Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden recently gave an interview to Game Informer discussing the future of gaming.
During the interview, Layden talked about different platforms and what he believes would be the future of gaming. First, he said the Switch and other devices offer “great experiences”, and they have to recognize “all that”.
Layden believes that the future of gaming is one where everyone, regardless of the platform they are on, are part of one big gaming community. Here are his full words:
“I don’t want to put too fine a point on this because it might upset some of the people I work with, but I think effectively, we’re looking at kind of a post-console world where you can have quality gaming experiences across a variety of technologies. Sure, PS4 and PS4 Pro provide what, of course, we think is the best gaming experience, but the other consoles out there, be it Switch, Xbox One X, or tablets, or phones – there are great experiences across all these. What we need to do is recognize all that. We’re not little gaming ghettos that are not federated or aligned at all. We’re all part of the same gaming community, we just come at it through different doorways. I think the future will be an extension of that metaphor. Your platform is not your hideaway. It’s just your doorway to all these other gamer folk.”
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