Former Sony Executive Shahid Ahmad Gets PS4 DevKit, Might Do a Chimera Remaster

on March 1, 2016 4:38 PM

Back in December, former Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Strategic Content Director Shahid Kamal Ahmad left the company to go back to his root and develop indie games. Afterwards, he joined Double Eleven’s advisory board, but he hasn’t given up on development. Today, he got his first PS4 devkit, or better, the first one he’s on the receiving end of, instead of giving it.

Ahmad also shared what his first project on it might be, a PS4 remaster of his 1985 creation Chimera, that was released back then on Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum.

Incidentally, the game might not just be on PS4, as Ahmad mentioned. If he manages to do it in Unity, it’ll be released “on everything.”

I actually played Chimera back in the day on my Spectrum, and it was quite enjoyable. Yes. I’m that old. Hopefully the plan to remaster it will come to fruition. I’d definitely love to take a trip with Shahid down the memory lane.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.