Sony Exec: 2016 Is A Defining Year For The PS4, Talks About New IPs In 2016 And Onwards
India’s PlayStation Country Manager, Atindriya Bose on Sony’s commitment to new IPs.
Sony had a great showing at E3 2015. Along with new footage from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, a number of new games were announced at E3 including the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn. But are there going to be new IPs and games besides the ones that have been already announced?
GamingBolt spoke to India’s PlayStation boss, Atindriya Bose and asked him what the PS4 has to offer besides Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Horizon Zero Dawn. There are a number of games already scheduled to launch on the PS4 including The Last Guardian but Bose told us that there will be new games in 2016 and beyond.
“There will be. There have been so many games that have been showcased other than Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Horizon: Zero Dawn. The games portfolio showcases how the game is and what new things are there in it, as we go forward towards the launch the acceptability of many new IPs also comes in,” he said to GamingBolt.
“If you look at the whole E3 line up, you are only taking two out of the so many that have been declared, hopefully for 2016 and onward and then you have the third party titles. This is definitely a defining year for the PS4 because at that point we are perhaps with a base of 100,000-120,000 units in India. So I think yes, it’s a re-defining year, those two are exciting titles but those two are not the only two.”
He also stated that the showings at E3 and other major events are a testament to Sony’s continued support and development for new IPs. “Those testaments are perhaps best seen during E3, Gamescom and the Paris Games Show, and similar events. And we have always been able to deliver on that.”
It must be noted that Bose’s comments are from an Indian market perspective but generally speaking the line up for PS4 in 2016 and beyond looks exciting. Stay tuned for our full interview with Bose in the coming days.