SCE President Andrew House: “We are More Committed” to New IP Than Most Other Platform Holders

December 18, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


With 2014 just two (!) weeks away, we’ll soon be entering a year that will bring us great sequels such as inFamous: Second Son, Dark Souls 2, and much more, as well as new IP in the form of Watch Dogs, Destiny, DriveClub, and The Order: 1886 to name a few.

In an interview with MCV and SCE President Andrew House, that new IP was brought up, but he was asked if having the same old faces in terms of games at PS4 launch did a disservice to the system:

That’s a fair comment. In terms of sheer breadth and depth, we are in a better shape in terms of third party support for this console launch than certainly any I’ve ever launched. And I do think that the early consumer is going to buy in if they sense that there is a roadmap of great content that is going to come down the pipe, and you have cited some of those games that have been announced, which are also brand new IP, which I think is critically important.

We are more committed to new IP establishment and delivery than most other platform holders out there. The other thing as well is that to talk about the launch line-up is one thing, but you also have to balance that with what the experience is going to be from system-level features. The most encouraging sign that I have seen from the US launch is not just around the numbers, it’s the fact that a large amount of people are actively engaged with almost every single feature that has been available from day one. I think that is where some of this excitement is coming from. It’s what you can do around those games, as much as the gameplay experiences themselves.

Which new IP are you most excited for in 2014? Do you agree with our winner for Best New IP of 2013? Let us know in the comments below.