New Year’s Resolutions For Sony
2018 has been an amazing year for Sony, with amazing titles such as Insomniac’s Spider-Man, Ni No Kuni II, and Yakuza 6: Song of Life. Not to mention that Sony won the Game Awards 2018 with God of War, too.
Following their massive milestones, it seems like they’ll be laying low this year. Apart from canceling PSX 2018, they will also be skipping E3 2019 entirely. The gaming giant definitely has a few surprises up their sleeves, but here are a few new year’s resolutions they should also strive to achieve in 2019.
Out of the big three, Sony’s had the hardest time adapting to cross-play. After plenty of nudging and shoving from both fans and critics alike, Sony finally loosened their grip and added in some leeway for cross-play.
After amending their policies, Sony’s still pretty strict when it comes to playing nice with Xbox and Nintendo. Only a handful of titles are available for cross-play, and it seems like they still haven’t finalized their list just yet.
While company rules can be difficult to work around, Sony should definitely strive to be more open to cross-play in 2019.
Reveal Games Closer to Release Date
Making games doesn’t happen overnight, as the magic often happens over years. And while that’s perfectly understandable, announcing games way too early isn’t.
Sony’s had this ongoing issue where they try to hype up games a bit too early, in that they end up showing the same games year after year in the same event. Detroit: Become Human was announced in 2015 and didn’t see the light of day until three years later. Spider-Man was definitely a bit more manageable with a two-year gap, but still a bit too long from release nonetheless.
With the PS5 on the horizon, 2019 seems to be the perfect time to hype up some of its launch titles, not games that’ll launch in 2022. The same treatment still stands for titles such as Death Stranding and The Last of Us Part II, which still have no solid release dates.