Sony UK’s Fergal Gara talks about what’s to come for consumers this year.
Sony’s Holiday 2015 line-up for the PlayStation 4 is looking a bit worrying, especially with recent news that the Ratchet & Clank remake was delayed to 2016. Nonetheless, UK managing director Fergal Gara told MCV that there’s plenty to look forward to on the console, staring with Tearaway Unfolded and No Man’s Sky.
“I won’t go into any detail now. There is plenty for gamers to get excited about already, such as Tearaway for PS4 and No Man’s Sky. That’s just the start of what is on the table right now. So I don’t have any concerns that we will have a lack of strong software for PS4 this peak.”
It seems that most developers are still trying to get used to the PS4’s hardware. “My sense is that the new platforms have opened up the ambitions of developers and the capabilities of what they can achieve. What has then happened since has been a bit of rushing to market and a couple of not perfect launches. That’s perhaps driven some conservatism to not overly force this and make sure we get it right–there’s been an adjustment of pace.” That could explain the absence of studios like Media Molecule, SCE Bend Studio and Quantic Dream when it comes to PS4-exclusive titles.
“The good news is that the ability to stick to timelines will improve as people get experience of the hardware under their belts. I have been hearing stories from around the industry that give me assurance that developers have got a better grasp on things, so we will be in increasingly good shape.”
It’s not like Sony has to worry about the success of PS4 hardware. The console has sold more than 22 million units worldwide as of April 2015. One can also expect plenty of new game announcements at E3 2015 so stay tuned for Sony’s conference on June 15th.