Sony News: Is The Company Gaining Strength On All Fronts?

PlayStation Productions, studio acquisitions, and even the next-gen PlayStation will be mentioned.

Daniel Ahmad, Niko Partners’ senior analyst quoted Jim Ryan, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment on Twitter. He also published an image about how Sony’s franchises got stronger via both the sales and the Metacritic scores. God of War, which recently surpassed ten million sales on PlayStation 4, went from 92 to 94, Uncharted 4 has one point of improvement from 92 to 93 over 3, and with The Last of Us, the company was slightly tricky, as they used The Last of Us Remastered for PlayStation 4 (and the score remained at 95). Cheeky!

Ryan’s comments: „Investing in the 1st party. 13 studios around the world. Plan to expand through organic growth or acquisitions. Progress in creating titles with post-launch revenue streams (E.g. MLB add-on content).” So Sony might improve its studios (Guerrilla Games is now at around 400 employees), or even acquire some like how Microsoft has done so in the past year, and microtransactions might show up in some games. It’s not bad for the most part.

On ResetEra, we read regarding PlayStation Productions (which we discussed in detail yesterday) that its first project in making its game IPs into cinematic and television adaptations will be Twisted Metal. So, amongst the company’s first projects, we’ll find Sweet Tooth’s adventures. It’s an interesting idea – Twisted Metal (which was mostly successful thanks to David Jaffe, who later became the director of the PS2 God of War games, is now working on a single-player horror game on his own, we wrote about this recently) was a vehicular combat game. How will PlayStation Productions turn it into a series? They’ll probably use the obligatory background story of Sweet Tooth excuse. So far, it looks slightly off the rails for us.

Gamingbolt talked with Don Schmocker and Goran Saric, two developers from Okomotive (FAR: Lone Sails) (the creative and tech lead, respectively). They believe that the PlayStation 5‘s CPU, confirmed to be AMD’s Zen 2, will allow easier development and that they will be a step closer to PCs thanks to it: „It will definitely bring console performances closer to PC / desktop settings, which means fewer optimizations for ports.”

So, Sony is attacking several fronts…

Source: Twitter, ResetEra, GamingBolt

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