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Today PlayStation gave much to talk about indirectly through an unofficial report that made many question recent creative decisions that seem to relegate the old creative side for which the company was recognized and that fans are beginning to miss.
A few hours ago we informed you that a report by renowned journalist Jason Schreier came to light in which he reveals that Sony would be working on a remake of The Last of Us, a title that debuted in 2013.
Of course, this generated divided opinions in the PlayStation fan community. We say this not only because many (most) believe that a remake of The Last of Us It is unnecessary, but also because with the recent decisions Sony is suggesting that it is turning its back on its creative side that helped give identity to the company in its early days with PlayStation in favor of more profitable productions.
Recall that this report appears a few weeks after Sony announced that it would “restructure” SIE Japan Studio. What for many rather meant the end of the study, especially due to the exodus of important creatives.
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Sony was praised for betting heavily on creativity
In the midst of this controversy, many followers of the brand miss the Sony of before so much that they used their social networks to remember how the company before took risks for creativity.
Precisely this reminded the former president of Sony Worldwide Studios, Shawn Layden, who left his post in 2019 and was filled by Jim Ryan.
Why did fans bring Layden to mind? Because a video of E3 2013 appeared in which the manager gave a short but powerful speech in which he talks about the little-known exclusive game Vib-Ribbon, which may not be remembered for the copies sold, but for the creative freedom that was taken to offer an innovative proposal, something that characterized Sony, according to Layden.
“A while ago I heard someone recognize one of the most iconic games of our time Vib-Ribbon (…) one of my [juegos] favorites that truly embodies the spirit of PlayStation. It wasn’t a multi-million dollar hit, but that wasn’t the point. Vib-Ribbon He was not afraid to go against the current. He was great in his ambition and offered a completely new experience. It is an incredible time to be part of the PlayStation family and I look forward to growing the gaming community through innovative experiences that inspire and delight; after all, it’s about the games, isn’t it? ”Layden is heard saying at the conference.
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PlayStation fans have fond memories of Layden
What is also striking is that, as reported Push SquareApparently, the manager has been aware of this situation despite no longer being part of Sony and not only that, but he has even liked or reacted to many comments he has seen on the subject.
With this, fans have identified better times during Layden’s stay, while they consider that the Jim Ryan era is not so positive, not only because of this event, but because of the sentiment that he has projected for months, as with Americanization. of the PlayStation brand (which he has denied) and the most recent restructuring of SIE Japan Studio, one of Sony’s developers that took more liberties and made less conventional games.
However, it is also important to say that the changes in PlayStation were not a change in the wheel, because we remember that a short time before Layden’s departure from Sony he managed to refer to the fact that the company would focus on making fewer games, but bigger , as indicated Push Square.
On the other hand, it is important to say that PlayStation continues to support innovative proposals, such as Dreams, from Media Molecule.
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