Sony has released a new development video for the PlayStation 4 which covers why there won't be any PS4 launch titles from Naughty Dog or Sony Santa Monica.
In a new PlayStation 4-centric development video, the Vice President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios Europe-based office Michael Denny explains why there won’t be any PS4 games from revered game development studios Sony Santa Monica and Naughty Dog for the console’s launch.
Unsurprisingly, a big part of why there won’t be any PS4 launch titles from either Naughty Dog or Sony Santa Monica is because both studios have been busy with their latest PS3 projects. Santa Monica has been occupied with developing new DLC content for their latest PS3 title God of War: Ascension which released back in March and Naughty Dog has been focusing on their somber post-apocalyptic title The Last of Us which just received a major post-launch update a few days ago.
During the video interview, Denny is also careful to clarify that both studios will eventually move over to PS4 development but that it won’t happen right away:
“We didn’t announce their titles. You know, the reality is that we announced a lot of triple A, a lot of PlayStation first party and third party. I think the teams you talk about there, you’ll have noticed that they’ve done some quite big games on PlayStation 3 recently, yeah? That’s why their PlayStation 4 Debut will come a little later.”
While die-hard Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica fans may be bummed at the prospect of a longer wait, it is comforting to know that they’re taking the time to support their respective current-gen games and that when they do finally announce their PS4 plans, the wait will undoubtedly be worth it given the caliber of both studios.