Intergenerational video games create division among gamers. On the one hand, there are those who defend that they are necessary since that way users who have not yet been able to get hold of a new generation console can play the next novelty titles, while others argue that they can become a burden for new players. systems since they limit the ability to express their full potential. Regardless of the opinion that each one has on the matter, everything points to Sony PlayStation will continue to release titles cross-gen if we take into account some new statements by Hermen Hulst.
The person in charge of PlayStation Studios suggests in a new interview granted exclusively for the medium Axios that Sony will continue with a strategy of launching exclusive video games simultaneously on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation. “We certainly don’t want to forget the millions of active PS4 players, and we want to make sure there are great gamesHulst comments. Apparently, as reported by PlayStation LifeStyle, Sony planned to stop releasing exclusive games for PS4 for fiscal year 2025, which begins in early April 2024, and the company was expected to start this process. at the beginning of the next fiscal year of April 2023. However, Sony could have changed its mind in view of the stock problems.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Spider-Man: Miles Morales y Horizon: Forbidden West are some examples of video games cross-gen that have been published on both PS4 and PS5, while the November 9 will also launch God of War: Ragnarok for both consoles. Hulst assures that Sony is evaluating video games “case by case” to decide if they will be released on PS4 and PS5 as intergenerational titles.
“I think from now on we will see at least a year between releases on PlayStation and PC. This strategy is more or less what they are currently following with some titles like Death Strandingalthough in other cases they have been launched two years apart, such as Spider-Man Remastered or the just announced Sackboy: A Big Adventure“, commented Hulst, who also added that games as a service could be a exception and launch simultaneously on PS and PC.