New Sony President Promises “Different Vision” On “Games as a Service”

Seems Sony Will Continue to Focus on Making Great Games

A new Twitter account was created for Sony Interactive Entertainment president John Kodera, who replaced former president Andrew House back in October. He immediately began a dialogue with fans, pledging to keep PlayStation “the best place to play.”

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Obviously, when there’s a shift in a company’s leadership, everyone’s curious about the new direction. Will Sony keep doing what it’s doing or will we see some things about the PlayStation brand altered? Well, it looks like we have nothing to worry about. Apparently, Kodera intends to continue where House left off and retain the “legacy” that now defines the PlayStation 4.

And what has made PlayStation great this generation? Many fans will claim that it’s the great single-player games. Thus, one fan asked Kodera if the plan is to keep the great single-player games coming as opposed to focusing on “Games as a Service.”. Fortunately, Kodera assured everyone that Sony’s vision on “Games as a Service” is different. From this, I presume that “Games as a Service” won’t be part of the company’s emphasis. Or, Kodera simply aims for a different approach. Time will tell.

Kodera’s words may put many people at ease since, late last year, Chief Financial Officer Kenichiro Yoshida said Sony would explore in-game purchases under its new leadership. One thing that seems certain, however, is that Sony will never abandon the great single-player experience.