A recent interview with Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, has revealed that all of Sony’s first-party studios are working on PS4 titles. When asked by IGN “is it fair to say that all of the first party studios are working on PS4 games?” Yoshida answered “It is fair to say”.
While the Sony announcement event showed us what Sucker Punch, Guerrilla Games, Sony Japan and Evolution Studios are working on, that leaves plenty of speculation for what we can expect to see from the other nine studios.
Given that two of those four are new titles within existing franchises, it’s safe to assume with some inevitability that we’ll see titles such as Uncharted and Gran Turismo at some point within the PS4’s lifecycle.
As with many of the post-announcement interviews, no further details were forthcoming. However, it’s interesting to consider what studios such as Sony Bend are working on, particularly as beyond their recent portable Uncharted titles their key franchise is Syphon Filter.
With the release of the PS4, is now the perfect time for a return from the series, perhaps being realised as some form of stealth and combat based MMORPG? Or will we instead see a fresh next-generation IP? We may only have to wait until E3 to find out.