PlayStation 4 game announcements a key point of TGS 2014, Yoshida says
posted on 08.14.14 at 12:03 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Choice quotes from Sony's Worldwide Studios boss.

Shuhei Yoshida

New PlayStation 4 game announcements will be a key point of next month’s Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said.

Speaking to Famitsu, Yoshida discussed the theme of this year’s Gamescom press conference, games held from the conference, and more.

Find details below.

Theme and Unannounced Titles

“This time, the theme was to introduce first-party games, as well as a number of third-party games,” Yoshida said about this year’s Gamescom press conference.

“But to be honest, in selecting the games we wanted to introduce, we realized it wasn’t possible to fit everything into the frame of the conference, so unfortunately there were some games we couldn’t introduce this time.”

Famitsu followed up, asking, “So there are more games we’ve yet to see?”

Yoshida responded, “Yes. [Because we had so much to show,] that’s one of the reasons we had the new The Order: 1886 and Bloodborne trailers before the conference.”

Yoshida on PlayStation 4 in Japan and TGS

“On the subject of PlayStation 4 in the Japanese marketplace, more content is necessary in order for it to gain ground. If the games made by Japanese developers further multiply, game fans will gradually begin buying PlayStation 4.”

Yoshida continued, “From here, we’re working with publishers to increase the PlayStation 4 user base.”

Famitsu followed up, mentioning that with the Tokyo Game Show being held next month, PlayStation 4-related game announcements should be a key point.

Yoshida agreed, “We consider it a very important point.”

We already know at least one big PlayStation 4 announcement is planned for the show. But The Last Guardian likely won’t be there.

As for whether Project Morpheus will exhibit the show, Yoshida said that it is still to be determined, but that he wants to show it.

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  • Six

    ctrl+vita

    !

    Oh wait, it’s that link at the top.

    I don’t expect a whole lot from the PS4 this TGS. I think it’ll be some niche games like Disgaea and a lot of holding down the fort until Final Fantasy XV finally hits.

    • CirnoTheStrongest

      “niche” games are what I hope for. Already saving up for a PS4 slowly, but it’d be nice to have some great games to look forward to

    • desponent

      I’d rather they have those “niche” games, lots of them preferably.

      • Six

        I have nothing against niche Japanese games. If I did, I wouldn’t be posting here. I just don’t expect them to be the kind of niche Japanese games I enjoy.

        I expect things to be a little too anime for my tastes.

        • CirnoTheStrongest

          And Disgaea falls under that category? ._.

          • Six

            No? Perhaps I should have just said things will be a little too “anime” for my tastes.

            I’ll edit my previous post.

    • MrFinalgamer

      Whether it’s the PS4, or Vita, at the very least we can be certain that she’ll appear on TGS.

      http://www.nowgamer.com/siteimage/scale/0/0/363704.png

    • Elle

      Thay’s better than the 0 jp games it has at the moment. Although it is good to keep expectations low. I only expect japan to offer the sure hits like Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 6, Silent Hill, Persona 5/6 etc this entire gen anyway. Everything else will be a phone game.

  • BlueCereal

    They might announce a exclusive JP PS4 game and then some F2P garbage. No way are they going to announce anything for the Vita, GR2 is probably on PS4 now.

    • Duc PC-QB

      I see, even Sony abandons Vita in Japan.
      There is no way to save the PS4 is Japan, its a mobile land after.

      • Zackasaur

        PS4 will be more than fine in Japan.

  • Mr. Uncensored 2015

    That’s all fine and dandy just so as long as it’s not indies taking up most of the show time.

    • Six

      Sadly Japan doesn’t have an indie scene comparable to that in the west.

      It’s a shame, really.

      • whiteferrero

        They do, but not on consoles.

        • Mr. Uncensored 2015

          Why is that?

          • whiteferrero

            If I’d take a guess it’s… Lack of PSN distribution support even in their country? Unsupported due to language barrier leading to a smaller JPN only market?

      • CirnoTheStrongest

        Because there isn’t an event where dozens of fanmade games are debuted every year >.>

        • Six

          And how many of those can compare to things like Amnesia? No Man’s Sky? DayZ?

          I’m not saying the doujin scene doesn’t exist or is irrelevant, but you can’t really compare it to the west’s indie output.

          • rekka_zan

            Well, they have Astebreed.

            • 罪罰

              and Crimzon Clover, Melty Blood, Yume Nikki, Reolver 360, La Mulana, Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae, Shipponeko, Croixleur Sigma, Vangard Princess, Gunhound EX, One Way Heroics, 100% Orange Juice.

