Power can give you an advantage in life. Let’s say, for example, you’re Shuhei Yoshida, avid gamer who happens to also be the head of Sony’s PlayStation game development studios worldwide. And say you’re stuck in a particularly difficult game. Maybe the PS4-exclusive Bloodborne. What to do?
The Last Guardian, announced in 2009 for PS3 and shown again to shocked PlayStation fans at E3 yesterday, became a PS4 game in 2012. So explained Sony’s head of game development, Shuhei Yoshida, as we finally chatted about what has been happening with Sony’s game about a boy and his giant animal friend.
Sony bossman Shuhei Yoshida sounds enthusiastic and confident on the future of Sony's flagship game console, and then tiptoes around an obvious question.
So, Sony's upcoming update feature is going to let me borrow and play my friends' games without actually owning them? Holy crap, I'm on board. But how does it work? And what game limitations (if any) are there?
A couple of days ago, I felt like I was standing in a shark tank. Some time before that, Sony's head of PlayStation game development, Shuhei Yoshida, fed a dinosaur and the company's top PlayStation researcher, Richard Marks, stood next to the Mars rover—all in virtual reality, of course. With any luck, you will…
Dim the lights on that DualShock 4, baby, and let's set the mood. According to Sony exec Shuhei Yoshida, you won't be able to turn off the lightbar on the PS4's controller completely after a firmware update in the near future but you will be able to lower the brightness of the LED.
Let's see. The game is Destiny of Spirits: Asia. That's voice actress Kana Hanazawa. But she's voicing Tsukuyomi, the female character on the television screen. Who's voicing the owl? Why Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida.
We already knew he had one, but Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios, actually owns two Wii Us.
Gran Turismo 6 is coming to the PlayStation 3 on Friday, bringing with it the first real-money microtransactions in franchise history. It's a game where five bucks can buy you 27 1998 Mini Coopers, or 2.5 percent of a '66 Jaguar XJ13.
The Tokyo-based Japan Studio, responsible for PlayStation 2 classics such as Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and the Ape Escape franchise, seemed A.W.O.L. for much of the PS3 generation. Now, on the eve of the PlayStation 4's release, Japan Studio is trying to make a major comeback. I went to Tokyo to find out how.
The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller will be compatible with PCs for "basic functions" without a driver, PlayStation's president of worldwide studios said over Twitter. While "basic functions" weren't further defined, that's still better than the DualShock 3, which needs a whole lot of work to perform any…
It's nearly 2 months until the official release of the PlayStation 4, Sony's upcoming big black box of dreams and wonders. Sony has focused on creating a high-spec machine that not only offers a plethora of nifty features on the user side, but was designed specifically to be easy to develop for on the creator side.
Shuhei Yoshida is a busy man. Between running Sony's Worldwide Studios and sharing his hilarious, lovable thoughts on Twitter, the guy's got a lot on his plate.
That time is quickly approaching. With the release of the PlayStation 4 set for late 2013, people are gearing up for the switchover to the new console from its predecessor. Still, even at its (significantly lower than the PS3 at launch) price tag, $400 is not exactly an investment many of us can make at the drop of a…
Leaving no part of the E3 reporter's notebook unused, I've come upon some slightly old (two weeks!), slightly illuminating thoughts from top people at Ubisoft and Sony about their company's games. These are thoughts worth sharing with you.
Sony's successful, if counter-intuitive next-gen message for the PlayStation 4 at last week's E3 is that things won't change. No disc DRM changes. No new online checks for PS4. You might think Sony doesn't want gaming to change in the PS4 era. Oh, but they do.
The video above was one of the biggest hits of this year's E3. It was a sharp, smiling jab at the Xbox One's restrictions on game-sharing from a Sony doing the Ali shuffle.
For the past few days, passionate PlayStation fans have been waging a campaign to convince Sony not to restrict used games on the PS4.
Thought it was odd that Sony didn't show off the PS4 at... a PS4 reveal? Well, you're not alone! It was odd. But it was also understandable, seeing as how, you know, Sony doesn't know what the final retail machine will look like, either.