While Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, may get the most attention from that particular division of Sony, there’s also Michael Denny, Senior Vice President of Sony Worldwide Studios Europe, who chatted with PlayStation Access at gamescom.
Denny has previously talked about how there’s over 50 external developers as part of WWS, with all first-party developers making PS4 games, but some of those developers – Sony Santa Monica, Media Molecule, Naughty Dog – were absent from gamescom, something Michael explained:
We didn’t announce their titles, as you know. The reality is we’ve announced a lot of AAA blockbusters from first-party and third-party. I think the teams you talk about there, you will have noticed they’ve done some quite big games on PlayStation 3 recently, yeah? So, hence why their PlayStation 4 debuts will come a little later.
So it was that chance to look at the other side of what PlayStation 4 can offer as well with some of those smaller, innovative titles as well.
The PlayStation 4 launches on November 15th in the USA and Canada, with many other countries getting it on November 29th.