Shuhei Yoshida is the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios. He was recently at Develop: Brighton where he talked about his work at PlayStation and shared views on the current gaming generation.
- Yoshida praised the work of Ken Kutaragi: “He’s always at least five years ahead of time… we would wish he was a little closer to our time!”
- He considers himself lucky for having his first two producer credit on Crash Bandicoot and Gran Turismo.
- He says that The Matrix DVD was the biggest launch title on PS2.
- Yoshida talks about The Last Guardian saying it used to run at just 10-15 fps on PS3.
- He calls the PS3 reveal and launch price a “horrifying moment.”
- He is happy with the success of SP games citing God of War and Horizon as brilliant but says that he wishes they had more success on the multiplayer side.
- He was proud to see ThatGameCompany make Journey for the PS3 and seeing it sweep all the industry awards.
- He considers remasters/remakes as great but says that they don’t speak much for how games have progressed.
- “I’d really like to see interactivity become more and more complex… I’m interested in the advancement of AI, to make characters more complex, to improve interactions with players.”
It will be interesting to see what kind of projects are released in the future under the direction of Shuhei Yoshida as the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios.