Sony’s Shawn Layden, the massive boss of PlayStation and quite a few builders which might be engaged on video games for Sony’s residence console, has been saying a number of fascinating issues not too long ago. He’s beforehand said his perception that we’re dwelling in “a post-console world,” for instance, and now he is speaking about what sorts of video games he’d wish to see extra of in future.- Advertisement -
“I feel all these issues we do [story-driven games] rather well. What we don’t achieve this a lot in is multiplayer,” Layden admitted in a brand new interview with Business Insider. He then went on to speak about native multiplayer as a possible space for enlargement.
“Couch co-op – I imply, that’s an entire class I feel the business must look again at,” he mused. “We have that with sports activities titles and a few racing titles, however not with a lot else. And I feel that speaks to the ability of the web on the one hand, however in any other case, we would wanna revisit that to get extra household engagement within the gaming expertise.”
Layden went on to say GTA Online, Call Of Duty, and Fortnite as massively standard on-line multiplayer choices, highlighting that there aren’t that many native/couch-based equivalents to get individuals gaming in teams in actual life. He additionally talked about that Sony has “been going actually heavy into story-driven gaming. The energy of the narrative. Big, spectacular experiences” lately, “however not an entire lot within the multiplayer aspect of issues […] That’s an space the place you’ll possible see us begin to make extra noise within the new time period.”
Given that taking part in co-operative multiplayer video games with pals in shut quarters is without doubt one of the basic tenets of gaming (and one which has certainly been uncared for a bit lately) we look ahead to seeing what sort of video games Layden’s newest piece of strategic pondering ends in over the last days of the PS4 and past. Certainly, some new and thrilling co-op video games that do not require an web connection or PS Plus to play might be an actual deal with, particularly in the event that they’re family-friendly titles that individuals of all ages can get pleasure from.
We’ll preserve you posted as we hear extra.