The president of Sony’s PlayStation business said the company plans to bring more annual titles to PC and Mobile in the future.
Speaking during a business briefing on Thursday, SIE president Jim Ryan said that expanding to larger platforms, and specifically committing to releasing at least 12 titles in the coming years, could be possible. will be transformative for our future business. Ryan said: “PlayStation Studios has historically done a brilliant job in delivering a blockbuster roster of single-player games with great graphics and compelling content, but there are bound to be cases when they do. I have limited myself to a rather narrow segment of the gaming market,” Ryan said.
“By expanding into the PC and mobile markets, and it must be said, we have the opportunity to move from the status quo in a very narrow segment of the overall gaming software market, to a large and open environment. more potential”. He continued: “I think if we do this right, if we execute with intelligence and we execute brilliantly, then the opportunity to dramatically increase the number of people playing our games. us, the number of people who like our game and the number of people willing to spend money on our game is an exponentially large number and that benefits our business going forward.” .
“I would say, for example, if we were to succeed in creating one of the 12 live-serve games that we are developing in PlayStation Studios. If only a fraction of that becomes commercially and critically successful, the impact of that over time will be completely transformative for our business structure.” In a slide shared during Ryan’s presentation that also seems to suggest that PS4 releases will be phased out in 2025 and replaced with a re-release that upgrades everything.
In order, we have Horizon Zero Dawn launching in August 2020, Days Gone in May last year and God of War earlier this year. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will also make a huge leap in PC sales this year. Jim Ryan previously confirmed PlayStation will bring “all” of their titles to PC. PlayStation recently acquired Nixxes Software, the company best known for Square Enix’s work on porting PC ports to Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Hitman, and Thief, which they will do again on behalf of PlayStation at now.
In the mobile sector, SIE has long been preparing for a significant push into the market. Last October, SIE appointed former Apple Arcade content director Nicola Sebastiani to lead the company’s mobile operations, following job ads that said it was opening a new business unit to accommodate “most popular brand” for mobile devices. The following month, Jim Ryan confirmed the platform owner was planning to bring some of his “iconic IPs” to mobile during the current financial year ending March 2022″.
“We’ve been thinking about how players enjoy our content, and have had some early success testing mobile games and apps to provide a wider selection of games,” he said. More choices for players. “Mobile is just one of the areas we are exploring to reach millions of gamers beyond our main platform.” “PlayStation currently has a huge list of diverse first-party IPs that convert to smartphone games and complement their AAA titles or live service titles. I. We’re exploring the mobile market by bringing some pretty cool PlayStation game franchises to the platform, so keep an eye on us in the near future.”