Japanese games are definitely making a big comeback, and Sony knows it. Speaking with Time, CEO Shawn Layden stated that Japanese game developers were returning to the console market in the big way, and that we could expect some news during E3.
‘Layden says the Japanese publishers are also coming back, listing off recent games like Resident Evil 7, Nioh, NieR: Automata, Persona 5 and Final Fantasy XV as examples. “That’s super important for us,” he says. “I think a lot of Japanese developers lost their way chasing the mobile games yen, if you will, but they’re coming back to console in a major way. And speaking of, we’ll have some big announcements at E3 in that precise vein.”‘
Japanese games certainly have found a home on the PS4, and it’s definitely good news that Sony intends on capitalizing on their success to bring in more consumers. Personally, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for an announcement of the next big game From Software’s working on. Bloodborne 2, perhaps?