December 1, 2022

PlayStation Studios head Herman Hulst mentioned Sony’s elevated give attention to stay service video games does not imply it plans to cease making the story-driven video games the corporate is thought for.

In Could, Sony mentioned it plans to launch 12 stay titles to the market by its fiscal 12 months ending March 2026, up from three within the present fiscal 12 months.

The historically console-focused firm additionally expects half of its annual releases to be on PC and cellular by 2025.

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In a brand new interview with Axios, Hulst mentioned the corporate, greatest recognized for creating story-driven franchises like Uncharted and God of Conflict, is “diversifying” however stays dedicated to single-player video games.

“We’ve got a historical past and a popularity for creating unbelievable single-player, story-driven video games like The Final of Us and Horizon, in addition to the upcoming God of Conflict Ragnarok,” Hulst mentioned.

He mentioned that a lot of Sony’s prime builders wish to preserve making apps like this and can proceed to take action.

“A few of our greatest single-player, story-driven video games are additionally our highest-grossing video games,” says Hulst.

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Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst

He additionally mentioned that Sony might nonetheless develop video games for the PS4, even if no third-party video games have been confirmed for the console aside from God of Conflict Ragnarok this November.

“We actually don’t wish to overlook the tens of millions of lively gamers on PS4, and we wish to make sure that there are nice video games for them too,” he mentioned. “We consider it on a case by case foundation.”