Tag: Shuhei Yoshida
News PlayStation Legend Shuhei Yoshida to Be Awarded the BAFTA Fellowship
Top honours for Sony exec
Shuhei Yoshida, one of PlayStation's best and most beloved executives, is to be recognised for his achievements at this year's BAFTA Games Awards. During the awards ceremony, he'll be given the BAFTA Fellowship award, the organisation's top honour. The BAFTA Fellowship is a 'Hall of Fame' style award, recognising...
News Shuhei Yoshida Talks Gravity Rush, Puppeteer, Siren in Insightful Interview
Japan Studio alumni reminisce
Loveable PlayStation executive Shuhei Yoshida currently heads up the company's indie team, but before then, he was a key figure and decision maker regarding first-party games. He's been in the business for a long time and has a lot of titles under his belt, including the many fan favourites produced by Japan Studio. In...
News Everyone's Trying to Guess What PS5, PS4 Games Shuhei Yoshida's Been Playing
Two of them are unreleased
Ex-PlayStation Studios boss and current Sony indies evangelist Shuhei Yoshida has got PlayStation fans in something of a social media spin, after he posted a list of his five most recently played games. The selection starts off straightforward enough: Horizon Forbidden West, Genshin Impact, Sifu – we’re sure many of...
News PlayStation Indies Evangelist Shuhei Yoshida to Speak at Asia-Pacific Game Summit This Week
One to keep an eye on
As the Taipei Game Show nears, Shuhei Yoshida will speak on 20th January as part of the Asia-Pacific Game Summit on PlayStation’s indies initiative. The former PlayStation Studios boss turned indies evangelist will appear as part of a session scheduled to premiere on YouTube. It’s unclear exactly what his involvement will...
News PlayStation Icon Shu Yoshida Selects Some PS5, PS4 Indies You Need to Play
Plus some PSVR picks
Shuhei Yoshida, the former PlayStation Studios president and current Sony indies evangelist, has picked a bunch of must-play PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles for the New Year. There are a bunch of expected inclusions here: Hades, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and Death’s Door. However, the iconic executive also highlighted a handful of...
News Shuhei Yoshida Shows a PlayStation Game Running on a Portable for the First Time Since PS Vita
This was the dramatic moment indies evangelist Shuhei Yoshida showed a PlayStation game running on a portable for the first time since the PS Vita. Sony dropped out of the handheld market when its PSP successor failed to find an audience, but Yoshida – formerly the boss of PlayStation Studios – was always a big believer in the device...
News PS5 Is the Easiest Console Ever to Develop for Allegedly
Time to triangle
We get fed the same spiel every generation, but newly minted PlayStation indies evangelist Shuhei Yoshida has purportedly been waxing lyrical about Sony’s next-gen system in an interview with Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation. According to DualShockers, the former Worldwide Studios chief reiterated how complicated the...
Random Don't Get Our Hopes Up for a SOCOM Reboot, Shuhei Yoshida
Retweet sparks speculation
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has just moved into a new role at PlayStation that will see him working with independent developers ahead of the PS5's launch, but in his spare time, he clearly enjoys creating waves on Twitter. He is certainly one to retweet and promote community creations, reviews, and interesting Sony-focused...
News Sony's Shu Yoshida Will 'Look After and Nurture' Indie Studios in New Role for PS5
Made to celebrate independent devs
PlayStation 4 was all about indie in its earlier years -- with various developers having the chance to get up on Sony's E3 stage and show off their titles to the masses. No Man's Sky was a perfect example of that, an experience that gained huge exposure from its conference success. Some would argue that the...
News Could Sony Be Plotting Puppeteer, Echochrome Revivals?
What’s the most underrated PlayStation production of all time? Puppeteer’s got to be on that list somewhere. The stunning Japan Studio developed platformer launched right at the end of the PlayStation 3’s lifecycle, and frankly should have been a PlayStation 4 launch title instead of Knack. It’s been lost to the annals of time, but...
News Sony: We Haven't Forgotten Why the PS4 Was Successful
"We're not perfect"
With the PlayStation 4 faraway the market leader this generation, there’s definitely been a shift in the core gamers' perception of the platform. Sony, in its defence, has continued doing what it’s been doing all generation: cultivating an outstanding library of first and third-party games. But with competitors placing an...
News Shuhei Yoshida Wishes Sony Was More Successful at Making Multiplayer Games
Shuhei Yoshida has been in Brighton recently to pick up the Develop Legend Award for his achievements in the industry. While he was there, he spoke at Develop:Brighton with editor of Edge magazine, Nathan Brown. When asked about Sony finding success with its large single player games as the industry trends towards multiplayer, Shu...
News We're Making a Huge Bet Every Time We Start a New Project, Reveals Sony
Each title feels too big to fail
Big-budget blockbuster games are a massive risk these days. With development budgets soaring and expectations rising ever higher, it’s amazing that games like God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn see the light of day at all. And as part of an interview with MCV, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has revealed...
News Sony: We Need to Cater to All People, Regardless of Age, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity, or Belief
For all the players
Diversity is a hot button topic in the games industry right now, but we can probably all agree that greater representation is a good thing as the medium becomes more mass market. It’s something that Sony believes in, too, and has been illustrated by games like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Detroit: Become Human, and Horizon: Zero...
