Announced during this year’s E3, Sony’s new PlayLink platform is expected to tap into new audiences for the PlayStation family. European SVP for Sony Worldwide Studios, Michael Denny, has told Games Industry in an interview that the upcoming Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier video game will be a significant new addition to PlayLink as it’s a well-known and established IP that will appeal to a wide range of people.
Being such a well-known IP will help with awareness. We are really committed to having variety within the PlayLink range, making sure that there are games that appeal to lots of different tastes.
Planet of the Apes is such a well-established franchise with both the original and more recent iterations. I think there is great appeal for fans to interact with the story in this way and actually drive the narrative themselves.
Denny reveals that PlayLink was well-received by Sony’s partners, and there’s been a lot of developer and publisher interest in the platform. “We are excited about the potential for PlayLink and are talking to partners all the time about bringing new experiences to the range,” he said. “Our commitment is to bring breadth and variety of games to the PlayLink range which will appeal to both core gamers and non-gamers equally.”
Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is expected to release this year.
[Source: Games Industry]