Industry Analyst Michael Pachter Continues To Criticise Sony

Last week, industry analyst Michael Pachter, slammed Sony’s new PlayStation Now feature calling it “a joke” and saying “This has no prayer of working. None.” More recently Pachter criticised Sony’s lack of first party content which is odd because that’s arguably not a valid point.

Whilst talking to Pachter on the latest episode of Bonus Round, Geof Keighly defended the PlayStation Now feature by pointing out that even if third party developers won’t support the feature, Sony still has a lot of their own games to offer. Keighly said: “But you know, Sony has a lot of first-party content,” to which Pachter said: “A lot is a stretch. Thirty. They have thirty games.”

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PlayStation Now ‘Is A Joke’, Says Analyst

Gaming industry analyst Michael Pachter has criticized Sony’s upcoming game streaming service PlayStation Now and called it a “joke”. He believes that no third party developer will want their games on the service.

“PlayStation Now is a joke,” he said in the latest issue of Game Informer. “There is no publisher that is going to license content that’s less than two-years old because they would be concerned that they can’t sell as many copies if they make it available for subscription or rental”.

“This has no prayer of working. None.”

However, John Koller, marketing VP for SCEA, thinks that “publishers are being exceedingly bullish” regarding PlayStation Now. It should be noted that Sony still hasn’t announced any third party partners that are joining the service.

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Predicting 2014: Gaming’s Biggest Stories and Trends

Every year seems to have a narrative to it.  Sometimes, it’s the games; other times, it’s the controversies or the emergence of something new that attempts to add new wrinkles to the medium. Call of Duty. DLC. Micro-transactions. These were some of the most influential game-changers of the last generation of consoles. With 2013 already becoming a hazy memory, the games industry is turning its eyes to what the future might hold. This is the year where next-generation consoles are the prime focus for the industry and with that, the biggest players will attempt new strategies to win big.

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