Shuhei Yoshida: “We’re Seeing Really Neat Games Coming Out” in the West Pretty Much Every Week Due to Indies

September 12, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


By taking a quick look at the games coming to PlayStation 4 by the end of 2013, there’s quite a few digital titles that would be classified as ‘indie’, which is the beginning of a huge indie push on PS4 that will extend well into 2014 and beyond.

As Shuhei Yoshida explained to Famistu Magazine (via Polygon), these smaller titles will help bridge the gap between larger releases, while also preventing a huge game drought that befell the PS2 and PS3 after launch:

That’s why we’re trying to give our help out to indie titles. Huge titles from large makers take time to develop, they can’t just be brought out immediately. However, with the indie scene, especially in the West, we’re seeing really neat games coming out from there pretty much every week. I’d like to get that indie flow going in the Japan market as well, with unique titles coming out one after the other. More and more users are making digital purchases these days, so even studios making games with small teams can make it into a business.

Also, on his (4000% more awesome) Twitter account, Shuhei put a huge vote of confidence behind Over my Dead Body 2 for PlayStation Vita by saying, “I would be hit by heart attack if it won’t come to the Western market. It’s such a beautiful game.”

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