PlayStation Boss Shawn Layden Feels that this Will Be a Good Year for Sony’s Japanese Studios

Sony Interactive Entertainment America President Shawn Layden feels that this is going to be a good year for PlayStation's Japanese game developers.

on June 30, 2017 2:17 PM

Sony Interactive Entertainment America President Shawn Layden was at the forefront of a quite successful E3 press conference this year, and he shared a few interesting comments with the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu.

Layden mentioned that the audience had a very good reaction to this year’s conference. He talked only for four minutes total, and he joked on the fact that the crowd is pleased if he talks less. Everything else was “games, games, games.”

Asked about Sony’s Japanese studios, Layden mentioned that he feels that this year will be a good year for them. As examples, he brought Everybody’s Golf and Gran Turismo Sport.

Although the mission of all studios is to make games that can have a global appeal, Japanese studios still need to create games suitable for the Japanese market. Everybody’s Golf has many fans in Japan, and they have been been looking forward for the debut of the franchise on on PS4. On top of that, everyone has been waiting for Gran Turismo Sport.

Overall, he feels that the PlayStation content coming out in the Japanese market this year is quite good.

Everybody’s Golf will launch on August 29th in North America and August 30th in Europe. Gran Turismo Sport was also confirmed for a fall 2017 release at E3, even if we still don’t have a firm release date. You can also enjoy some really lovely screenshots here.

 /  Executive News Editor
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