25 new games coming to PlayStation Studios

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The head of PlayStation Studios said that "more than half" of the games will be original, but it is not known whether these will be new products from Sony itself.

Sony continues to develop PlayStation Studios in response to the already successful Xbox Studios. In a recent interview, the project manager, Hermen Hulst, stated that "more than half" of the games will not be sequels or spin-offs, which means there will be at least 12 original titles.

So far, it is known for sure about 4 new games that are being developed personally by Sony, including the new part of God of War: Ragnarok. Interestingly, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart should come out in early summer. As for the other three releases, only Gran Turismo 7 will be released next year - the rest of the releases can be expected as early as 2021.

Of course, 25 new titles are a great hook to lure players into PlayStation Studios, but the question of authorship of these games remains important. In addition to the already named 4 games, the remaining 21, apparently, are developed by third-party publishers. Recall that immediately after the announcement of the creation of PlayStation Studios, one of the directors of Sony said that the company "does not fully own the development of games" for this platform - this means that Sony can provide a platform for the implementation of projects of third-party developers.

Hulst mentioned the release from Haven Studios in an interview; however, it is unclear if it will be included in these same 25 new games. Plus, Haven Studios itself is a newcomer to the industry as the studio was launched just this spring. However, the name Jade Raymond is associated with Haven Studios - a participant in such high-profile projects as Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs, so it is quite possible that something interesting awaits us. As for the rest of the releases, their names and authors remain unknown. Regardless, third-party developers for PlayStation Studios are not necessarily disadvantage. For example, Returnal, a project by independent studio Housemarque, was also released on the platform and received quite good reviews from critics.

In addition, the head of PlayStation Studios mentioned in his interview that some of the 25 games will be small, which obviously reduces the waiting time. However, fans are really worried that Sony has not announced the exact release dates, and therefore the games may appear "even in ten years."

Also, it may not be exclusive to the PlayStation, as it was before. In addition, the company previously announced that it wants to increase the volume of porting games to the PC, so it is likely that the new items will not become exclusives - Horizon Forbidden West will definitely be released on older versions of the console.

Despite all these caveats, there are still 25 new titles to come to PlayStation Studios, which will obviously play into the hands of the developers in their race to the top with Xbox Studios.

Authored by: tentacl
Published on: 14 May, 2021
IF (Interactive fiction)


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