Sony Interactive Entertainment hosted its press conference at Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong and the company’s executive took the stage to give an update on the local situation of the PlayStation business.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia President Atsushi Morita kicked off the presentation, mentioning that due to its foundation in 1997 (which makes this year the 20th anniversary), PlayStation Hong Kong is the company’s first branch in the Asian region outside of Japan.
Morita-san continued by mentioning that Hong Kong is a very important strategic location which contribute a lot to the prosperity of the Asian business in the past twenty years. In the future, he is confident that Hong Kong will continue to play a critical role in the Asian region.
According to Morita-san, the proof of that importance is that PlayStation recorded a “very brilliant result” last year with the launch of the slimmer CUH-2000 PS4, PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR in Hong Kong, and it was a “most delightful moment” for PlayStation.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong General Manager Tetsuro Tokoro followed, underlining that this is the 20th anniversary of the business in Hong Kong, and mentioning that in twenty years Hong Kong PlayStation fans have always been leading the Asian gaming market.
Third on the stage was Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia Deputy President Hiroyuki Oda, who provided some news for the local market.
Gran Turismo Sport will launch in Asia day and date with North America on October 17th, including Chinese language. Everybody’s Golf will also release at the same time as North America, on August 20th, and the same will go for Knack II, on September 5th.
The Chinese version of Shadow of the Colossus will release early next year, followed by Detroit: Become Human some time in 2018, also localized in Chinese.
No Heroes Allowed! VR will also get a Chinese localization, and Destiny 2 (releasing locally on September 6th) will feature Chinese subtitles for the first time. It will have both a standard and limited edition.
Call of Duty: WWII will have Chinese language support on November 3rd, and the local beta will start on August 26th.
FIFA 18 will support both Traditional and Simplified Chinese for the first time when it launches on September 26th. Need For Speed Payback will also get Chinese language support, releasing on November 10th. Last, but not least Star Wars Battlefront II will support Traditional Chinese launching on November 17th.