Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO John Kodera appeared in public for the first time, and he formally introduced himself to fans and partners.
I just hope he doesn’t screw up with PlayStation First Party Studios. One thing I know that he has worked with House very closely for long time. So I do hope he has some dignity and respect PS brand and community at a whole.
@UCForce "I just hope he doesn’t screw up with PlayStation First Party Studios" We can only hope that all this backlash that EA is facing regarding MT and Loot Boxes will curb this guy from screw up with first party studios.
Same goes with Microsoft and Nintendo. Because these publishers can be easily influenced by EA greed.
I don't think it takes the EA screwup to reign him in nor do I believe this guy needs to be curbed. If he was the sort of individual that needed such external restraint I seriously doubt he would have received the recommendations of Andrew House and Shu, nor would Kaz Hirai appointed him.
Is there something about this guys past that makes you worried for the future of PS? Honest question cause I don't know who he is.
@darthv72 "Is there something about this guys past that makes you worried for the future of PS?" Yes. This guy vision´s for Playstation is all about less focus on hardware sales and more focus on Monthly Active Users, just like Microsoft. The worrying part is that he´ll push for GaaS more agressively than ever! Sony is looking at publishers like EA making tons of money on MTs and this guy is willing to do something similar on Playstation. Here: https://www.dualshockers.co...
True, but he has been with Sony for 20 years and worked very closely with House. Like I said, I do hope he has some dignity and respect to PlayStation brand and its community at a whole.
He's not the sole overseer of all of Sony's 1st party studios. Even House was only one part of a larger group of executives who ran things. He does have a background in online games, but that doesn't mean that he's going to change what's working for Sony. He may try some new things though, but Sony has done other MT types stuff in the past, so it's not really new. So long as they don't go full on GaaS like MS apparently wants to do, Sony will be fine.
Why is House leaving?
He left himself & he wasn't fired which means it was his choice, so who knows.
House got promoted.
House is the Chairman now
threeinchwang.... Why is House leaing? Hornswoggle House is not leaving he's taking time off to greener pastures at home in Ireland to protect me gold and to kick back for some saturday mourning cartoons with a bowl of frosted Lucky Charms(they're magically delicious).
He looks like every reporter in Japan... Who warns the japanese people that Godzilla is about to attack Tokyo.
Dang bro lmao.
It isn't like this guy came out of left field, he's been involved with Playstation for years.
Don't screw up
I agree. This is his first time, so it’s going to be a long time for us to respect him if he doesn’t screw up. If he screw up however, this will make PS community distrust him even more at a whole.
you have a big House to fill...
Well he seems like a down-to-earth fella with the experience necessary for the job. Cheers, and good luck.
The whole "don't screw up with 1st Party Studios" talk is hysterical. It isn't Sony you have to worry about, in this regard. ANYWAY, good to see a new face ready to do work! 2018 will be an especially HUGE year for SIE, so I expect his work to be great!
Maybe PlayStation is going back to more traditional Japanese roots with the New Sony President and PlayStation CEO. This could be good news for PlayStation. We might see more Japanese localized games and more First Party Japanese games from Sony Japan Studios overall. FFVII Remake seems like a teased that we are heading on that direction.
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He honestly seems quite friendly and sincere but his interest in microtransactions worries me.
hopefully he stays far away from the mindset of EA and MS
I miss Andrew House! And Jack Tretton! 💔 I'm sure Kodera-san will be great at this position, but House has this energy and class to him while also being down to earth and very approachable. He connected with ps community quite well even though we saw him only at the very big trade shows...
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