After a strong generation with the PS4, Sony's facing a renewed challenge lately with the PS5. Having seen Microsoft acquiring multiple developers and pushing their line-up through Xbox Game Pass, many have wondered how Sony would react.
Speaking to Japanese publication Nikkei (With thanks to VGC's translation), Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan advised they've been "quietly but steadily investing in high-quality games for PlayStation", confirming their aim is to "make sure that the PS5 generation will have more dedicated software than ever before."
PlayStation Is Quietly Investing In PS5 Exclusives, According To Jim Ryan
After Sony recently restructured their once-prominent Japan Studio, there's been several concerns about their future direction, though Ryan was keen to empathise they remain "committed to the Japanese market”. Despite this, there's already a strong line-up of first-party games releasing across 2021.
Housemarque’s Returnal lands next week on April 30th, Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is coming in June, and Horizon Forbidden West is due in "late 2021". God of War Ragnarök is also expected later this year, but we've not heard much since that initial reveal.