Sony har satsat stort på Paris Games Week senaste åren och i början av veckan fick vi därför nya trailers från stortitlar såsom Detroit: Become Human och The Last of Us 2. Båda två visade närgånget våld mot kvinnor och barn, vilket startat diskussioner kring huruvida sådana skildringar bör användas för att marknadsföra spel. Jim Ryan, chef för Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, svarar på kritiken i en artikel i The Telegraph.

The Last of Us obviously is a game made by adults to be played by adults. I should never prejudge this but it will probably be rated 18, I think it’s fair to say. And there’s that market for those people who like that sort of game. Adults who like that sort of game. And I think we cater for that, and at the other end of the spectrum there was Concrete Genie, which my eight-year-old decided was the game she would like to play very much.

En kvinna får armen krossad av en hammare i Last of Us 2-trailern

Han menar också att det är svårt att koka ner en spelupplevelse på ett tiotal timmar i en trailer på några minuter.

I think a platform holder provides a platform and the people who make games, whether they’re our own studios or third-party publishers, they bring the content to the platform. We provide the platform. We have to ensure the right content is played by the right people - of appropriate ages in particular. I thought The Last of Us Part 2 was a great way to end the show and I feel very good about it.