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Game com­men­tary in snack-sized mouth­fuls, fea­tur­ing Serge Has­coet

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“Ev­ery­body is talk­ing about bat­tle royale, but there are 15 dif­fer­ent com­pa­nies mak­ing those games, and like mo­bile, only two will be suc­cess­ful. Many will

be killed along the way.” Well yes, Ubisoft CCO Serge Has­coet, that’s kind of how bat­tle royale works “We wouldn’t have enough to bring peo­ple all to­gether in some lo­ca­tion in North Amer­ica. We don’t want to set our ex­pec­ta­tions high and not de­liver on them.” PlayS­ta­tion’s US chief Shawn

Lay­den ex­plains why there won’t be a PSX this year – with­out men­tion­ing PS5 “We’ve suc­cess­fully ne­go­ti­ated with Tell­tale Games… We can’t lose An­drew Lin­coln and Clemen­tine in the same year.” Re­mem­ber, The Walk­ing Dead cre­ator Robert Kirk­man, you can’t make an omelette with­out break­ing a few Eggs “There is a sense of ur­gency. In big com­pa­nies, we tend to be­come com­pla­cent eas­ily when we get some kind of re­cov­ery in profit so we re­ally have to be care­ful.” Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida be­comes the lat­est exec to pledge there’ll be no re­peat of the hubris that gave us PS3. We’ll see

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