PlayStation Boss Feels PS4 Will Continue to (Humbly) Dominate the Gaming Market in 2018

Sony's Shawn Layden talks about release date announcements, the PS4 domination, and when we'll be able to change our PSN names.

on December 9, 2017 1:00 AM

Today during the PlayStation Experience opening presentation Sony Interactive Entertainment America CEO Shawn Layden gave a few pointers about the future of Sony Interactive Entertainment and the PS4.

Layden talked about the announcement of release dates (of which we got none for big games tonight), mentioning that at times announcing them too early it’s like “creating a rod for one’s own back.” Sony is trying to get to a place in which they will announce the dates as soon as they have a solid feeling about them. They are trying to get better at it, and he thinks that the games that have been officially announced for 2018, will actually come next year.

About the vision for 2018, Layden believes that “humbly” PlayStation 4 will continue its “dominance of the gaming market.” He also feels that as the installed base of PlayStation VR will hit critical mass, a lot of content creators will jump on it as well.

Interestingly, we also heard about the much-requested option of changing one’s PlayStation Network name, and Layden teased that he hopes that it’ll be available before next PlayStation Experience.

If you want to hear more from PlayStation Executives, you can check out the farewell speech of former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House, and the introduction of new CEO John Kodera.

 /  Executive News Editor
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