Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida and Adam Boyes Weigh in on Whether Video Games are Art or Not

on March 5, 2016 7:35 PM

The question “are video games art?” became a heated topic of discussion after Roger Ebert denied the artistic nature of our hobby a long time ago. Yet, it keeps resurfacing here and there once in a while.

Today that question was answered over Twitter by two of the front men of soon-to-be Sony Interactive Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida and Adam Boyes. Interestingly, their answers are quite different from each other.

Personally, I hold no doubt that video games are art. Of course, your mileage may vary on this. What is your answer?

 /  Executive News Editor
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.