Astro Bot PSVR

The folks over at Sony Interactive Entertainment's Japan Studio have had a leadership shakeup which sees Astro Bot Rescue Mission director and producer Nicolas Doucet step into the leading role. Word of what happened to former head Allen Becker hasn't gotten out just yet, but the change will mean that Doucet now leads Sony's group of internal Japanese studios into the PlayStation 5 generation.

Nicolas Doucet is best known for his role in bringing the incredible PlayStation VR exclusive Astro Bot Rescue Mission to market, although he also worked on EyeToy: Play 3 in a producer role and helped out on a number of Bionicle projects in the early 2000s. As such, it's clear that Doucet loves taking advantage of new and innovative technology at PlayStation.

Throughout the PlayStation 4 generation, SIE Japan Studio put out the likes of Knack, Knack 2, and Gravity Rush 2. Meanwhile, it also aided development on Bloodborne, The Last Guardian, and Everybody's Golf alongside other studios. It's safe to say that Doucet has quite the task on his hands if he aims to replicate the quality output of the team's PS4 efforts, but what do you hope SIE Japan Studio is working on for PS5 right now? Knack 3, perhaps? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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