PS5: Jim Ryan wants the console to have more “special software” than any previous system; they do not rule out new acquisitions either. The future of PlayStation 5 has yet to be fully discovered, despite Sony Interactive Entertainment having already announced a number of projects that are underway. In an interview with Nikkei, Jim Ryan, head of PlayStation, hinted at some of the moves the Japanese company is making in the shadows. According to the manager, the Japanese are investing in new exclusives for PS5, without declining the possibility of acquiring studios in the future.
“We have invested steadily and discreetly in high-quality PlayStation games. We will make sure that PS5 generation is getting more dedicated software than ever, ”says Ryan. In his words, the company has been “repeatedly” involved in various acquisitions and mergers, including the purchase of Insomniac Games in the United States. “We are not going to rule out that option in the future.”
The beginning of the generation
Both PS5 and Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have been experiencing production problems, created in the heat of the coronavirus epidemic. In this context, the two companies are still working to increase the flow of consoles in stores, although some normalcy is not expected until the second half of 2021. Meanwhile, PlayStation 5 has had Demon’s Souls Remake as a great exclusive, which will be followed by Returnal on April 30th. Moments later, in June, Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart will make its debut.
Other PlayStation Studios games like Horizon: Forbidden West or God of War are also on the horizon. The first will also be released on PS4, while the second doesn’t contain too much information so far. Gran Turismo 7, on the other hand, has been delayed to 2022, partly due to issues related to COVID-19.