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Submitted by fathoms 823d ago | opinion piece

Editorial: Is Sony Catering To Casual Gamers With PS4?

The new PlayStation puts a premium on accessibility and social media elements. Therefore, one has to wonder if it's more of a "casual gamer's" machine. (PS4)

NastyLeftHook0  +   823d ago
no there infact the only company supporting hardcore games.
Abash  +   823d ago
Revealing the hardware specs and showing off developer's new engines for the platform says they are appealing to the hardcore gamers.

The whole connected interface acting as a social network is simply upgrading PSN to today's standard of connectivity
LOL_WUT  +   823d ago
Going by all the social features implemented into the PS4 and not to mention Move support, I would say yes.

I think its safe to say that Sony will have all the bases covered day one. ;)
Chaostar  +   823d ago
Although 'social' and 'accessible' are words you probably could associate with casual games, it's more than possible to make a core game that is both without sacrificing the depth of play you'd expect from such a game. I believe this is what Sony wants to achieve.
JackAndJizz  +   823d ago
Playstation 4 will appeal to everyone, it doesnt need any rediculous gimmic to kinect with the casuals.
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bunfighterii  +   823d ago
Well look at the software titles announced at the press conference:

The Witcher 4
Destiny
Diablo III
inFamous: Second Son
The Witness
Watch Dogs
Driveclub
Killzone Shadowfall
Battlefield 4
A New Final Fantasy (probably Final Fantasy versus 13 rebranded as Final Fantasy 15)
Knack
Deep Down
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution

Most of them hardcore. Although the push for self published games will allow a broader spectrum of indie titles to grace the system. I think they're catering to gamers period. Not one or the other.
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Viper7  +   823d ago
The article fails to understand that Social does not equal casual. Even hardcore gaming is getting more social day by day trough e-sports, I mean just look at LoL tournaments, Major Gaming League (MLG) and maybe google some speedruns while at it.

There's nothing casual in those, in-fact that's probably as hardcore as it gets with gaming.

Sony and Microsoft would be blind not to notice this.

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