Sony has announced that they will hold their annual Playstation Awards show on November 30th at 17:00 JST.
There aren't usually any big announcements at this event, but I'll be sure to post any news that comes out!
Speaking on a panel at the Paris Games Show, Shuhei Yoshida stated that he believes 2018 could have bigger and better PS4 games than 2017 was. Here is what he had to say:
“We have seen so many games presented today coming out in the next twelve months. It’s amazing! The last twelve months were amazing! Big games, great games, creative games, VR titles, and the next twelve months seem even bigger and better, more interesting!”
It's unlikely that anybody working at Sony would ever even suggest that 2018 wouldn't be bigger for the PS4, but it's still exciting to see comments like this!
Andrew House has announced that he is stepping down from the position of President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America. John Kodera will be taking over, with the change happening immediately.
You can read House's statement here:
“I’m tremendously proud of what we’ve built with PlayStation and Sony Interactive Entertainment: entertaining millions globally with the best in games and creating a fully fledged digital entertainment company. PlayStation has been a huge part of my life for more than 20 years, but with the business having achieved record-breaking success, now seemed to be the right time for me to pursue new challenges. I shall always treasure the friendships and people that have made SIE such a wonderful place to work. I’m also grateful to PlayStation fans and gamers around the world for their loyalty and support. John and the team at SIE are world-class and I know the future of PlayStation is very bright.”
To make sure things transition smoothly, Andrew House will be staying on as a chairman at Sony for the rest of the year.
Here is the press release:
Culver City, Calif., July 31, 2017 – Sony Pictures Television Networks has reached an agreement to acquire a substantial majority stake in Japanese anime distributor Funimation Productions, Ltd., ("Funimation"), subject to regulatory approvals and certain other closing conditions, valuing the company at approximately $150 million. Gen Fukunaga, CEO of Funimation, will retain a minority stake in the business and remain CEO.
With a catalog that includes popular titles such as "Dragon Ball Z", "Cowboy Bebop", "One Piece", "My Hero Academia" and "Attack on Titan", Funimation licenses and distributes Japanese anime content in the U.S., and operates the subscription streaming service FunimationNOW, available via the PlayStation Store, iTunes Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps, Xbox Store and mobile devices. Additionally, the company sells merchandise and DVDs through its website, Funimation.com.