Yoshida baffled by gamers who shun indie titles

PS4 is still riding the crest of its strong launch wave but there is one criticism the machine has regularly faced it’s concerning the lack of triple-A releases for the machine thus far.

With The Order: 1886, Bloodborne and Uncharted 4 not due until next year, the already delayed DriveClub – along with PS3 re-make The Last of Us – stand as the only platform exclusives due out this side of Christmas.

Although that’s only true if you dismiss the vast catalogue of digital indie games making their way to the platform. And doing that is silly, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has told Games Industry.

"I hear complaints [about the lack of triple-A games]. I do realise that some people are only interested in big-budget AAA games. I don’t really understand those people,” he said.

I don’t know if they’ve tried some of the indie games and decided they’re not interested. Maybe they haven’t even tried. That’s a key question. With Resogun, which we offered for free for a long time on PS Plus, not every PS Plus member downloaded it, and that’s a great, great game. That’s a key question for us.

"Almost every week you see an indie game coming out digitally on PS4. Some of them are really, really interesting, beautiful games. We’re fortunate that they’re creating games on PS4, and some of them are choosing to launch their console versions on PlayStation first. It’s fortunate. It really helps.

"When you compare it to the launch of PS3, we had a very small number of digital games. They were very limited in terms of numbers, and many of them were arcade classics at that time. Now, they’re original concepts.”

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