Last week, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Sony Interactive Entertainment) President Jim Ryan (Jim Ryan) confirmed that more of their first-party exclusive products will enter the PC. In the past few days, Sony has confirmed that they are reorganizing the Sony Japan studio, many developers have left, while other developers have been absorbed by other teams.
Therefore, maybe Sony didn’t realize that Japan Studio’s games should be the most urgently ported to PC games?
When I think of the iconic Sony game, it is not “Horizon: Zero Dawn” (which entered PC last year) or “Days To Go” (launched this spring). These are third-person action adventures that I can already play on PC. I don’t even think of a better game, “God of War”
No, I think of Loco Roco and Patapon’s singing and dancing carnival. I thought of the Pomeranian survival simulation game “Tokyo Jungle” and the pioneer of DualShock “Ape Escape”. I think of course they are well-known (somewhat overrated) classics, such as Ico, Shadow of Colossus and Last Obstinate Bird Dog.
Many of these games are co-developed with other teams, whether internal teams (such as Team Ico) or external companies (such as Pyramid on Patapon). Like Gravity Rush developer Team Gravity, many specific developers responsible for these games have also left Sony Japan Studio. Therefore, the name “Japan Studio” may no longer make sense-maybe it doesn’t.
But the game is of great significance. They are weird, ambitious, and often ecstatic video game-style video games. The number of these tools is small, and things that are rarely manufactured today often happen on the PC. For example, Pikuniku, an independent platform game producer, seems to be clearly inspired by certain games from Japan Studio. In my opinion, this makes the work of Japan Studio worthy of wider use and makes the PC a perfect home.
Porting them to PC does not seem to be a dream. In the past few years, many of these games (such as Colossus, Patapon, Parappa, Rapper, and Loco Roco) have received Remasters, including games that brought previously exclusive PSP games to PlayStation 4. Follow my recommendations exactly.
However, if we reach the end of 2021, and Sony announces that the game released after Days Gone is Sad Dad Reboot or Dog Murder: A Cautionary Tale, then in my opinion, this is like a missed opportunity.
TL; DR: Release Knack on your cowardly PC.