              • Budgiecat

                Melty Blood’s been around forever with a dedicated following; don’t consider them indie
                niche =/= indie

                • BurningJustice

                  The original Melty Blood is still an indie game, and unless they are being paid for by a game publisher now, will continue to be.
                  The amount of time a game has been around or the size of it’s fanbase is irrelevant to the definition of “indie”.

                • David Curry

                  MB started as an indie (doujin) PC game.

                • 罪罰

                  It was a doujin

          • MrFinalgamer

            Tokyo Jungle is pretty freaking good. ._.

            • Budgiecat

              Elephants on rollerskates…

          • CirnoTheStrongest

            Yeah I can. it gets muddied though, since there are “indie” titles that get publishers. Which really means they aren’t “indie” anymore regardless.

            I’ve seen crazy amazing games in the doujin scene. You’ve apparently seen the same with the “indie” scene. Personally, the “indie” scene has been far more disappointing to me than the doujin scene. But, well, everyone likes what they like.

            • Six

              DayZ and Amnesia are self-published, and No Man’s Sky is slated to be as well.

              I can list more if you like.

              • BurningJustice

                I don’t think you understood his last comment.

          • 罪罰

            Asterbreed rapes the living fuck out of those.

            • Budgiecat

              No Man’s Sky butt rapes Assterbreed

              • 罪罰

                Do you fight giant mechs and ahoot lasers liks crazy? nah.

            • Six

              The fact that people keep throwing out Astebreed just proves my point.

              • 罪罰

                A game that’s 2 years old made by 5 Japanese dudes with more complex gameplay and graphical fidelity than those gams which havent even released or gotten out of beta says much more.

                • Six

                  The developer of No Man’s Sky has 10 employees and is far more ambitious.

          • BurningJustice

            How can you compare the indie games of one country to that of several others? All the ones you listed were from separate countries.

      • DesmaX

        Yeah, it’s pretty sad. Must suck being an indie developer in Japan To be fair, it does suck everywhere, but hey

        Hell, I was honestly shocked to see Astebreed; it shows that there is talented developers there… But that’s just an exception to the rule

  • MrFinalgamer

    With Freedom Wars done, I’ll be crossing my fingers, and hope they announce Patapon 4 for the Vita.

    Also, with the series becoming more popular, what do you all think are the chances of P5 appearing in Sony’s conference?

    • pixxxelz

      I want my gravity rush 2

  • Kenny ケニー

    BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that Japan you love, let me guese… FFXV? No, that not exclusive, DQ11? Monster Hunters 5? LOL

    • Budgiecat

      SHENMUE III

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        No one knows what that game is, and the people who do know are in the minority

        Not enough sales

      • Kenny ケニー

        lol that game is bad luck for Sega that why Sega afraid to make the third game even lot people request lol if Yu Suzuki work for Sony Japan Studio than it would happen lol

    • Hidayat246

      DQ 11 maybe in dev for Wii U since DQ team mention they want next DQ for console, also Wii U sales is surface PS4 sales in japan

      Monster Hunter 5 for ps4 only possible if also release in X1 & Wii U, but i believe capcom more prefer MH 5 release in 3DS

      • Alter

        Nope, Nintendo paid exclusivity for MH4/G, and I ‘believe’ as a developer, each of them wanna develop for better performing (better CPU,GPU,Memory,Display) console if their budget allows them to.

        Assuming what developers gonna do, aren’t you? LOL.
        How can you be so sure that next DQ will released for Wii U? And MH5 on PS4 only possible if it will released for X1 and Wii U too? And Capcom prefer 3DS over a better hardware ?

      • Kenny ケニー

        well, square-enix got say somethings they would like to see DQ series back to play station series in past lol Square-enix only looking for money, if Sony pay much more to them that would happening actually but everyone know the case of Sony paying less to developers, let paraying this times Sony will paying more money lol

        Same as Monster Hunters 5, only if Sony paying enough, Capcom also kind of company looking for money.

      • Elvick

        If they plan to never localize it, sure. Otherwise PS4 is far better. Snd It’ll increase in Japan if theyd do a DQ on there for sure. Bu its SE. Mobile.

        • Hidayat246

          A lot company making mobile game so i don’t care anymore

          But still………….. Breath of Fire 6 & FF Agito is doom my day

    • Articuno76

      A Puzzles and Dragons spin-off of somekind is my bet. I know that sounds dumb, but I have this feeling in the pit of my stomach that that is what this “big announcement” is going to turn out to be.

