In a current interview with Hermen Hulst, the top of PlayStation Studios, he revealed that Sony nonetheless values Japanese expertise and Japanese video games. The interview itself particulars what Sony Interactive Entertainment has deliberate for the long run of PlayStation. This consists of discussions surrounding narrative centered single-player video games, and the quantity of titles in improvement at PlayStation Studios. [Thanks, ryokutya2089!]
However, the assertion concerning Sony nonetheless valuing Japanese expertise and video games, comes after a number of main builders leaving Sony Interactive Entertainment. One of which was Keiichiro Toyama, creator of the Silent Hill and Siren collection. He then went on to create his personal studio, which is at the moment engaged on an unannounced horror title. However, Toyama was not the one one to go away SIE Japan. In March 2021, Bloodborne Executive Producer Masami Yamamoto introduced his departure from the studio.
In the interview Hulst states that “Japan and Asia are strongly associated with our legacy: the success of Sony,” and that with the creation of Team Asobi, the corporate hopes to create extra franchises with international attraction. Hulst additionally mentions that he’s excited concerning the future of “PlayStation games from Japan, and Asia.” Specifically, he mentions the standard and innovation of titles coming from the area. However, he doesn’t elaborate any additional within the interview.