Many people complain about the line-up of the Christmas season of PlayStation 4, but Shawn Layden wanted to clarify the situation through the pages of the Telegraph, in which a long interview has been recently published with the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America.
In the course of an interview post-E3 with the Telegraph, Shawn Layden, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, revealed that all the PS4 exclusive already announced for 2018 will be released in the first half of the year.
“To be honest, we’re already halfway through 2017…” Layden counters – and he has a point. It’s been an unusually front-loaded year for Sony thanks to successful Spring releases like Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh.
“And that’s the nature of game development. No, I feel the lineup we have coming into the holidays this year – and GT will launch in the fall – I don’t know if you got to go to the pre-show [hands on event for media]? Well GT was heavily represented there on the floor. We think there is a lot of attention around that title from our company. And the stuff coming in 2018, all of that is coming in the first half of the year, so. Is it in the next 12 to 13 months? Most likely. So.”
Layden includes criticism of the fans but remembers that in the first half of this year numerous titles came out including Nier, Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh, just to name a few. In the second half of the year will come productions such as Knack 2, Gran Turismo Sport, Uncharted Legacy Lost, Everybody’s Golf, Matterfall and Horizon: Frozen Worlds, as well as leading third-party titles.
For 2018, however, the titles that will be foreseen includes Spider-Man, Detroit Become Human, God of War, Days Gone and probably the remake of Shadow of the Colossus, although the mentioned games are still without a precise launch window.