E3 2018 Tour the PlayStation Booth with Shuhei Yoshida
Sony’s not doing many (any?) interviews with press at E3 2018, but here’s a cool video of Shuhei Yoshida touring the PlayStation booth. It’s a marketing fluff piece (and not really a tour, if we’re honest) but it’s just refreshing to actually see the Worldwide Studios president again. We quite like how he’s constantly doing the...
E3 2018 Sony Unsure of Press Conference Plans for the Rest of the Year
Tokyo Game Show the only certainty
E3 2018 is almost over, so attention is slowly turning to future events and potential press conference venues later in the year. Once upon a time, Sony was a big player at Gamescom, but it hasn’t used the German convention to announce new games in a long time. It did host a briefing at Paris Games Week last year,...
E3 2018 More PS4 Exclusives in Development, Says Shuhei Yoshida
Not done yet
There’s some speculation that Sony may be wrapping up PlayStation 4 development with the roster of exclusives on display at E3 2018, but according to Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, there are more first-party titles in production behind-the-scenes. “In terms of are there any unannounced PS4 in development, yes there...
News Sony Reckons Next Year Can Top Its Impressive 2017
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 Shuhei Yoshida Has Been Meeting with Sony's First-Party Teams
January may be almost over, but we're still very much at the start of a new year, and Sony chief Shuhei Yoshida has spent it hanging out with PlayStation's many first-party teams. After a slew of random dinner pics, the gaffer posted on Twitter yesterday: "Great meetings with the US and European Worldwide Studios teams for the last...
News Sony Gaffer Shuhei Yoshida Spotted Testing the Nintendo Switch
Switching it up
Sony chief Shuhei Yoshida has gone on record regarding his Nintendo fandom in the past, stressing that he sees the Japanese giant as an integral part of the gaming industry multiple times. He's also revealed that he's the owner of multiple Wii Us before – despite the fact that
News Sony: We're Working on a Great Number of Still Unannounced PS4 Titles
Sony's lineup of software is frankly frightening at the moment, but Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has suggested that there's even more to come. Speaking in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation magazine (as translated by Gematsu), the executive said that the company's "working on a great number of still unannounced titles" and that...
News Sony: 2017 Will Be a Year for Amazing PS4 Software
We can't wait
There's no question that this year has been all about hardware for Sony. There have been many amazing games released in 2016, don't get us wrong – but it's the likes of PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4 Pro that have dominated the headlines. Speaking with Japanese publication 4Gamer, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida...
News PS4 Pro Is Selling Very Well, Many Adopting It as First PS4
Sold out in most markets
According to Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, the PlayStation 4 Pro is off to an unexpectedly strong start. Speaking with Digital Spy, the likeable suit admitted that the company had primarily anticipated the premium platform to sell to early adopters, but it turns out that many are selecting the supercharged system as their first...
News Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Expects Nintendo Switch to 'Cover a New Market'
Not necessarily competition for PS4
In an interview with Digital Spy, PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida has given his thoughts on the upcoming Nintendo Switch. The Wii U's successor is supposedly launching in March next year, but Yoshida doesn't seem to be too worried about it being potential competition for the seemingly unstoppable PlayStation 4.
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 Don't Panic, Shu Yoshida Has Reclaimed His Twitter Account
And he's living the life of riley in Montpelier
Normal service has resumed on Shuhei Yoshida's Twitter account, after it was hacked earlier today by a group of ne'erdowells. The cheerful chap didn't seem to be too bothered by the infiltration, though, as he spent his afternoon supping wine and scoffing snails in the idyllic French city of...
News What the Heck Is Going On with Shu's Twitter Account?
Lovable Sony suit Shuhei Yoshida is a frequent presence on Twitter, engaging with fans and industry figureheads, promoting all things PlayStation, and occasionally letting us know what he's been playing lately. His total number of tweets at the time of typing amounts is about 43,200 – it seems he's as keen on his social media as he is...
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
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 Japanese Telly Has No Idea Who Shuhei Yoshida Is
They know he likes Space Invaders, though
Shuhei Yoshida, the affable executive in charge of Sony's Worldwide Studios, is one of the most high-profile names in games, but Japanese television doesn't have a clue who he is. The suit recently attended an exhibit about the history of video games, and was interviewed by a show called Mezamashi TV...
News Sony: PS4 Will Receive an Unprecedented Rush of Games in 2016
Please look forward to it
Pundits claim that it's been a crap year for the PlayStation 4, but looking back at our internal review document reveals a very different tale. There's been an abundance of quality software on Sony's eraser-shaped box in 2015, but looking ahead to the next 12 months, things are really starting to heat up. You may want to...
News Sony: We Put Time and Money into PS2 Titles on PS4
Platform holder defends pricing
PlayStation 2 games on the PlayStation 4 have prompted the closest thing to a backlash in the PlayStation Nation [Sorry – Ed] for years. Sony's charging between $9.99 and $14.99 for the re-releases, but some people think that they should be free for people that either own the original DVDs or bought them on the...
