WATCH: Sony chief on return of 'Resident Evil 2,' new 'Spider-Man' game
LOS ANGELES, USA – The chief of Sony's global studios for interactive entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida, was in quite the jovial mood at the world's biggest gaming expo, the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The Sony head even conducted a little tour of Sony's booth at the show, as uploaded on the Playstation Europe YouTube page:
Beyond the booth, Sony had just shown off new trailers and demos for its upcoming exclusives such as The Last of Us Part II, Spider-Man, Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding, and the reveal for the Resident Evil 2 remake. Certainly, there's a lot to look forward to for Sony's black box even as it faces stiff competition from a few Xbox One (a new Gears of War) and Nintendo Switch (a new Smash Bros.) exclusives.
In an interview, Yoshida excitedly talked about Spider-Man and the Resident Evil 2 remake. He said the former is a comic book superhero game that's being given the triple-A treatment as opposed to simply being a movie tie-in, while the latter is a classic that deserves to be replayed by both the younger generation of gamers and those who first played it on the original PlayStation.
Along with these major releases, Yoshida also discussed their venture into mobile gaming, led by their mobile studios ForwardWorks, which will be developing both new intellectual properties (IPs) and possibly porting familiar PlayStation franchises for mobile. A Crash Bandicoot endless runner perhaps? Or a mobile revival for Legend of Dragoon? Let's certainly hope what they come up with is a whole lot better than these ideas we shot from the hip.
ForwardWorks games such as a new entry in the Wild Arms RPG series and Everybody's Golf are only currently available in Japan, but Sony has publicly declared some intention to expand to other countries as they gain momentum. Check out the video above to hear all the details. – Rappler.com
Disclosure: The trip to Los Angeles, site of the event, was sponsored by Sony.