Speaking to Time, Sony CEO Shawn Layden had some interesting comments about what we can expect from Sony during E3. During the interview Layden said that the resurgence of console (specifically the PS4) popularity is drawing in many different types of games as well as more traditional Japanese creators. He said the following:
Layden says the Japanese publishers are also coming back, listing off recent games like Resident Evil 7, Nioh, Nier: Automata, Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV as examples. “That’s super important for us,” he says. “I think a lot of Japanese developers lost their way chasing the mobile games yen, if you will, but they’re coming back to console in a major way. And speaking of, we’ll have some big announcements at E3 in that precise vein.”
Hmm. Very interesting. We know that rumors have been circulating recently about Bloodborne 2 getting a reveal, and we also know Deep Down is somewhere out there in hiding. With those games developed by big Japanese studios at From Software and Capcom, it’s certainly possible that these are games he is intimating as announcements of both/either of these games would be huge AAA reveals. It would be right in line with the great string of releases we have already seen this year, both the action titles he mentioned and the recent wave of traditional JRPGs that have been coming to the console like Valkyria Revolution, Akiba’s Beat and Dark Rose Valkyrie.
Thoughts on the hints left for us? What Japanese made games would you like to see revealed at E3 next week? Sound off in the comments!
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