There are lots of things we want to try and do around the [DualSense] controller"
Team Asobi – the developer behind Astro – could potentially create a follow up to Playroom, Doucet suggested, but it could also create something entirely new based on one of its many prototypes.
Either way, the designer suggested Asobi is keen to continue exploring ideas around the PlayStation 5‘s DualSense controller.
“At this moment in time, there’s no plan for an extension of Astro’s Playroom, but I think it’s going to come down to the popularity of the game,” he said, when asked by Edge if he would consider an extension or sequel.
“So far we’ve heard a lot from the media, and it’s been very positive, and we’re really, really happy. But a lot of it is going to come down to the consumer experience.”
Doucet said he feels it’s important that the team waits to hear from players who are new to video games, or casual players.
“I think we need to hear from them too,” he said. “And that’s going to happen post-launch, once the console is in the hands of consumers. But if the character has popularity, and if it proves that people are really having fun, [an extension or sequel] could be one avenue to follow.
“But at the same time, in Team Asobi we’re always trying to come up with ideas from technology, and so there are lots of things we want to try and do around the controller.
“And as we make these prototypes, if one of them turns out to be a game idea in its own right, it could end up being a new direction that we take and we’ll run with it. So it could be one or the other, but at this moment in time I don’t really know.”