PlayStation worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshida doesn't understand why some gamers only want to play big-budget AAA games. Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Yoshida acknowledged that some people gravitate towards AAA games exclusively, but said he wonders why people don't also give smaller-sized games a chance.
"I do realize that some people are only interested in big-budget AAA games. I don't really understand those people" -- Shuhei Yoshida
"I hear complaints [about the lack of AAA games]. I do realize that some people are only interested in big-budget AAA games. I don't really understand those people," Yoshida said. "I don't know if they've tried some of the indie games and decided they're not interested. Maybe they haven't even tried. That's a key question."
Yoshida pointed out that Sony offered acclaimed side-scrolling shooter Resogun for a while as a free download for PlayStation 4 PlayStation Plus subscribers owners, going on to say that not everyone took advantage of this deal for what he described as a "great, great game." Understanding how Sony can push gamers more towards excellent smaller-sized games is a "key question" for the company, Yoshida said.
Sony has executive-level love for indie games, PlayStation software product development head Scott Rohde said previously. Admiration for smaller games coming from the top of Sony makes it difficult for other publishers to match the company's indie strategy, he argues.
Of course, Sony supports much more than just smaller-sized games. Games that would be referred to as AAA in development at Sony studios right now include The Order: 1886, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Bloodborne, and LittleBigPlanet 3, among others.
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