Over the course of 2016, the PlayStation family grew quite considerably what with Sony launching a slimmer version of the PlayStation 4, the PS4 Pro and of course, the PlayStation VR. Hardware proved to be a major focus for the Japanese platform holder, then, but as we approach the new year, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida has stated that he fully expects the pendulum to swing toward software.
Word comes by way of a recent 4Gamer interview – as translated by DualShockers – where Yoshida-san teased some of the “amazing software” in the pipeline, which will no doubt put those aforementioned pieces of hardware to good use. That being said, of all the major PS4 exclusives simmering in development – from God of War to Days Gone to Death Stranding – Guerrilla’s Horizon Zero Dawn is the only one in possession of an official release date: February 28, 2017. Persona 5 is the other notable release, which is expected to grace PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 for those in North America in mid-February.
In related news, 4Gamers’ end-of-year chat also featured an interview with Bloodborne producer Teruyuki Toriyama, who noted that he and his team are toiling away “ambitious titles,” along with ideas for brand new experiences. A direct sequel to Bloodborne reads like a no-brainer, but it should be noted that Toriyama-san didn’t explicitly reference the Lovecraftian RPG at any point during the interview.
So, there you have it; Shuhei Yoshida is confident PS4 owners will be awash with “amazing software” come 2017. But which of the upcoming new releases are you most looking forward to? Do let us know.