Designer of Astro's Playroom Says He Would Consider a Sequel or Expansion

Astro's Playroom has been widely praised, and I would believe that plenty of us PS5 owners would love to see some more content for it.

December 6, 2020

Astro’s Playroom comes packed in with a PS5. The game is a platformer that toys around and demonstrates the new features of the new DualSense controller. The platformer has been widely considered not just a great showcase of technology, but a great game as well. With that said, in a recent interview with Edge magazine (via VGC), the lead designer stated that he would consider creating a sequel or expansion content.

In the interview, Japan Studio boss Nicolas Doucet stated that he has not decided on what the development team will create next, whether it is a new game or something related to Astro’s Playroom. When asked if he would consider a sequel or DLC, he stated: “At this moment in time, there’s no plan for an extension of Astro’s Playroom, but I think it’s going to come down to the popularity of the game. So far we’ve heard a lot from the media, and it’s been very positive, and we’re really, really happy. But a lot of it is going to come down to the consumer experience.”

He continued and said that he would like to wait and hear from casual players and players who happen to be new to gaming.

“I think we need to hear from them too. And that’s going to happen post-launch, once the console is in the hands of consumers. But if the character has popularity, and if it proves that people are really having fun, [an extension or sequel] could be one avenue to follow. But at the same time, in Team Asobi we’re always trying to come up with ideas from technology, and so there are lots of things we want to try and do around the controller. And as we make these prototypes, if one of them turns out to be a game idea in its own right, it could end up being a new direction that we take and we’ll run with it. So it could be one or the other, but at this moment in time I don’t really know.”

Astro’s Playroom is currently available for the PS5. The game comes bundled with the console, so if you have the PS5, you have Astro’s Playroom. Make sure to check out DualShockers’ official review of the game right here.

Grant Huff

Grant Huff is a writer at DualShockers located out of Houston. He is a computer science graduate from Texas State University. When he is not playing or covering video games, he is most likely eating pizza.

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