If you’re not paying close attention to Sony’s YouTube channel, it’s well worth a look these days. The company – which can seem a bit stuffy and buttoned up at times – is really expanding its mix of content beyond just trailers, featuring regular esports tournaments and now even Let’s Plays. This – the first in what appears to be a new series – sees indie evangelist Shuhei Yoshida and BlueTwelve Studio’s Swann Martin-Raget flanked by real-life ‘Tuber Snaxan to play Stray.
The 30 minute video pairs gameplay with interview-like insight, and while it’s perhaps more targeted at those who haven’t sampled the meowsterpiece yet, it’s an interesting format for the platform holder to adopt. The video description points out that other videos in the series will follow, with a specific emphasis on indie games. Honestly, if it results in more exposure for lesser-known releases, then we reckon the format will be a winner.
Having said that, not everyone thinks Stray is a purrfect package.
This is a great move by Sony to get these indies more exposure. Shuhei Yoshida is a legend!
I think Sony announced an initiative yesterday where indie studios can get free PS5 dev kits or something. Wouldn't be surprised if that was Shu's idea.
It's hard to dislike Shu.
Shu's the last of the likable PS personalities. Shame he's only in the indie corner and not near the forefront, but it's always a treat on the rare occasion they let him out of his cage.
I've always liked Yoshida and it's nice to see him promoting indies. I always felt he was a good choice for the role, shame we don't see him much these days.
A Jim Ryan Let's Play would be 45 minutes of him trying to figure out how to hold a PS controller. LOL! Good on Shu, though!
@AdamNovice They announced this kind of indie loan program where indies can apply for a development and testing kit for the PS5. Hopefully it's a step forward to getting more indies on the platform (especially faster than other systems) compared to the PS3/Vita/PS4 days when the system was getting tons of them and before others. I remember people use to mock the PS4 as the IndieStation 4.
@IslandLogic I know the meme and the picture of him. It was obviously a promotional shot which should highlight the DS4. And I'm happy to report that I've seen him holding a controller correctly and actually playing stuff at a Gamescom booth on business day, lol. But he's most likely one of those suits that doesn't do it too often
@dschons But was the gameplay actual or prerendered?
@NEStalgia he was playing Tearaway Unfolded, haha. And yes, it was live.
Isn't Yoshida the guy that platinum'd Cuphead?
My memory is pretty fuzzy lol.
Shuhei toshida is cool.he brings a lot of wonderful indies to PlayStation.i still miss jack tretton the g.o.a.t 🐐. 👑.word up son
@NEStalgia I'm pretty sure Shu was pre- rendered.
@Deadlyblack I know he platinum bloodborne
This is actually pretty cool, a good way to check some game's gameplay while listening to developers interview.
@NEStalgia Man... I miss the days when he was at the forefront. But given Shuhei age, he was probably glad to take a smaller backseat position. It probably also allowed him to spend more time with his daughters.
@Deadlyblack I believe you are thinking of Mark Cerny.
@SoulChimera Ahhh I think you're right.
@AverageGamer Spending time with his family... Riiiiight. Definitely not gaming.....
We saw him with HzD on his Steam Deck. He's not fooling anyone
The same shuhei yoshida that said demon's souls is unplayable garbage. Real clever guy.
@mrtennis1990 Shuhei Yoshida is an angel and I won't ever change my mind on this!
Lovely man and it's a shame he doesn't have as much pull/power anymore like @NEStalgia said.
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