      … and outside of Japan people will go on not caring.

  • Slickyslacker

    Remember that this is Sony, the game development studios under their providence. Not anyone else.

    Begging you-know-who for you-know-what(s) is preaching to the choir. Getting new game announcements from Sony is promising news, and exciting for me.

  • Guest

    Inb4LASTGUARDIANrenamedtotrico

  • pixxxelz

    I still believe, I will believe until the very end

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfutj0cLJU1qclxapo1_500.gif

  • sakanaとkoeda

    I like his expression.

  • Quiet Gear Soild

    Last guardian at E3 2015. They will use that to win E3 next year.

  • OverlordZetta

    I’ll still hope they can give at least one new first party title for Vita.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Most likely, Sony won’t want to give up on it’s running against the 3DS in Japan

      • Fred Boker

        Yup, PS Vita is continuing to do well in its native Japan holding its ground against the Nintendo 3DS maintaining a healthy second place in the hardware sales charts once again for the week ending 20th July 2014, performing significantly better than both the PS4 and PS3 according to figures reported by Famitsu.

  • Digidyne017

    I’m a proud supporter of the vita, but this time, I’m going to expect nothing…

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      After being MIA in both E3 and Gamescon, it’d be naive to expect any support for it. My biggest fear is to see Gravity Rush 2 announced…for the PS4~.

      • Digidyne017

        That just made me cringe like no tomorrow…..

        • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

          You’ve no idea how much I share that feel with you~.

  • Hidayat246

    What is definition of “BIG” from famitsu????
    Example :
    Persona 5 – Yes is big
    Z.O.E. 3 – Yes is big (but multiplatform)
    Gravity Rush 2 – ummm….. is “big” in some point

    but if just port or new footage gameplay is not “big”

  • PrinceHeir

    Hype as hell for TGS :)

    Shame about the Vita situation. But i guess it’s in the hands of 3rd party developers now along with publishers like NIS America, Xseed, Aksys etc.

    Let’s go!!!!

  • TheBlackRabbit
  • jujubee88

    Anything cool from SEGA on VITA would be nice.

    • Alter

      Phantasy Star Nova.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Oreshika: Tained Bloodlines western release date?

    • Solomon_Kano

      At TGS… ?

    • Coloso90909

      Blog PlayStation, sure.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I just wanna see Kat return~

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      We all do, but at this point, I’m pretty damn sure that when she does, she will do it on PS4~.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Would be a-ok with me.

        • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

          Would be a-fuck-you-Sony with me. If I wanted to own a PS4, I’d have waited to buy one instead of buying a PSV on day one. Would it be a-ok with you if Uncharted 4 would be a PSV exclusive~?

          • Solomon_Kano

            I’d be more than okay with U4 being exclusive to Vita. Is there a reason why you’d expect it to not be fine with me… ? Did you assume that I was some PS4 gamer just looking to take games away from the Vita? Certainly, there’s some assumption being made here, else I can’t imagine why you’d propose that scenario.

            • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

              Probably because of the implication lying in the fact that you are “a-ok” with about one of the few redeeming IPs the PSV has going towards a system that doesn’t need it in order to keep on trucking the sales chart~.

              • Solomon_Kano

                I’m interested in more Gravity Rush, period — be that on PSV, PS4, or even PS3. If you aren’t, cool. That whole “one of the few redeeming IPs” bit is purely subjective, because if you’re speaking from a sales perspective, there are no figures on its relevance to the Vita overall, and any other perspective is just your opinion versus mine rather than anything factual.

                No need to make leaps like that.

              • Anime10121

                Some people are fans of the games themselves, and couldnt care less what system they’re on… I’m the same, you want a game, you buy the system, its not supposed to be the other way around :/

                • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

                  Yes, because forking $400 for a PS4 to play games that were supposed to be on a PSV is totally plausible~.

                  • Anime10121

                    I’m not going to argue with you. Its fine that you want games for Vita, but if and when devs dont want their games on Vita, there’s no amount of whining thats gonna change that.

                    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

                      You are right, you should start a Twitter campaign for Sony to port all their exclusives to Xbox One~.

                    • Anime10121

                      Wouldnt care…I have an Xbox One as well ;)

                      See what i mean, I buy consoles for games, and not just because they’re on a Sony console… but wait, I said I wasnt gonna even entertain this…must be sleepy :/

            • HarakiriKami

              What are you doing here solomon

              • Solomon_Kano

                Hm? I’m here pretty often.

