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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.

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NastyLeftHook01675d ago

no there infact the only company supporting hardcore games.

Abash1675d 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_WUT1675d 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. ;)

Chaostar1675d 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.

JackAndJizz1675d ago (Edited 1675d ago )

Playstation 4 will appeal to everyone, it doesnt need any rediculous gimmic to kinect with the casuals.

bunfighterii1675d ago (Edited 1675d ago )

Well look at the software titles announced at the press conference:

The Witcher 4
Diablo III
inFamous: Second Son
The Witness
Watch Dogs
Killzone Shadowfall
Battlefield 4
A New Final Fantasy (probably Final Fantasy versus 13 rebranded as Final Fantasy 15)
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.

Viper71675d 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.