News Shuhei Yoshida Promises More PS4 Firmware Features
Re-iterates that 2016 will be an amazing year
Sony won't rest on its 30.2 million sales any time soon, as Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has promised more PlayStation 4 firmware updates are on the way. As part of a Dengeki PlayStation stream watched by
News Sony: We're Not Just Going to Reveal Everything We're Doing
Yoshida weighs in on top-secret titles
The expectation from PlayStation press conferences is wild at times – and websites like ours probably don't help, even though we always endeavour to keep our predictions as level headed as possible. Speaking as part of an interview with Kinda Funny Games, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has...
News Sony Doesn't Want to Show You Too Much of The Last Guardian
It'll spoil it, apparently
The Last Guardian has gone dark again. The game was re-revealed to a rapturous response at E3 2015, but it was absent at both the Tokyo Game Show and Paris Games Week. This, according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, is nothing to worry about – the platform holder's just limiting the title's showings...
News Yoshida: There Are Many PS4 Exclusives in Development
In fact, he's lost count
Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida signs off on every PlayStation 4 exclusive – but there's so much in development that the affable executive's lost count. Speaking on PlayStation France's Twitter account, he pointed out that there are around 30 to 50 titles that the platform holder's got its fingerprints on...
News So, Is Sony Working on an Exclusive PS4 JRPG?
Shu says no
There have long been rumours swirling around that Sony has some sort of Japanese role-playing game in development. The whispers first began months ago, and they keep popping up from time to time. Of course, it goes without saying that an exclusive JRPG would certainly be something to get excited about, so we can see why these rumours...
News Engineers Working to Enable Online Notifications in Future PS4 Firmware Update
At Long Last just logged in
Sony recently sent out a survey regarding future PlayStation 4 firmware update features, and it mentioned the oft-requested online notifications. Now, speaking on PlayStation France's Twitter account, Worldwide Studio's president Shuhei Yoshida has hinted that the functionality may
News Yoshida: PlayStation VR Is Not Another PS Move, 3D TV
The start of another 20 years of great progress
We've tried PlayStation VR and have been pretty impressed with the experience so far, but the big worry – as with any peripherals that Sony creates – is that it won't get the kind of support that it deserves. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida isn't concerned about that, though, because he...
News Sony Bend's PS4 Exclusive Is the Studio's Biggest Ever
And it's awesome, apparently
Sony Bend has been a part of the Worldwide Studios furniture for a long time, creating franchises such as Syphon Filter, while also expanding upon existing ones like Resistance. However, ever since the release of Uncharted: Golden Abyss, the company has been quiet. The question on everyone's lips, then, is just what is...
News Sony: Paris Games Week Presser Will Be Positioned Similarly to Gamescom
Expect lots of announcements
Sony skipped Gamescom earlier in the year, but don't worry, as it's planning a similarly scaled press conference for Paris Games Week a little later in the month. Speaking on the latest episode of PS I Love You XOXO, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida suggested that we can expect comparable announcements to those...
News Sony Admits PS4 Exclusive Until Dawn Was a Sleeper Hit
There's a bit of revisionist history going on with Until Dawn at the moment. The game has been hugely successful for Sony – both critically and commercially – but with a bit more marketing there's no doubt that it could have been an even bigger success. As such, armchair analysts believe that the platform holder missed a trick...
News Don't Hold Your Breath for a New PlayStation Handheld
Climate is not healthy right now
Sony's more or less ruled out the possibility of a new portable PlayStation platform, as Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida told an audience at EGX 2015 this week that the market "climate is not healthy" for dedicated handheld gaming devices right now. Quizzed by a fan on whether the PlayStation Vita could...
TGS 2015 Good Grief! Sony Has More PS4 Exclusives to Show
It never ends
Remember that scene from The Simpsons where one Krusty Burger mascot is mauling another, and a little kid screams, "Stop! Stop! He's already dead!" That's how we're starting to feel about the PlayStation 4 in regards to its console competition, because after an admittedly slow start the system is like a raging inferno right about now...
News Sony Lines Up Stellar EGX 2015 Offering
Uncharted! Project Morpheus! PSone! Shuhei Yoshida!
Sony rarely ever skips video game conventions – and it's planning to descend upon EGX 2015 later this year in a pretty major way. The headline for attendees of the Birmingham convention will be the appearance of Shuhei Yoshida, as the Worldwide Studios executive will star as part of a panel about...
News Watch Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Eat a Very Hot Chili Pepper Like a Pro
Oh, and Nuclear Throne's coming to PS4
You can always count on president of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida to provide plenty of entertainment, and he's done it again with his latest escapade, which involves him eating a habanero pepper while trying to talk about indie title Nuclear Throne coming to PlayStation platforms. Yes, it's just about...
News Sony: We Like to Have a Balance of Sequels and Risky Concepts in Our First-Party Portfolio
Yoshida explains Japanese giant's approach to exclusives
Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony's Worldwide Studios network, is one of the most powerful people in gaming. Not only does he have an enormous Twitter following, but he's also in charge of every first-party project that deploys on a PlayStation platform. That means that he's responsible...