releases, but some people think that they should be free for people that either own the original DVDs or bought them on the PlayStation 3...

News: Sony Doesn't Want to Show You Too Much of The Last Guardian

Sony Doesn't Want to Show You Too Much of The Last Guardian

It'll spoil it, apparently

The Last Guardian has gone dark again. The game was re-revealed to a rapturous response at E3 2015, but it was absent at both the Tokyo Game Show and Paris Games Week. This, according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, is nothing to worry about – the platform holder's just limiting the title's showings...

News: Yoshida: There Are Many PS4 Exclusives in Development

Yoshida: There Are Many PS4 Exclusives in Development

In fact, he's lost count

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida signs off on every PlayStation 4 exclusive – but there's so much in development that the affable executive's lost count. Speaking on PlayStation France's Twitter account, he pointed out that there are around 30 to 50 titles that the platform holder's got its fingerprints on...

News: So, Is Sony Working on an Exclusive PS4 JRPG?

So, Is Sony Working on an Exclusive PS4 JRPG?

Shu says no

There have long been rumours swirling around that Sony has some sort of Japanese role-playing game in development. The whispers first began months ago, and they keep popping up from time to time. Of course, it goes without saying that an exclusive JRPG would certainly be something to get excited about, so we can see why these rumours...

News: Sony: Paris Games Week Presser Will Be Positioned Similarly to Gamescom

Sony: Paris Games Week Presser Will Be Positioned Similarly to Gamescom

Expect lots of announcements

Sony skipped Gamescom earlier in the year, but don't worry, as it's planning a similarly scaled press conference for Paris Games Week a little later in the month. Speaking on the latest episode of PS I Love You XOXO, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida suggested that we can expect comparable announcements to...

News: Don't Hold Your Breath for a New PlayStation Handheld

Don't Hold Your Breath for a New PlayStation Handheld

Climate is not healthy right now

Sony's more or less ruled out the possibility of a new portable PlayStation platform, as Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told an audience at EGX 2015 this week that the market "climate is not healthy" for dedicated handheld gaming devices right now. Quizzed by a fan on whether the PlayStation Vita could...

TGS 2015: Good Grief! Sony Has More PS4 Exclusives to Show

Good Grief! Sony Has More PS4 Exclusives to Show

It never ends

Remember that scene from The Simpsons where one Krusty Burger mascot is mauling another, and a little kid screams, "Stop! Stop! He's already dead!" That's how we're starting to feel about the PlayStation 4 in regards to its console competition, because after an admittedly slow start the system is like a raging inferno right about...

News: Sony: We Like to Have a Balance of Sequels and Risky Concepts in Our First-Party Portfolio

Sony: We Like to Have a Balance of Sequels and Risky Concepts in Our First-Party Portfolio

Yoshida explains Japanese giant's approach to exclusives

Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony's Worldwide Studios network, is one of the most powerful people in gaming. Not only does he have an enormous Twitter following, but he's also in charge of every first-party project that deploys on a PlayStation platform. That means that he's responsible...