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  • News Shawn Layden on Sony's Silence: See You in the New Year

    What's the company cooking?

    PlayStation chief Shawn Layden briefly appeared during The Game Awards 2018 last night to open the show alongside Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime and Xbox overlord Phil Spencer – but while the latter two appeared later in the stream to chat about their respective platforms, Layden stayed out of the limelight. This...




  • News Sony Explains Its First, Best, Must Philosophy to PS4 Exclusives

    Layden shares the company's secret

    Sony’s first-party output has been very strong since the PlayStation 3 days, but thanks to the success of the PlayStation 4, it’s starting to see the commercial rewards. And speaking as part of a Game Lab panel in Spain this week, exec Shawn Layden outlined the organisation's “first, best, must” mantra,...

  • News Sony Confident of Cross-Console Play Solution

    "We're looking at a lot of the possibilities"

    The whole cross-console saga has been rumbling for over a year now, and whichever side of the fence you sit on, it’s perhaps fair to say that Sony’s response hasn’t been great to date. Veteran executive Shawn Layden, talking to at Gamelab i



  • News Sony Foresees a Big Year for Its Japanese Studios

    Trio of titles on the way

    Sony is anticipating a big end to the year for its various Japanese developers. The release schedule for the second half of 2017 includes three titles from its Eastern first-parties: Knack 2 from Japan Studio, Gran Turismo Sport from Polyphony Digital, and Everybody’s Golf from Clap-Hanz in collaboration once again with...


  • News Sony: Our Exclusives Are Big on Character and Story

    But it's not all you'll find on PS4

    There’s talk of the traditional single player campaign dying out, and looking at E3 2017 there was certainly some evidence of that. Ubisoft’s press conference was filled wall-to-wall with service-based experiences – and not even the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 could escape the model’s grasp...



  • E3 2016 Sony Will Not Bifurcate the Market with PS4K

    Not about creating haves and have-nots

    Sony may not have shown the PlayStation 4K at E3 2016 this week, but its messaging has been razor sharp: the iterative console represents a step-forward for gamers looking for the best possible performance, but no one will get left behind. It's an option – and it will be sold concurrently alongside the...


  • News Virtual Reality's Time Has Come, Says Sony

    Shawn Layden promises news next week

    Sony's set to hold a big PlayStation VR presentation at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week, with launch plans likely to be made official by the manufacturer. And speaking on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, president Shawn Layden has reiterated that, hinting that there's big...

  • News Sony's Been Prepping for E3 2016 Since the Start of the Year

    But what's it planning?

    We tend to ban the word 'E3' here at Push Square Towers until at least May, but that's not possible if you work at PlayStation HQ. In an interview with SCEA president Shawn Layden on the latest PlayStation Blogcast, the animated suit alluded that the company's been planning for the Los Angeles-based event for three months...