http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018- ... ead-of-ps4
Come on guys, NO one brought this up???
Feb 3rd, 2018 4:44 pm
Feb 4th, 2018 8:09 am
Andrew House wasn't fired, he was there for 27 years and decided to retire. Kaz handpicked and trained his successor so its probably business as usual. Sony as a company turned around most of their divisions by the way.Bryson wrote: ↑Feb 3rd, 2018 10:55 amHuge news on the Sony front. Kaz Hirai stepping down as CEO of Sony. He was a huge reason for the current astronomical success of the PS4 as well as dating back all the way with launching the PS2 and PS3. Along with Andrew House getting fired, this could be bad news. The new CEO being brought in to represent the investors is known as a headhunter and is being brought in to trim the fat. The other divisions in Sony outside of gaming are not doing very well. So how will this affect gamers? Well we know that Sony was not too pleased with how long it took to develop the new God of War. Under a stricter CEO the game might have been rushed out or not at all. Expect some changes. What does the future hold for Playstation? Only time will tell...
Feb 4th, 2018 9:20 am
I think that you underappreciate and undervalue the impact that Kaz Hirai had as CEO of Sony. He was the man. He along with Andrew House and Jack Tretton made Playstation what it is today. All three were visionaries and very charismatic. Sony had been hemorrhaging money for over a decade. Kaz is known as the man who saved Sony the way that Steve Jobs saved Apple. He managed to increase Sony stock by 226% in a relatively short amount of time. He was the one who pushed to keep the film division so it's not surprising that he stepped down during the first year it recorded a profit. He probably felt he accomplished what he set out to do and felt like he was leaving the company in good hands.RiftOfChaos wrote: ↑Feb 3rd, 2018 2:53 pmWhile he was a huge part of their success, the new CEO also helped:
Yoshida is credited with helping turn around Sony’s finances throughout much of Hirai’s tenure, which began with a much-vaunted “One Sony” streamlining initiative.
Hirai hired Yoshida as Sony’s strategy chief early on, and the pair worked together to restructure the fractured corporation, steering it into the black after several years of losses. The company has cut back or sold off businesses like the VAIO PC division, focusing on areas of strength like PlayStation and components.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/2/16962 ... -kaz-hirai
Speculation is fine but it has to have merit.
We know the bread and butter for Sony is gaming and that is not going anywhere anytime soon, especially with how dominant ps4 is and how PSN plus has immensely grown:
https://www.resetera.com/threads/growth ... ent.20670/
The movie division was to fail years ago and they are somewhat turning it around. I wouldn't be surprised if they sold that part of the company like the thread I posted says however.
My issue with your post was the negative spin, i.e. you claiming this could be bad news. I just don't see this because Kaz will still have some sort of influence and no one individual is going to lead to Sony going backwards when it comes to gaming at least, especially if he was hand picked by Kaz. Like that one poster said in the thread, Kaz is now confident enough to step away from the CEO position and see the company grow even more going forward.
Feb 6th, 2018 10:50 am
Feb 6th, 2018 11:06 am
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Feb 8th, 2018 3:31 pm
Feb 8th, 2018 6:44 pm
well this must be the first time i hear outsourcing went the other way around.XFactor11 wrote: ↑Feb 6th, 2018 11:06 amCapcom cancels development of new IP: Knights of Aegis, lays off 50 people at Capcom Vancouver, but Dead Rising 5 is still in the works:
https://www.resetera.com/threads/kotaku ... ame.21302/
https://kotaku.com/source-capcom-lays-o ... 1822738940
The Dead Rising series was ruined when Capcom Japan started outsourcing it to Western developers.
Feb 9th, 2018 10:38 am
At the same time, you are not giving credit to Kaz's team which included the new CEO. Kaz is not some monolithic entity that doesn't share his values, skills, etc with the rest of his team.Bryson wrote: ↑Feb 4th, 2018 9:20 amI think that you underappreciate and undervalue the impact that Kaz Hirai had as CEO of Sony. He was the man. He along with Andrew House and Jack Tretton made Playstation what it is today. All three were visionaries and very charismatic. Sony had been hemorrhaging money for over a decade. Kaz is known as the man who saved Sony the way that Steve Jobs saved Apple. He managed to increase Sony stock by 226% in a relatively short amount of time. He was the one who pushed to keep the film division so it's not surprising that he stepped down during the first year it recorded a profit. He probably felt he accomplished what he set out to do and felt like he was leaving the company in good hands.
In the short term, nothing should change. Playstation is printing money with PS+ subs the way that Microsoft did all of last gen so not surprising that Nintendo now wants a piece of the action too. If any changes come it will likely not be until PS5 when Yoshida will be in full control.
Feb 9th, 2018 11:14 am
Feb 9th, 2018 1:52 pm
I simply do not think that the people put in place are as good as the people they replaced. Does that mean that Sony will go bankrupt over night? No. Yoshida was in agreement with Kaz about the gaming division being profitable and interestingly he is a gamer himself, something that even Kaz was not.RiftOfChaos wrote: ↑Feb 9th, 2018 10:38 amAt the same time, you are not giving credit to Kaz's team which included the new CEO. Kaz is not some monolithic entity that doesn't share his values, skills, etc with the rest of his team.
However you are right, time will tell and ps5 will be a good gauge.
I agree with this. That is my point. That guys like Tretton and House are no longer there and who knows how much longer Cerny has it in him. I do not like that new guy Shawn Layden, he seems like kind of douche but hey I did not buy my PS4 to listen to these guys speak! I bought it to play games so as long as the games keep coming it's all good!
Feb 13th, 2018 2:10 pm
Well the people have spoken! Shadow of the Colossus is the best selling game during it's launch week with Monster Hunter dropping down to 3rd place. It's also sold almost twice as many copies as the original did back in 2005! I'd say people are pretty happy with this "remake"
Feb 14th, 2018 11:23 am
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Feb 25th, 2018 1:12 am
It's pretty obvious that Metal Gear Survive is not a metal gear game. It's just a sorry attempt at a cash grab using the metal gear name. You can't have metal gear without hideo kojima.XFactor11 wrote: ↑Feb 25th, 2018 12:42 amVideogame Dunkey reviews Metal Gear Survive.
The first Metal Gear themed title made after Hideo Kojima was fired from Konami.
As expected it flopped with both critics and video game enthusiasts too:
http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstat ... ive?ref=hp
Feb 27th, 2018 5:25 pm