Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has a little feature where they asked twenty two game industry figures a simple question “What are you looking forward to most on PlayStation in 2009?” David Reeves, President of SCEE, cites Heavy Rain and Killzone 2 as blockbuster titles to look forward to. Killzone 2 topped this list with seven mentions, but this number may be skewed since two of those people directly worked on Killzone 2. Heavy Rain, Resident Evil 5, and Street Fighter IV also got mentioned a handful of times.
What is strange about the list is the absence of PSP games. Shouldn’t one of the executives from the Sony side give a direct nod to at least one of their PSP projects? After all the PSP is part of the PlayStation family. Instead Reeves says, “PSP will continue to prosper and sell in incredible numbers, with some great games coming out, which will take full advantage of the new enhanced screen.” Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, says, “On PSP, we have new titles and innovations that will connect and expand the PlayStation experiences.” So instead of saying look out for Patapon 2 or Resistance: Retribution we get vague promises of PSP support from SCEE and Sony Worldwide Studios in 2009.
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