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Shuhei Yoshida Disappointed In Low PlayStation 4 Launch Title Review Scores

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Posted on November 14, 2013 AT 04:47am

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has found the early low review scores of PlayStation 4 titles disappointing, but he doesn’t believe that “it’s worrisome for the launch of the system.”

Currently Knack is sitting on a Metacritic score of 59, Killzone: Shadow Fall is on 74, and Resogun is on 82. “It’s disappointing to see some of the low scores. I haven’t spent enough time reading reviews, but I would characterize them as mixed,” Yoshida told Games Industry.

“With this launch there are lots of games coming out, so the media must be very busy going through the games quickly, and especially since the online functionality wasn’t ready until in the last couple days. So we have to look at how much time they spend on what aspect of the games and how that may be contributing to some of the lower scores.

“It’s disappointing but I don’t think it’s worrisome for the launch of the system. I’ve played through all of our games, Killzone, Knack and Resogun, and I totally enjoyed playing through these games. I’m now on my second run of Knack and Resogun at a higher difficulty – these games really grow on you when you play more. I’m very confident that once you purchase these games and play, you’ll be happy that you’ve done so.”

In regards to Knack, Yoshida added, “The game wasn’t designed [to meet specific] review scores – I was hoping Knack could score in the mid 70s and last I checked it’s around 59-60, so I’m hoping it goes up. The game uses only three buttons to play, so it’s not the type of game reviewers would score high for the launch of a next-gen system.

“The game was targeted as what we call a second purchase; you know, people may purchase PS4 for Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed or Killzone, but if they also buy Knack, this is a game that you can play with your family or your significant other.”

PlayStation 4 is set to release November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.

Source: Games Industry (via: CVG)

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