The new boss of Sony’s PlayStation division, Andrew House, has talked about the company’s presentation at E3 2012 and said that he’s quite proud of the original projects that were showcased on stage, from Beyond: Two Souls to The Last of Us and even Wonderbook.
Gamers weren’t exactly thrilled with E3 2012
as companies like Microsoft and Sony decided to focus on current platforms while Nintendo only showcased a few details about its upcoming Wii U.
Even so, Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House believes that his company’s presentation was quite interesting and managed to showcase a variety of new IPs as well as sequels.
“We were very pleased with the showing that we were able to put together. There are a few things that I would point to - not just exclusives -- but the opportunity to deliver three potential new IPs in the sixth year of a platform's cycle is a huge testament to [PlayStation Worldwide Studios director] Shuhei Yoshida,” he told CVG
According to House, projects like Beyond, The Last of Us, or Wonderbook guarantee that PS3 users will be treated with great experiences for at least another year.
“I think it's also a testament to the longevity of the platform itself. So seeing Beyond from David Cage and Quantic Dream, seeing the Last of Us from Naughty Dog, and then the one that I chose to announce personally, Wonderbook, coming from the London Studios was a pretty good showing for a platform at this point of its lifecycle. I'm very enthusiastic about Wonderbook, and it was in part why I wanted to make the announcement.”
As always, House sidestepped talks about a PlayStation 4 and emphasized that his company would continue to cater for PS3 owners in the near future.
Do you agree with the PlayStation boss? Was Sony’s E3 2012 presentation a successful one?