PlayStation Boss Thinks “Players Only Remember Best Games”, Talks Why Best Game Developers Should Be Given Enough Time
If Jim Ryan, the PlayStation Boss, has his way, then the PlayStation Studios should deliver nothing less than the best games in the industry and that players only remember the best games. Therefore, the company is also willing to give the studios the necessary development time.
PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan says players only remember best games
In an interview, Jim Ryan, CEO and President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, spoke about the future of his company and that of the PlayStation studios. Among other things, Ryan spoke about upcoming projects of the various titles of PlayStation Studios and let it be known that Sony Interactive Entertainment does not want to do anything by halves.
Instead, those responsible pursue nothing less than the goal of only delivering the best games. In that sense, Ryan said the following in an interview to the site TMTPost:
People like me need to keep those two things in mind and realize that it is better to wait and have a great game than to rush and have a game that is okay or quite good. Players only remember best games rather than OK games. If it is a best game, players may want a sequel, and they will also want to buy a sequel, but no one really cares about a game that is only OK.
Regarding the question about why Sony only wants the best game developers to be given more time, Ryan stated the following:
Of course, due to financial and product portfolio considerations, we will also give pressure to studios to deliver a certain product within the expected time. But in general, we don’t want products that are OK, we want the best.
I think if you have built a mature development team, you have to employ people without any doubt, you have to trust your team and support them. This is how we operate the PlayStation Studio. We give them freedom to express their creativity, and we believe that they will give us a corresponding return and deliver the best games.
The games that are currently under development at PlayStation Studios include the racing game Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital), Horizon: Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games), and the new God of War (Sony Santa Monica).