Shuhei Yoshida: 2016 “Will Be Amazing” for Games; Promises More Features for PS4’s System Software

on December 15, 2015 5:13 PM

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida is one of the most visible among PlayStation’s executives, and he predicts a great year for the PS4, as he menyioned during a livestreamed Winter Special event in Tokyo hosted by the Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation.

Yoshida-san mentioned that next year will be “amazing.” According to him there are so many games coming that it’s hard to find time to introduce them all. It’s also difficult to decide which title to announce at which event, even because E3, Paris Games Week, Tokyo Game Show and PlayStation Experience are all handled by different people at the company.

While Yoshida-san would like to always announce a variety of titles, the task is also made harder by shifting production times, that said, he likes to try to get the information out as much as possible, even to encourage the games’ development teams.

He also mentioned that Japanese titles like Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Rez Infinite, Ace Combat 7 and Final Fantasy VII Remake are gathering attention overseas, and they’re expected to sell well even out of Japan, which in turn provides a driving force to create games in Japan.

He followed by introducing the following titles for PS4 as the highlights of next year (even if the list is by no means complete), and a list of upcoming PlayStation VR titles (not explicitly limited to 2016).
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Since most of you can’t read moon runes, here’s the translated list of PS4 games:

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End 
  • Dark Soul III
  • Persona 5
  • NiOh 
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • New Hot Shots Golf
  • The Last Guardian 
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Dreams (mentioned as “国内未定,” which means that the Japanese release window is still undecided)

Incidentally, while it wasn’t in the slide, he also mentioned Gran Turismo Sport.

And here’s the list of PlayStation VR:

  • Ace Combat 7
  • Rez Infinite
  • RIGS: Machine combat League
  • Summer Lessons
  • Sega feat. Hatsune Miku Project – VR Tech Demo
  • Kitchen
  • The London Heist
  • Cyber Danganronpa VR
  • The Playroom VR
  • Driveclub 

Lastly, Yoshida-san promised that the PS4 will continue to evolve in the future, and that more and more new features will be introduced.

Incidentally, want to know what’s Shuhei Yoshida’s favorite candy? It’s Kororo gummies by Uha. Check him out as he waxes poetic on the sweet and chewy gummies. How can you not love this man?

Just for kicks, check out the Kororo commercial below. If it reminds you of the first mission of the first and unforgivable Tenchu, you definitely aren’t wrong.

 /  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.
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