Shuhei Yoshida - News

June2017

  • E3 2017 Sony's Listening to Your Requests for PS4 Remakes

    Build the list

    Sony may not be a huge fan of backwards compatibility – or is that just Jim Ryan, mayhaps? – but it seems to be going all in on PlayStation 4 remakes and remasters. The past few months alone have plotted the release of PaRappa the Rapper and LocoRoco, and both Patapon and Shadow of the Colossus are still to come. And speaking on

  • News Sony: We Didn't Date Our PS4 Games on Purpose

    Platform holder doesn't want to disappoint

    You can’t delay a game that’s never been dated, right? Many were disappointed by the lack of hard release dates at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference this week, but the platform holder’s admitted that it took this approach on purpose, in order to avoid the disappointment that follows when titles are...

April2017

  • News Sony XDev Europe's Been Showing Shuhei Yoshida Secret Stuff

    And some things we know about

    It's around this time of the year that work likely starts in earnest for the impending E3 2017, and Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is currently in the UK visiting some of the European studios. And according to Twitter scuttlebutt, he's spent the day at Sony XDev Europe, checking out some of the conduit...

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  • News Yoshida Says He Understands No Man's Sky Criticism

    But he's still "super happy" with the game

    Do you remember No Man's Sky? The game released to a chorus of hype, but aside from Stephen Tailby's excellent Mission Blog series, there aren't a whole lot of people talking about it anymore. That's because, whether you loved the game or not, it didn't quite deliver on what director Sean Murray had...

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  • Weirdness Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Shows His Dark Side

    Out for blood

    Good old Shuhei Yoshida's never one to turn down some social media fun. Sony's likeable executive almost always wears a smile on his face, but it would seem that he's also got a bit of a dark side. Posing in front of a Japanese Bloodborne stand, the usually cheery Worldwide Studios president attempts to pull a menacing expression...

  • News PSN Gets Attacked Every Single Day, Says Sony

    "It's a constant battle"

    Credit where credit's due: the PlayStation Network has been very stable these past few months. While there were regular outages over the holidays, we're yet to report on any significant downtime in 2015, which is, of course, the way that it should be. Spare a thought, however, for the engineers working hard to make that...

February2015

  • News Happy Birthday to Sony Executive Shuhei Yoshida

    Many happy returns

    Are we doing birthday notices now? Gosh, this site's gone right down the pan – we'll be posting pictures of DualShock-themed tables on Twitter next. Still, we suppose that Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is just about big enough to have his date of birth acknowledged on these hallowed pages – after all, he...

  • News It Sounds Like Shuhei Yoshida Is As Tired of Annualised Franchises As You Are

    Yawn

    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...

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  • News Just What Has Happened to The Last Guardian?

    Different day, same old questions

    The Last Guardian, The Last Guardian, wherefore art thou, The Last Guardian? We fully expected Team ICO’s hotly anticipated – but oft delayed – adventure to re-emerge during Sony’s big PlayStation 4 blowout this week, but once again, Fumito Ueda’s giant catbird was nowhere to be seen. We didn’t e

December2012

  • News Sony Executive Shuhei Yoshida Owns a Wii U

    Testing it out

    Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is one of the most brazen executives in the gaming industry, so it’s no surprise to see the likable suit openly admit that he’s purchased a competitor’s system on Twitter. Here's the message: [tweet https://twitter.com/yosp/status/275760694912237572] While we’ve no doubt that...

November2012

  • News The Last Guardian Isn't Necessarily Going to Release Next Year

    Vapourware

    Shuhei Yoshida has refused to confirm whether troubled PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last Guardian will release next year. Chatting with French website JeuxVideo, the Sony Worldwide Studios president explained that the last time the company announced a date for the Team ICO developed title, it ultimately disappointed a lot of people – and...

October2012

August2012

  • News Shuhei Yoshida: It's Too Early for a Vita Price Cut

    Staying put

    Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has ruled out a PlayStation Vita price-drop this year. Speaking with Eurogamer.net, the affable executive noted that engineers are working hard to decrease the manufacturing cost of the platform – but admitted that it’s too early to reduce the system’s price tag. "People like cheap...

  • News Sony Had to "Re-do" Work on The Last Guardian

    Debilitating headaches

    The Last Guardian is definitely still in development, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed. "The team is still working on it very hard," he told Eurogamer earlier today. "There are certain technical issues they've been working on. That's the period of time when the game, looking from the outside,...

  • News Shuhei Yoshida Teases Imminent Gran Turismo 6 Details

    Sooner than expected

    Details about the next Gran Turismo title aren’t far away, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed. Chatting with VG247, the affable executive explained: “Kazunori seems to have started talking about it, so I won’t be surprised to hear more about their plans, our plans, on future Gran Turismo rather...

  • News Sony Struggling to Secure Third-Party Content for Vita

    Keep calm and carry on

    According to an Official PlayStation Magazine interview with the brutally honest Shuhei Yoshida, Sony is struggling to secure third-party support for the PlayStation Vita. The system's sales have stumbled since release – a factor which may be contributing to the uncertainty. “We’re having a more difficult time than we...

July2012

  • News Shuhei Yoshida: SOCOM Franchise Is Not Done

    Just on hiatus

    Given the tepid critical response to SOCOM 4 and the closure of developer Zipper Interactive, many assumed that it was game over for Sony's tactical shooter series – but Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has adopted a “never say never” mentality to the future of the franchise. “It's not done. We never definitely...

  • News Yoshida: PlayStation 3 Targeting Families This Christmas

    Casual content

    Shuhei Yoshida, the lovable executive at the helm of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, has finally confirmed what we predicted earlier in the year: that PlayStation 3 is going mainstream this Christmas. Chatting with Game Informer magazine [via Gaming Everything], the executive explained that the company’s focusing heavily on...