If you have been following Playstation 3 then you would have heard about “The Last Guardian”, one of the planned exclusives for PS3. Consider it strange or a wise approach, the executive producer of the game has left Sony to join the social games developer, Monstermind Studios.
Yoshifusa Hayama believes that games on social platforms can be as promising as games on big consoles. Talking to Eurogamer, he said:
The future of gaming is definitely online and thanks to recent developments with Flash 11, there is no reason why a social game can no longer be as visually stunning and as compelling as the big console titles. Together at Bossa we have plans to bring a plethora of games to Facebook and eventually other appropriate social media channels, which include 3D elements and can be enjoyed by all age and interest groups
Hayama has also worked on role-playing games like Final Fantasy series and Ico but now he apparently finds developing 3D games for social platforms more interesting than these already famous titles.
I don’t blame him, we are moving towards a social games era as casual games like FarmVille continue to dominate the lives of 40% of gamers Worldwide.