Shawn Layden, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman, recently sat down for an interview with Game Informer. Layden discussed a number of things, but when asked about the future of gaming, he offered up a vision of convergence and respect.
I don’t want to put too fine a point on this because it might upset some of the people I work with, but I think effectively, we’re looking at kind of a post-console world where you can have quality gaming experiences across a variety of technologies. Sure, PS4 and PS4 Pro provide what, of course, we think is the best gaming experience, but the other consoles out there, be it Switch, Xbox One X, or tablets, or phones – there are great experiences across all these. What we need to do is recognize all that. We’re not little gaming ghettos that are not federated or aligned at all. We’re all part of the same gaming community, we just come at it through different doorways. I think the future will be an extension of that metaphor. Your platform is not your hideaway. It’s just your doorway to all these other gamer folk.
Time and time again, Layden shows himself to be a bigger fan of gaming in general, than following along console lines. Always nice to see comments like this, and couldn't agree more.