Sony is definitely starting to go completely in with regards to the next generation. They’ve just announced the PlayStation 5 and its Holiday 2020 release and Guerrilla Games Co-Founder Hermen Hulst taking over responsibilities of PlayStation Worldwide Studios.
The news doesn’t stop there as Sony announced there will be a development team in Malaysia opening in May 2020. The Studio will provide art and animation to the games of Worldwide Studios. With the announcement, there were multiple statements released by Malaysia Ministers and the PlayStation President and CEO.
YB Tuan Gobind Singh Deo, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia MalaysiaWith this establishment, Malaysia will be working closely with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios to create more opportunities for the local and regional games industry,” said YB Gobind Singh Deo. “Together, we will work to uplift creative talents in Malaysia and even establish a partnership with our local educational partners. This is to ensure that accelerated growth of the industry in our country will be supported.
YB Datuk Darrel Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry MalaysiaThis part of an effort from the country to attract high quality investment from international companies. Malaysia has all the right criteria to become the favored investment location for international game developers. Our thriving games ecosystem and world-class talent have attracted over 60 game development studios from all over the world and we look forward to more in the future.
PlayStation President and CEO Jim RyanImpressive talent, a vibrant game ecosystem, and support from the government are key reasons why we have decided to take our partnership with Malaysia to the next level.
These announcements over the past couple of months have been telling that Sony is ready to begin their stretch to the launch of the PlayStation 5.