PS5: Sony Wants More Multiplayer Games, But What About Solo Experiences?

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The President Of SIE Worldwide Studios Already Knows What He Wants On His Next Console: All Types Of Games!

The PlayStation 5 exists, it’s no secret, Sony has apparently already registered domain names, now remains to know when he will present it to the public and launch it in the trade. But Shawn Layden, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, already imagines the exclusive games that could host his next console.

In an interview with Business Insider, Shawn Layden said he would like to see more multiplayer titles on PS5s. But not only online games, but he also talks about cooperative titles locally:

Sofa cooperation – I mean, it’s a whole category to which the sector must return. We have this with sports titles and some racing games, but not much more. And I think that says a lot about the power of the Internet, but otherwise we might want to come back to this idea, that the family is more involved in the gaming experience.

But no, I was referring more often to GTA V Online, Call of Duty or Fortnite, or that kind of experience. The Worldwide Studios, as I said, have relied heavily on games based on history. The power of narrative. Great spectacular experiences. But not much in multiplayer, I think. This is an area in which you will probably see us start making more noise with this new generation.

It is true that the local multiplayer game tends to fade for the benefit of online parties for a good decade, but Nintendo is still the unconditional master in this area, do not forget. For Shawn Layden, making hits like God of War , Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End or Spider-Man is good, but it lacks a little something for the recipe to be perfect. So yes, we should see more exclusive multiplayer games on PS5, but is this the end of solo experiences at Sony ? Nay, as the President told Game Informer :

I think we have to do both. This is not a loophole. I think we set the bar very high to be the best, with long-lasting narrative games. Some of the best narrators in the industry work on Worldwide Studios projects, from Sucker Punch to Bend’s Days Gone team, and of course Naughty Dog and Santa Monica Studios. I think it’s one of our super strengths. I was very happy to see that three of the five named at the Game of the Year award are Worldwide Studios games.

It’s important to remember that the choices we make are strongly about stories and stories and creating worlds, where people will get lost in the story of another person, culture, or environment . We are very proud of that. We will continue to realize our franchises on that.

Shawn Layden has admitted that Sony’s previous multiplayer gaming experience has been very inconclusive, but it’s out of the question for the studio to give up . You’ll understand, on PS5, there will be food and drink, no matter if you prefer solo experiences, cooperation or multiplayer online.

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