Tag: Fergal Gara

  • News SCEUK Gaffer Fergal Gara Says Ta-Ra to PlayStation

    Off to pursue a new professional venture

    Since taking charge of SCEUK in 2011, Fergal Gara has successfully steered PlayStation back to the top of the gaming pile in the notoriously competitive nation. It's perhaps fitting that the former Asda executive has decided to bow out while the company's very much on top, then, with the popular honcho...

  • News Sony to Put PlayStation's Full Weight Behind No Man's Sky

    "It will be treated like a first-party release"

    If you ever had any doubt about the importance of PlayStation 4 indie No Man's Sky, SCEUK boss Fergal Gara has told MCV that the organisation will be putting its full weight behind the title. "The game has been treated as if it was from one of our internal studios," he said as part of a wide ranging...

  • News PS4 Should Be Reaching Younger Audiences This Year, Reckons Sony

    Lowering the entry barrier

    Sony's whole 'For the Players' spiel has worked incredibly well over the past couple of years, but if the PlayStation 4's going to continue selling at record-breaking pace, the platform holder needs to target more than just hardcore gamers. Speaking as part of an interview with MCV, the ever candid Fergal Gara, who's in...

  • News Sorry PS3, Sony Says PS4 Is Very Much the Focus Now

    New-gen format is the future

    The switch in Sony's focus to the PlayStation 4 has been much more dramatic than in generations past. Those of you with strong memories may recall the PlayStation 2 selling almost 50 million units once it had been succeeded, but the PlayStation 3 has fallen away in almost all territories outside of Asia. This is...

  • News Sony: We've No Concerns About PS4's Christmas Lineup

    "Plenty for gamers to get excited about"

    Ratchet & Clank's long awaited PlayStation 4 debut was pushed into 2016 overnight, where it'll join fellow exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Bloodborne proved earlier in the year that Sony's still got a knack [Pun unintended – Ed] for putting out quality software

  • News Sony: The Best Is Yet to Come on the PlayStation 4

    Have a little patience

    It’s been a funny old year for the PlayStation 4. After an extraordinary 2013 for the PlayStation 3, the past twelve months have seemed like a bit of a disappointment – but when you consider the sheer wealth of top titles that have deployed in 2014, it’s hard to call it a wash out. SCEUK boss Fergal Gara is proud of the...

  • News Sony: PS Vita's Remarkably Resilient, and Won't Fade Away

    Just don't expect any more first-party blockbusters

    It may seem like Sony’s placed the PlayStation Vita in a bag of rocks and tossed it in the Thames, but SCEUK boss Fergal Gara insists that that’s not the case. Despite the portable device failing to appear during the format holder’s E3 and Gamescom press conferences, the company insists that...

  • News PS4 Has Rekindled Latent Love for the PlayStation Brand, Says Sony

    PlayStation Phwoar

    A lot of the PlayStation 4’s success can be attributed to it being the right platform with the right policies that was released at the right time – but to simplify the situation like that would be to overlook all of the hard work that Sony’s done behind-the-scenes. And that includes recapturing the essence of what made its...

  • News Sony: PlayStation Vita Is Proving to Be a Big Niche Device

    Platform holder playing a different game

    There’s no doubt that the PlayStation Vita has enjoyed an excellent start to 2014. However, the problem is that only engaged users are aware of that. Titles like Toukiden: The Age of Demons and Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc have proved hits around the office, while smaller exclusives such as

  • News Sony: Publishers Will Push the Boundaries of PlayStation 4 in 2014

    Reach for the stars

    With the PlayStation 4’s launch window already proving a critical and commercial success, Sony is now turning its attention to the battle that is set to occur in 2014. While we already know about a handful of first-party and third-party releases that are set to deploy in the New Year, SCEUK managing director Fergal Gara has...