In an interview with GamePro, John Koller, Sony’s head of PlayStation marketing, has revealed that the team has great plans for the PlayStation brand in 2010. “The PSN is going to be very important,” he starts. “We’ll add a number of very critically demanded features, and also continue to look for ways to expand on what the PS3 consumer has asked for. The PSN is really a big pillar where we’ll go.”
“Those are going to be three big pillars as we go into 2010, motion control gaming, 3D gaming, and the PlayStation Network.”
“We look at motion control as being that much more than what exists on the market,” he says, referring to the Wii and Natal. “The Holy Grail of gaming is placing you as a consumer into the game physically. When we provide further details, people will see exactly where we’re going, not only from a technological standpoint on the hardware, but also where the gameplay is transitioning. It’s going to be a really exciting launch. ”
Referring to the PSPgo, Koller confirms that he is “fighting to ensure that we get parity on launch dates” and that PSPgo owners shouldn’t have to feel annoyed about delays for downloadable versions of games already out on UMD. And on sales? “We are over-forecast on what we thought we’d be selling on PSP Go, so we’ve been very pleased,” but Sony has plans to get across the idea of PSPgo a little clearer.
And finally, on 2010’s big games: “we haven’t really announced all of them yet, but the titles that will be launching at the time are going to be very exciting. Some of the big franchises, as well as new IPs have new ways to game, not motion control gaming, but in other ways.” I have an idea what’s he’s talking about, and if it is what I think it is, 2010 could very well be Sony’s best year yet. Here’s to next year!