India’s PlayStation Country Manager, Atindriya Bose ensures the games are coming in for the PS4.
2015 seems to be an interesting year for both Sony and Microsoft. Microsoft has an amazing line up games later this year which includes the likes of Forza Motorsport 5, Halo 5 Guardians and many more. On the other hand, there does not seem to be many AAA exclusives for the PlayStation 4. Granted the console has a number of games in development, but as it stands right now there is nothing major coming out for the console soon.
GamingBolt recently caught up with India’s PlayStation boss, Atindriya Bose and asked him about his thoughts on the situation and the current games line up for the PS4. It’s important to note that Bose’s comments are from an Indian market perspective but given that most games that launch in the West make their way to India anyways, this may apply to the general PS4 audience as well.
Bose believes there is nothing PS4 owners should worry about and Sony’s strategy of investing in a strong line up of new IPs, remasters and third party partnership will ensure a stead flow of games in 2015 2016.
“We had releases in the past that have been exclusive to the PlayStation 4 including successful remasters such as The Last of Us and at the same time building up to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, we have a good 3-4 titles that will be coming up.”
“Then we also have Until Dawn which is coming up. Then between Until Dawn and Uncharted 4, there are quite a few releases but they may not be specific to the Indian market like Tearaway Unfolded. Tearway has a very unique concept, we will bring it here and test it out but we will have to see how it pans out.”
“So we have 3-4 new titles coming up along with remastered games. There is The Uncharted Collection that we are talking about and is already available for pre-order. Along with that, if you see our third party partnerships, Batman Arkham Knight did so well on the PlayStation 4, this was further supported with significant numbers that we did with the Batman bundle. So I feel we have our partnerships very strongly in place.
“Destiny is not an Indian product but there are things we plan to do with Call of Duty and stuff like so am quite confident that PS4 owners will have a gaming experience between the exclusives and the 3rd party stuff that will make them satisfied on the PlayStation platform. The third party strategies are doing very well on the platform so that is encouraging. I feel that new IPs along with remastered games as support is good enough package for the full the year.”
Bose believes that the PS4 owners should not be bothered at all and assures that games on the platform will be bigger and better. “The PlayStation 4 gamer should not be bothered at all. In terms of new IPs there are some huge ones. When I look at E3 where we have announced what is coming up which also takes care of next year’s line up and those are pretty big. So in terms of overall experience I think there is nothing to worry about. The games are going to be better, bigger and more exciting.”
He also shared his thoughts on Bloodborne, a title whose genre probably won’t work for the Indian audience but guess what? It worked out pretty well. Bose was surprised at the success of Bloodborne which prompted him to launch a bundle.
“You have seen the excellent launch of Bloodborne which did exceedingly well even in the Indian market. I was a bit apprehensive about it but it is a surprise. I was quite happy to have it as a positive surprise because I thought it was specific to a particular genre but it did very well in the Indian market. We were fast enough to move in with a Bloodborne bundle. Initially that was not planned but the moment we realized it was doing well we came up with a summer bundle.”
Stay tuned for our full interview with Atindriya Bose in the coming days.