PlayStation Boss Says PS5 Generation Will Have More Exclusives
Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Jim Ryan, has said that the PS5 will have more exclusive games than any prior generation of PlayStation console.
As reported by VGC, Ryan spoke to Japanese financial site Nikkei, and explained that Sony has been investing in first-party game developers, with a goal to make sure the PlayStation has more exclusives than “ever before”.
“We have been quietly but steadily investing in high-quality games for PlayStation, and we will make sure that the PS5 generation will have more dedicated software than ever before,” he said.
In addition, Ryan also suggested that Sony may seek to acquire more studios in the future, much as it did with Spider-Man developer Insomniac in 2019.
“We have repeatedly engaged in mergers and acquisitions, including Insomniac Games in the US,” he said. “We will not rule out that option in the future.”
This is a similar tactic to Microsoft, who has significantly ramped up its merger and acquisition strategy for Xbox Game Studios in recent years, even going as far as purchasing Bethesda for $7.5 billion.
The PlayStation 5 launched with the platform exclusive Demon’s Souls remake as well as PlayStation family exclusives Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. It’s been a few months since an exclusive dropped, but that’s soon to change with the arrival of Returnal on April 30 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart in June.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.