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  • News Sony Reckons Next Year Can Top Its Impressive 2017

    High bar

    This has been the best year for PlayStation in a long time – arguably over a decade, in fact. Sony came out swinging with Gravity Rush 2 and the PlayStation VR-powered Resident Evil 7: Biohazard in January, and it’s yet to really pump the brakes. Despite all of that, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida believes that 2018 could be...


  • 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...


  • 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...




  • 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...



  • News 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 end...

  • E3 2016 Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Can't Wait for Zelda Either

    Wild thing

    One of the best games at E3 2016, as you all keep telling us, was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It was the only Nintendo game on the show floor, but if you're going to bank on one game to keep your entire company relevant – well, you'd probably pick Zelda, right? And even Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida...









  • 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...


  • 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


    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...


















  • 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