The team at Sony handling the launch of the PlayStation 4 says that it is making sure that a constant stream of new video games will be launched for the next-gen console before the end of 2013 and in early 2014 in order to keep players engaged.[ADMARk=1]Scott Rohde, an executive at Sony Worldwide Studios, tells Polygon that, “People know that there are games coming. I love the fact that you’ve got a couple big first-party retail games at launch, all the third-party and indie games, DriveClub coming a couple months later and Infamous: Second Son right around the corner.”
A number of the post-launch PlayStation 4 titles will be smaller indie games, a category that Sony has been courting ever since the new platform was announced earlier in the year.
More games are also set to be revealed during a launch event that will take place tomorrow.
The executive adds, “There’ll be something to talk about in the months to come, as opposed to cramming everything into the first month, and then not having anything to talk about for three or four months. I like the way this worked out quite better, frankly. It makes good sense for us to stagger these games.”
A number of fans might pick up either the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One based on launch titles or on marketing, but the vast majority of gamers will probably wait to see how the bigger games catalogue is shaping up before committing.
The new Sony device will be launched tomorrow in North America and two weeks later in Europe, for the price of 399 dollars or Euro.
The Xbox One will only be offered in 13 countries, which Microsoft has deemed important, on November 22 and the rest of the world will get access to the device in 2014.