Sony's Shawn Layden wants fewer, bigger PlayStation games

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    It's always been hard to make a video game we want to buy. The internet's making it even harder.

    Titles like Bethesda's post-apocalyptic adventure game Fallout 76 and the wartime simulator Battlefield 5 from Electronic Arts became punching bags of prominent gamers on YouTube and Twitter when they launched last year.

    Players and reviewers alike criticized Fallout 76 as a poorly made game that offered little new feel or fun compared with its award-winning predecessor, 2015's Fallout 4.

    Some critics, meanwhile, were upset with EA for featuring a woman in its marketing of Battlefield 5, a shooting game set during World War II. To make matters worse, the game was incomplete when released, missing a promised battle royale mode to compete with Fortnite.

    Shawn Layden has a plan to avoid those mistakes. As Sony's former PlayStation chief in the US and now head of its 13 development studios making games like the highly anticipated zombie game The Last of Us Part 2, Layden said he's more willing to delay games to ensure they meet an ever higher quality bar.
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    I don't know why companies like EA can't take a clue from companies like Sony and Rockstar who delay games but deliver very high quality content time and time again.
     

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