After Uncharted 4 Delay, Sony Says No Concerns About PS4's Holiday Lineup
Tearaway and No Man's Sky are "just the start" of what's coming to PS4 this holiday, executive says.
Despite high-profile first-party PlayStation 4 games like Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Ratchet & Clank shifting to 2016, Sony has no concerns about the company's holiday 2015 lineup. That's according to Sony UK managing director Fergal Gara, who spoke about the subject in a recent interview with MCV.
“I won't go into any detail now," Gara said. “There is plenty for gamers to get excited about already, such as Tearaway for PS4 and No Man's Sky. That's just the start of what is on the table right now. So I don't have any concerns that we will have a lack of strong software for PS4 this peak."
Gara's comments ("just the start of what's on the table...") suggest that Sony has more to reveal before the holiday season. One likely venue for game announcements would be E3 2015 next month. Sony's briefing is expected to take place on the evening of Monday, June 15.
The executive went on to say that part of the reason for a gap in new PS4 releases comes down to developers still getting accustomed to the new hardware.
"My sense is that the new platforms have opened up the ambitions of developers and the capabilities of what they can achieve," he explained. "What has then happened since has been a bit of rushing to market and a couple of not perfect launches. That's perhaps driven some conservatism to not overly force this and make sure we get it right--there's been an adjustment of pace."
"The good news is that the ability to stick to timelines will improve as people get experience of the hardware under their belts," he added. "I have been hearing stories from around the industry that give me assurance that developers have got a better grasp on things, so we will be in increasingly good shape."
By comparison, Microsoft has high-profile Xbox One exclusives like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5: Guardians, and Forza Motorsport 6 in the pipeline for his holiday. There could be even more exclusives on the way for this year, as Microsoft is also rumored to be working on a Gears of War Xbox One remaster.
The full MCV interview touches on other subjects, including the PS4 vs. Xbox One price war and more.
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