Sony's Scott Rhode Teases New PlayStation Games Being Greenlighted and More

With E3 coming, many are speculating about what new games are going to be announced for PS4 and PS Vita, but today Sony Worldwide Studios America Software Product Development Head Scott Rhode teased new games that might come a bit later than that on the PlayStation BlogCast, while describing a typical day at PlayStation’s Campus.

I think it’s just fun to talk about what just happened today. It’s just funny to think of what happens when you’re walking aorund the PlayStation Campus. For those who don’t know I’m based in San Diego but I come up here once a week for a day or two.

So today it was various meetings in the morning, greenlight meetings talking about new games that I can’t talk about on this podcast, then right into having lunch with Greg Johnson, the original creator of ToeJam & Earl, who also worked with Doki Doki Universe, that’s his baby. He is a very fascinating guy to just sit and talk to and one of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet in your life.

And while we were doing that, Yasiel Puig was out in the courtyard playing catch with people, and that’s what happens in a typical day at PlayStation.

For those unfamiliar, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is the cover athlete of MLB 15: The Show, and according to Rhode he was playing catch with PlayStation VP of Hardware Marketing’s young kid.

Funny details aside, what’s quite interesting is the tease about new games. Since they’re being greenlighted now, they’re probably a long time off in the future, but you can color me intrigued.

The meeting with Greg Johnson also catches the attention. His new project, Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove, was funded recently on Kickstarter, but ended up about $90,000 shy of the stretch goal that would have ensured a PS4 version. While we have no way to be sure, maybe not all hopes for a release on Sony’s console are lost.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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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