  • badmoogle

    Recent years trained me to expect nothing significant from TMS (Tokyo Mobile Show.) I’ll keep it that way.

  • David Curry

    Vita (post-launch) has always been MIA at trade shows. And it has no presence in the West, so it isn’t a shock that Gamescom didn’t have anything Vita-related. I’m expecting new Vita game announcements to be published in Famitsu, or disclosed at separate Sony events, while Sony uses TGS to make one more push for PS4 in Japan… before everyone forgets it came out, and people plant their faces back into their mobile device.

  • Orichalon Hades

    Last TGS i expect absolutely nothing for Vita. (mind you i also didn’t watch the Sony Conference thingy)

    But i came out a happy man.

    That’s the trick kids, expect nothing and maybe you’ll be excited for something.

    • shogunknight

      The power of wisdom….

    • Mikail

      that’s why , the key is”don’t expect to much in life, just be positive.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Oh PSV, how they’ve abandoned / banished you, you are the Jon Snow of the video game market~.

  • Elvick

    Famitsu followed up, asking, “So there are more games we’ve yet to see?”

    What a stupid question. Have we seen GG? Bend? Japan Studio? smh

    • SageShinigami

      We saw Japan Studio’s Tomorrow Children, though.

      • Elvick

        Q Games.

      • Orichalon Hades

        Not Japan Studio

    • http://www.dorqs.com/ Pace

      Bend is working on a ps4 game last reported.

      • Elvick

        I know, and we dont know what. Thus, there’s obviously more games we’ve yet to see… thus my point.

        • http://www.dorqs.com/ Pace

          PS4 not PS Vita… thus my point.

          • Elvick

            So to further your incorrect assertion you have to reply to a completely unrelated comment making a completely different point? Boy, you are brilliant.

            Shoo.

  • Samsara09

    Well,I hope he keeps his word.This event just piqued even more my interest.I am sad to see that they had to leave some games(probably XV,lol) out.

  • http://www.dorqs.com/ Pace

    R.I.P. Vita

    • Samsara09

      it’s quite saddening when the company itself treats it’s own console with such disdain.

    • Elvick

      Meanwhile in reality, countless new announcements for Vita all the time.

      • http://www.dorqs.com/ Pace

        Countless new Japanese and Indie games which is fine but but that’s only keeping the vita on low sustaining life support. You can try to defend the library all day but you cant deny the downward trend.

        • Elvick

          Well if YOU Don’t have something to look forward to then it’s totally dead! You are sooooo right!

          • xkumo

            That’s not what he said. Stop trying to deny that the vita isn’t selling well. Also, stop being a little bitch on every article.

            • Elvick

              I’ve never denied the Vita isn’t doing well. But Sony isn’t the only source for games like people want to pretend.

            • Anime10121

              The Vita is dead as far as western support goes, but the Vita is also alive and well as far as Japanese games go, which many folks here are fans of, so therefore Vita has plenty of life to those people as long as games continue to be localized.

  • Martian Wong

    Final Fantasy XV?

  • Elle

    Please be some good BIG Japanese CONSOLE games at TGS this year. I don’t mean compile heart games (not neptune) and NISA games and cheap Marvelous games no1curr (or few people care) about.

    Resident Evil 7
    Silent Hill
    Tekken 7
    Street Fighter V
    A big SE game NOT by a western property
    A new SAGA game
    PERSONA 5 PS4
    Gravity Rush PS4
    Legend of Dragoon REBORN
    A new current gen SEGA console game not Sonic and Yakuza
    Etc plz and thank you

    • Anime10121

      I’d like any one of those, but the reality is probably none of them will happen :(

    • Martian Wong

      Phantasy Star Online 2 for PS4? Who am I kidding?

      • PrinceHeir

        Yes Mr. Wong YES!!!!!!

      • Elle

        I can see this happening.

    • Protagonist

      ^^^Now this is what I call thinking big, stuff like this is what really gets me excited. Sony needs to bring back the ps2 era man, where there focus was actually AAA exclusive titles. Hopefully they surprise us at this years TGS.

  • Pekola

    PS4 JRPG’s or GTFO TGS.

    And no Pantyblade.

  • jujubee88

    The VITA game Heaven angels are shot down. THE HORROR!!! :(

  • Izzeltrioum

    Now YS 8 PS4 announcement would be fantastic.