Sony dev turmoil over ‘blockbuster focus’
There’s trouble in PlayStation land as recent top executive decisions by Sony aren’t sitting well across the internal PlayStation studios, as blockbusters take greater focus.
With PlayStation’s central HQ now based out of California, it seems there’s an inevitable ‘Americanisation’ starting to occur that’s already made calls to cut much of Sony’s domestic Japanese development with iconic Japan Studio reportedly now a shell of its former self.
Blockbuster: Bloomberg reports just recently Sony Bend narrowly avoided obscurity by managing to convince execs to let them try out a new IP idea. They were set to be effectively split in two and tasked with just assisting Naughty Dog with their projects.
Not so niche: With everything now being geared toward bigger blockbusters the quirkier niche projects are getting pushed out and this is causing upset among devs. Smaller teams and studios are either closing, merging, or being made to support larger franchises.