Shawn Layden, the boss of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has set an ambitious forecast where he believes the video gaming industry can be targeted. Speaking to Game Informer, Layden said it was creating a "post-console" world where PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo are more united than ever before. Layden says PlayStation is "the best gaming experience," but said the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch also offer "great experience" and the PlayStation should do more to recognize it.
this is the point because it can disrupt some of the people I've worked with, but I think it's effective, we look at a post-console world where you can have quality gaming experience in various technologies, ”he said. "Of course, the PS4 and PS4 Pro provide what we think is the best gaming experience, but the other consoles in it ̵
He added: "We are not a small number of game ghettos that are not linked or incompatible. We are all part of the same gaming community, we just came to believe that the future will be an extension of this metaphor. Your platform is not your hiding place. It's just your door to all other players. "
It's an intriguing and amazing quote to hear from PlayStation Higher, because what Layden offers is almost the opposite of what Sony's approach has been in recent years. On the contrary, the company initially said it did not allow cross-play between the PS4 and other consoles because PlayStation is the best place to play. Since then, the company has relaxed, and games such as Fortnite and Rocket League support the cross-game between PS4 and competing consoles.
Layden is not the only one who speaks of its desire to lower the boundaries between consoles. The CEO of EA predicted future games that you can play on any device, and the CEO of Take-Two, the parent company of Red Dead Redemption, also talked about closed system borders and why it might be good. Bethesda CEO Pete Hines said he wanted to see closed Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo wall systems so that more people could play together.
"I think you will see the homogenization of the platforms," Hines said, "Because there is no reason why [competing consoles] is different. You can't buy a DVD and then worry about what DVD player you have.
In addition, during the interview Layden talked about how the transition between console times can be complex and complex.
"One of the most terrible circumstances in our gaming industry is that every time we launch a new console technology, we built the last one "It doesn't happen in movies. It doesn't happen in music, but it's happening all the time in games."
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Layden also talked about why Sony is not participating in E3 this year. Extending what he said to GameSpot sister CNET, Layden said that Sony simply didn't have much talk.
"This year, coming to 2019, I'll be honest – we just didn't have a new history and when Sony sounds a bell for everyone to come, they expect something that is brand new and amazing. We looked at the composition and maybe we just give fans a lot of updates about what they already know, how it works for us?
He added that Sony is now spending less on games than ever before. “We do less games at any time than ever before in our history. We went back to the day when we played 15-20 games at a time, always a new game. can have that conversation about. But in 2019 to us that the merger just did not happen.
The game informant's conversation with Layden is charming and in-depth – you can read it.
will soon hear more from Layden's post-console world theme. Layden will present the main address this week at the DICE Summit in Las Vegas. His language is called "No Generation", so you can expect him to make some predictions about the future of games