Sony Interactive Entertainment or SIE’s new president John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera has been active on his new Twitter account and tweeted numerous replies to fellow fans of the company. We learn, however, that Sony’s new president has a totally different vision of “games as a service”.
Back in October of 2017, Sony had disclosed in a quarterly financial conference call that the company will be looking into ways to “appropriately” explore microtransactions in the future. The act may or may not go through, but it was heavily discussed by Sony late last year.
As of now there seems to be a different view on games as a service or how things will be handled in the future regarding the PlayStation’s upcoming video games according to Kodera.
The president of SIE’s activity on Twitter had one response that stood out which comes in from a twitter user by the name of Mystifizor. This certain user stated:
@TsuyoshiKodera Your welcome, John.
I'm gaming on PlayStation since day 1 (got a PS1 as a present on launch day) and since then, it was always PlayStation for me. Always bought the PS consoles day 1 and 99% of your 1st party titles.
— Mystifizor (@Mystifizor) January 10, 2018
The above tweet appears upon clicking on the “Tweets & replies” button that reveals the reply by Mystifizor. The reply turns into a conversation between Kodera and Mystifizor, which can be read below.
— John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera (@TsuyoshiKodera) January 10, 2018
The new president claims that he will try to continue the work of Andrew House, the former president of SIE. However he also makes mention of games as a service in response to Mystifizor’s concern about the situation.
According to Kodera, fans of the PlayStation family of consoles and video games do not need to worry about it, since “PlayStation’s vision is totally different.”
It’ll be interesting to see what comes out of this situation when Sony finally decides to unveil the curtains pertaining to this “totally different” vision of games as a service.
Lastly, if you want to learn more about the new president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, John Kodera, or say encouraging words to him, you can head on over to his new Twitter account.
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