Michael Denny talks about how all 14 studios within Sony are now working on the PS4, highlights new content [UPDATE: 33 games on PS4 by end of year]
At its Gamescom press conference today, Sony further emphasized the breadth of content the company is bringing to the PlayStation 4, with 15 new title announcements.
Michael Denny of Worldwide Studios took the stage to note that all 14 studios with the organization are now working on PS4 games, including unannounced titles from Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studios, and Media Molecule.
Some of the new titles shown off included Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture from Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room, Rime from Tequila Works (Deadlight), a new cross-platform cooperative squad-based shooter called Helldivers from Arrowhead Studios (Magicka), Housemarque’s (creator of Super Stardust) new arcade shooter Resogun, Shadow of the Beast (an Amiga classic) reimagined for PS4, and War Thunder – a free-to-play, flight combat MMO – among others.
Sony also took the opportunity to show off how well Remote Play with PS Vita and PS4 can work, using Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag as an example. Sony said “almost all” PS4 games would be playable on Vita over Wi-Fi with Remote Play.
Update: In a press release, Sony Computer Entertainment has outlined the 15 PS4 games that will be available on Blu-ray at retail between the platform’s launch and December. When combined with digital releases on PlayStation Network, there will be 33 games available for PS4 owners by year’s end.