The head of PlayStation says that we shouldn’t expect PlayStation 5 games until 2022 that will define the new console generation.
Jim Ryan, the CEO and president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, was interviewed by TASS, which is highly surprising: TASS is the Russian News Agency. „There are around 114 million PlayStation 4s in the world, the number of those who transfer [to the PlayStation 5 initially], if you keep that in mind, is small. But for us, the PlayStation 4 community is going to remain incredibly important certainly for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Because in those three years, that will be the larger PlayStation community,” Ryan said.
Going by that, cross-gen is going to be an important strategy for Sony (who shouldn’t expect the PlayStation 5 to sell 114 million units in three years…), and because of it, it seems like the new God of War game, possibly called God of War: Ragnarok, is going to be a cross-gen title, even if Ryan doesn’t want to talk about it.
„History will tell you that it’s in the second or third year that the developers hit their stride. Developers typically need a little bit of time to familiarize themselves [with the hardware]. But it’s probably 2022 that you’re going to see some wonderful things in the same way that it was 2015 [or] 2016 for the previous generation. When the generation defining-games started to be published,” Ryan added.
There are already PlayStation 5-exclusive games: Demon’s Souls, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Gran Turismo 7 came to our mind. GT7 is not confirmed, but there was no Gran Turismo that ever was a cross-gen game… and Ryan has a point: 2015 had Bloodborne, and let’s say that it indeed became of the faces of the PlayStation 4 over time.
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