Sony to 'go big' on family-friendly games for PlayStation 3 this Christmas

Sony is looking into the family market for the PlayStation 3.

Sony is planning to "go big" on family-oriented PlayStation 3 titles this Christmas, according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida in the latest issue of Game Informer.

The firm is currently relying on third parties to create its "big core games" for this holiday season. However, Sony is eyeing the family market as its missing piece in the PlayStation 3 roster.

"We'd love to have multi-million sellers for the holiday. But each title needs time to develop, especially new IP like The Last of Us," he stated. "God of War has always come out in March, so that's a natural time to aim at.

"Our strategy for Christmas is to go big on family-friendly titles. This is a neglected genre for the PlayStation 3, but as it matures, I think it's really important to have these games on the platform. I think we have a great lineup this holiday to complement third parties' big core games."

It is unknown whether this exercise in family-friendly games development will include a strong focus on PlayStation Move.

Sony is likely to reveal its plans for Christmas releases during its Gamescom conference on August 14th.

More from Polygon

Enemy Starfighter: Homeworld from inside a fighter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay trailer

  • Diablo 3 - Xbox One vs. PC comparison

  • Hearthstone - Military Quarter gameplay video

  • Elite: Dangerous Overview video

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker